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Amazon Publishing launches literary fiction imprint, Little A

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Amazon Publishing is launching a new imprint, called Little A, that will publish literary fiction — novels and collections of stories — and memoir. Little A joins Amazon’s six other imprints, which focus on genres like romance and science fiction. Until now, literary fiction had been published under the general...
Amazon Publishing launches literary fiction imprint, Little A

Self-publishing platform FastPencil inks partnership with Barnes & Noble

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Book self-publishing platform FastPencil has closed a merchandising partnership with bookstore giant Barnes & Noble, the company revealed today. While the deal has been under negotiation for some time and soft launched a few months ago, the company has now made the union official. As you may know, FastPencil was launched...
Self-publishing platform FastPencil inks partnership with Barnes & Noble

Amazon acquires mystery/romance publisher Avalon

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Amazon has acquired Avalon Books, a small publisher that focuses on hardcover mystery, romance and Westerns, and will make its titles available digitally for the first time. more to come Press release SEATTLE, Jun 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN +3.05% and Avalon Books today announced that Amazon Publishing has acquired...
Amazon acquires mystery/romance publisher Avalon

Amazon Publishing launches Kindle Love Stories podcast, focused on romance books

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Amazon hopes to harness the large community of romance readers with a new weekly romance podcast, “Kindle Love Stories.” It will feature author interviews, reviews and trends in romance books, and is accompanied by a book discussion group on Goodreads, the reading social network that Amazon acquired in March. The...
Amazon Publishing launches Kindle Love Stories podcast, focused on romance books
Amazon throws its e-book weight around. Again.
ePub standards body proposes new 'lightweight' DRM for ebook platform interoperability

Author Solutions To Distribute Indie E-Books Through B&N Website, Nook

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Fresh off the heels of a distribution agreement that brought many of e-books in its catalog to Scribd, indie book publisher Author Solutions (ASI) has inked a similar deal with bookseller Barnes & Noble. Under terms of the agreement, e-book formats of all new ASI titles published through the AuthorHouse,...
Author Solutions To Distribute Indie E-Books Through B&N Website, Nook

Here's something new: Little, Brown UK launches digital-first imprint for literary fiction

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Several publishers have launched digital-first imprints for genre titles — science fiction/fantasy, romance and so on. In these instances, books are published first as ebooks and aren’t released in print unless they take off. Until now, though, we haven’t seen a major publisher launch an e-imprint focused on new literary...
Here's something new: Little, Brown UK launches digital-first imprint for literary fiction

Amazon Publishing beefs up its romance, western and mystery novel catalog with acquisition of Avalon Books

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Amazon Publishing has today announced that it has acquired the publication rights of some 3,000 titles “predominantly in the Romance, Mystery and Western categories”. Ellen Bouregy Mickelsen, Publisher of Avalon Books, had this to say about why she picked Amazon Publishing to take over the catalog: I’ve been running Avalon...
Amazon Publishing beefs up its romance, western and mystery novel catalog with acquisition of Avalon Books

An Amazon Store In Seattle?

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A new report suggests that Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is opening a small, Kindle-focused retail store in Seattle to test whether the concept could be expanded to other markets. The blog Good E-Reader reports “Amazon sources close to the situation” told it the company is rolling out a “boutique”-type store...
An Amazon Store In Seattle?

With new digital imprints, Random House taps self-published authors

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Publishers are increasingly experimenting with digital-only imprints, where a book is published as an ebook first and may never appear in print. Earlier this week, HarperCollins launched a digital YA (young adult) imprint. Now Random House is launching three new digital-only imprints and revamping a fourth. The new imprints, which...
With new digital imprints, Random House taps self-published authors

The Walmart Version Of Search

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Walmart online is powering up a new search engine built from scratch at its tech toolshop, WalmartLabs. The tech overhaul is the biggest fundamental change WalmartLabs has orchestrated since Walmart acquired it as a startup called Kosmix in April last year. But a search engine makes sense. After all, search...
The Walmart Version Of Search
Self-publishers alert: FastPencil announces new premium placement agreement with Barnes & Noble

Macmillan subsidiary Tor/Forge to sell DRM-free ebooks in July

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Tom Doherty Associates, which published books under the Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen imprints, has announced that it will begin publishing ebooks without DRM beginning in July. The change was apparently much-requested, perhaps because (as Tor put it) its audience is "a technically sophisticated bunch, and DRM...
Macmillan subsidiary Tor/Forge to sell DRM-free ebooks in July
'2001' author Arthur C. Clarke's novels and short stories finally available as e-books in the US

North American library patrons set to get access to FastPencil's self-publishing platform

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Library patrons across the US will soon get access to FastPencil‘s self-publishing tools, the startup announced today. This is the result of a partnership with Auto-Graphics, a 62-year-old B2B company that provides over 5,500 North American libraries with management and search tools. Following the deal, FastPencil’s service is due to...
North American library patrons set to get access to FastPencil's self-publishing platform

Amazon Children's Publishing expands with more books for younger kids and teens

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Amazon is expanding its children’s publishing footprint with two new imprints based out of New York, the company announced ahead of the American Library Association’s annual meeting this week. “Two Lions” will publish picture books, chapter books and middle-grade fiction (for kids ages 8 to 12), while “Skyscape” is aimed...
Amazon Children's Publishing expands with more books for younger kids and teens

Macmillan’s Tor/Forge goes DRM-free

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Macmillan science fiction/fantasy imprint Tor/Forge — the publisher of titles like Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” — will sell its e-books DRM-free as of “early July 2012,” the company announced today. “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” said Tor/Forge president and publisher Tom...
Macmillan’s Tor/Forge goes DRM-free

Here's Another Fast-Growing Social Network: Goodreads

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Goodreads is a social reading site that's easily pusing 20 million unique visitors per month. It's not talked about in the same way as the über-addictive social networking darling du jour, Pinterest, where users come, pin and leave. There are other, far more intriguing reasons why Goodreads is quietly...
Here's Another Fast-Growing Social Network: Goodreads

The serious business of Kindle Serials

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With Kindle Serials, Amazon hopes to reinvent a format that already exists. Jeff Bezos dragged out the obligatory Dickens reference at the LA press conference, but serial fiction had a presence online before Amazon (and a presence offline after Dickens: Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” and Candace Bushnell’s “Sex and...
The serious business of Kindle Serials

Bertelsmann's pickup of Penguin shows the poor state of British publishing | Ian Jack

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With Penguin now largely German-owned, English-language publishing is now more than ever a European concernLetters arrive by email from two publishers, promising me that things can only get better. Andrew Phillips, the chief executive of Penguin India, writes to say that the intended partnership between Penguin and Random House would "combine...
Bertelsmann's pickup of Penguin shows the poor state of British publishing | Ian Jack

Turning Street View Into Street Art

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Paolo Cirio turns Google's realm of digital imprints into prints that live in the physical world....
Turning Street View Into Street Art

Hachette Tells Authors And Tor To Use DRM Because It Is Awesome Or Something

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It has only been a bit over a month since Tor's DRM-free policy went into full effect. At the time of the announcement, Tor's president stated that the policy change was made at the request of both authors and readers who felt that DRM was a hinderance to their enjoyment...
Hachette Tells Authors And Tor To Use DRM Because It Is Awesome Or Something
Universal/EMI must sell crown jewels to protect iTunes challengers

Jackie Collins, sort-of self-publisher

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Collins's move to republish The Bitch alone is not perhaps as bold as it soundsThe news that Jackie Collins is to self-publish her latest fiction, The Bitch, in the US as an ebook, has exhilarated the Twittersphere. (It's a comprehensive re-write of her earlier novel of the same title.)But on...
Jackie Collins, sort-of self-publisher

Amazon Publishing buys 1,000 titles from defunct Dorchester

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As expected, Amazon Publishing has acquired the rights to 1,000 titles from Dorchester Publishing, which closed in February. Dorchester primarily published romance, Westerns and horror books. Dorchester had been in economic trouble for years. In the auction for Dorchester’s assets — where Amazon was the highest and perhaps only bidder...
Amazon Publishing buys 1,000 titles from defunct Dorchester
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