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1. Maggie to Join the Fireworks at La Crosse River Vault

Fireworks will light up the sky this 4th of July and so will the pole-vaulters at the 6th Annual River Vault competition in La Crosse, Wis. Thousands of spectators are expected to watch some 65 athletes from all over the … Continue reading

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2. Amazon Now Sells Print Books in Mexico

amazon-mxAmazon has been building up its Kindle business in Mexico for the past several years. Today the company has launched its first e-commerce store across the border that sells physical books.

Amazon.com.mx, a Spanish-language e-commerce site launches with millions of print books. Just as in the U.S., the online giant will also sell everything from consumer electronics and video games to personal health care items. They are offering free shipping on orders above MXN 599 (about $38 USD).

“Our mission at Amazon is to be Earth’s most customer centric company, and we strive to be the destination where people can find anything they want to buy online,” stated Alexandre Gagnon, director of international expansion at Amazon. “With Amazon.com.mx, customers in Mexico will find more of what they want – the largest selection in the country, low prices, fast and reliable delivery, all with a trusted and convenient experience.”

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3. Take Flight this Summer with ‘Maggie’ on Audio!

Thanks to superstar voice actress Tavia Gilbert, every month is Audiobook Appreciation Month here in Grain Valley, Kansas! To honor Tavia and all the awesome voice actors and actresses out there, we’ve been giving away Downpour.com downloads of Tavia’s performance … Continue reading

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4. Amazon Makes It Easier to Share Passages From E-Books

Amazon is making it easier to share passages from Kindle books.

Kindle already allows readers to post passages from books to their social media feeds, but a new update is letting readers highlight quotes and send them to specific people through more channels. And it is easier for those friends to read the content. Essentially a reader can share highlights and quotes while they are reading a Kindle book via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, email, text, etc. and determine the recipient.

The reader on the receiving end can read a free book preview from various devices be it a phone, tablet or PC without having to sign in or install an app. The new feature is now live in Kindle for Android, and coming to Kindle e-readers and other devices later this year.

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5. Amazon Picks Its Best Books of the Year So Far

H-is-for-HawkJust in time for beach reading, Amazon has revealed its Best Books of 2015 (So Far) list.

Amazon’s team of editors selected the list of 20 books. According to Amazon, the selection process included a ton of debate. However, the top book on the list was chosen unanimously: Helen MacDonald’s H is for Hawk. We’ve got the entire list for you after the jump.

Amazon’s Best Books of 2015 (So Far)

  • H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald
  • An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir
  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of Lusitania, Erik Larson
  • Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, Jill Leovy
  • The Sympathizer, Viet Than Nguyen
  • All the Old Knives: A Novel, Olen Steinhauer
  • Saint Mazie: A Novel, Jamie Attenberg
  • The Wright Brothers, David McCullough
  • The Book of Speculation: A Novel, Erika Swyler
  • Green on Blue: A Novel, Elliot Ackerman
  • The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
  • Golden Son: Book II of The Red Rising Trilogy, Pierce Brown
  • Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, Jon Krakauer
  • Dietland, Sarai Walker
  • Orhan’s Inheritance, Aline Ohanesian
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Wonder Garden, Lauren Acampora
  • Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, Mary Norris
  • My Struggle: Book Four, Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
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    6. Penguin Random House Makes New Deal With Amazon

    penguinrandomhouse400Penguin Random House and Amazon have settled the terms of their negotiations and inked a new agreement.

    Neither company would comment on the contract, which covers print and e-book sales in the U.S. and the U.K. The Wall Street Journal has the scoop:

    Amazon, in a statement, described the pacts as \"long-term agreements.\"

    Penguin Random House, which is majority owned by Bertelsmann SE & Co., said in a statement that \"we are still in business with Amazon, and with all our retail partners, and will continue to be.\"

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    7. Kindle Unlimited Royalty Changes Are Unfavorable for Authors

    Amazon's Kindle DeviceAmazon is changing the way it pays authors royalties for participation in its Kindle Unlimited e-book lending library. The new model is less favorable for authors.

    Beginning July 1, Amazon will no longer pay royalties on books that were downloaded and read at least 10 percent through the program. Instead they will only pay royalties on pages that are actually read. “We’re making this switch in response to great feedback we received from authors who asked us to better align payout with the length of books and how much customers read,” Amazon explains on the KDP site. “Under the new payment method, you’ll be paid for each page individual customers read of your book, the first time they read it.”

    Melville House points out that this is unfair to authors as “an author with a traditional publisher will receive royalties on each hard copy of the book sold to libraries (or a percentage of the e-book sold at a library rate).”

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    8. Amazon Faces Antitrust Investigation Over E-Books in Europe

    The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into how Amazon distributes e-books.

    The group will look closely at Amazon’s contracts with publishers to see if the terms are more favourable or to Amazon than to their competitors. The organization is concerned that favorable terms for Amazon may make it more difficult for other e-book distributors to compete with the e-commerce giant.

    “Amazon has developed a successful business that offers consumers a comprehensive service, including for e-books,” stated Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner in charge of competition policy. ” Our investigation does not call that into question. However, it is my duty to make sure that Amazon’s arrangements with publishers are not harmful to consumers, by preventing other e-book distributorsfrom innovating and competing effectively with Amazon. Our investigation will show if such concerns are justified.”

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    9. Amazon Names Seattle Most Read City

    Seattle is the most well-read city in America, according to Amazon.com.

    The Seattle-based retailer determined this by measuring sales for all books, magazines and newspapers sales in both print and Kindle format from April 2014 to April 2015 on a per capita basis for cities with 500,000 residents. Charlotte, N.C. ranked No. 2 on the list and Portland, OR came in No. 3.

    According to Amazon, Washington, D.C. residents prefer print books, and at No. 5 on the most well read list outranked Seattle for print sales. California had three cities on the list and Las Vegas lied the list with the most romance titles. We’ve got the entire list after the jump.

    The Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities

    1. Seattle, Wash. 11. Charlotte, N.C. 2. Portland, Ore. 12. Baltimore, Md. 3. Las Vegas, Nev. 13. San Diego, Calif. 4. Tucson, Ariz. 14. Houston, Texas 5. Washington, D.C. 15. Indianapolis, Ind. 6. Austin, Texas 16. San Jose, Calif. 7. San Francisco, Calif. 17. Jacksonville, Fla. 8. Albuquerque, N.M. 18. San Antonio, Texas 9. Denver, Colo. 19. Nashville, Tenn. 10. Louisville, Ky. 20. Chicago, Ill.

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    10. Amazon Launches Kindle for Kids Bundle

    Amazon is looking to get kids into eBooks with a new offer called the Kindle for Kids Bundle.

    The bundle includes an ad-free Kindle device with a two-year extended warranty from SquareTrade to cover replacements against accidental spills and drops. The device is outfitted with Kindle Free Time, a tool to help kids, parents and teachers track reading progress and earn badges for meeting reading goals.

    The device allows kids to check out books from the library. A parental password is required to purchase eBooks from the store. The bundle costs $99.

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    11. Field experimenting in economics: Lessons learned for public policy

    Do neighbourhoods matter to outcomes? Which classroom interventions improve educational attainment? How should we raise money to provide important and valued public goods? Do energy prices affect energy demand? How can we motivate people to become healthier, greener, and more cooperative? These are some of the most challenging questions policy-makers face. Academics have been trying to understand and uncover these important relationships for decades.

    The post Field experimenting in economics: Lessons learned for public policy appeared first on OUPblog.

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    12. Amazon Reveals Prize For Spanish-Language Authors

    Amazon is looking for Spanish-language authors to use Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and to help encourage engagement, the company has kicked off its second annual Indie Literary Prize Contest for Spanish-language authors.

    Indie writers can submit their own previously unpublished works to the KDP platform for consideration from July 1 to August 31. The winner will get $2500 and have their book published in print y La Esfera de los Libros. In addition, AmazonCrossing, Amazon’s imprint for world literature in translation, will translate the book into English and distribute it worldwide in digital, print and audio formats.

    “Books will be reviewed based on several criteria, such as creativity, originality and quality of writing and five finalists will be chosen,” explains the press release.

    Follow this link for more details.

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    13. Amazon Editors Launch a Young Adult Book Club

    I'll Give You the Sun (GalleyCat)The Amazon editorial team has launched a young adult book club. To kick things off, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson was chosen as the May/June 2015 read.

    Participants can submit questions for Nelson from now until May 30th; her responses will be posted on June 15th. Discussions are being held at the club’s Goodreads group page.

    The editors have also compiled a list of “100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime.” Some of the titles that made the cut include American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

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    14. Jim Henson Co. Project Among Four Animation Pilots Coming to Amazon

    Amazon’s online television division has ordered pilots for four new animated programs.

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    15. HarperCollins Could Leave Amazon: Report

    Amazon’s contract with book publisher HarperCollins is almost up and according to a report in Business Insider, the big five publisher is not going to sign the contract as is.

    Check it out:

    The contract presented to HarperCollins was the same contract recently signed by Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Macmillan, Amazon confirmed.

    If HarperCollins and Amazon don’t come to an agreement, no print or digital HarperCollins books will be available on Amazon once its existing contract runs out “very soon,” our source says.

    Last year Hachette fought for months with Amazon over contract terms. During that time, Amazon didn’t carry popular Hachette books and Hachette author Stephen Colbert urged readers to boycott Amazon.

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    16. A Dispute May Erupt Between HarperCollins & Amazon

    harpercollins200Rumors have been swirling that HarperCollins may enter into a dispute with Amazon.

    Here’s more from BusinessInsider: “The contract presented to HarperCollins was the same contract recently signed by Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Macmillan, our source says. If HarperCollins and Amazon don’t come to an agreement, no print or digital HarperCollins books will be available on Amazon once its current contract runs out ‘very soon,’ our source says.”

    Last year, Hachette Book Group USA had to deal with a similar issue. The publisher was locked in battle with the internet retail giant due to disagreements over eBook pricing. Several authors spoke out about the situation including Trigger Warning author Neil Gaiman, The Fault in Our Stars author John Green, and David & Goliath author Malcolm Gladwell. (via GeekWire.com)

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    17. FOLLOW Darcy Pattison on Amazon


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    Join Leslie Helakoski and Darcy Pattison in Honesdale PA for a spring workshop, April 23-26, 2015. It's a great Christmas present to yourself or a writer friend! Full info here.
    • "This conference was great! A perfect mix of learning and practicing our craft."Peggy Campbell-Rush, 2014 attendee, Washington, NJ
    • "Darcy and Leslie were extremely accessible for advice, critique and casual conversation."Perri Hogan, 2014 attendee, Syracuse,NY

    Did you know that Amazon.com now has FOLLOW buttons for authors?

    Amazon now allows customers to FOLLOW authors.

    Amazon now allows customers to FOLLOW authors.

    Indie authors have been lobbying for a SUBSCRIBE button on Amazon, which would allow a customer to essentially authorize a purchase of any new book from a particular author. That’s probably going too far for Amazon!

    It works well for services like Patreon.com, which allow people to authorize a certain payment, say $1.00, every time a musician uploads a new video. This type of patronage is an interesting new business model that is as old as the arts, but is new in being codified online. Authors are using it to fund podcasts, short stories and other writing. It’s only limited by the author’s imagination and the fan’s ability/desire to help the author achieve certain goals which remaining financially stable.

    Amazon’s FOLLOW button won’t go as far as a SUBSCRIBE, but it certainly gives authors incentive to develop their fans and audience on Amazon. Right now, I might boast about 1355 Pinterest followers, 469 Facebook Fan Page followers, 1205 Twitter followers, and a readership on this blog of over 350,000+. But none of those are directly tied to selling your book. 1000 Amazon Author followers, though, would mean that 1000 people are emailed whenever you have a new book come out. Amazon has done a great job of giving authors access to their book listings through AuthorCentral. Allowing fans to Follow an author on Amazon is a new and very interesting twist. So far, I haven’t seen any counts, so I don’t know if the number of your Followers will be shown publicly. Have you see that yet?

    Will Amazon’s FOLLOW button replace an author’s mailing list?

    It shouldn’t replace your efforts to build your mailing list. The main difference is the question of who owns the list. Using the Amazon FOLLOW button, Amazon will own the list of names and will use it according to their policies–and whims. If you build a mailing list–people who give you permission to contact them–then YOU own the list and can use it according to your policies–and whims.

    So, I have to ask! Please FOLLOW Darcy Pattison on Amazon.

    And I have to ask: Please sign up for my newsletter, which emails new posts as they are posted. You’ll also receive occasional other messages about new books, events, etc.

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    18. Some Authors KO’d by Amazon’s New KU Program

    HMWardSelf-published—and to an extent, traditional—writers who owe much of their reading audience to Amazon’s publishing platform are upset with the retailer’s new Kindle Unlimited program, notes the New York TimesDavid Streitfeld.

    The KU subscription service offers 700,000 self- and traditionally published books for $9.99 per month. While this new model may continue to draw readers, writers are earning less. Successful romance author Holly Ward, writing as H.M. Ward, saw her income drop 75% after two months in the program. She wrote on the site kboards under the topic “KU Crushed My Sales,” “I couldn’t wait and watch things plummet further,” and left the program.

    Streitfeld writes, “Amazon, though, may be willing to forgo some income in the short term to create a service that draws readers in and encourages them to buy other items. The books, in that sense, are loss leaders, although the writers take the loss, not Amazon.”

    Authors’ responses have included calls to unionize. As the Times points out, “since the payment is the same whether the book is long or short, other writers are taking the hint,” and adapting by writing in shorter forms, with serial novels and short stories, and publishing more frequently.

    E-Book consultant and publisher Bob Mayer split his book on failures of technology and leadership into seven different Kindle Unlimited volumes. Ward’s first novel was 500 pages; some of her recent works average 100 pages. Volume 17 in her “The Arrangement” series pubbed in early November; she brought out “Life Before Damaged Vol. 1” at November’s end, following it with “Life Before Damaged Vol. 2” two week later.

    “I’ve started working with four co-authors,” Ward told the New York Times. “If you’re not constantly putting out new material, people forget you’re there.”

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    19. Comparing Reviews of MOSQUITOLAND at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

    A lot of people use the reviews at Amazon to make decisions about books. I don't know how the specific content that is used at Amazon is selected, but it is worth noting that it is selectively used. No surprise there, really, because Amazon is a business, and so are the publishers.

    Case in point: David Almond's Mosquitoland 

    Amazon includes this from School Library Journal:

    Three sentences. They say "Debut author Arnold's book is filled with some incredible moments of insight. The protagonist is a hard-edged narrator with a distinct voice. There is a lot for teens to admire and even savor." 

    The full review was much longer, as seen at Barnes and Noble:

    In the full review, Angie Manfredi pointed out that the protagonist uses lipstick to paint her face and calls it "war paint" or that the protagonist is "part" Cherokee. She described these as "deeply problematic elements" of "cultural appropriation." 

    She's right. 

    I haven't read the book yet but will as soon as I get a copy. 

    For now, though, I think it important to note the difference in what gets excerpted at Amazon versus what gets used at Barnes and Noble. If you are a person who is mindful of problems related to depictions of Native peoples, Amazon would lead you astray. 

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    20. Sales Charts: The Best selling graphic novels on Amazon in 2014


    By David Carter

    [David Carter is the author of our monthly DC sales charts but he also hosts his own site, Yet Another Comics Blog, where he catalogs Amazon’s graphic novel sales each week. Although these are a rolling average, They do provide some clues to what were the best selling books of the year. Take it away, David!]

    Here are the top 50 comics from the YACB weekly Amazon Top 50 posts of 2014:

    1. Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
    2. The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
    3. The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
    4. Saga Volume 1
    5. Saga Volume 3
    6. Darth Vader and Son
    7. Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
    8. Vader’s Little Princess
    9. The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
    10. The Walking Dead, Vol. 21: All Out War, Part 2
    11. Can’t We Walk About Something More Pleasant?
    12. Saga Volume 2
    13. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
    14. Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
    15. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
    16. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
    17. Watchmen
    18. Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History
    19. Star Wars: Jedi Academy vol. 2: Return of the Padawan
    20. The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
    21. The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances
    22. The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
    23. The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (paperback)
    24. Goodnight Darth Vader
    25. Marvel Encyclopedia
    26. Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
    27. The Sword Sword: The Graphic Novel
    28. Batman: Year One
    29. Attack on Titan 1
    30. Star Wars: Jedi Academy
    31. The Walking Dead, Vol. 22: A New Beginning
    32. Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
    33. Seconds: A Graphic Novel
    34. Saga Volume 4
    35. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
    36. Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
    37. The Walking Dead Book 10
    38. The Complete Persepolis
    39. Sex Criminals Volume 1
    40. The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
    41. Attack on Titan 2
    42. V for Vendetta
    43. Understanding Comics
    44. Batman: Death of the Family Book and Joker Mask Set
    45. Batman Vol. 4: Zero Year – Secret City (The New 52)
    46. Dilbert 2015 Day-to-Day Calendar
    47. American Born Chinese
    48. The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
    49. The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
    50. The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear

    Methodology: I took my weekly (compiled on Fridays over at Yet Another Comics Blog) lists of Amazon Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels, and for each week assigned a comic a numerical score equal to 51 minus its ranking; e.g. the #1 book got 50 points, the #2 book got 49 points, the #3 book got 48 points, etc., all the way down to the #50 book getting 1 point. I poured everything into a spreadsheet, and voila. You can download a spreadsheet with all of the data here.


    • As has happened for every year but one since I’ve started tracking these Amazon charts, the book that was #1 during the first week of the year ends up being the #1 item for the entire year. In this case it is Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half. (Note that’s just for the paperback edition; the Kindle edition came in at #14 for the year.) And that’s after having placed #9 in 2013. Hyperbole and a Half is a massive mainstream hit.
    • The Walking Dead places four collections in the Top Ten. The two Compendia, placing #2 & #3 in 2014, were #1 & #2 back in 2013. Again, a massive sales success, which is something that can be achieved when the TV show based on the comic is a top drama on television.
    • Without the benefit of any media tie-ins, two Saga collections take up the #4 & #5 spots for the year. Another collection comes in at #12, and Volume 4, not released until near the end of the year, charts at #34. Another mainstream sales success, all the more remarkable for there not being a movie or television show, just comics that people want to read because they’ve heard they’re good comics.
    • In all, 357 different items made the Amazon Top 50 chart for one or more weeks. Of those, six were on the chart for all 52 weeks in 2014: Hyperbole and a Half, The Walking Dead Compendia 1 & 2, Saga vols. 1 & 3, and Batman: The Killing Joke Deluxe Edition. Another five were on the chart for all but one of those weeks.
    • A whopping 227 items only showed up on the chart for just one week, including four items who spent their only week in the #1 position (all four were sale-priced Kindle editions).
    • DC’s presence on the 2014 top 50 is basically Batman titles, plus two Alan Moore works: Watchmen & V for Vendetta. Their top seller, Batman: The Killing Joke, is the perfect storm of a Batman comic written by Alan Moore.
    • Marvel doesn’t place any items in the 2014 Top 50 (note that the Marvel Encyclopedia is put out by DK, not Marvel). Their top book is the Kindle edition of Marvel 1602 (on sale price for several weeks in April & May) at #54, followed closely by the first Ms. Marvel collection at #56. Ms. Marvel didn’t come out until late in the year, and early indications in 2015 are that it will be a strong seller, perhaps finally giving Marvel a strong mainstream success in the book market.
    • The best-selling Manga title for 2014 was Attack on Titan, with two volumes ending the year in the top 50.

    Publisher Count for the Top 50:

    Image Comics: 16
    DC Comics: 10
    Andrews McMeel: 4
    Touchstone Books: 2
    Chronicle Books: 3
    Pantheon: 3
    Jet City Comics: 2
    Kodansha: 2
    Scholastic: 2
    Ballantine: 1
    Bloomsbury: 1
    DK: 1
    Mariner Books: 1
    Square Fish: 1
    William Morrow: 1

    A few notes on the validity of all this: There’s very little. Amazon doesn’t release actual sales data, so we’re stuck with their relative sales rankings. I’ve written a somewhat lengthy missive on the gathering of the data and its meaning (or lack thereof) over at my regular blog here. But in short, this annual compilation is an abstraction of an abstraction of a surrogate for sales and should be taken with a sizable grain of salt.

    Bonus to The Beat! Here are the next 50 items in the 2014 annual accounting:

    1. The Harlem Hellfighters
    2. The Walking Dead Book 1
    3. Attack on Titan 3
    4. Marvel 1602 (Kindle)
    5. NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
    6. Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal
    7. Civil War
    8. Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Trouble Began
    9. How About Never–Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
    10. Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz (Kindle)
    11. X-Men: Days of Future Past
    12. Dilbert 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar
    13. Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 1: Legacy (Kindle)
    14. Locke & Key: Alpha and Omega
    15. Saga Deluxe Edition Volume 1
    16. xkcd: volume 0
    17. Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Col. Vol 1
    18. The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel (Kindle)
    19. The Walking Dead Book 9
    20. Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
    21. Batman Vol. 5: Zero Year – Dark City (The New 52)
    22. Infinity Gauntlet
    23. Attack on Titan 12
    24. Stephen King’s N. (Kindle)
    25. Godzilla: Awakening
    26. The Walking Dead Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1 (Kindle)
    27. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers
    28. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
    29. The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Vol. 1: The Curse of Herobrine
    30. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Kindle)
    31. Forever Evil (The New 52)
    32. Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Verse
    33. X-Men: Days of Future Past (Kindle)
    34. Snoopy: Cowabunga! (Kindle)
    35. Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift Part 1
    36. The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition
    37. The Complete Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
    38. Maxine Boxed Calendar (2015)
    39. Injustice Year Two #3 (Kindle)
    40. Attack on Titan 13
    41. Snowpiercer Vol. 1: The Escape
    42. Attack on Titan 14
    43. The Complete Far Side (paperback)
    44. Attack on Titan 11
    45. My Dog, the Paradox
    46. Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery
    47. The Walking Dead Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us (Kindle)
    48. Injustice Year Two #2 (Kindle)
    49. Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift Part 3
    50. Injustice Year Two #4 (Kindle)

    (A version of this article previously appeared on Yet Another Comics Blog.)

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    21. Amazon Adds Russian Language Section to Kindle Store

    Amazon has quietly added a Russian language eBook section to its site.

    While Russian Kindle books were available before, the site now counts 9,500 Kindle titles in Russian which are better indexed for discovery.

    In an interview with Russian Beyond the Headlines, Vladimir Kharitonov, C.E.O. of the Russian Association of Web Publishers, said that while Russian language books had appeared on the site in the past, there is now better curating. Check it out:

    Russian is one of the eight languages that have the highest number of books. That’s not surprising – for several years e-books in Russian appeared on Amazon in different ways. But there was no concrete place for them and it was difficult to find them through the search function.

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    22. Kindle Unlimited Hits Canada & Mexico

    Amazon’s eBook subscription service, which gives members unlimited access to a select Kindle library, has expanded to Canada and Mexico.

    The service costs CDN$9.99 a month in Canada and 129 pesos a month in Mexico, roughly $8 in each country. In exchange for the membership fee, subscribers can read more than 750,000 eBooks, which range from bestsellers to self-published works.

    The service launched more than six months ago in the U.S. where it competes with Oyster and Scribd. Amazon brought the offering to the UK a few months back.

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    23. Amazon to Publish Kindle Scout Books

    Amazon has listed its first books available through its new crowd sourced publishing platform for pre-order.

    Readers from the Kindle Scout community selected the titles. These 10 titles, which include sci-fi novels, romance titles and thrillers, will be the first books published under the digital publishing imprint Kindle Press. The books will be released on March 3. Here is more from the press release:

    To date, there have been 21 titles selected for publication by Kindle Press, with more books submitted and selected daily. Today, Kindle Scout also began accepting Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Action & Adventure submissions in addition to Romance, Mystery/Thriller and Science Fiction.

    Follow this link to explore the titles.

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    24. The Audiobook is Live!!

    I’m so excited to tell you that the audiobook of WISH YOU WEREN’T is live! I didn’t realize after approving the final version that it would take Audible nearly two weeks to listen to it to make sure the quality was up to par, but I’m glad they did. Because that ensures that anyone who […]

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    25. 3 List Building Strategies for Success in Today’s Market

    You've heard it over and over, what worked before isn’t working now. I attended a webinar by online marketer Clay Collins. It was about the newer strategies for successful list building. They've been around for a while now, but many haven't taken that step forward and gotten on board. As with most marketing strategies, once they become overused they become old and tired. What used to work

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