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Amazon Releases 2012 Bestsellers; Self-Publishing, Romance and Erotica Ruled

Amazon's 2012 list of bestsellers highlights the increasing impact of self-published authors and their relationship with traditional publishers. Four of the five romance titles on the list were originally independently published, and then scooped up by a traditional publisher that pushed the hot titles into the bestselling stratosphere.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 17, 2012 2:54 PM
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Amazon Studios Options First Novel, Self-Published Southern Gothic 'SEED'

Amazon's original content branch Amazon Studios has optioned the rights for author Ania Ahlborn's "SEED," a self-published Southern Gothic horror novel centering on a man whose malignant supernatural past catches up with him following a car accident. This is the first novel option for the studio, which has heretofore optioned only movie scripts and episodic series.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 3, 2012 2:26 PM
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IMDb and Kindle Partner on X-Ray for Movies

IMDb and Amazon's Kindle Fire proudly introduce a useful interruption during your feature presentation: "X-Ray for Movies." By tapping on the screen of a movie, the user will be able to see the names and filmographies of each of the actors. The X-Ray program, exclusive to Kindle Fire at the moment, is backed with over 100 million data items from IMDb's resources. What does IMDb's founder and CEO, Col Needham have to say about this? That it's a revolution, twenty years in the making. “X-Ray for Movies revolutionizes the way we watch movies," Needham stated in a press release, "This is the culmination of everything we’ve been working on for over twenty years and is the result of a combination of sophisticated technology and old-fashioned hard work. "
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 10, 2012 2:44 PM
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Amazon Prime Partners with EPIX to Bring 'Hunger Games,' 'Avengers,' 'Iron Man,' 'Thor' & More to Instant Video Library

Amazon and EPIX announce a new multi-year licensing agreement that will add thousands of new releases, classics titles and original programming to Amazon's Prime Instant Video in the US, doubling the VOD library since the launch of the Kindle Fire a year ago. Included are titles from EPIX studio partners: Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Lionsgate...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 4, 2012 12:10 PM
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Katniss Takes Down Harry on Amazon

Harry Potter's holly and phoenix feather wand is no match for Katniss Everdeen's bow and arrow -- at least, not on Amazon. The company reports that sales for the "Hunger Games" series have overtaken the "Harry Potter" books in both print and e-book sales, making the Suzanne Collins trilogy Amazon's best-seller.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 17, 2012 12:53 PM
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Amazon Prime Instant Adds 'Fringe' & 'West Wing' to Library for a Supernatural-FBI-Clinton-Administration Summer

Fans of showrunner-creators Aaron Sorkin and J.J. Abrams will find this exciting: Amazon announces today a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. to add both "Fringe" and "The West Wing" to its Prime Instant Video library this summer. Both titles were previously unavailable.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 20, 2012 2:01 PM
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Blip Online Video Network Gets on the Original Programming Bandwagon

Another day, another web-based company getting into original programming production and distribution, joining the likes of Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu and Crackle. Online video network Blip announces the launch of Blip Studios...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 2, 2012 2:43 PM
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Netflix Lures Movie-Going Non-Subscribers with $1 Movie Ticket Offer

Netflix wants non-subscribing moviegoers to give the digital platform a chance...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 22, 2012 6:28 PM
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Amazon Studios Adds Hellraiser to 'Zombies vs. Gladiators'

Heading toward mainstream film production where genre reigns supreme, Amazon Studios has hired "Hellraiser" creator Clive Barker to rewrite "Zombies vs. Gladiators."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 5, 2012 2:50 PM
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Amazon Studios Adds TV Series to Development Slate for Instant Video Release

Phase Two of Amazon Studios' radical move to reinvent entertainment industry production models--turning to movie fans for direction and feedback on the process--is television.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2012 11:59 AM
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