Blogger Begins Amazon Boycott

Amazon's print-on-demand moves inspire Allison Randal to boycott the retailer.

POD Publisher Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Amazon

In the wake of Amazon's recent print-on-demand moves, BookLocker.com has filed a class action lawsuit against the company.

News Roundup: Web Focus Yields Revenue for Tech Publisher, Out-of-Print Books Return Via POD, UK's First E-Reader, TorrentSpy Hit with $110+ Million Judgment

Tech Publisher Finds Path to Web Revenue Tech/trade publisher International Data Group (I.D.G.) rolled one of its largest magazines, InfoWorld, into a Web-only publication in April 2007. A profile of the company in the New York Times reveals encouraging first-year results from InfoWorld's digital transition: There were nervous months after the switch as the company awaited the reaction from advertisers…

Amazon POD: Friend or Foe to Indie Publishers?

An interesting editorial by Lloyd Jassin from the NY Center for Independent Publishing relating to the Amazon print-on-demand (POD) move: Physical distribution of books is largely the preserve of large conglomerate publishers and a handful of large independent distributors. It’s not a pretty business. It employs the equivalent of Yankee peddlers who hand-sell books to brick and mortar stores, with…

Faber Brings Out-of-Print Titles Back Through POD

Faber & Faber is launching Faber Finds, a print-on-demand (POD) imprint specializing in out-of-print titles. From The Guardian: The new titles, which will retail at about £9, and be printed with automatically generated cover designs, will not be stocked in large quantities by booksellers, but will be available to order through most major booksellers and the majority of internet-based…

Q&A: Philip Parker, Developer of Automated Authoring Platform

Philip Parker uses his automated authoring process to develop thousands of books across 17 different genres.

Measuring Success on Self-Published Titles

Standard sales measures sell self-publishers short.

Further Thoughts on Amazon/BookSurge

I keep turning the Amazon/BookSurge story over in my mind, and decided today that it was worth a deep look at the stakeholders, and their stakes.

Amazon UK Staying out of POD Fray (for now…)

Amid the furor over Amazon’s latest maneuver with POD and Booksurge, comes word that Amazon.co.uk has "no plans" to bring Booksurge across the pond. Then again, that statement shouldn’t be as reassuring as it sounds to UK publishers: An Amazon.co.uk spokesman said there were "no plans" to introduce the BookSurge service into the UK, but added: "We do not…

Amazon Pushes Print-On-Demand Exclusivity

The intertubes have been flapping today about Amazon's latest move to get its POD publishers and self-published authors to exclusively use BookSurge for printing their titles.