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Amazon Launching New Crowdsourced Publishing Program

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. “After rumblings surfaced that Amazon is creating a new American Idol-style crowdsourced publishing platform, the e-tailer has confirmed that the program is “in the works.” The initial report about the program, from... Learn More

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The Big Indie Books of Fall 2014

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com and features IBPA Members Medallion Press and Santa Fe Writers Project. “Small and university presses have long been an integral part of the literary landscape. But as large houses—Random House and Penguin, Harper and Harlequin—continue... Learn More

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Advanced Marketing Tactics for Indie Authors

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. “Austen, Blake, Proust, Whitman, Woolf—the list of successful self-published authors is as old as traditional publishing itself. As long as there have been gatekeepers like agents, editors, and publishers, there have been... Learn More

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Suchomel Returning to Legato Publishers Group

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. “Almost two weeks after the planned acquisition of Perseus Books Group by Hachette and Ingram fell apart, Perseus CEO David Steinberger sent a letter to Legato Publishers Group’s 24 client-publishers informing them that Mark... Learn More

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“Up Against Amazon” author Karen Christensen on the Beyond the Book Podcast

(NEWS) Copyright Clearance Center’s Christopher Kenneally recently sat down with Karen Christensen to discuss Christensen’s struggle with Amazon for CCC’s Beyond the Book podcast series. Christensen’s article about her experience with Amazon, “Up Against Amazon,” appeared... Learn More

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Amazon Wants Cheaper E-Books. But Should It Get to Enforce Prices?

(NEWS) This article was originally published on NYTimes.com. “In a short blog post meant to shed light on its contract dispute with the publisher Hachette, Amazon argued this week that its data proved that lower e-book prices were better for everyone in the market for books. That includes authors,... Learn More

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Some Thoughts from IBPA on the Ongoing Amazon/Hachette Situation

(NEWS/OPINION) On July 29, Amazon dropped a public post on its Kindle forum describing why it continues to battle with Hachette over eBook pricing. They want eBook prices set at $9.99 and a 30% cut of sales. As the largest trade association for indie publishers and self-published authors, IBPA has put... Learn More

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Hachette Purchase of Perseus Delayed

(NEWS) This article was originally published at PublishersWeekly.com. “The Hachette Book Group/Ingram purchase of the Perseus Books Group will not be completed by July 31 as originally hoped. The new target date to close is by the end of August. There was no specific reason given for the delay,... Learn More

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IBPA Announces the Newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Honorees

(NEWS) IBPA is proud to announce the newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Honorees, promoting best-in-class digital content! The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards (BFDAs), launched in 2013 by the Independent Book Publishers Association, honor innovation in electronic publishing by individuals and... Learn More

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Unlimited Subscriptions: Five Things You Need to Know

(NEWS) This article was originally published at BookBusiness. “One of the worst kept secrets in recent history was finally unveiled last Friday when Amazon announced their Kindle Unlimited. It has the potential to become yet another terrific service for consumers but many publishers and authors... Learn More

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