Is the latest boycott a sign Amazon is preparing to shutter Abe Books?

Today’s headlines about the Abe Books boycott are perhaps the least of Amazon’s worries, as it reels from a quarter trillion dollar stock market devaluation, a billion dollar loss on its India Marketplace, and a new fraud inquiry that saw Amazon’s country head Amit Agrawal, logistics firm Darshita Pvt Ltd directors Pradeep Kumar and Ravish Read More …

The Hot Sheet Reviewed (second October 2017 edition)

The Hot Sheet is a publishing industry news-sheet for authors, produced every two weeks by Porter Anderson and Jane Friedman, and reviewed here every other Sunday as one of the best twice-monthly industry overviews available to authors. We’re not interested in delivering breaking news, but perspective on stories that are likely to retain meaning for your Read More …

CreateSpace e-store closing. CreateSpace unaffected. For now.

A few rumours have been circulating that Amazon has finally shuttered its CreateSpace POD operation. That’s not the case. It’s the CreateSpace e-store that is being closed. Given Amazon has for some while now been ushering its indie author CreateSpace clients into KDP Print, offering the convenience of having both POD and ebooks in the Read More …