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 […]

CreateSpace And Booksurge Unite Under One Brand

Self-publishing authors may see CreateSpace and Booksurge as two distinctly different companies, but both brands are run by On-Demand Publishing, who are in turn a subsidiary of Amazon. The announcement of the merging of CreateSpace and Booksurge comes as no great surprise, and if anything, should have happened more than a year ago considering CreateSpace has become the […]

Booksurge US – (see CreateSpace)

UPDATE NOVEMBER, 2009. Booksurge has now merged under the CreateSpace brand.Announcement news. Related articles Amazon Japan Launches Print-On-Demand Program for Publishers (mickrooney.blogspot.com) to self-publish or not self-publish (victoryates.wordpress.com) Create Space Helps First Time Authors Like Taren Wilson The Writer of Novel,The Life Of Mouse. – (takingonacause.com) Amazon Announce Breakthrough Novel Award Finalists (mickrooney.blogspot.com) Abbott Press […]

Baker & Taylor Set For POD Distribution by September 2009

Baker & Taylor Inc, the US book distributor has joined forces with R.R.Donnelley, a print solutions provider to establish and run a print-on-demand digital book production center at Baker & Taylor’s distribution plant in Illinois. This looks to be the last commercial deal to be put in place before the POD distribution plant opens in […]

Oscars At The IPPY Awards

The IPPY Awards are considered by some to be the Oscars of POD, Independent and Self-Publishing books. I’m not entirely sure I agree with this view considering there is a small fee for entry and many of the small presses are often born out of an author’s own self-publishing imprint (not a bad thing mind), […]

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 […]