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Amazon Books: Infiltrating the Heart of the Industry

A little over a year ago, Jess talked with you guys about Amazon moving into their own space—the beginning of the online empire’s physical reign over the bookselling industry. Initially opening in Seattle, Amazon Books was (supposedly) intended to give book-buyers a more traditional experience, compared to books showing up in boxes on your doorstep after […]

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The dirty word that might not be so dirty anymore

For years, self-publishing has been somewhat of a dirty word in the book industry. While some authors jumped on the bandwagon early on, many more have clung to tradition, doing everything in their power to distance themselves from the writers gone rogue. To self-publish was to break from the norm, circumventing the traditional publishing system to push one’s book out into the world. Going indie was the equivalent of a subversive, traitorous act against the institutional powers that be.

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