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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 […]

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Files For Bankruptcy

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a major publisher of textbooks, reference works, fiction, non-fiction, and educational software and video, officially filed for bankruptcy on Monday morning, citing debt and liability of well over over $1 billion. This filing is part of a restructuring deal that will cut the company’s debt by $3.1 billion by having its lenders […]

Microsoft Effectively Doubles the Value of Barnes & Noble’s Nook Unit

Back when we used to play board games – before life and the internet interrupted beautiful friendships – Risk was a favorite. My strategy often resulted in owning vast tracts of land and prudently utilizing my resources to effectively remove players from the board by chipping away at their defenses. It didn’t hurt that wins […]