BookLocker Move on Lulu Authors with $18 (save $149) Offer

Angela Hoy, editor and proprietor at BookLocker, late yesterday made an open offer to any unhappy authors with Lulu to switch their books to the Maine-based POD publisher. In a bold announcement on this week’s edition of Writersweekly, Hoy drew attention to negative comments in Lulu’s forum from its own self-published authors. In a piece […]

Amazon Agree Settlement in Booklocker.com Antitrust Lawsuit

Amazon has agreed a settlement in the lawsuit filed against them by Booklocker.com in 2008. The lawsuit was taken against Amazon by Booklocker.com following the giant e-retailer’s strong-armed attempt to force publishers using POD printers for their book lists to switch to paying Amazon’s own POD printer, Booksurge (now subsumed into Amazon’s CreateSpace). Booklocker.com took the lawsuit […]

Amazon – Booksurge Antitrust Lawsuit: Motion to Dismiss Refused

Chief U.S. District Judge John Woodcock Jr. has refused Amazon.com’s motion to dismiss Booklocker.com’s Antitrust Lawsuit against them. The lawsuit stems from actions and communications by Amazon early last year to instruct some publishers using print-on-demand digital printing to use Amazon’s own printer, Booksurge. You can read the official court documents on Judge Woodcock Jr’s […]

Lulu’s Faux Pas & WritersWeekly Article

Angela Hoy over on Booklocker.com has posted in this week’s edition on Writersweekly about the growing concerns some authors are experiencing with Lulu’s quality of service and shipping charges. While Angela does not go into a great amount of detail in her article, she does carry links from Lulu’s own forum from many disgruntled authors. […]

Comments on Self Publishing Article – New York Times

“The point may soon come when there are more people who want to write books than there are people who want to read them.” New York Times, January 27th, 2009. This is an opening quote from an article about self publishing in the New York Times this week by Motoko Rich about the rise in […]

Amazon and Booksurge Antitrust Lawsuit – Update

The judge presiding over the forthcoming Amazon/Booksurge antitrust lawsuit has requested both parties legal representatives to attend court in Bangor, Maine. It is not uncommon in Federal lawsuit cases for a judge to make this kind of request. This tends to optimise the Federal court’s time and eliminate parties bringing lawsuits based on frivolous or […]