Amazon, America’s literary distribution behemoth, has expanded it’s power into previously uncharted territory by building their first brick-and-mortar store. Beverly Bell, a customer of this new establishment, pointed out the irony in this. The big question is what does this mean for the future? Amazon claims not to know themselves, but an innovative and competitive … Read moreWhy Amazon’s New Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore May Not Be A Good Thing
It’s something that has been happening for the last decade, and it looks like it might present some serious challenges. Indie bookstores are downsizing, and the Goliath that is Barnes & Noble is on the rise. What does this mean for you? There’s going to be less bookshelf space. This is the exact reason why … Read moreIndie Bookstores Are Downsizing
Amazon acted as the catalyst for the explosive e-book movement. Shining as a beacon for a new means of publishing, they were thought to be keeping the Big Six (now the Big Five), on their toes. However, as time has passed with their rise to success, the innovative ideas to passionately advocate books, to some, seem to have … Read moreKindle Unlimited- The Herald of Amazon’s Downfall?
Seven-figure book deals are nothing new in corporate publishing. But lately, these deals seem to be happening more frequently. During the run-up to this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair in early October, three seven-figure deals for debut works were closed by Big Five houses. Shortly after the fair, the New York Times ran an article about … Read moreThe Rise of the Seven Figure Advance