Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:20
Amazon has bought video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m) in one of its biggest ever acquisitions.
The deal suggests Amazon is further bulking up its entertainment ambitions to take on rival streaming platforms Netflix and YouTube.
The move has surprised many technology commentators, after Google’s...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil for the first time, almost two years after the launch of its digital bookselling business in the country.
The retailer opened a Kindle store in the Latin American country in December 2012,...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:30
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has told The Bookseller it hopes Amazon and Hachette Book Group (HBG) can “reach an agreement which supports the growth of the publishing industry”.
The two companies have been locked in a dispute over terms, which...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:00
“Serious content restrictions” at Amazon’s fan fiction platform Kindle Worlds could be a reason why people are not creating as many works on the platform as elsewhere, a new study by Georgetown law professor Rebecca Tushnet said.
However Jeff Belle, v.p. of Amazon Publishing, has described early response to the site...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:00
Paperback editions of books by Amazon Publishing UK author Mel Sherratt are being stocked locally in Waterstones and an independent bookstore.
Sherratt is published by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing’s crime and thriller imprint.
As reported by The Bookseller yesterday (20th August), WHSmith Travel stores...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon has signed a deal in China which will allow it to increase its presence in the country.
The online retailer has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, allowing it to operate under less stringent trade regulations and sell a wider range of goods in the country.
Once Amazon establishes...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:20
The German minister for culture and media "welcomes and supports" a campaign by German-language authors accusing Amazon of manipulating its recommended reading lists and availability of books, according to a report in The Local....
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:00
WHSmith is stocking paperback books published by Thomas & Mercer, a crime fiction imprint of Amazon Publishing.
Books by Thomas & Mercer authors Mel Sherratt, Mark Edwards and Helen Smith have been on display in WHSmith Travel shops in Manchester Piccadilly, London Victoria and London Paddington stations this week.
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon's German division has responded to criticism from close to 1,200 authors over its actions in its terms dispute with Bonnier, saying the publishing group is out of step with other major German publishers in its terms on e-books.
Authors including Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek, together with...
Mon, 18/08/2014 - 11:40
Whispersync for Voice, Amazon’s feature which allows for synchronised reading and listening across devices, has been made available in the UK for the first time.
The technology launched in the US in 2012, and allows people to switch between reading a Kindle book and listening to the corresponding audiobook without losing their...