Thursday, May 14, 2009

Amazon Launches Publishing Program

Amazon Launches Publishing Program
By Rachel Deahl -- Publishers Weekly, 5/14/2009 7:50:00 AM

In its most significant foray into publishing, Amazon has acquired world English rights to a self-published novel by a midwestern teenager called Legacy. The acquisition is the first for the e-tailer's newly launched publishing banner, AmazonEncore. Amazon is re-releasing the fantasy title, in hardcover, in August. The book, by Cayla Kluver, is part of a planned a trilogy--it was published under the banner Forsooth Books, founded by Kluver and her mother--and, according to Amazon, is the first in a currently unknown number of titles from AmazonEncore.
Read Full Article Here. And the Article on Amazon and Blog Publishing for Kindle Here.
Yup, we can all nod our heads now, cause we knew this was coming. And really, is it such a bad thing. Seems Amazon wants a piece of the slush-pile too in this slightly altered version of Authonomy. Why not let the retail book giant have a spot on the playing field. A monopoly just won't fly, we know that and so does Amazon, and if it helps Indie authors, I am all for it. My experience with Amazon, as far as my own imprint goes, has been exceptional. My book buying experience with them since their inception has been exceptional, what's to say they won't do well in this, their latest endeavour. Maybe they can work something out with IndieReader.

Cheryl Anne Gardner

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