Tue, 14/07/2009 - 06:59
More than two million users worldwide have downloaded the Stanza e-book reader for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch since the application launched a year ago.
Lexcycle, the company that developed the application, also revealed that more than 12 million books have been downloaded for reading on Stanza during the same period.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 07:29
Amazon has applied for a patent that could allow it to embed advertising on the screen of its Kindle e-book reader.
Christian Science Monitor reports that the internet retailer recently filed two applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office. One is for "providing fixed computer-displayable content in response to a consumer...
Wed, 24/06/2009 - 06:26
Reed Elsevier officials have admitted that it was a mistake for the STM publisher's marketing division to offer $25 (£15) Amazon gift cards to anyone who would give a new textbook five stars in a review posted on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
According to website Inside Higher Ed, Elsevier's marketing division sent an email...
Tue, 16/06/2009 - 07:32
Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has criticised the Google Settlement, saying that the proposed deal "needs to be revisited". Bezos was being interview by Wired's Steven Levy at the technology magazine's Disruptive by Design conference in New York. When asked about the proposed settlement, Bezos told delegates: "We have...
Thu, 04/06/2009 - 12:36
Agents have welcomed the end of the terms dispute between Amazon.co.uk and Hachette UK, despite unquantifiable short-term "damage" done to sales.
Earlier this week, Hachette c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson announced that an agreement had been reached with the online retailer. The dispute over terms had been running since early...
Mon, 01/06/2009 - 11:16
Hachette UK has "reached an agreement" with Amazon UK, allowing the two companies to resume normal business trading.
A dispute over terms has been ongoing since early 2008, with some key front and backlist titles from across the Hachette Group being available on the Amazon site only via third-party sellers.
In an email...
Tue, 19/05/2009 - 08:19
Amazon's preview of the Kindle DX was "a smart tactical manoeuvre" designed to pre-empt competition from other manufacturers in a market that is "a new Holy Grail", according to a senior figure at OUP.
Evan Schnittman, vice-president global business development at Oxford University Press, said Amazon had revealed...
Mon, 11/05/2009 - 15:42
Amazon.com has launched a version of its Kindle e-book store for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. The retailer launched its Kindle iPhone application to customers in the US in March. Now when customers click on "Get Books" in the app, they are taken to a specially tailored version of the Kindle store for users of Apple devices on the...
Sun, 10/05/2009 - 09:55
Independent publishers have almost unanimously opted to receive later payment of invoices by Amazon.co.uk, rather than give away an extra 2% discount, an IPG survey has revealed. More than 100 members of the Independent Publishers Guild responded to the survey, which was conducted online over the past few weeks.
Nearly two-thirds of...
Thu, 07/05/2009 - 09:20
On Monday (4th May), journalists and publishers were summoned by an email cryptically dropped into their inboxes. On Wednesday, they came, to hear Jeff Bezos announce the third iteration of the "Kindle family": the DX.
This time, it wasn’t Stephen King sharing the stage, as he had at the launch of Kindle 2, but Arthur...