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I had the great honor of keynoting the Story Circle Network Conference in Austin earlier this month, which gave me a unique opportunity to speak about book publishing in front of a women-only audience. It’s not that I’ve shied away in the past from speaking the truth about the gender bias that runs deep through the publishing industry, but there’s…

Yesterday’s New York Times article, “Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal,” is about how Amazon is getting into the business of publishing rather than just selling—which is something it’s been doing for a while already. It’s just doing it more—and more overtly. Certainly there’s precedent for this among booksellers. Barnes & Noble, for instance, has had its…

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