Since May, Amazon and the publisher Hachette have been locked in a battle over the pricing of e-books. And it’s upset many authors because it’s made their work less available.
For customers it’s meant that they can’t pre-order books from authors such as J. But Amazon is willing to upset some customers and authors as it pursues a long-term strategy for books.
has partnered with The Bookseller on a new preview section for self-published authors in the UK named ‘The Bookseller’s Independent Author Previews.’ NOOK Press will sponsor the new section and will be the exclusive source of self-published titles for preview consideration through April 2015.
Each month, beginning in October, The Bookseller will select approximately 10 NOOK Press titles to feature on the new section.
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