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Amazon Buys Shelfari

It has been announced that Amazon has bought Shelfari, a bookworm social networking site. At Selfari, both authors and avid readers alike can list their own, or other books they have read/written on their ‘virtual bookshelf’. The site is heavily discussion and review driven and much of what I have seen there is already available

Amazon/Hachette Livre Dispute

Hachette Livre, the second largest publisher in the world, is in dispute with Amazon UK regarding contractual terms. Amazon UK have sanctioned some of Hachette’s lead titles by removing the ‘buy new’ buttons and promotional leaders from their online retail site. Authors affected by Amazon’s sanctions on the Hachette Group titles include, Stephen King, James

Booklocker Moves on Amazon.com

The stakes in the current Amazon/Booksurge and POD Publisher situation appear to have taken a further development on Tuesday on this week. As you will be aware Amazon announced last month that it was requiring POD Publishers to use its own in-company POD printer Booksurge, or face losing the ‘first party’ Amazon ‘buy buttons’ on

Amazon/Booksurge – Washington State Attorney General-Update

As a follow up to the previous post on the initial statement issued by Washington Attorney General’s office, it would seem some conclusions have been reached. Here is the link to the original posting from last week. http://mickrooney.blogspot.com/2008/04/amazonbooksurge-washington-state.html The Attorney General say they have looked at the current circumstances surrounding Amazon’s moves to make POD

Adventures with Lulu

In my previous article posting below, I discussed the reasons why I chose Lulu to publish my book, Academy. http://mickrooney.blogspot.com/2008/04/adventures-with-pod-publishing.html In this article, I would like to discuss and record what I discovered at Lulu. initially, Lulu’s homepage, with its bright orange graphics, strikes the visitor as casual and unassuming. ‘Publish’, ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ banners

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