Pulling the Sword from the Stone: Amazon’s Kindle Books to be Available on Mobile Phones
Friday, 02/6/09 | 5 Comments

Did you feel that? That was a tremor in the publishing world. There have been many of them over the past several months, but yesterday’s announcement from Amazon could be especially game changing in my …

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Can Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos Fix Twitter’s Scalability Problem?
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 | One Comment

Looks like Twitter got a new round of funding today, and you may be thinking “so what?”  I’m interested because one of the new investors is Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos who as Read Write Web put …

Border’s Face Out Strategy May Hurt Their Web Sales
Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 | No Comment
Border’s Face Out Strategy May Hurt Their Web Sales

Ever since Border’s announced that they would be leaving partner Amazon.com to build their own web presence, I have been eagerly watching to see what features they might bake into the new site.
After all, Amazon.com …

Tasty Book Covers
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2007 | 4 Comments

We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about book covers.  While you can’t judge a book by its cover, it certainly is part of the buying process.  This is especially important in trade …

Life After Harry Potter
Thursday, Jul 19, 2007 | One Comment

The Guardian’s Nicholas Clee wonders about the future of the publishing industry after our friend Harry hangs up his robes for good.
Even Bloomsbury has Harry headaches. The huge profits that the novels generate lead the …

The Book Proposal: Know Your Competition
Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | One Comment

“There are no other books like this one.”
“There is no competition for this title.”
Yes there is.
Never leave the Competition section for your book proposal blank, nor should you use statements like the ones above to …

Amazon.com as a Social Network
Monday, Apr 23, 2007 | No Comment

Joshua Porter over at UIE Brain Sparks has a great post about Amazon.com as a social network.  His examination of the product page for iPod found no less than 16 social features including user reviews, …

Context Links - AdSense for Amazon.com Affiliates
Monday, Mar 26, 2007 | No Comment

Last week, Amazon.com began beta testing of a new services called Context Links.
Context Links are a quick and convenient way to add links to your website and monetize your content. Context Links automatically identify and …

Crowdhacking: 10 Simple Ways Authors Can Help to Increase Sales at Amazon.com
Friday, Mar 2, 2007 | 31 Comments

More from the March 2007 issue of Wired - Annalee Newitz’s piece entitled Herding the Mob explores the influence of online crowds like Digg and eBay, and how the mobs themselves can be influenced, and …