Amazon has blossomed from the world's biggest retail book seller, and Amazon is constantly changing the game to stay that
Why would a traditionally published author give exclusivity to Amazon for a new book? I thought I knew the answer, but I discovered the reasons are as varied as writers and book genres.
The emergence of Shebooks, a new e-book single company headed by award-winning magazine editor Peggy Northrop, helped drive
Authors, don't spend your option money yet. This is all back-of-the-cocktail-napkin speculation.
What hasn't Kevin Jackson done in the world of content creation? He's been an author (long form and e-book singles), newspaper reporter, playwright, radio producer, rock opera writer.
The 2013 Thin Reads best-seller rankings is based on an analysis of its weekly best-seller lists. And, for the record, there are no overall figures for e-book single sales at this present time.
The e-book single market inched forward in 2013. Yet, there was no hockey stick moment for e-book single sales that we could determine.
These are people who decide or influence what we read when it comes to this exciting new form of digital content. And more importantly, they are starting to put their stamp on popular culture and mainstream journalism.
If there's any gloomy note in the findings for the third quarter, it's the outlook for new fiction in the e-book single marketplace. There appears to be very little appetite from consumers for short fiction from unknown or relatively unknown authors.
Other companies have tried and failed to institute a paywall for this new way of reading news. Why are we suddenly hopeful that this model could work?