OR Books

Publisher calls on authors to lay off writing: Give us a break!

By libertyc
August 17, 2013 // 4 Comments

Colin Robinson, co-founder of the New York independent publisher OR Books, has published a call in The Guardian that fits right into the dog days of summer. Entitled “Writers should take a year off, and give us all a break,” his plea asks for: “a writers’ moratorium. What if [...]

OR Books publisher suggests ‘disintermediating Amazon’ by selling D2C

By libertyc
May 25, 2012 // 9 Comments

Here’s another article from an exec of a Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) publisher about “disintermediating Amazon,” this one on Publishers Weekly. John Oakes of OR Books puts Amazon’s success in an interesting perspective when he points out that, when you get right down to it, the main advantage [...]

OR Books says “No” to Amazon

By libertyc
March 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Colin Robinson has an article at the Huffington Post about his new startup, OR Books, which published Going Rouge. Robinson points out that Amazon wants a discount of 55 to 60% and if the publisher tries to match that price Amazon will use the publisher’s lower price as the basis of their [...]

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