Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:10
Amazon is targeting the higher education market in the UK by offering students free Prime membership in the newly-launched Amazon Student service.
The company has emailed customers explaining that if they were in higher education in the UK, from now on they will be eligible for a six-month free Amazon Prime trial, which includes...
Mon, 30/06/2014 - 08:50
The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) is surveying its 28 members to assess whether they are all coming under similar commercial pressure from Amazon to that suffered by Hachette Book Group in the US and publishers in Germany, Italy,...
Fri, 27/06/2014 - 14:47
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As Philip Jones puts it in today's The Bookseller editorial, All about Amazon, recent...
Fri, 27/06/2014 - 14:40
When the future shape of the book business is finally realised, we will look back on 2014 as a pivotal year. Amazon’s terms demands, the loss of yet another indie publisher (this time in the US, where Perseus has been sold to the Hachette Book Group USA),...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 08:40
Amazon and Transport for London (TfL) have teamed up to offer shoppers the chance to pick up orders from the online retailer at two Tube station car parks.
Customers can have products delivered to Amazon Lockers, at Finchley Central and Newbury Park stations, from Monday 30th June.
Although these are Amazon’s first...
Wed, 25/06/2014 - 09:45
Authors, agents and publishers will take to the stage to discuss Amazon's place in free-market capitalism, its ongoing dispute with Hachette and the future of the publishing industry on Tuesday 1st July in the US.
The event, taking place at the New York Public Library, will see author James Patterson and Grove Atlantic publisher...
Wed, 25/06/2014 - 09:25
UK publishers have raised concerns about Amazon’s new contractual arrangements, with the giant retailer pressing for improved terms from a number of publishers, even as its stand-off with Hachette Book Group continues in the US.
Along with improved discounts on wholesale contracts, Amazon has introduced a number of new clauses...
Tue, 24/06/2014 - 14:24
The German trade association the Börsenverein has officially lodged a complaint against Amazon with the German competition authorities, alleging that the giant e-tailer has abused its market power in its negotiations with the publisher Bonnier.
Amazon is in dispute with the Swedish-owned publisher over terms in Germany. The...
Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:30
Amazon.com Inc and Warner Bros are close to resolving a pricing dispute, with Amazon resuming pre-orders on movie discs from Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros studio, the Wall Street Journal has reported....
Mon, 23/06/2014 - 10:00
Amazon is demanding Hachette Book Group (HBG) pay for services including pre-order buttons, personalised recommendations and a dedicated employee at the retailer for Hachette books, it has been reported.
The two companies are currently negotiating new terms, and their stand off, which first emerged nearly two months ago, has resulted...