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5 Stephen King Kindle Titles for Less Than $4 Each Including a Timely Piece on Guns for Just 99 Cents

Amazon.com today announced that the best-selling and iconic author Stephen King has published a personal essay — “Guns” — available exclusively in the Kindle Store as a Kindle Single. This essay highlights one of the compelling features of Kindle Singles—they allow top authors to publish their works quickly. “Guns” is available now, and exclusively to […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: We’re All Thriller Writers Now

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author LJ Sellers discusses the vanishing distinctions between genres of fiction. Thrilling: adj., producing sudden, strong, and deep emotion or excitement Doesn’t that pretty much describe all great novels? Yet according to librarians and bookstore owners, traditional labeling defines thrillers as fast-paced, realistic books that focus on plot more than character […]

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<h2><strong>Can't we all just get along?</strong></h2>

Can’t we all just get along?

We would have thought that blood was thicker than eInk, but perhaps not. Here’s an item that caught our eye on the Kalispell, Montana Flathead Beacon‘s police blotter, via a tweet from Sarah Thomas: 7:39 p.m. A call was made to 911 regarding a 12-year-old girl on Rhodes Draw who slapped her aunt during a […]

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<div style="text-align: center;"> <i><b>Kindle Store Bestseller Prices Continue to Fall: </b></i></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b>Titles Under $5 Grows from 37 to 55 While $10-Plus Listings Fall from 34 to 18;</b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b>Big Publishers' Market Share on Bestseller List Evaporating Fast</b></div>

Kindle Store Bestseller Prices Continue to Fall: 
Titles Under $5 Grows from 37 to 55 While $10-Plus Listings Fall from 34 to 18;
Big Publishers’ Market Share on Bestseller List Evaporating Fast

By Steve Windwalker In the wake of our comments the other day on Amazon’s growing domination of the U.S. book business, it’s time for a fresh look at the breakdown of prices on the Kindle store’s bestseller list. From time to time we do this kind of analysis somewhat more comprehensively, but instead of looking […]

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<strong><h3 itemprop="name" style="text-align: left;">Originally posted Feb. 3, 2011, and not *exactly* right:</h3> <h3 itemprop="name" style="text-align: center;">The Real Story Behind Those Single-Digit Kindle Margins:</h3> <h3 itemprop="name" style="text-align: center;">Amazon Has Positioned Itself for a 50% Overall Market Share</h3> <h3 itemprop="name" style="text-align: center;">in the U.S. Book Business</h3></strong>

Originally posted Feb. 3, 2011, and not *exactly* right:

The Real Story Behind Those Single-Digit Kindle Margins:

Amazon Has Positioned Itself for a 50% Overall Market Share

in the U.S. Book Business

(Editor’s Note: I originally published this post on February 3, 2011. The bottom-line prediction that “before the end of 2012, Amazon could own more than half of the U.S. book business across all formats,” isn’t quite right. But there seems to be increasing evidence that, to borrow a phrase from futurist Ray Kurzweil, it could […]

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<b>Don't Bet Against Amazon Initiating an AutoRip-Style Program to Bundle Digital Books; In Fact, It Has Already Happened on One Level</b>

Don’t Bet Against Amazon Initiating an AutoRip-Style Program to Bundle Digital Books; In Fact, It Has Already Happened on One Level

Will Amazon ever extend the “digital bundling” principles behind its new AutoRip program for music purchases to books? I raised that possibility the other day in introducing Amazon’s press release on AutoRip, and it has been interesting to see how many people have jumped on the topic with words to the basic effect that “that […]

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The Kindle Chronicles Interview:

200 Million Free Downloads and Counting, Exclusively Yours – How Amazon Has Attracted A Quarter of A Million “Kindle Exclusive” Titles with KDP Select

Len Edgerly Interviews Russ Grandinetti, Amazon’s Vice President of Kindle Content

(Ed. Note: In this week’s column, Len focuses primarily on how the KDP Select and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library programs benefit authors. But they’re also a huge benefit to readers, both because of the free borrowing highlighted in the next article and because KDP Select allows the authors and publishers to offer the thousands of […]

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Fingers in the Dike: How Some Indie Booksellers Are Fiddling, Fussing and Fibbing in the Face of Innovation and History

Len Edgerly Interviews Neil Strandberg, Director of Member Technology, American Booksellers Association By LEN EDGERLY, Contributing Editor The general manager of Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, remembers two women who came into the store and said, “We’d like to talk to your children’s specialist about what books we should buy for our granddaughter for […]

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