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J.A. Konrath: Fisking Donald Maass

Oh. My. Goodness. My favorite author has just spanked the Emerald City Doorman hard enough that it’s going to leave a mark.  And Mr. Maass is going to have a severe limp for quite awhile! It’s no secret that I am an indie-publishing heretic, posting often and everywhere about how every author should look into […]

Discount Books Daily Launches Curated Email Newsletter for Book Lovers Seeking Discounts and Variety

Daily email offers subscribers discounted eBooks, paperback books and audiobooks in various genres. Discount Books Daily is a daily email newsletter for book lovers looking for deep discounts on genre-specific audiobooks, eBooks and/or paperback books. Membership is free and subscribers gain access to books from traditional publishers as well as top-notch independent authors. The vision […]

The Guardian and L.A. Times continue crusade against self-publishing

The L.A. Times is parroting an article first reported in The Guardian: “98 British publishers folded last year due to e-books, discounts” The original article published November 4th in the Guardian has a headline screaming “Ebooks and discounts drive 98 publishers out of business” with a subhead of “Number of closures is 42% up on […]

Ebooks Responsible for Nearly $1 Billion Growth in Trade

According to Digital Book World, eBooks pushed the total net book sales over $27.1 billion for 2012. eBooks were 20% of trade publishing net sales for 2012, beating the 2011 eBooks sales figure (15%) handsomely. From the DBW article: The BookStat report shows prices are fairly stable for trade, ebook growth has slowed but contributes […]

Amazon Cracks Down on Author Nepotism

It’s probably a good thing, given the number of posts on author sites and LinkedIn discussions where authors launch silly plots to give each other great reviews for their books.  It’s unfortunate, though, that honest reviews are going to disappear as well. According to the L.A. Times, author Steve Weddle tried repeatedly to leave a […]