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Amazon’s Drone Announcement Reveals Coming Book War

Although Amazon’s announcement of a future drone delivery program seems like a joke in and of itself, folks of the ...

5 Things That Would Be Hilarious to Receive by Amazon Drones

Internet, while you were raging out about Amazon having delivery drones, I was planning ways to use this for comedy. ...

Track Kindle EBook Bargains with eReaderIQ

Most of us have been there: you’re considering buying an ebook, but it seems a little pricy. You have two ...

Ranking Books by Their Total Number of Amazon Stars

“How many stars does it have?” is a common thing to ask about books. And yes, the star ratings really ...

In Defense of the Amateur Review

Author Anne Rice recently caused some controversy (again) on the Amazon message boards by suggesting the company reward “quality” reviews ...

New Kindle Fire… now with Mayday

Amazon is rolling out their new family of Kindle Fires, and they now have a new feature called Mayday. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U03ILzoMbMY[/youtube] ...

Introducing: Amazon MatchBook Burner

Dear Customers, We believe in the magnificent glory of words. We love letters more than anything. Especially when you string ...

Who is the Real Digital Villain: Amazon or Publishers?

In a tent in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square a gentleman is being flogged. His crime? He is a publisher. His assailants? ...

If Famous Authors Read One-Star Reviews of Their Books

It seems like every couple months I see a post go around about Amazon one-star reviews of classic books. Recently ...

Real Talk About President Obama’s Amazon Visit

On Saturday, industry trade publication Shelf Awareness ran a special weekend issue to report that Amazon had cut prices lower ...

No, Publishers Weekly, Obama Doesn’t Hate Indie Bookstores

On Monday, it was announced that Obama would give a speech in an Amazon warehouse. So, obviously, Obama hates independent ...

Amazon Introduces “Kindle Worlds,” Will Sell Fanfiction

Twitter responds to Kindle Worlds

If You Didn’t Buy It From Amazon It Doesn’t Count as Reading, Says Amazon

For the third year in a row, Amazon just issued a press release naming the Most Well-Read Cities in America. ...

Readers Don’t Owe Authors Sh*t

I spent a lot of time being annoyed with the bookish internet last week. There was a whiff of entitlement ...

Books and the Tiger in the Lifeboat

This is not the article I wrote all about bookstores and dinosaurs, drawing a parallel between indie bookstores and huge ...