BookLocker Sues Amazon, Free Book Friday and More!

AUTHORS

Eos has a sneak peek at Touch of Twilight by Vicki Pettersson.

BOOK REVIEWS

Jes Battis reviews Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.

Angieville reviews Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine.

CONTESTS/GIVEAWAYS

SciFiChick is giving away a copy of Night Child by Jes Battis. Go to her blog and fill out an entry. Contest ends June 13.

IBookDB is giving away a signed copy of Jeaniene Frost’s One Foot in the Grave.

Fantasy Book Critic is giving away three sets, you read that right SETS, of Sergei Lukyanenko’s The Night Watch series: The Night Watch, The Day Watch and The Twilight Watch. European residents only. Contest ends June 19.

PUBLISHING NEWS

Fiction DB is free! From Dear Author:

Fiction DB, a one stop resource of authors, titles, publication dates, and even purchasing, is free. FictionDB used to cost money to see entire backlists of authors and take advantage of its 200,000+ book database. As of Tuesday, May 20, 2008, the entire database is free. This site contains a comprehensive backlist of over 50,000 authors. It tracks upcoming releases.

There is still a subscription service that offers the following services:

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BookLocker sues Amazon. From Smart Bitches:

Maine publisher BookLocker.com has filed an antitrust class action lawsuit against Amazon.com.

According to their blog about the antitrust case, a complaint was filed in Bangor, Maine, on 19 May. Publisher Angela Hoy’s synopsis of their decision to file the complaint references what they consider a clandestine effort on the part of Amazon.com to unlawfully force all publishers to use their proprietary print-on-demand technology, using their own market share to advance their printing subsidiary. The complaint alleges that Amazon is demanding an “anticompetitive tying arrangement that violates section 1 of the Sherman Act” and requests a trial by jury.

FREE BOOK FRIDAY

TOR is giving away a free copy of Touch of Evil by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. You need to sign up for the newsletter to get the email.

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7 comments on “BookLocker Sues Amazon, Free Book Friday and More!

  1. Hi, this question is not about this post but I don’t know where to post it..so here it will be. The film Rise (eaglepictures, with Lucy Liu) was based on a book?

  2. Thanks for the linkage! I have some great giveaways coming up. Stephenie Meyer fans especially should be happy 🙂

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