Thu, 24/01/2013 - 08:45
Amazon today (24th January) launches its Kindle range in Canada, the e-reading heartland of Canada-founded Kobo.
Amazon will launch its latest Kindle model, the Kindle Paperwhite, in Canada and open a Kindle store, which it says has over 1.5m books including over 250,000 exclusive books and 50,000 French titles.
Tue, 22/01/2013 - 09:30
Spar has installed Amazon collection lockers into nine of its convenience stores to make them more “service-friendly".
The company is following in the footsteps of the Co-op and convenience chain Martin McColl in installing the lockers, which allow customers to order their Amazon purchases to be delivered to a nearby unit...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 10:30
The Lib Dems are looking to introduce a minimum tax charge on multinational companies based on their global profits as part of this year’s budget negotiations after firms such as Amazon, Google and Starbucks outraged the public over how little Corporation tax they pay in the UK.
Tim Farron, the Lib Dem party president, said it...
Wed, 16/01/2013 - 10:07
Amazon has been criticised in the press in recent months over allegations of tax avoidance, with some consumers calling for boycotts to combat the perceived unfairness. Meanwhile, booksellers protest that Amazon has an undeserved competitive advantage,...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:00
E-book sales figures supplied by publishers for 2012 show a wide variance in the take-up for e-books when compared to print book sales. Fiction titles are showing a high degree of digital penetration but non-fiction books still sell many more copies in print than they yet do digitally.
For the first time the leading trade publishers...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:57
Amazon has revealed that 15% of its bestselling Kindle books in the UK last year were written by self-published authors, with Hodder & Stoughton's Nick Spalding landing the bestselling self-published author gong.
Spalding’s books Love…From Both Sides and Love…And Sleepless Nights sales...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:30
The majority of independent booksellers saw a Christmas sales rise in 2012, with fall-out from the Amazon tax avoidance row one of the reasons cited for the lift.
Of 52 indies responding to The Bookseller's annual Christmas Trading Survey, 25 (48%) reported that sales were up over the festive period in comparison with...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 07:30
French bookshops and cultural product chains are following the UK example in protesting against the low taxes paid by Amazon in the countries where it operates, the trade publication Livres Hebdo reported today (4th January).
In an op-ed published in the magazine’s latest issue, the chains’...
Thu, 03/01/2013 - 13:01
E-books priced at 20p are still dominating Amazon’s Kindle store, holding the top three positions in its paid-for chart and with new titles added to the promotion.
Fifty Shades of Grey parody Fifty Sheds of Grey by C T Grey (Boxtree), a Christmas humour hit, is now being offered at 20p, alongside The Half-...
Wed, 02/01/2013 - 08:20
Authors including Joanne Harris and Mark Billingham have spoken out against Amazon's new ban on authors leaving reviews about other people's books in the same genre, according to the Telegraph....