Self-publication is starting to lose its stigma. Now even The New York Times is offering reviews of self-published titles. The ultimate goal for many authors, however–including those who self-publish–is to have their work picked up by a publishing house. What’s more, publishers other than Amazon are getting into the self-publishing business. For the complete story from NPR, “Self-Publishing: No Longer Just A Vanity Project,” click here.
Amazon withdrew ads from The New Republic after Franklin Foer published an article critical of Amazon.
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Hachette introduces “in-stream Twitter purchasing” of a few titles.
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