Tue, 30/09/2014 - 09:40
The Perseus Books Group and 400 other independent publishers have reportedly agreed new e-book terms with Amazon in the US.
Publishers Weekly has reported that the publisher and 400 indie presses which use its Constellation e-book distribution service have reached...
Tue, 30/09/2014 - 08:30
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has promised a future Conservative government would introduce what has been dubbed a “Google tax” on technology companies.
In his address to the Tory Party conference today (29th September), Osborne said that while Britain offered “some of the lowest business taxes in the...
Mon, 29/09/2014 - 09:30
Douglas Preston, founder of Authors United, has said Amazon appears to be meeting the group’s efforts with “disparagement and what seems to be an escalation in sanctions”.
Authors United has been urging Amazon to stop what it calls “sanctions” against Hachette Book Group authors following a dispute...
Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:40
Authors United is to call on the US Department of Justice to launch an antitrust inquiry into Amazon, according to a Financial Times report.
The group, which...
Wed, 24/09/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has today (24th September) launched its Kindle Unlimited subscription service in the UK.
For £7.99 a month, customers will have unlimited access to more than 650,000 Kindle books and thousands of Audible audiobooks.
Titles from all the independents in the Independent Alliance are available, as are those from...
Wed, 24/09/2014 - 09:30
Amazon is said to be in talks with a number of Dutch publishers over the sale of e-books in the Netherlands, according to a Financial Times report.
Sander Knol, director of Dutch publisher Xander, is quoted as saying Amazon has approached his company "and so we are getting close."
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:40
Comedian David Mitchell has slammed Amazon as "benefit scroungers" in a barnstorming speech given at the Booksellers Association conference today (22nd September).
In an entertaining but hard-hitting keynote address to delegates at the Warwick event, Mitchell criticised the online retailer for taking grant handouts from the...
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:30
Amazon is planning to launch a new crowd-sourced publishing programme, which will choose books to publish based on early reviews from the online community.
The online retailer has been contacting Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) authors,...
Mon, 22/09/2014 - 11:50
Workers at five of nine Amazon distribution centres in Germany have walked out in a two-day strike over pay, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The strike began last night (Sunday 21st September) and is affecting centres...
Mon, 22/09/2014 - 09:40
Campaign group Amazon Anonymous organised a social media protest following the online retailer’s sponsorship of the latest series of the ITV flagship drama “Downton Abbey”.
Amazon has sponsored the fifth series of "Downton Abbey" in the name of its Kindle device, it transpired as the series opened last...