Published on April 18, 2012
Jeff Bezos is a BILLIONAIRE!! He is worth 18.4 BILLION dollars. Instead of putting air conditioning in the ovens his company calls warehouses, he’s blowing his money trying to recover rockets from past space flights. Why?!
Published on March 30, 2011
amazon, createspace complaints, pod complaints, Print on demand, self-publishing
Tempted to sign up with one of those POD publishers that are claiming to be FREE? Think again! If you’re a graphic designer and you can layout your book on your own, and if you can create a professional and original book cover on your own, too, and if you want to severely limit your book’s availability (and salability), that’s one thing. But, if you want to get your book published for “free”, in some cases you can forget about having an ISBN (which online and brick and mortar bookstores and libraries require), forget about being distributed by Ingram, the largest book distributor, and forget about a lot of other things as well…
Published on January 12, 2011
amazon, writing scams
It never ceases to amaze me how excited or infuriated authors get about their Amazon ranking…
Published on November 24, 2010
When an author publishes a brand new edition of their book, or when they move their book from one publisher to another, or even when they get the rights back to their book and decide to self-publish, they are often frustrated to learn that Amazon will not remove the old version of their book from Amazon.com…
Published on April 8, 2009
amazon, book marketing
Amazon recently announced they would be removing other book names and links from book reviews. Some so-called book reviewers are furious about it…because they were accustomed to using Amazon’s book reviews option to promote themselves. While I’m no fan of Amazon, for once, they’re doing something I agree with!
Published on April 9, 2008
Since WritersWeekly broke the Amazon Ultimatum Story two weeks ago, news has traveled quickly across the globe and it didn’t take long for everyone, including book buyers, authors, publishers, and writing organizations, to weigh in against Amazon’s actions…