They acquired some 450 titles. Here's the press release.
Good. That means they'll market those titles and increase awareness. Since that's where I started my career and where I've landed again, I'm not displeased. Other people are commencing with a great wailing and gnashing of teeth, wringing of hands and bemoaning Amazon taking over everything.
All Amazon is doing is making one good business decision after another. Why shouldn't it be praised and not faulted? Yet there are people who can't handle this. Go sniff a paper book, you luddites, maybe it will sustain you.
Schtupid Cupid sold its first copy--at Amazon.de. Yippee! The free version's been downloaded 70 times at Smashwords. Has it been live 28 hours? Maybe NLM will get a fire lit under it again. I'm not sure how any of this cross-promoting works for the rest of us. It kills for Konrath.