Thu, 12/06/2014 - 09:00
Amazon has a 78% market share of Hachette Livre e-book titles in the UK and a 60% share in the US, an Investor Day presentation by Hachette Livre has revealed.
The presentation, made public on the company's website and first reported by Publishers Marketplace, has shed fresh light into how hard the publisher must be being hit by...
Thu, 12/06/2014 - 08:30
Amazon has too large a share in the book market and there is a need for more healthy, independent bookshops, according to author Neil Gaiman.
Speaking to the US-based Salon magazine, Gaiman said the nature of publishing has changed and that...
Wed, 11/06/2014 - 11:33
Amazon.co.uk has taken down a dummy book on its website calling for the company to pay its workers the Living Wage.
The stunt, organized this morning (11th June) by the Amazon Anonymous campaign, placed a "book" for sale on the online retailer, Living Wages for Amazon Workers!, valued at £7.65 - the...
Wed, 11/06/2014 - 09:50
Anti-Amazon campaign group Amazon Anonymous has this morning (11th June) listed a "product" titled “Living Wages for Amazon Workers!” (now...
Tue, 10/06/2014 - 09:10
An Australian e-book retailer is being allowed to proceed with an antitrust suit filed against Apple and five publishers.
DNAML filed a case in the US last year alleging it was harmed “directly and as a proximate result” of the...
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 13:55
Hachette Book Group in the US is to lay off 3% of its workforce as part of a “cost-savings initiative” to improve its “resilience to a changing marketplace”.
Hachette UK is unaffected by the move.
The US publisher, which employs 950 staff, announced yesterday (5th June) that 30 people would be losing...
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 08:40
The EU’s Competition Commissioner has said he is “trying to understand” the stand-off between Amazon and Hachette in the US.
The online retailer and the publisher, which is owned by French company Lagardere, are currently in a dispute thought to be focused on the renegotiation of e-book terms. The stand-off has led...
Thu, 05/06/2014 - 09:40
Amazon has released a teaser trailer for a new product to be launched later this month, featuring people using and commenting on an unseen device.
The 50-second film has prompted speculation that the internet retailer is due to launch a new smartphone which features 3D or...
Tue, 03/06/2014 - 12:04
The French cultural product chain trade association has accused Amazon of acting in its own interests rather than those of its customers in its battle with Hachette over trade terms.
It is unusual for retailers to spring to the defence of a supplier, the Syndicat des Distributeurs de Loisirs Culturels said in a statement. But the...
Tue, 03/06/2014 - 10:00
Two years after the settlement of the antitrust lawsuit on e-book pricing, the US Justice Department has now gone back to Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins asking about any recent pricing discussions they may have had with others in the industry, the ...