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How Copyblogger Built Their Brand and Their Sales With KDP Select

Copyblogger decided to experiment with the KDP Select Program to give away an e-book for a 48 hour period.  At the end of the giveaway, which requires that you stop selling your book elsewhere, Copyblogger discovered numerous benefits from the giveaway including increased sales!  To read about the experiment and the results visit Copyblogger.

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Amazon Picks the 20 Best Books of 2012 So Far

Amazon.com editors have picked the top 20 best books for 2012 (through June). You can read the list at Amazon.com.  It’s interesting to note that the top ten books on the list are from traditional publishers.  Amazon is also holding a sweepstakes:   “Customers can also enter the Best Books of the Year So Far Sweepstakes on the Amazon.com Books Facebook page through July 23 for a chance to win one of 10 Kindle Fire devices, each accompanied by a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card. There is no purchase necessary to enter. Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C., 18 or over. Learn more [here] and enter for a chance to win.”

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Barnes & Noble Brick and Mortar Stores No Longer Carrying Amazon.com Titles

Amazon.com entered the publishing industry by purchasing a self publishing company and allowing authors to publish their titles on-demand with them. Due to changes in agreements Amazon.com has with other publishers Barnes & Nobles announced in February, 2012 that it will only carry Amazon.com published titles online and not in their brick stores. How this decision will affect Barnes& Noble’s sales remains to be seen. What effect, if any, will this have on your purchasing decisions?

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Amazon.com Declares Kindle The Best Selling E-Reader In The World

Is such a bold claim true?  We at 42Rules don’t know for sure but it does seem like many of our colleagues and friends are toting around the Kindle’s they received for the holidays!  What we do know for sure is that all of the 42Rules books come in a version for Kindle and all of the other e-readers as well.  However, if you want an e-reader to read your 42Rules books and you love the Amazon.com catalog then you should consider a Kindle!

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How Amazon.com Shapes The Publishing Industry

Gigaom blog has a fascinating post entitled “How Amazon Is Helping To Sustain Long-Form Journalism” that covers the best and the worst of how Amazon is shaping the publishing industry. You can read the entire post here.

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