Amazon Giving Early Access to Kindle Books

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From GalleyCat: Amazon has introduced a new program that gives readers early access to Kindle books a month in advance of their release date. The platform is called Kindle First. Every month, Amazon Publishing editors will choose a few titles from a variety of genres and release them a month in advance of their official publication date. This [….]

LitStack’s Second Birthday Giveaway Celebration!

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Today is our second birthday. That we have lasted for two whole years is amazing to me. Two years ago, Adrienne Crezo and I had a wee little dream. We wanted a place where lovers of the written word and writers eager to learn could congregate and discuss books, publishing, writing and all things wordy. [….]

Amazon’s Continuing Advantage

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Love it or hate it, Amazon seems to be doing a lot right lately.  A recent article from the New York Times has been linked across cyberspace recently, outlining how the recent verdict against Apple (ruling that it had indeed illegally conspired with five of the six biggest publishers to try to raise prices in the [….]

Amazon Blocks Apple’s Interest in Goodreads

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From WSJ: Amazon.com’s announcement last month that it was purchasing book-recommendation site Goodreads did more than land the e-commerce giant a social-networking service. It also thwarted a possible partnership between the reading social network and Apple. Over the past year, Apple and Goodreads had begun discussing integrating Goodreads’ service, which allows users to share and [….]

Scott Turow Blasts Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads

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Mark this one under “Stuff Just Got Real.” From GalleyCat: The Authors Guild called Amazon’s purchase of Goodreads ”a truly devastating act of vertical integration” in an online dispatch. Guild president Scott Turow had this statement: Amazon’s acquisition of Goodreads is a textbook example of how modern Internet monopolies can be built … The key is to [….]

Amazon To Buy Goodreads

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From GalleyCat: Amazon has just revealed that they will acquire Goodreads, the social network for readers. The online retailer did not share the terms of the deal and expects to finalize the acquisition by the second quarter of 2013. Here’s more from the release: Following the acquisition, Goodreads’s headquarters will remain in San Francisco, CA. Founded in [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Book by Any Other Name

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  A Book by Any Other Name This past Christmas, I finally got an e-reader.  Nothing fancy, just the basic Kindle; not even the new “paperwhite” kind but the one that is cheap and simple and straightforward.  It’s black and white only, it doesn’t interact with the internet other than to download books, I can’t watch movies [….]

Dear Amazon, You’re Allegedly Rude

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Amazon allegedly erased the contents of a customer’s Kindle without providing adequate information as to why this action was taken, Norwegian tech writer Martin Bekkelund writes on his blog. According to Bekkelund, Linn, a friend and Amazon customer, said she recently discovered that her Kindle had been inexplicably wiped clean and her account had been [….]

Alan Averill and Regina Sirois Winners of 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

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Averill, author of “The Beautiful Land,” and Sirois, author of “On Little Wings,” receive publishing contracts and a $15,000 advance from Penguin Group (USA) SEATTLE & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 17, 2012– Amazon.com customers around the world cast their votes and this evening, Amazon.com, Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace announced the winners of this year’s Amazon [….]

Amazon Books Announces Fall Preview

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The Amazon.com Book Editors have announced their list of the fall’s most anticipated releases. Look for reviews of a few of these on LitStack in the coming months! The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides: An often funny and always thoughtful novel about a post-college love triangle, by the celebrated author of “The Virgin Suicides” and “Middlesex.” The [….]