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Amazon, What Koolaid Are You Drinking?

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So this morning I woke up to an email from Amazon to me as a KDP author asking me to send an email to Hachette basically beating the Amazon drum and spouting the party line. I’m sorry…what? While I agree with Amazon as a consumer–I think traditionally published ebooks are often priced way too high–I […]

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Why Don’t Etailers Let Us Really OWN Ebooks?

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The first thing I saw when I logged into Twitter this morning was a Tweet about this article, which reports about Amazon wiping the entire library of a user without explanation or recourse–this would be after they swore they wouldn’t do so without being ordered to do so by a court following the completely ironic debacle of […]

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Amazon You Confuse Me

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So Susan’s been updating sales numbers this morning and asked me if I’d had many of my $2.99 + titles sell at the 35% rate. Say what? Honestly, I’d never looked.  I have my spreadsheet where I enter total copies sold and it calculates the royalty for me.  There’s a whole other page where I […]

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Thoughts on KDP Select

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So by now everybody who’s currently distributing through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (and everybody else who’s seen it on Twitter) has heard about this new KDP Select. I am not a fan. Is this a good business decision for Amazon?  Sure.  They’re doing something else to try to corner the market on ebooks.  Since largely […]

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Pondering The Freebie

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One of the often lamented aspects of self publishing is that despite the myriad of awesome opportunities we have to publish digitally through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others, we do not have the opportunity to give stuff away for free like the publishing companies do. Or do we? Certainly we can’t list work for […]