The A-List: New "Agency Model" Deal Will Empower Authors, Agents, and Amazon; Traditional Publishers? Not So Much

The A-List: New “Agency Model” Deal Will Empower Authors, Agents, and Amazon; Traditional Publishers? Not So Much

By Stephen WindwalkerEditor of Kindle Nation Daily ©Kindle Nation Daily 2010 Update: Apparently Random House does feel strongly that it has legal arrows in its quiver to fight this development, and Random House spokesman Stuart Applebaum told Publisher’s Marketplace this morning, “We are disappointed by Mr. Wylie’s actions, which we dispute.  Last night, we sent […]

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Here's a Brand New Agency Model for Publishers to Chew On: Amazon Announces Kindle Exclusives of 20 Contemporary Classics from Updike, Roth, Ellison, Mailer, Bellow, Erdrich, Cheever, Borges, and More

Here’s a Brand New Agency Model for Publishers to Chew On: Amazon Announces Kindle Exclusives of 20 Contemporary Classics from Updike, Roth, Ellison, Mailer, Bellow, Erdrich, Cheever, Borges, and More

By Stephen WindwalkerEditor of Kindle Nation Daily ©Kindle Nation Daily 2010 Here’s wonderful news for serious Kindle readers, and another stunner for the publishing industry! Amazon has just announced a hugely significant deal  to publish $9.99 Kindle exclusives of, for now, 20 of the great classics of contemporary literature from, mostly, the second half of […]

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Bright of the Sky (Entire and the Rose, Book 1)

Kindle Nation PM Free Book Alert, July 21: A Treat from James Patterson That May Just Help Make Him the First Kindle Million Seller, and take the “Bet You Can’t Read One” Test with GONE by Karen Fenech (Today’s Sponsor)

If you’re a James Patterson fan — which would make you one of the readers who has downloaded over 867,881 Kindle copies of his books — you’re likely to be pleased with this afternoon’s latest addition to our Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert listings ….  But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor Let’s […]

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The Kindle Revolution--Outlook for Amazon Ahead of Earnings: Could Kindle maintain a dominant, majority market share among ebooks even as ebooks rise to a majority share of all books sold?

The Kindle Revolution–Outlook for Amazon Ahead of Earnings: Could Kindle maintain a dominant, majority market share among ebooks even as ebooks rise to a majority share of all books sold?

© Kindle Nation Daily 2010 – Originally posted to Kindle Nation Daily 7.21.2010. By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Apple (AAPL) put out a press release Tuesday to announce that they shipped over 12 million more Kindle-compatible devices during the fiscal quarter that ended in June, bring the worldwide total of Kindle-compatible devices to […]

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Bright of the Sky (Entire and the Rose, Book 1)

Kindle Nation Free Book Alert, July 21: Book One of popular sci-fi writer Kay Kenyon’s series “The Entire and the Rose,” and GONE, a book I couldn’t put down by Karen Fenech (Today’s Sponsor)

Today’s Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert offers a chance to pick up the first book in popular sci-fi writer Kay Kenyon’s series “The Entire and the Rose….” But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor Here’s the book that Kindle Nation citizens and other readers have sent soaring into the Top 10 of all […]

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Kindle Nation, The Free Weekly Email Newsletter & Digest of Kindle Nation Daily Posts - July 20, 2010 - Volume II, Number 30

Kindle Nation, The Free Weekly Email Newsletter & Digest of Kindle Nation Daily Posts – July 20, 2010 – Volume II, Number 30

For best reading experience, click to read online! Click here to see Kindle Nation on the web In This Issue TIPPING POINT? Amazon Announces Tripling of Kindle Hardware Sales, Says Kindle Books Are Outselling Hardcovers By 80% Around the Kindlesphere: Tracking the Kindle Tsunami is Challenging for Some Publishing Insiders, And Sometimes for Me, Too […]

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The Wicked House of Rohan

Kindle Nation PM Free Book Alert, July 20: Celebrate Teen and Young Adult Tuesday at Kindle Nation’s Free Book Alert Bookstand & Check Out a New Page-Turner from Jake Lassiter Series Author Paul Levine (Today’s Sponsor)

It’s Teen and YA Tuesday here at the Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alerts, and at last count we have nine new teen, young adult, and tween faves just in time to make those summer reading elective assignments a snap, but please don’t delay because these could disappear as suddenly as they’ve appeared!   But […]

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Around the Kindlesphere: Tracking the Kindle Tsunami is Challenging for Some Publishing Insiders, And Sometimes for Me, Too

Around the Kindlesphere: Tracking the Kindle Tsunami is Challenging for Some Publishing Insiders, And Sometimes for Me, Too

By Stephen Windwalker Editor of Kindle Nation Daily ©Kindle Nation Daily 2010 A few arcane tidbits that are bouncing around the Kindle Nation Kranium following Amazon’s press release yesterday on the Kindle tipping point…. You Shouldn’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows. The usually reliable publishing beat reporter Sarah Weinman muddied […]

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The Wicked House of Rohan

Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Tuesday, July 20: It’s Page-Turner Tuesday, Plus Paul Levine’s Jake Lassiter Mystery TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD (Today’s Sponsor), and Links to Over a Hundred Free Promotional Kindle Store Titles

It’s Page-Turner Tuesday here at the Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alerts …. But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor “Mystery writing at its very, very best.” – Larry King, USA Today To Speak for the Dead – An E-Book with All Proceeds to Charity “TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD” introduced  the world to […]

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TIPPING POINT: Amazon Announces Tripling of Kindle Hardware Sales, Says Kindle Books Are Now Outselling Hardcovers

TIPPING POINT: Amazon Announces Tripling of Kindle Hardware Sales, Says Kindle Books Are Now Outselling Hardcovers

By Stephen WindwalkerEditor of Kindle Nation Daily ©Kindle Nation Daily 2010 Just three days before it will report its quarterly earnings this Thursday, Amazon has just put out a rather dazzling press release about Kindle hardware and content sales. Among the stunning developments: Amazon is now selling more Kindle ebook copies than hardcover books across […]

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Pricing to Fail: Case Studies in Dumb Pricing - Despite Some Bestsellers at $12.99, Agency Model House of Cards May Already Be in Danger

Pricing to Fail: Case Studies in Dumb Pricing – Despite Some Bestsellers at $12.99, Agency Model House of Cards May Already Be in Danger

By Stephen Windwalker, Editor of Kindle Nation Daily – Originally posted 7.19.2010 Click here for related posts Click here to see underlying statistical analysis (Based on U.S. Kindle Store book catalog as of 7 a.m. ET 7.18.2010) I did a fresh price check over the weekend on Amazon’s overall Kindle catalog and the composition of […]

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All Tied Up: Pleasure Inn, Book 1

Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Monday, July 19: A New Freebie in the “Sullivan’s Law” Series by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Plus Karen Fenech’s Thriller GONE (Today’s Sponsor), and Links to Over a Hundred Free Promotional Kindle Store Titles

The latest addition to our Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alerts is “a bit of a departure [in the “Sullivan’s Law” series by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg], more psychological thriller than police procedural, but the sense of authenticity is still present, and the author’s ability to generate narrative drive still holds readers. A dark, perilous, and […]

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All Tied Up: Pleasure Inn, Book 1

Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Sunday, July 18: An Irresistible New Novel Skewering the Fashion World, Plus Karen Fenech’s Thriller GONE (Today’s Sponsor), and Links to Over a Hundred Free Promotional Kindle Store Titles

If you liked The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll love the latest addition to our Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alerts, says one prominent reviewer…. But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor “Karen Fenech tells a taut tale with great characters and lots of twists. This is a writer you need to read.” — USA […]

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