What The Authors Guild’s Mary Rasenberger Isn’t Saying About Amazon

No one at The Authors Guild or the American Bookseller’s Association was able to find an hour in their busy schedules to publicly debate their recent calls for an antitrust investigation into Amazon’s business practices, but they did find time this week to conduct a lengthy poffball interview of The Authors Guild executive director  Mary Rasenberger. On… Read More »

Audible Onebook Lets You Share, Recommend Audiobooks With Your Friends

With the Audio Publishers Association estimating that the audiobook market was worth $1.47 billion last year (and growing fast, according to independent reports), more people are using audiobooks than ever. And between the new program launched today and the recently launched Audible Unlimited service that is bound to grow. I just got an email from Amazon with the… Read More »

Amazon to be Awarded $65 Million Contract to Supply eBooks to NYC Schools

Amazon is about to expand its school bookstore empire beyond running unstores for several US universities. Capital New York reports that the NYC Board of Education is about to award Amazon a five-year, $64.5 million contract for the retailer to run an ebook marketplace where public schools would buy ebooks. The contract will initially last three… Read More »