Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:50
A government-initiated inquiry into the online-physical and e-book sectors in the UK, a digital skills tax incentive for SMEs, and a minimum spend on teaching resources are among the measures in the Publishers Association’s first Publishing Manifesto, released today (19th September).
The manifesto has been produced ahead of this...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:30
European and US governments should act to protect “the literary marketplace from domination” by Amazon, author Amanda Foreman has said.
The British writer and historian is among the signatories of an Authors United letter calling on Amazon to resolve its dispute with Hachette Book Group (HBG) in the US and stop “...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 15:33
Amidst an (as yet unconfirmed) rumour that Amazon is finally going to land in The Netherlands on October 1st, the Dutch e-book market is making headlines with a flurry of activities. Hot on the heels of the news that Kobo and leading Dutch online bookshop Bol.com are teaming up, came the announcement that Kobo’s former Dutch partner,...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has launched four new devices into the UK market: the Fire HD, the Fire HDX, the new Kindle (with a 20% faster processor), and a new, slimmer Kindle called the Voyage, which Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has described as "the next big step in this mission".
In the US, Amazon has also released the Fire HD Kids...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 15:23
Amazon is said to be readying the release of a new, smaller and thinner Kindle device called the Kindle Voyage.
Engadget reports that some listings for the Kindle Voyage have been spotted on Amazon’s German and Japan online stores, with a future launch date of 4th...
Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:30
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:40
Peter Carey has said that publishers historically “have just rolled over for Amazon”, and need to take some responsibility for the online retailer’s current dominance.
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:20
Amazon is to move to London offices near ‘Silicon Roundabout’, nearly trebling its head office workforce to 5,000.
The e-commerce giant will relocate from its current base in Slough to 15-storey Principal Place in Shoreditch in 2017, located near many other tech and web-based UK companies, which has led to the area being...
Thu, 11/09/2014 - 16:28
The book industry has made a number of mistakes in dealing with Amazon. Amazon is not interested in the industry’s location within the cultural sector, nor is it, in fact, a bookseller. Amazon deals in commodities, and it deals in data. The purchasers of the former and the providers of the latter are its customers and, by and large, it...
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:00
Amazon will launch its Fire Phone through the O2 network provider in the UK at the end of this month.
The much-anticipated first smartphone from Amazon launched in the US in June and will ship in the UK on 30th September 2014.
However, excitement in...