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gregory-wilson's picture
Apr.29.2009
I ran across an interesting article the other day by an independent bookseller, who (to oversimplify her argument a bit) bemoans the tendency for authors to focus on Amazon to the exclusion of independent bookstores. "Let's face it," she says, "Amazon may discount, but they're not...
anthony-s-policastro's picture
Apr.25.2009
I was intrigued by Evan Schnittman's new blog Black Plastic Glasses and his post "Why ebooks must fail" because it contradicts what is happening all over the Internet - ebook sites are popping up like weeds.The miracle grow for ebooks is the launch of the second generation Kindle, the...
talia-carner's picture
Apr.18.2009
Out of close to 10,000 entries, JERUSALEM MAIDEN has now made it to the semifinals in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. The selection was made solely upon Publishers' Weekly review combined with Amazon's experts' reviews. This is what the editors at Publishers’ Weekly had to say—even before...
cliff-ball's picture
Apr.17.2009
My second novel, "Don't Mess With Earth" is now available for purchase. Can be found here: Amazon or here: Barnes and Noble. Here is a quick summary:   Advanced humans, calling themselves Terrans, leave a highly corrupt and mostly primitive Earth to search out a new planet to inhabit...
bett-norris's picture
Apr.15.2009
I am as upset as everyone else is about the entire "amazonfail" plot. Imbroglio. Regarding the "de-ranking" of some 57,000 books, and removing them from lists so that they don't show up when searched for from the main page. thousands of books, just deleted.  Amazon  referred to...
eric-stone's picture
Apr.13.2009
Recently, all hell broke loose over the apparent disappearance of gay-themed books from Amazon.com's ranking system. This was a very serious matter. I don't want to bog down this blog in all the arcane details of why this was so serious, but the impact of it could have run from book sales to basic...
louise-marley's picture
Apr.13.2009
From The Seattle Times:  Amazon.com released a statement this afternoon seeking to explain why thousands of books — including many gay- and lesbian-themed titles — were removed from its sales rankings over the weekend. "This is an embarrassing and ham-fisted cataloging error for a company that...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Apr.13.2009
I could repeat the chorus of outrage about Amazon.com's new policy of categorizing almost all GLBT literature by GLBT authors as "adult" material (and thereby removing those titles' sales ranking data and excluding them from some book searches, with the effect of marginalizing this...
louise-marley's picture
Apr.13.2009
I have loved Amazon.com.  It's been a fabulous resource for research, out-of-print books, my lovely new Kindle, and even occasionally things like yoga clothes or a hard-to-find hair product.  But I pledge, as of today, not to buy anything from Amazon until all issues of censorship have been...
louise-marley's picture
Apr.13.2009
If you spend much time on the internet, you already know this, and from more knowledgeable sources than this one.  But just in case, my dear writers and readers, here's a thumbnail: Amazon.com, in a stunning failure of wisdom, enacted a policy of "deranking" books with "adult"...