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Six of Amazon Publishing's 11 imprints

I know I have given you a lot of information to think about in this article. If you made it all the way to the end, congratulations. I wanted to make sure that I provided you with as much value as possible, and save you from making some of the big mistakes that I made when I first got started with Amazon Kindle publishing.

During the 1999 holiday season, Amazon tried publishing books, leasing the rights to a defunct imprint called Weathervane and putting out a few titles. “These were not incipient best-sellers,” Marcus writes. “They were creatures from the black lagoon of the remainder table”—Christmas recipes and the like, selected with no apparent thought. Employees with publishing experience, like Fried, were not consulted. Weathervane fell into an oblivion so complete that there’s no trace of it on the Internet. (Representatives at the company today claim never to have heard of it.) Nobody at Amazon seemed to absorb any lessons from the failure. A decade later, the company would try again.

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Imprint Focus
47North Science fiction and fantasy
Thomas & Mercer Mysteries and thrillers
Montlake Romance Romance
AmazonCrossing Literature in translation
Grand Harbor Inspirational
Little A Literary fiction
Amazon Publishing Nonfiction, memoirs, and general fiction
Waterfall Press Christian
Skyscape Teen and young adult
Two Lions Children’s
StoryFront Short fiction
Lake Union Publishing Contemporary and historical fiction, memoirs, and popular nonfiction
Jet City Comics Graphic novels and comics
AmazonEncore Rediscovered works

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