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Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads: Not Good for Authors or Readers

Goodreads–the social networking site that allows authors and readers to rank, discuss and share books–has agreed to be purchased by Amazon, the world’s largest book seller. What prompted the sale is likely the fact that Goodreads was exploring opening a bookstore. Amazon already owns Shelfari one of Goodreads’ competitors, which means there is no longer […]

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Giveaways: Past performance . . .

This post is directed at self-published authors in general and in particular people who are at the beginning of their writing careers who are seeking information about the ups and downs of self-publishing. Having self-published my first novels (The Expendable Man, 2011 and Making the Grade, 2012), I’m at the stage where I’m still working […]

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