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  As reported in the Chicago Tribune PayPal, the online payment service owned by eBay Inc., is backtracking on its policy against processing sales of e-books containing themes of rape, bestiality or incest after protests from authors and anti-censorship activist groups. PayPal’s new policy will focus only on e-books that contain […]

Paypal Rewrites E-Book Erotica Policies



Great news for self published authors… “Baker & Taylor has signed an agreement with Smashwords that will enable the e-book distributor to offer its titles through B&T’s Blio application. Using Blio, readers can sample and purchase Smashwords e-books, create digital libraries for purchased and sampled titles, publish text or YouTube […]

Not So Strange Bedfellows: Baker & Taylor to Distribute Smashwords ...



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The American Book Association has hitched its wagon to the Just Say No to Amazon campaign. The American Booksellers Association is the latest to weigh in on Amazon’s publishing program following the decision by Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Indigo Books not to carry their titles. Today the organization’s for-profit subsidiary, IndieCommerce, began […]

It’s Getting Hot in Here, ABA Says No More Amazon



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Well it looks like the rumors are true. Amazon plans to open a retail store in Seattle. The store will serve as a model for any future Amazon stores and will feature high-end products (i.e. Kindle Fire) and yes, their Amazon’s book titles. This makes sense when you consider Amazon’s […]

Amazon to open Apple-Like Retail Store



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Rumors are re-circulating that Amazon will open brick-and-mortals stores. Ever saw the movie You Got Mail where Tom Hank’s character basically destroys Meg Ryan’s character’s book store business within months of opening his Mega Book Store. Now imagine what could happen if Amazon opens stores nationwide? If this is true, watch […]

Amazon To Open Brick-and-Mortar Stores?