Victoria Strauss takes a satirical view of the latest fad in attempts to separate authors from their money.
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Things look increasingly grim for the Google Books Settlement. The US Department of Justice echoes many of the problems SFWA raised with our objection (and cites our objection),
Galleycat reports on Hachette Book Group’s decision to move to the same type of agency model proposed by Macmillan. Below is the letter from their CEO, David Young. February 4, 2010 Dear Agent, At Hachette Book Group, we have been considering a new pricing model for some time, and have decided to transition to selling […]
Macmillan’s CEO John Sargent has made new comments about the Amazon and Macmillian.
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Resources and member news for John Scalzi and Jennifer Brozek!
Due to Amazon.com’s removal of many of our authors’ books from its ordering system, we are removing Amazon.com links from our website. Our authors depend on people buying their books and since a significant percentage of them publish through Macmillan or its subsidiaries, we would prefer to send traffic to stores where the books can […]
For some time, publishers and others have been concerned about Amazon’s policy of pricing ebooks at $9.99, regardless of the price tag publishers put on them. Many feel that Amazon’s discounted ebook pricing is an attempt to control and monopolize the ebook market by forcing a pricing standard. Some in the publishing industry have even called the practice predatory.
Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Tobias Buckell, Mary Robinette, Patrice Sarath and Kasey Mackenzie!
Conversation has swept through the internet, and science fiction and fantasy authors in particular, about Amazon’s decision to remove Macmillan titles from their stock after a disagreement about pricing.
Today, Amazon has posted a comment about their policy.