However, Dorchester says it'll be business as usually despite Keeslar. Translation: We will continue to screw over anyone who signs with us. Which is probably why the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America lowered the boom and removed Dorchester from its list of approved publishers.
Book Expo America is actually considering letting the public attend the event for one day. Wow, novel concept, guys. Actually acknowledging your bread-and-butter. We'll see if it actually happens though.
Amazon has officially
Here in the U.S., investors are pissy because Amazon only showed an 8% growth in the fourth quarter of 2011. *head desk*
In the meantime, Amazon got pissy about Goodreads using their descriptions for books. According to the rumor mill, Amazon demanded money. Now Goodreads will be getting their data directly from Ingram (not necessarily a good thing since Ingram will only recognize books with ISBNs).
Then there's the news that's frankly NOT new. Barnes and Noble has stated (again) they will not carry Amazon products.
You know, I'm really glad to be indie publishing right now. Have a good weekend, folks!