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The Future of Amazon Deliveries? | Amazon Prime Air

The Future of Amazon Deliveries? | Amazon Prime Air

Photo via Imgur – http://imgur.com/gallery/1OVaAQ0 Even the future of parcel deliveries will probably never change! Sorry … but we tried to deliver a parcel from Amazon to your address. You weren’t in. FUCK YOU! SIGNED: Your friendly Amazon Prime Air delivery service. I missed an Amazon drone delivery. – Imgur Mick Rooney – Publishing Consultant If

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Jeff and all the hamsters are doing just fine, FutureBook!

The old saying goes that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Jeff Bezos and hamsters – it’s a brilliant headline for any publishing news outlet to use to capture any reader’s attention. This week The Bookseller published an excellent article by Chris McVeigh via FutureBook, Jeff Bezos Ate My Hamster. McVeigh begins his article by noting

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A Brave New Self-Publishing World For Bol.com

For the past couple of years I’ve written a number of articles on the publishing and author services sectors in mainland Europe, and while e-book growth lags behind the US and UK markets, Europe is due a pretty big shake up soon. I’ve also taken a particular interest of the Dutch market because this is where I

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Amazon Acquires Book Review Community Goodreads

Perhaps the biggest news so far this year in the book world is the announcement by Amazon late today that it will acquire Goodreads, the social media book review and recommendation community. Subject to some closing conditions of the deal (the purchase price has not yet been revealed), Amazon will acquire Goodreads in the second quarter of this year. Goodreads has shown extraordinary growth

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The Meatgrinder and eBook Publishing

Mark Coker, the CEO and founder of Smashwords, calls it The Meatgrinder. So much so, he happily—and rightly—refers to Smashwords’ file-crunching e-book conversion application by the same name. It may be the bane of many self-published authors frustrations and late nights, but Coker never meant the process of loading a book file to an online

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CreateSpace – Reviewed (Update Aug 2018) [DEFUNCT]

CreateSpace is the publishing engine of global online retailer and publisher Amazon, the company everyone either wants to love or hate. Createspace began life in 2002 as CustomFlix Labs (DVD), originally intended to make widespread distribution easier for independent filmmakers by providing on-demand DVD production. In 2000, a small group of writers pooled resources to form Booksurge

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The Future of Publishing 2020: A Program For Publishers and Self-Publishers (Part 1)

During the last few months of 2012, there has been a great deal of discussion among authors, as well as the wider publishing media, about the role of self-publishing within the mainstream industry. While some have reported the successes of self-published authors like Colleen Hoover, Bella Andre, and Samantha Young during 2012—and the moves by

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