Thu, 19/01/2012 - 08:27
The Book Depository’s IT director Will Jones is departing the company after four years.
Jones, who was one of the founders of The Book Depository’s UK Direct team, said he was "ready for a new challenge" but intended to stay in the book industry.
"I have had a great three-and-a-half years working...
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 14:23
The Book Depository is kicking off Christmas with 24 hours of deals, beginning this Thursday (10th November).
The online retailer will be offering customers one title every hour at a "superb price" from noon GMT on Thursday until 11am on Friday (11th November).
Customers will be able to buy the book or audiobook on...
Thu, 03/11/2011 - 11:12
Within a week of the UK's Office of Fair Trading clearing Amazon's acquisition of The Book Depository, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has also declared that it will not oppose the move.
The ACCC began an 'informal review' of the proposed acquisition in August, following concerns among...
Wed, 02/11/2011 - 08:25
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has joined the UK's Office of Fair Trading in giving the go-ahead to Amazon's acquisition of The Book Depository.
In its ruling, it said "the proposed acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in any relevant market". It argued the merged...
Wed, 26/10/2011 - 16:13
The Office of Fair Trading has delayed its verdict thrice before delivering what is plainly a wrong decision—to clear the merger betwen Amazon and The Book Depository. Perhaps the bureaucrat's intention was to show how it agonised over its verdict.
In justifying its bizarre decision, the OFT resolved that taking over The...
Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:55
The Booksellers Association has said the Office of Fair Trading's decision to clear the merger between Amazon and The Book Depository will give Amazon more power to put its competitors out of business.
The OFT announced today its four-month-long investigation into the merger of the two internet companies and said the takeover...
Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:40
The Irish Competition Authority has cleared the acquisition of The Book Depository by Amazon after a three-week investigation into the deal. In a short statement, the authority said: "[We have] formed the view that the acquisition will not lead to a substantial lessening of competition in any markets for goods or services in the state....
Thu, 21/07/2011 - 09:45
The Society of Authors is the latest organisation to argue that the merger of Amazon with The Book Depository could lead to “unhealthy domination” of one company over the bookselling market.
In its submission to the Office of Fair Trading, the society said it was important to maintain a wide and varied range of outlets...
Wed, 20/07/2011 - 09:15
If Amazon merges with The Book Depository then readers could be starved of variety and left with a "pallid frontlist offering" over time, according to the Publishers Association and the Independent Publishers Guild.
As the deadline for submissions to the Office of Fair Trading investigating the merger passed on Monday (18th...
Tue, 19/07/2011 - 09:15
The Bookseller has added its voice to calls for Amazon's acquisition of The Book Depository (TBD) to be referred to the Competition Commission.
The Office of Fair Trading's deadline for submissions about the merger ended at 5pm last night (18th July), and in its letter The Bookseller Group, publishers of The...