Why Amazon’s New Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore May Not Be A Good Thing

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

Kindle Unlimited- The Herald of Amazon’s Downfall?

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?

The Rise of the Seven Figure Advance

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