Posts Tagged ‘Publisher’s Weekly’

Ebook Millionaires: How Are Paperback Sales?

April 5, 2012 3 comments

Everyone knows that John Locke sold a million copies of his 99cent ebooks. Based on this, he signed a pretty lucrative deal Simon & Schuster. But his paperbacks haven’t been doing quite as well.

Amanda Hocking, on the other hand, who signed with St. Martin’s Press, is selling very well.

More on this story here.

Amazon’s Lending Library Bad for Authors?

November 16, 2011 Leave a comment

The Author’s Guild has voiced its concerns over Amazon’s Lending Library taking titles from publishers without permission, and in cases where the publisher has signed up, for not getting permission from authors.

Amazon’s contention is that it doesn’t have to seek publisher permission because “paying wholesale price for an e-book gives it the right to sell-e-books at any price, or give them away, as long as the publisher is paid” (quote from the Publisher’s Weekly article). Not so, says the Author’s Guild.

Click here for the entire article.