Tue, 30/04/2013 - 15:30
Barnes & Noble is offering the Nook Simple Touch e-reader for £29 for a limited period in an attempt to boost its UK footprint.
The price point, down from £79, beats the Amazon Kindle and Kobo equivalent by around £20-30, and will be offered through all partner retailers including Foyles, Blackwell's, John...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 09:50
Simon & Schuster is the latest publisher in the UK to introduce a refined agency model for e-books on Amazon.co.uk.
The publisher came to an agreement with Amazon UK late last week after negotiations with the company. This morning (29th April) S&S UK’s e-book prices on the Amazon website are no longer followed with the...
Fri, 26/04/2013 - 10:06
Amazon has reported a 22% rise in sales over the last three months, the same growth increase as the previous quarter. The internet giant said it achieved a net sales hike of 22% to $16.07 billion (£10.41bn) in the first three months to 31st March 2013, compared with $13.18 billion (£8.5bn) in the first quarter of 2012.
Fri, 26/04/2013 - 09:58
Audible has signed world English rights to the novels of Georges Simenon, best known for his Inspector Maigret novels, all 75 of which are included.
The signing is aligned to a wider deal with agency PFD to make 450 titles from 74 authors available for audio download.
Alongside Simenon will be authors including Rebecca West...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 15:53
In March certain sections of the US book industry threw their arms up in despair. Why so? The news that Goodreads, the hugely popular book recommendation site, has decided to set its sails down the Amazon.
The online retail giant purchased the community site for a reported $170m, adding another piece to its impressive publishing...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 08:50
A husband-and-wife bookselling team have described handing a petition into Downing Street calling for Amazon to pay more UK corporation tax as a “proud moment” in their lives.
Francis and Keith Smith [pictured], from Warwick...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 10:00
Quercus has announced its preliminary results for 2012, with a a fall in both profits and revenue as sales of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy continue to tail off.
However, the company's report shows that non-Larsson publishing revenues increased 18% on a like for like basis over 2012, and Quercus' e-book revenues has...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 15:34
Amazon is reported to be setting up in Russia, with former ABC-Atticus publishing head Arkady Vitrouk leading its Kindle content.
Techcrunch, citing an article in Russian-language publication Forbes Russia, reports that Amazon is...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:17
Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge has called on the government to “listen and take action” on a petition signed by more than 110,000 people to protest...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 14:55
This year’s London Book Fair was back to its ebullient and buzzy best with great displays of confidence from the likes of Hachette, Random House, Granta, Canongate and Kobo.
Yet, behind the plumage this was also a fair wracked with nerves; one at which Amazon was a looming presence despite its almost complete absence from the...