Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has reportedly offered Authors United, a group of writers protesting against the online retailer because of its dispute with Hachette Book Group, a new deal which would include restocking all HBG titles and donating the proceeds from sales to a literacy charity.
Douglas Preston, the author behind a letter calling on Amazon to...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:00
Independently published authors have responded with caution to Amazon’s launch of its new subscription service Kindle Unlimited.
Concern has been raised that the move could dilute author earnings, while limiting authors’ abilities to sell their content on other e-book sites. Some have also questioned why Amazon is paying...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:30
A proportion of US customers are buying fewer books from Amazon as a result of its public row with Hachette over terms, a survey has found.
A questionnaire of over 5,300 people completed just three days ago on 19th July by the Codex Group, found that just over 39% of respondents said they were aware of the stand-off, according to...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:15
Amazon’s UK publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer has signed a one-book deal with author Casey Kelleher.
Kelleher has previously self-published three books in the grit-lit genre through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform - Rotten to the Core, Rise and Fall and Heartless – notching...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:00
Authors United, the group of writers who signed a letter calling on Amazon to resolve its dispute with Hachette, has said it is “developing a long-term strategy”.
The authors include well-known names such as Paul Auster, David Baldacci, Tracy Chevalier, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Mark Haddon, Sophie Hannah, Stephen King,...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:30
Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription service, which launched in the US last week, includes no books from the big five publishers, it has emerged.
The service, launched on Friday (18th July), includes 600,000 e-books, with...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:15
Amazon has officially launched its Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription service in the US today (18th July).
As reported on Wednesday after a test of the service was spotted (16th July), 600,000 e-books will be available to read on...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:00
The complaint against Amazon that the German trade association Börsenverein officially lodged earlier this month with the German competition authorities has attracted the attention of the EU Commission. Brussels has launched its own preliminary investigation, based on the facts gathered by the Börsenverein.
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:00
Amazon appears to be testing an e-book and audiobook subscription programme in the US called “Kindle Unlimited”.
Test pages which have now been taken down earlier appeared on Amazon.com under “KU”, offering “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for $9.99 a...
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 09:50
The president of Simon & Schuster’s parent company, CBS Corp, has said the company is currently in negotiations with Amazon.
Les Moonves, also c.e.o. of CBS Corp, met with Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos last week to discuss their businesses, he revealed in an interview at Fortune magazine’s...