Mon, 17/12/2012 - 08:40
Sony has said it will continue to offer 20p e-books into the new year, extending the promotion that has seen titles from Ken Follett and James Herbert sold at the low price.
The offer began in July as a way to draw readers to Sony's Reader Store, and was matched by Amazon, which began selling the same e-book titles at 20p on the...
Fri, 14/12/2012 - 08:00
Independent booksellers say they are benefiting from a growing backlash against Amazon following high-profile media coverage of the retailer's corporation tax avoidance.
David Dawkins, bookseller at Pages of Hackney, said: "We have certainly seen a small influx of new customers who say they want to be an ethical consumer and...
Thu, 13/12/2012 - 16:27
Amazon has opened a Kindle store for China selling e-books through mobile phone devices, with Kindle e-readers to be sold in the country within two years.
The Chinese Kindle Store opened today (13th December) and Amazon is in talks with Chinese publishers on content deals, hoping to launch the Kindle within 24 months,...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 14:37
Amazon only offers the lowest price on its top 20 print bestsellers, with lower-ranked titles offered at 14% higher than the lowest price available online elsewhere, according to a new study by Simon-Kucher & Partners, the strategy and marketing consultants.
The study looked at Amazon.co.uk's top 100 bestseller list over the...
Thu, 06/12/2012 - 08:50
The budget for HM Revenue & Customs will be ring-fenced for two years, with an extra £77m to fight tax avoidance, chancellor George Osborne pledged in the autumn statement yesterday (5th December).
The step follows the public debate over multinationals such as Amazon and Google paying an "appropriate" amount of...
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 08:35
Multinational corporations such as Amazon, Google and Starbucks have been "exploiting" the current UK tax legislation to avoid paying an "appropriate" amount of tax in the country, with HM Revenue and Customs urged to be "more aggressive and assertive" in confronting corporate tax avoidance.
Fri, 30/11/2012 - 09:00
Publishers running Black Friday direct-to-consumer online promotions have reported massive increases to their website traffic and sales.
Penguin, Osprey and Bloomsbury were among the publishers who ran pre-Christmas offers online last Friday (23rd November), following the US tradition of a post-Thanksgiving discount day.
Thu, 29/11/2012 - 10:07
Amazon has said that it is to open a European publishing wing headquartered in Luxembourg, focused on English-language titles aimed at the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The division will be headed by Vicky Griffith, publisher of Amazon's West Coast Group, who will relocate from Seattle in the New Year and begin building a...
Thu, 29/11/2012 - 08:32
Amazon is giving its KDP self-publishing platform a further push before Christmas by putting an extra $1.5 million (£0.9 million) into the pot offered to authors if their book is loaned through the company’s Kindle Lending Service.
Amazon announced this morning (29th November) that it would add the extra money to the...
Wed, 28/11/2012 - 10:04
The Advertising Standards Authority has told Amazon it must change the wording of its Prime offer to customers after "misleading" them by describing delivery as "free".
Amazon offers customers a number of benefits if they sign up to its Prime membership for £49 a year. In that membership the company says it...