Mon, 20/08/2012 - 08:15
Orion title The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight has toppled Fifty Shades of Grey from the Amazon bestseller lists number one spot, after many weeks at the top for the erotica bestseller.
Though no sales figures are given by Amazon.co.uk, The Hairy Dieters by Si King and Dave Myers, which was...
Mon, 06/08/2012 - 08:25
Amazon.co.uk customers are buying more Kindle books than print books, both hardback and paperbacks, according to the company.
The retail giant released the statistic to mark the second anniversary of its e-reader, the Kindle, in the UK, securing widespread national media coverage with the announcement.
Amazon.co.uk said that...
Fri, 04/11/2011 - 10:27
W H Smith has fired the starting pistol for festive promotions, with Waterstone’s, Amazon.co.uk, Blackwell, John Smith and Foyles following hot on their heels as 1st November saw the switch-on of the Oxford Street Christmas lights.
WHS was first to begin its Christmas promotions last Thursday (27th October), before girl band...
Sun, 17/10/2010 - 09:59
Amazon.co.uk has hit out over agency pricing telling Kindle customers that it "will continue to fight against higher prices for e-books", and has urged publishers "not to needlessly impose price increases on consumers". It has also revealed that for those publishers who have adopted the agency model in the US the rate of...
Mon, 20/09/2010 - 08:40
Hachette UK will begin setting e-book prices on retailers' websites from Monday after indicating this week that it will move to agency terms with every "reseller, including Amazon and Apple" from 20th September.
The UK's biggest publisher has become the first to break ranks and demand control over prices in the UK and...
Mon, 02/08/2010 - 11:43
Amazon.co.uk has sold out of both of its new models of the Kindle e-book reader, just days after it was announced.
In a note on the device's product page, Amazon said: "Due to strong customer demand, Kindle is temporarily sold out." Any orders placed today [2nd August] are expected to dispatch on or before September 4...
Mon, 15/03/2010 - 09:04
Amazon.co.uk has launched hundreds of dedicated author pages, offering customers a full bibliography, recommended titles and videos. The pages went live this week and include the likes of Hilary Mantel, Stephenie Meyer, and Dan Brown.
Amy Worth, head of book buying at Amazon.co.uk, said: "It's like having a bookshelf of the...
Thu, 11/03/2010 - 08:28
Amazon.co.uk has teamed up with the Oxford Literary Festival to become its official online bookseller, the first time it has partnered with a literary festival and it has created a dedicated store online to celebrate the fact. Blackwell is the festival's onsite bookseller, as it has been previously.
The festival runs from 20th March...
Mon, 19/10/2009 - 10:12
Faber has teamed up with Amazon to create a Faber Finds store at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de to "dramatically extend" the audience for Faber's classic titles. The new Faber Finds store will feature editor picks and Faber Finds bestsellers. The books will be printed "on-site" using print on demand and distributed through...
Sun, 23/08/2009 - 09:45
Amazon.co.uk is to start charging publishers £500 for "rejected deliveries" and could introduce a range of other charges, according to a leaked email.
Starting 24th August, charges will apply to anyone who fails to meet the retailer’s compliance "requirements [as] detailed in the vendor manual". In the...