Posts tagged Sweet Valley High
Novelist claims Amazon search result tied to publisher bribes
March 4, 2014 | 3:34 pm
Salon Magazine has never made any secret that it leans strongly against Amazon, and it’s found yet another silly reason to pile onto the bandwagon with this complaint from novelist Stephan Eirik Clark. Because Amazon’s search algorithms are “for sale,” he concludes, Amazon “buried my novel.” For a while. Until it didn’t. Clark has a novel called Sweetness #9 scheduled to release in August. But when he went searching for it on Amazon a few weeks ago, he didn’t find it in the results. But then he read George Packer’s article in the New Yorker about Amazon, and an...
Nostalgia Publishing—Can it Pay?
November 15, 2012 | 10:45 am
From Paid Content's Laura Hazard Owen comes this story about Scholastic Books and their upcoming re-release—in e-book form—of the hit 80's series "The Babysitters Club." What makes this story interesting is that the first seven books are, in fact, already available as e-books. But what Scholastic is doing with these new releases is marketing to the nostalgia crowd with original cover art and a relatively low ($5.99) price point. As the article explains: "Scholastic has printed over 176 million copies of the BSC books worldwide. The ebooks are being released with their original covers by Hodges Soileau — making it clear that Scholastic...