Thu, 23/05/2013 - 07:55
Amazon has announced it will roll out its Kindle Fire models to 170 countries. At the same time, it will make its app store available to 200 countries.
The retailer said today (23rd May) it will offer the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9in to 170 countries from 13th June, priced $214 and $284 respectively. Amazon currently only...
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 14:00
Amazon Publishing has announced the imminent launch of Kindle Worlds [www.amazon.com/kindleworlds] a commercial publishing platform enabling fan fiction to be sold online.
Amazon has obtained licenses from Warner Bros Television Group's Alloy Entertainment division for Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl series, Sarah Shepard...
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 08:30
Children's publisher Barefoot Books has said it has terminated its relationship with Amazon in the UK and the US, declaring the way the retailer does business "undermines" Barefoot's approach.
Barefoot Books' co-founder and c.e.o. Nancy Traversy [pictured right with co-founder Tessa Strickland] highlighted the...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 09:20
The Argentine government’s economic protectionism is thwarting the growth of e-book sales, experts at the La Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires, have said.
The 39th edition of Buenos Aires fair—one of the most important in the Spanish-speaking world which ended on the 13th May—was attended by a total of 1...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 17:26
Keith Smith from Warwick and Kenilworth Bookshops has criticised HMRC and the government for allowing Amazon to pay a tiny amount of corporation tax in the UK in comparison to its UK sales.
The comment came after a barrage of media reports...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:51
Booksellers from across Europe have urged European Commission representatives to act over the use of closed e-book systems by major market players such as Apple and Amazon.
At the European and International Booksellers Federation conference in Brussels yesterday (16th May), industry members from different countries urged the...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 13:00
There is no convincing technological reason preventing e-book interoperability between different formats and platforms, giving customers a free choice to shop in different e-book stores, a report from the European and International Booksellers Federation has said. But the Federation said open e-book platforms did not suit the business models...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 10:30
The Do Book Company, a new independent publishing house based in Shoreditch, has launched its first five titles, in print and digital format. The books are written by speakers from the Do Lectures, an annual four-day ideas conference held in West Wales, whose speakers have included Tim Berners-Lee and Kickstarter chief executive, Perry Chen...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 09:40
Amazon.co.uk paid £3.2m in UK tax last year, after making £7.7m in profit, according to accounts filed at Companies House today (15th May). Its turnover for the year to 31st December 2012 was put at £320m.
Both profits and turnover figures represented year-on-year rises, with profit up over 500% and turnover up 54...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 08:30
Penguin and Granta each have two titles on this year's Fiction Uncovered list, with Kobo partnering with the promotion for the first time.
The promotion celebrates British fiction writers and was launched in October 2010. The Village by Nikita Lalwanit (Viking), The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon (Fig Tree), ...