Tuesday News: Entangled Partners with Macmillan; Txtr and Readerlink to bring...

Entangled has been able to price their books in that fashion because it publishes through PubIt! and Kindle Direct whereby they achieve 70% of their sale price. Under Macmillan, the deals cut with retailers may be quite different. In a separate agreement, St. Martin’s Press will launch a new joint venture imprint known as St. Martin’s/Entangled which will bring into print and publish a select number of Entangled’s digital first titles. No word from the press release as to how the books will be picked to be published in the joint venture.  The successful books from Entangled appear to be those from the Brazen line, Jennifer Armentrout’s YA titles, and Jennifer Probst’s The Marriage Bargain (which is the property of Simon & Schuster). Press Release

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The commenters to the Huffington Post article are indicative of why the local bookstore is struggling. One of them says that they buy local … at the Half Price Bookstore. Another says that their local bookstore doesn’t sell urban fiction books so she has to buy at Amazon and B&N. Two others proclaim their love for the Nook and Kindle. Yet another commenter says that she’ll save her money for the local coffeehouse. Definitely not the responses hoping to be engendered by the cute “pro indies” song. Huffington Post