Monthly Archives: July 2014

Amazon vs. Hachette, By the Numbers

In the big face-off between book publisher Hachette and Everything Seller Amazon, both entities are often derisively described as “two giant corporations fighting for their own interests.” Which is true, except that all of us in the publishing world who … Continue reading

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Google On Your Doorstep–A New Way to Sell Books?

Warning: Nothing in the article by Jason Del Ray at re/code says that Google Shopping Express will deliver books. But why wouldn’t it? And if it does, will that open up a layer of serious competition to Amazon, at least … Continue reading

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Why we need Amazon *and* the Big 5

The Future of Publishing — Andrew Updegrove Click above for a terrific post by author Andrew Updegrove and look for the added bloviation by myself in the comments. I agree that authors lose when the competition to publish (Big 5 … Continue reading

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If you’re coming to the RWA conference

If you’re coming to the RWA conference in San Antonio, BelleBooks invites you to chow down at our open house on Thursday night.

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NY Library Hosts “Pick Your Evil Tool” Night

Click here to watch Amazon: Business As Usual, hosted by the New York Public Library last night Reporter at small, yours truly, watched this seven-member panel discussion from start to finish last night. My takeaway? Six trad publishing professionals versus … Continue reading

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