Mon, 09/12/2013 - 14:27
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been named as one of 10 contenders for TIME magazine’s Person of the Year.
Bezos takes his place on a list that also includes Syrian president Bashar Assad, Pope Francis and US president Barack Obama....
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 15:18
Amazon Publishing has launched a new digital short story imprint in the US called StoryFront.
The imprint will also be home to Amazon’s digital literary journal Day One, a weekly publication dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.
Daphne Durham, publisher of adult trade and children’s...
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:41
Amazon is testing drones called "Octocopters" which could potentially deliver customers' orders in half an hour.
Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos told America’s CBS television programme "60 Minutes" yesterday (1st December)...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 08:58
A group of Labour MPs, including Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge [pictured], is calling on shoppers to boycott Amazon this Christmas following the company’s poor record on UK corporation tax.
MPs Austin Mitchell, Natascha Engel, Meg...
Thu, 28/11/2013 - 07:15
Amazon UK is offering discounts of up to 75% on some books of during its Black Friday week promotion.
Black Friday is traditionally an American promotional period, with retailers across all sectors offering discounts on the day after Thanksgiving, marking the beginning of Christmas shopping. Thanksgiving is celebrated today (28th...
Thu, 28/11/2013 - 07:00
Tue, 26/11/2013 - 09:54
Independent booksellers are hoping customers will turn to the high street after a "Panorama" documentary last night (25th November) revealed working practices inside an Amazon warehouse.
However an analyst has said the revelations are unlikely to affect consumer behaviour.
The BBC1 programme showed an undercover...
Tue, 26/11/2013 - 09:42
Audible has launched a gifting service for the first time, allowing customers to purchase content and membership deals as gifts for others.
The Amazon-owned audiobook service said the service has been begun to capitalise on Christmas demand for gifting options.
Customers will have the option of using the buying a specific...
Mon, 25/11/2013 - 15:29
Amazon-owned audiobook seller Audible has bought rights to 5,000 of AudioGO's titles.
Licensing rights for the titles will transfer to Audible in February, pending approval from affected authors and publishers.
Mark Shaw, partner of accountancy firm BDO and a joint administrator for AudioGO, said: "This will ensure...
Mon, 25/11/2013 - 09:18
Conditions at a UK-based Amazon warehouse could cause “mental and physical illness”, a stress expert has told BBC's Panorama, for an investigation to be broadcast tonight (Monday 25th November).
Professor Michael Marmot made the judgment after being...