BookShift

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BookShift
by Fannie Cohen

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, a one-stop shop for books, streaming movies, and even toilet paper. And they became the world’s largest online retailer with a mix of convenient delivery and low prices that beat the competition. For authors, this has been a mixed bag — Amazon connects consumers with books that don’t [...] more »

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by Carla King

Many tools for self-publishers have gotten so good that they’re maturing to serve groups, co-ops and small press with cloud-based and collaborative features. Here’s a range of tools and services you might consider if you’re growing, or growing out of, your current suite of tools. Remember, you’re not the only one who’s growing — many [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

HarperCollins is having a “Hunger Games” moment; another year or so of these kinds of sales, and it will become a “Fifty Shades” moment. For the second week in a row, the three HarperCollins “Divergent” series titles took the top three spots on our bestseller list, perhaps on the strength of the “Divergent” movie’s opening weekend haul of $56 [...] more »

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by Miral Sattar

Like most writers, I got super excited when I heard about Amtrak’s program for authors. The much-lauded Amtrak Residency program came to fruition when writer Alexander Chee mentioned in an interview that he liked to write on a train and commented, “I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers.” Soon, the quote sparked a discussion on [...] more »

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by Jeremy Greenfield

Veronica Roth’s Divergent series is doing its best Hunger Games series impression. The HarperCollins property has been dominating e-book bestseller lists all year and this week, for the first time, took all three top spots. Also, like The Hunger Games series, Divergent is now an e-book bundle best-seller, sitting at No. 12 on our list [...] more »

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by Jenny Shank

The annual conference of AWP, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, is a fun and grueling schedule of events — as novelist Jess Walter noted in his introduction to a reading by Gish Jen and Tobias Wolff, “What begins as a giant party ends as a kind of hostage situation.” This year, the 13,000 [...] more »

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by Jeremy Greenfield

The latest series about an out-of-place teen heroine living in a dystopian future is continuing to pay off for HarperCollins. “Divergent” by Veronica Roth is once again No. 1 on the Digital Book World E-book Best-Seller list. That’s the sixth time out of all eight weeks in 2014 that “Divergent” has been No. 1. Helping the publisher’s [...] more »

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by Carla King

The advancement in self-publishing tools and technology is a lot to keep up with, so here’s a roundup of the news that I think mattered most to self-publishers in 2013 and will continue to shape the industry this year. 1. Ingram Spark Gives Amazon CreateSpace a Run for Its Money Ingram Content Group finally launched [...] more »

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by Lauren Simonis

In a big year for e-books, two behemoths went to court while new services and companies emerged. Apple faced allegations over e-book pricing, calling into question the prices of e-books in general. Amazon went to court over access to e-books but saw its case tossed. New services from Amazon and streaming e-book companies emerged in [...] more »


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