Wed, 04/09/2013 - 09:50
Amazon has revealed a new version of the Kindle Paperwhite, which includes an integrated version of the book recommendation site Goodreads.
The new model of the Paperwhite, which features a new higher contrast display and "the next generation" of built-in light, costs £109 and will ship on 9th October.
Wed, 04/09/2013 - 07:00
Amazon has unveiled a new US initiative to bundle print and e-books, called Kindle MatchBook.
The online retailer is to offer customers the opportunity to buy Kindle editions of print books bought from Amazon.com for prices said to range typically from $2.99 down to completely free.
The offer will set to be available not only...
Fri, 30/08/2013 - 12:16
Amazon has launched the Kindle store in Mexico with over 70,000 Spanish language e-books.
The e-commerce retailer has partnered with Mexican chain store Gandi to sell the basic Kindle and the front lit Kindle Paperwhite. The e-readers will only be sold through those stores and not online through the Amazon Mexico site as yet.
Fri, 30/08/2013 - 09:58
Amazon is to drop a clause banning third party Marketplace traders across the EU from offering products elsewhere more cheaply as of tomorrow (30th August).
The move follows trading standards investigations in the UK and Germany triggered by numerous complaints from traders that the rule was unfair. The Office of Fair Trading said it...
Thu, 29/08/2013 - 07:00
US president Barack Obama has responded to American booksellers' criticism of his decision to appear at an Amazon warehouse to make a speech on job creation.
In July, the American Booksellers Association wrote to the preseident, with c.e.o....
Tue, 20/08/2013 - 07:00
Overstock has said it will permanently match Amazon’s discounted book prices.
The US online retailer launched a promotion last month offering its customers 10% of...
Fri, 16/08/2013 - 09:32
Two bookshops have announced they are due to close this summer due to rising competition from the internet, unaffordable council rates and the devaluing of physical books. A partnership between retailer Amazon and Co-operative food stores for the use of Amazon lockers has also been given as a reason for one closure.
Hale Bookshop in...
Thu, 15/08/2013 - 09:45
Amazon imprint Thomas & Mercer is flying authors out to a party and conference in Seattle over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Writers who have a book published by the imprint in 2013 have been invited to a weekend-long conference over August 22-25th to give them chance to meet the Amazon publishing team, attend panels, socialise...
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 16:16
Across a week of packed sessions from publishing, library, Wall Street and Yale Management School experts, where Penguin Random House, Barnes & Noble and Amazon were much in the air, the 50 professionals attending this summer’s Yale Publishing Course heard variations on several themes.
Rather than become fixated on...
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 09:15
Amazon has reportedly begun signing up e-book content in Russia before launching in the country.
The e-commerce giant has been signing contacts with Russia’s largest publishing houses to supply e-books and later print books for Russian consumers,...