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1. TREATS FOR YOU…

When I was in the 7th grade I won a scary story writing contest at my middle school. The prize was receiving a free signed book from a published author and being able to meet him at his book signing in Rochester Hills, Michigan. This experience was a pivotal opportunity for me. I was a girl who was bullied in school and tormented on a regular basis. I recall winning this contest not only being a confidence booster but also a sign that I was more than the insults that others hurled at me. I was able to put words on paper and make others interested. My thoughts mattered. I remember being in my happy place listening to the process involved in developing stories and thinking that one day I would love to do the same thing. This was an incredible treat for me. I am looking forward to seeing many of my readers this weekend at participating Barnes & Noble Booksellers. I love to meet my readers in the bookstore. It is an amazing opportunity to connect, listen, share and learn. I always look for kids that remind me of myself. Those who are eager to meet an author, those who are interested in their own dreams being realized one day and those who need to be reminded of their worth. In the spirit of paying it forward I would like to have a small contest of my own. This upcoming weekend I have a treat for those who purchase one of my books and who mentions this blog post. In the spirit of giving and bringing forward a positive harvest I am giving away a "mystery" item at each signing. Feel free to share with those who might be interested. Saturday: Rochester 11-1. Sunday: Troy 4-6. Monday: Northville 5-7. Read Something Great!

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2. Amazon Only by Margot Justes



My books were out on Amazon, KOBO, Barnes & Noble, and all the other available venues. It was easy since my formatter did everything for me, but last week I switched to Amazon only.

I started paying attention to the e-mails I received from the other companies, advertising books for sale, and I noticed it was the same everywhere, all the bestsellers were being promoted, not a midlist author among them.

It was the same everywhere except on Amazon. I saw my books being advertised along with others. That is a brilliant and savvy move on Amazon’s part, because among those lesser names could be the next huge bestseller. Why is it that only Amazon recognizes that possibility? Where are the others? Why is Amazon the only one giving midlist authors a chance to build their readership?

I fully recognize that bestsellers make money, they sell large numbers of books, and this is a business, and as such must turn a profit to survive. But surely there is room for a different voice, a new breath, those writers that aren’t main stream but have something to say that may not be quite middle of the road, but may succeed beyond expectations. Surely that is how a business grows, and markets expand.

Amazon recognizes the value of smart advertising, and in reality it costs them little to add a few new writers to their ad campaigns. Why can’t the others do the same?

They made the decision for me, I have more to gain when I give Amazon my exclusive rights. Amazon offers KDP Select, Paid Library Lending, discounted or free promotion days; it’s up to me to decide how to market my books. I have plenty of opportunities to promote within Amazon, and with their resources I’m better off.

The issues about market and pricing control are complex, and many claim Amazon wants to control the market, currently the battle with Hachette is an example. In reality what company wouldn’t want to be in Amazon’s shoes?

From my perspective, as a small midlist author, I’ll stay with Amazon only, for growth and potential new readership, at least they give me a chance.

Cheers
Margot  Justes
Blood Art
A Hotel in Paris
A Hotel in Bath
A Fire Within
www.mjustes.com

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3. For authors: from CRAIN's New York Business (Bloomberg:) Barnes & Noble to create Nook tablets with Samsung June 13, 2014






The new device will use Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 hardware to better compete against the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle.

(Bloomberg) -- Barnes & Noble Inc.'s Nook e-reader business, renewing efforts to challenge Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc., is teaming up with Samsung Electronics Co. to create co-branded tablet computers.
The new devices will combine the Nook software with Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 hardware, creating full-service tablets that can access Barnes & Noble's collection of more than 3 million books, magazines and newspapers, according to a statement today. The 7-inch model will debut in early August, followed by a 10-inch Galaxy Tab 4 model about two months later.
Barnes & Noble, a bookstore chain with almost 700 stores, has been scaling back its investments in the money-losing Nook unit after earlier tablet models flopped with consumers. The company, which has struggled to compete with Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPad, hasn't released a new device since October. As part of today's agreement, Barnes & Noble will buy at least 1 million devices from Samsung within the first 12 months.
Samsung, based in Suwon, South Korea, is the world's largest maker of mobile devices that run Google Inc.'s Android software. The deal will bring world-class technology to Nook, Barnes & Noble Chief Executive Officer Michael Huseby said.
"Our job and focus is to be a content company, not a device manufacturer," he said in an interview. The partnership with Samsung "allows us to focus on what we're good at."

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www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140605/MEDIA_ENTERTAINMENT/140609936/barnes-noble-to-create-nook-tablets-with-samsung

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4. Ypulse Essentials: Tablets Ownership Doubles Over The Holidays, Printz Awards Announced, Get Doodling For Google And Crayola

The number of Americans who have a tablet or e-reader (jumped significantly between December 2011 and January 2012, thanks to robust holiday sales, according to Pew Research. In fact, among Millennial adults, tablet ownership — at 24%... Read the rest of this post

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5. Ypulse Essentials: US Tennis Targets Kids, Nook Kids Launches A Musical EBook, Cord Cutting Continues

The USTA hopes to make tennis a big hit among kids through not only the creation of child-friendly rules (but also fun and familiar marketing. In what’s sure to be a grand slam of a strategy, the USTA is partnering with Nickelodeon to air special... Read the rest of this post

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6. Ypulse Essentials: ‘True Life’ Occupies Wall Street, Student Debt Rises (Again), Disney’s Deal With YouTube

MTV aired the latest episode of its ‘True Life’ documentary series over the weekend (focusing on the young people protesting in Zuccotti Park. The episode seems to have the same issues as the Occupy Wall Street movement itself: a lack of... Read the rest of this post

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7. Ypulse Essentials: Sneak Peek Of The Nook Tablet, ‘A Very Gaga Thanksgiving,’ Big Time Movie

Barnes & Noble will debut the newest member of its Nook family on Monday (but Engadget has a sneak peek. The new version, called the Nook Tablet, looks a lot like the Nook Color and will have twice the RAM and built-in storage of the Kindle... Read the rest of this post

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8. Ypulse Essentials: JetBlue & PBS Kids Soar With Reading, MTV’s High School Dropout Show, ‘Hannah Montana’ Prequel?

In an effort to encourage summer reading (JetBlue and PBS Kids launched Soar with Reading, a program that keeps kids reading no matter where they are. Kids on JetBlue summer flights will receive an activity kit with reading games about PBS shows.... Read the rest of this post

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9. Ypulse Essentials: Teen Choice Awards, Edupunks, The Return Of 'The Good Girl'

Teen Choice Awards (the Jonas Brothers hosted this year's ceremony with "Twilight" taking home the most wins at 12 awards. Plus Britney Spears wins the "Ultimate Choice" award for her "extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry") (USA... Read the rest of this post

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10. Ypulse Youth Media Movers & Shakers

Today we bring you another installment of Youth Media Movers and Shakers. We've culled through industry publications looking for the recent executive placements we think you should know about. If you have executive news that you want us to... Read the rest of this post

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11. Ypulse Jobs: Teen Voices, UNICEF, Barnes & Noble & more

Today we bring you our weekly sampler of the cool youth media and marketing gigs. If your company has an open position in the youth media or marketing space, we encourage you to join the Ypulse LinkedIn group, if you haven't yet, and post there... Read the rest of this post

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