Kindle Worlds just got a little bigger. J.A. Konrath announced that writers can now submit stories for Jack Daniels and Associates. However, Konrath’s world is a little different as he explained on his blog. He loved the idea of Kindle Worlds when it was announced in 2013. Fans of a specific segment can create new stories […]
More Amazon/Hachette news bites: Stephen Colbert has apparently been taken in by the Hachette hype; he did a couple of segments on his show lambasting Amazon for making it harder for people to buy his books, including an interview with author Sherman Alexie. J.A. Konrath was not amused, firing back with a post intended to […]
A few weeks ago, Paul Bogaards did something few good publicists, let alone the head of public relations at New York’s most patrician publishing house, would suggest their client do. In the early hours of Jan. 24, the 51-year-old executive director of publicity and marketing for Knopf posted “The Hierarchy of Book Publishing,” a top-100 ranking of his colleagues and competitors, on his personal Tumblr. Far from a fawning Forbes-style list, Mr. Bogaards’s blog post was a gallows-humor-inflected schematic of an industry in collapse. Books are so screwed, it suggested, that a
From his blog: I’ve sold 7000 ebooks in the last 36 hours, making over $14,000. For the next three days, I’m making 23 of my titles free on Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/J.A.-Konrath/e/B000BCH4EM Blake Crouch is doing the same. http://www.amazon.com/Blake-Crouch/e/B001H6U8X0 Get them while they’re free.
Amazon's rollout of a deep-discount pricing program for 600 books last week already is putting downward pressure on eBook pricing. The “Sunshine Deals” offer sells electronic books at price points of 99 cents, $1.99 and $2.99.
(Press Release) SEATTLE, May 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that AmazonEncore, Amazon's publishing imprint, will release the newest book in bestselling author J.A. Konrath's Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series, "Shaken." The AmazonEncore Kindle edition of "Shaken" will be available in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore) in October, and the print version of the book will be available in February 2011. For more information on AmazonEncore and upcoming titles, visit www.amazon.com/encore.