Author Archives: Mick Rooney

Amazon/Booksurge – Washington State Attorney General’s Response

Kristin Alexander, Seattle Media Relations Manager, has responded to Angela Hoy of Writersweekly regarding the current issue with Amazon/Booksurge. This appears to be the first formal response regarding the questions raised by authors and POD publishers in relation to the legalities/anti-trust laws in the United States. From the enclosed communication to Angela Hoy, the Attorney

Amazon/Booksurge – Xlibris Update

POD publisher Xlibris look to be one of the ‘big hitters’ who are communicating to their authors that they are not willing to sign up to the current Amazon/Booksurge agreement. In light of Xlibris being one of the bigger POD publishers – it may now encourage those publishers undecided to hold station and stand up

Ingram Book Group Respond to Amazon POD strategy

Following Amazon Corporate’s statement to ‘Interested Parties’, John Ingram of the Ingram Group and parent company of Booksurge’s rival Lightning Source, issued a statement from John Ingram about the concerns their publisher costumers are expressing to them. John Ingram said, while “the questions that are being raised about Amazon.com and its Booksurge division don’t directly

Amazon Forces POD Publishers to use Booksurge-Update

Following on from the previous post on Amazon’s moves against POD publishers, here is some more indept information and analysis on the current situation, particularly from Angela Hoy of Writersweekly. http://www.writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/004597_03272008.html The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media

POD Subsidy Survey – Lynn Osterkamp (thepopulistpublisher)

Currently Lynn Osterkamp is conducting a survey for authors who have used pod subsidy publishers and would like their feed back. You can take part in this survey at the following link; http://www.thepopulistpublisher.com/ Here are my generally posted comments about Lynn’s survey. I’m a little bemused as well about some of the negative criticism. I

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