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  • September 18, 2012
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As digital fiction sales rocket, Sony and Amazon push dramatic price cuts – raising concerns from authors Bestselling ebooks by authors including Jeffrey Archer and James Herbert are being sold for just 20p from Sony and Amazon’s digital stores, prompting concerns from writers that the “relentless downward pressure on book prices” could lead to industry…

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  • September 12, 2012
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After leaving cards in the chainstore promoting his novel, novelist finds staff member leaving malicious reviews of it on Amazon A self-published author has spoken out against Waterstones after a bookseller at the chain store posted pseudonymous, malicious reviews of his novel on Amazon. David Eckhoff left cards advertising his novel The Royal Factor, which…

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  • September 12, 2012
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After leaving cards in the chainstore promoting his novel, novelist finds staff member leaving malicious reviews of it on Amazon A self-published author has spoken out against Waterstones after a bookseller at the chain store posted pseudonymous, malicious reviews of his novel on Amazon. David Eckhoff left cards advertising his novel The Royal Factor, which…

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  • September 12, 2012
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Fantasy author is offering readers the chance to watch her novel taking shape, word by word, on a Google document Fantasy author Silvia Hartmann is opening herself up to the kind of scrutiny most writers would pay to avoid: this morning, she started writing her new novel on Google Docs, and you can see it…

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  • September 7, 2012
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US department of justice’s $69m settlement with Simon & Schuster, Hachette and HarperCollins is approved by a federal judge, but Penguin, Macmillan and Apple still face trial next June Citing Emily Dickinson’s mantra that “There is no Frigate like a Book / To take us Lands away”, a federal judge yesterday approved the US department…

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  • September 4, 2012
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Ebook written under pseudonym used by minister tells readers to keep cool and weave a shawl to beat the recession What is “ree-dic-clu-ous”? Who are the hungry hippos of the business jungles and swamps? How can you emulate your nemesis? The answers to all these pertinent questions – and much more – can be found…

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  • August 29, 2012
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Comments by novelist Sue Grafton, dismissing the ‘short cut’ of self-publishing, have provoked a storm of anger Bestselling American crime novelist Sue Grafton has back-pedalled on her description of self-published authors as “too lazy to do the hard work” following disbelief and anger from the independently published community. Speaking to her local paper earlier this…

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  • August 14, 2012
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Your report (Kindle book sales have overtaken Amazon book sales, 6 August) highlights our march into a more limited and sterile book-reading future. It is not enough to simply compare the experience of ebooks with that of paper books – we need to consider the whole reading ecosystem that each format supports. An ebook (like…

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  • August 9, 2012
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Mark Staufer’s ebook/app project will blend video, audio, images and text on iPhone, iPad, Android and other devices Screenwriter Mark Staufer has hit his $75k target on crowdfunding site Kickstarter for a project called The Numinous Place, which will be released as an ebook and app for iPhone, iPad, Android and e-reader devices, as well…

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  • August 3, 2012
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Colleen Hoover’s Slammed to reach eighth place this weekend ahead of ebooks by James Patterson and Karin Slaughter Four self-published authors will have a total of seven novels on the New York Times ebook bestseller list this weekend, and the founder of self-publishing powerhouse Smashwords is predicting the number is only going to grow. The…