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 Paul St John Mackintosh
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 [...]

Class Action Lawsuit Against Amazon and Publishers Misses the Mark

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
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 Dan Eldridge
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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