Thu, 14/11/2013 - 08:55
Amazon’s Kindle rules the roost in e-books, but tablets could soon overtake it for digital reading, FutureBook’s fourth annual Digital Census suggests.
The survey of more than 2,000 people with professional links to the industry found that nearly half (47.6%) now commonly use a Kindle for their personal reading. But not...
Wed, 13/11/2013 - 10:00
Amazon has launched a dedicated Australian Kindle store, selling more than 2m e-books.
The retailer will also sell its latest e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite, and tablets, the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX, at Australian electronics chain Dick Smith and department store chain Big W.
Around 700,000 books will be priced at...
Thu, 07/11/2013 - 09:40
Independent booksellers on both sides of the Atlantic have reacted with suspicion towards news of Amazon’s offer to US indies on Kindle e-readers.
The company's newly revealed "Amazon Source" retail deal allows independent...
Wed, 06/11/2013 - 14:02
Amazon.com is offering independent booksellers the opportunity to sell Kindle e-readers.
The company will give US indies 10% commission for every Kindle e-book bought on the device sold by the indie bookseller for two years after the e-reader was sold.
The 10% commission figure is believed to be slightly higher than the...
Wed, 30/10/2013 - 15:17
Amazon.com has launched two new initiatives for its US customers – a digital literary journal for the Kindle platform and a simple way of giving to charity when shopping on the site.
Day One is a weekly digital publication...
Wed, 09/10/2013 - 12:30
Penguin Random House c.e.o. Markus Dohle has told the Frankfurt Book Fair that the relationship between publishers and Amazon should be one of co-operation and not confrontation.
Interviewed by international trade press at the Frankfurt Book Fair today (Wednesday 9th October), Dohle said that the aims of publishers and Amazon were...
Tue, 08/10/2013 - 09:00
The digital adoption rate in non-English language markets where Amazon Kindle operates is matching that in the English-speaking world. This is according to Russ Grandinetti, vice-president for Kindle Content at Amazon, speaking to delegates at Publishers Launch held yesterday (Monday 7th October) on the eve of...
Wed, 25/09/2013 - 10:00
Amazon has announced the US release of three new Kindle Fire Tablets. Meanwhile Barnes & Noble has further slashed the UK price of its backlit e-reader to £49.
Amazon has refreshed its Kindle Fire range with three new updated versions of the tablet. The new Kindle Fire HD has a 1280×800 resolution 7in screen with 216...
Fri, 20/09/2013 - 09:09
Walker Productions, responsible for developing Walker Books content for television, has partnered with DHX Media, Screen Yorkshire and Kindle Entertainment to produce a series based on the Hank Ziper books for CBBC.
CBBC has commissioned the comedy drama series based on the popular Hank Ziper: The World...
Thu, 19/09/2013 - 09:00
Booktrust has partnered with Amazon Kindle to launch a new prize—The Booktrust Best Book Awards.
The prize will seek to find the very best children’s books in the UK and provide a platform for children to “rave about the very best books with the same enthusiasm as they do the latest Hollywood blockbuster”,...