Category Archives: Amazon

Ebooks Explosion: A Visual

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Apple’s New Rules for Reading Apps

I write this post as a Apple customer. I own a Macbook Air, an iPhone, an iPad, two apple TVs and many, many Apple accessories. And I am furious. As it was widely reported today, in the Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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Project Domino Project Update

A few days ago Seth Godin posted an update on Project Domino. In just seven months since the project was announced the small team has “published four books. We now have more than 250,000 copies in circulation across the four … Continue reading

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Vertical Integration in Publishing – Pushing Both Ways

Two major announcements this week indicated vertical integration pushes in publishing. Amazon has much more seriously gone into the publishing business and launched its fourth imprint, Montlake Romance. From Jeff Belle: “Romance is one of our biggest and fastest growing … Continue reading

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Disintermediation in Publishing

Late last week Crain’s New York reported on Amazon’s further entrance into the publishing space with a bid for Amanda Hocking’s new novel. “To beef up its offer, Amazon brought in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which would have published the print … Continue reading

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Give Away Hardware?

A CNN article recently jumped on the industry blog bandwagon to report on a story about the possibility of Amazon giving away Kindles. [As a disclaimer I am an Amazon employee and will not comment on the possibility of this … Continue reading

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19 of Top 50 USA Today Bestsellers Sold More eBooks than Print Versions

Indications of a changing world. By the end of 2011 it would not be surprising if more than 25 of the 50 sold more eBooks than print versions. Amazon executive Russ Grandinetti says the online bookseller “began seeing e-books outsell … Continue reading

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Wins and Losses for Amazon eBook Strategy

Today was an interesting day for Amazon’s eBook strategy. On the positive side, new Kindle’s are selling at record rates. As they put it, more “next generation Kindles were ordered in the first four weeks of availability than in the … Continue reading

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