Mon, 24/06/2013 - 09:33
Here’s an interesting list of authors, can you guess what they have in common? Joanne Harris, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Alison Weir and Julia Donaldson. The answer is they all have websites that direct readers straight to Amazon to buy their books. Now here’s another list: Kate Morton, Ian Rankin, Tom Holland and Patrick Ness....
Mon, 24/06/2013 - 09:20
Several publishers and authors have told The Bookseller that they are in the process of changing their author websites to link to independent booksellers, after a protest over author sites that link to Amazon or chain retailers.
Thu, 13/06/2013 - 10:10
Independent booksellers reacted with shock and anger to dramatic reductions yesterday (12th June) in the hardback price of recently deceased Iain Banks’ forthcoming novel The Quarry by retailers Amazon and Sainsbury’s.
However a spokesperson for Sainsbury's said the price dip was the result of...
Thu, 13/06/2013 - 10:08
The Amazon-owned Book Depository made a pre-tax profit of more than £15m in 2012 after selling intellectual property to another Amazon group the same kind of inter-company arrangement that the online retailer has recently been heavily criticised for.
In the first financial results filed since the acquisition, The Book...
Wed, 05/06/2013 - 12:22
Wed, 05/06/2013 - 09:35
Bookseller Association c.e.o Tim Godfray has renewed his calls to the British government to take action to protect bookshops from growing competition from Amazon after French culture minister Aurelie Filippetti announced an additional €9m interest-free...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 07:30
The US court case into agency pricing will begin later today (3rd June), with Apple defending itself against charges that it worked with publishers to fix the price of e-books.
Apple is accused by the US Department of Justice of colluding with major publishers to set prices to try and compete in the market dominated by Amazon....
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 14:22
The founders of book recommendation site Lovereading have said they are “baffled and shocked” by Amazon’s decision to terminate its affiliate programme linking titles to the Amazon website.
Louise Weir and Peter Crawshaw, co-founders of Lovereading, have displayed links to Amazon for the past five years without...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 09:10
Some children’s publishers and agents have welcomed the launch of Amazon’s new platform for the commercial sale of fan fiction, Kindle Worlds.
Amazon Publishing has obtained licenses in the Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries series from Warner Bros Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment, through...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 08:45
Amazon is to open a London office large enough to accommodate 1,600 employees later this year.
The new office will be based at 60 Holborn Viaduct, 210,000 square foot in size and spread across 12 floors, accommodating "several hundred existing employees" from "a variety of teams", as well as hundreds of future ones...