Big Six publishers

Hugh Howey explodes your view of publishing with author earnings report

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Author and self-publishing savant Hugh Howey has just released via the AuthorEarnings website his new report on … well … author earnings, which moves data capture and overall insight into author sales figures and receipts in the digitally disrupted world of modern publishing up several [...]

Why Big Publishing hates Amazon, Part 2

By libertyc
December 8, 2013 // 3 Comments

This article is a follow-up to my earlier piece on “Why Big Publishing hates Amazon, and wants you to hate Amazon too”. As its title may suggest, it’s not exactly a withdrawal of my original conclusions. But it is an attempt to answer and counter some of the comments made on that [...]

Publishers, Barnes & Noble advised on how to save themselves…but will it work?

By libertyc
July 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

"Vaporize him!" It’s really easy to give advice, especially when you’re not the one who has anything at stake. I know that as well as anybody. And in turbulent times, there seems to be plenty of advice flying around. That being said, on the heels of my own cathartic rant at publishers [...]

Class Action Lawsuit Against Amazon and Publishers Misses the Mark

By libertyc
February 21, 2013 // 5 Comments

According to the Huffington Post, three independent bookstores are filing a class action suit against Amazon and the “Big Six” publishers. Alyson Decker of Blecher & Collins PC, lead counsel acting for the bookstores, described DRM as “a problem that affects many independent [...]

A Big Six publisher officially grants ownership of its e-books to libraries

By libertyc
October 18, 2012 // 1 Comment

Hear that? That’s the collective sound of a thousand publishing industry jaws hitting the floor. In a Library Journal item posted today, reporter Michael Kelley writes that Random House—one of the so-called Big Six publishers, don’t forget—has made a rather stunning proclamation [...]

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