The War Continues: Amazon Throttles Legacy Publisher Sales

Oh look, it's happening again. Amazon has removed buy buttons before, in 2008, 2010 (twice) and 2012, and now they've decided they're going to try again and see if people allow it, AGAIN.

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The State of South African Literature

“Why don’t you stock more local authors? Why can’t I find any South African poetry? Why are there so few black authors?” These complaints come my way every now and then, and are often brought up at store level. While these are very valid questions, the answer is more complicated (and a little bit sadder)…

Amazon.com is eating up the book world

As someone who works between the publisher, author and reader, articles like this bode poorly for my industry. The article discusses how Amazon is directly snapping up authors instead of sourcing their books from the publishers, and how this might affect the publishing industry. It has set up a flagship line run by a publishing veteran,…

Sorry, straights only

Unfortunately, we often forget that the publishing industry is as much a gatekeeper as it is a place of rebellion. It can be both, but it is sad when it is the former. Two authors wrote about their book being rejected because they would not change a gay character into a straight one. Mail and…