Friday, May 30, 2014

BEA 2014: Can Anyone Compete with Amazon?


With Amazon's Tuesday evening blog post claiming the company does not expect its dispute with the Hachette Book Group to end any time soon, the standoff between the e-tailer and one of its vendors is once again showing how much leverage the online giant enjoys in the book marketplace. As the Amazon-Hachette showdown continues to dominate talk at BookExpo America this week, many industry insiders are wondering whether any retail player can challenge Amazon's dominance. more »

BEA 2014: Bricks-and-Mortar Rebounding
Wednesday’s BookExpo panel on the future of bricks-and-mortar retailing couldn’t have been scheduled at a more auspicious time for indies: the day after the American Booksellers Association announced a resurgence in the number of independent bookstores. more »

BEA 2014: Books, Technology, and the Culture of Distraction
Authors Nicholas Carr and Hugh Howey, among others, debated the impact of technology on publishing and culture. more »


Amazon's Last Defenders?: Despite the e-tailer's bigfooting, some nonprofits still view taking Amazon's money as a necessary evil.

Poehler's Cover Reveal : A glimpse at the cover of Amy Poehler's "Yes Please," out on October 28 from Dey Street Books.

Clinton's Book Tour May Preview Campaign: Whether Clinton intends it as such or not, every aspect of the upcoming book launch is being evaluated as possible strategy in a yet-undeclared presidential campaign.

'Kirkus' Unveils Three $50K Book Prizes: The annual Kirkus Prizes will honor works of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature.

'This is Where I Leave You' Trailer: Jonathan Tropper’s 2009 novel "This Is Where I Leave You" is getting the feature film treatment with an all-star cast, and the first trailer has finally arrived.

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