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Stephen King and 900 Other Authors Oppose ‘Thuggish’ Amazon

Stephen King and 900 Other Authors Oppose ‘Thuggish’ Amazon

They include some of the biggest literary names on the planet, among them Stephen King, Donna Tartt, Paul Auster, James Patterson and John Grisham; a Pulitzer prize winner in Jennifer Egan; and four from this year's Man Booker longlist, Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt and Joseph O'Neill. Then there are ...

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and You: Find Out if You’re a Good Match!

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and You: Find Out if You’re a Good Match!

When word first got out about Amazon’s (then-rumored) Kindle Unlimited, I was more than a little excited. Unlimited e-books! $10 a month! I’m going to read everything all of the time, forever! When the program actually rolled out, I was underwhelmed. Yes, having access to 600,000 books for $10 a month is a ...

How to Get the Most Out of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

How to Get the Most Out of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

So, you’ve signed up for Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service and now you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by what’s on offer? That’s OK; it’s not often that you’re faced with the sudden availability of over 600,000 digital books to sample at once. If you’ve spent the weekend scrolling through your reading ...

Amazon Officially Announces ‘Kindle Unlimited’ E-Book Subscription Service

Amazon Officially Announces ‘Kindle Unlimited’ E-Book Subscription Service

True to the webpages uncovered earlier in the week, Amazon has unveiled a new e-book subscription service. Dubbed Kindle Unlimited, the service gives access to both e-books and audiobooks, though with restrictions on the latter. Kindle Unlimited is priced at $9.99 per month with a 30-day free trial, and it allows users to ...

Amazon is Testing ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ an E-Book Subscription Service

Amazon is Testing ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ an E-Book Subscription Service

Amazon is testing an ebook and audiobook subscription service called “Kindle Unlimited” that offers “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just $9.99 a month.” Most of the test pages were pulled down Wednesday after some users on the Kindle Boards noticed them, but ...

The FTC is Suing Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made by Kids

The FTC is Suing Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made by Kids

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday said it is suing Amazon over the way the retail giant lets kids use real money to buy “coins,” “acorns” and other digital goods on devices like the Kindle Fire. The lawsuit, filed in Seattle, comes after Amazon defiantly stated that it would take its chances in federal court ...

Report: Amazon Wants to Reprint Books When They Sell Out

Report: Amazon Wants to Reprint Books When They Sell Out

Amazon has found itself on tense terms with publishers as it begins to really use its size and power to gain favorable terms in distribution deals, notably with the major publisher Hachette. Now, the BBC and trade publication The Bookseller are reporting that Amazon is attempting to introduce some strong new terms in its ...

Amazon is Trying to Woo Hachette’s Authors With 100 Percent of Ebook Revenues

Amazon is Trying to Woo Hachette’s Authors With 100 Percent of Ebook Revenues

For months, authors have complained about being caught in the middle of a very public spat between Amazon, the world's largest bookseller, and publisher Hachette. Amazon has aggressively worked to secure better contract terms with the publisher, and in the process has turned to controversial "negotiation tactics" like ...

Someone Figured Out Which Kindle Books No One Finishes

Someone Figured Out Which Kindle Books No One Finishes

Picking up a book is gratifying: look at me, not reading dumb listicles on the internet! Finishing a book, however, is a challenge. Which of this summer's top-selling books have the highest reader attrition? Dr. Jordan Ellenberg has a semi-scientific way to find out, using buyer-generated info from Amazon to identify this ...

U.S. Book Publishers’ Online Revenue Now Exceeds Traditional Retail Revenue

U.S. Book Publishers’ Online Revenue Now Exceeds Traditional Retail Revenue

Brick-and-mortar book stores have clearly been on the decline for a while -- just look at Barnes & Noble's rocky finances. However, there's now some tangible evidence that the pendulum has swung in favor of internet-based sales. BookStats estimates that US publishers made more money from online orders and e-books in ...