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Amazon Must Be Stopped? OK. Any Volunteers?

Re: Amazon Must Be Stopped: It’s too big. It’s cannibalizing the economy. It’s time for a radical plan. (Franklin Foer, New Republic, Oct. 9, 2014) All humans are self-serving and short-sighted to some degree; most humans are self-serving and short-sighted … Continue reading

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Author Alert: Amazon to begin screening self-published works for commercial viability

Amazon.com’s publishing arms CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing will soon be more selective, a la the traditional publishers in New York. Using software that evolved from research by a group of computer scientists from Stony Brook University in New York, … Continue reading

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Amazon Rep’s Advice to Writers: Hire a Professional Editor

Music to my ears: When Thom Kephart, Community Outreach  Manager for Amazon.com, spoke to the Publishers + Writers of San Diego on January 25, he hammered home his most critical bit of advice to authors: Hire a professional editor. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Indie Book Sellers’ Whining Is BS

Publisher’s Weekly today ran this story: “Does President Obama Hate Indie Bookstores?” This is one perspective on the Amazon phenomenon. I have another—if the shoe fits, wear it. I see a great irony in the fact that this story ran … Continue reading

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