| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Amazon on Tuesday announced a program, called Amazon Source, making its Kindle e-readers, tablets and accessories available for independent bookstores to sell to their customers. The bookstores can purchase the devices at a discount and then, in some...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Amazon.com wants to help out the corner bookstore.
The Seattle Internet giant on Wedneday introduced Amazon Source, a program that enables independent booksellers to earn money from the sale of Kindle e-books -- if they sell Kindle devices and...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The editors of the British website the Kernel bought a copy of the e-book "Naughty Daughter Abducted ... (taboo daddy daughter erotica)" on Amazon, and did not like what they saw.
"The book is a sick rape fantasy with language and details too graphic...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The naughty writers have struck back.
Yesterday, Jacket Copy's Carolyn Kellogg reported on Amazon, Kobo and other e-book retailers' cracking down on self-published erotica on their websites, attempting to remove titles of works that depict incest,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:27 PM
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Here’s something to consider when you’re Christmas shopping for that teen or young adult in your family.
Yes, young people spend a lot of time reading and writing short messages on their smartphones, or listening to music and playing games...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Not long ago the writer Sherman Alexie missed one of his readings, standing up fans at the Queen Anne Book Company, a store in Seattle.
"It was Little League season and I completely spaced out," Alexie said. "I owed them a big atonement." The bookstore'...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Bestselling author James Patterson wants to support independent bookstores, and he's putting his money where his heart is. On Monday he pledged to give $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year.
"We’re making this transition to e-...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The Southern California Independent Booksellers Assn. -- SCIBA -- celebrated its favorite books of the last year and got to know some writers with books on the way Friday night at its 2013 Authors Feast.
The event includes the SCIBA Awards, a look...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Novelist and independent bookseller Jaime Clarke has, like many writers before him, launched a website tied to the promotion of his new book. "Vernon Downs" will be available from Amazon in April 2014, but his website urges readers to consider pre-...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:57 AM
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired with publishers to set the prices of e-books. Apple, the judge found, “played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy” and will pay damages to be set at a future trial....