Amazon is notoriously opaque. It does not reveal the number of devices sold or books sold or movies downloaded. It’s hard to measure the success of any one program and the algorithms it uses to construct its bestseller lists are… more
Harlequin has signed a deal to provide exclusive subscription access to 15,000 backlist titles to Scribd subscribers. Not sure what Scribd is? It’s a subscription access service. I wrote about all three of the main ones here and concluded (even… more
Note: We’ve had some caching issues where the front page (the one with the slider) failed to update the content. The http://dearauthor.com/blog page was fine. I think we’ve fixed it but if you visit DA and there’s not updated content,… more
Thursday News: Book Riot columnist challenges romances’ isolationist attitudes; subscription services...
Romance and the Problems with “By Women, For Women, About Women” – Reader Lynn sent me this article and my response was “Wow, I don’t know what to think of this article.” And I don’t. The author of this piece… more
After seeing all the worried reader posts about their Kindle content, I decided to go straight to Amazon and ask for an official statement about the integrity of our purchases. Like many readers, I spend hundreds (actually thousands) of dollars… more