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'Retail stonewalling' and Amazon sightings in bookstores

Oil and water...The general pattern, of course, has been simple: many bookshops, objecting to Amazon's effects on the industry, have declined to carry books from Amazon Publishing imprints. Read more »

#FutureChat recap: Multi-track issues

Friday (22nd August) after our good #FutureChat exchange about the recent protests of Amazon's negotiating tactics, one of our FutureBook community members noticed that the #UK's "Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store" ranking seemed to be top-heavy with a group of Amazon Publishing titles.

In fact, these titles doing so well on the list were all books published by Amazon Publishing imprints. And they were the same titles, in fact, that the mobile-service company EE was offering in a free-Kindle-ebook promotion. Read more »

Amazon's UK 'Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store' list temporarily affected by free ebook offer

Amazon officials confirm to The FutureBook that downloads of #Kindle ebooks from Amazon Publishing imprints made available free of charge to customers in a telephone-company promotion have temporarily skewed the UK's 'Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store' rankings at Amazon.co.uk. Read more »

Protests of Amazon on parallel tracks

Join us each Friday for a #FutureChat session with The Bookseller’s FutureBook community. We’ll be live on Twitter, at 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. Read more »

A perfect e-bookstore? "Maybe each one of us"

"To build our own vision of ebook nirvana"... It's not that Chris Kubica and his "perfect e-bookstore" associates didn't know the task was difficult. Read more »

Douglas Preston: On Amazon, Hachette, and Indie Authors

"We're not against Amazon. And we're not for Hachette at all."

Douglas Preston's new Gideon Crew novel with his longtime co-author Lincoln Child is titled The Lost Island. It's to be released Tuesday -- 5 August -- in both the UK and the States. Read more »

#FutureChat recap: How can we ease the summer's debate?

Our next #FutureChat, coming Friday (25th July) will be on the topic of subscriptions, same time as usual: 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. New York time, 8 a.m. Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Berlin, 3 p.m. GMT. We'd be glad to have you join us.

To ease the summer's publishing debates, just hold a #FutureChat, and the biting and bickering become a spirited but friendly exchange of views and counter-views. Read more »

#FutureChat: How can we ease the summer's debate?

Join us Friday for a #FutureChat session, with my special guest co-host Laura Hazard Owen from GigaOM. We'll be live on Twitter, at 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. New York time, 8 a.m. Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Berlin, 3 p.m. GMT.  Read more »

#FutureChat recap: Authors in the hot zone

Still crazy from the heat

For all the posts, counter-posts, comments, counter-comments, and general online debate generated by the authors' "dueling open letters," as some have called them, our #FutureChat on Friday was a measured, grounded conversation. Read more »

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