Thu, 17/04/2014 - 15:14
Samsung has today launched a new app created in partnership with Amazon, which will allow Galaxy device users to buy and read Amazon’s catalogue of books, magazines and newspapers.
Kindle for Samsung is available in 90 countries to people using the Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy devices using Android 4.0 and above.
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 10:00
Publishers have been accused of “holding authors over a barrel” when it comes to e-book royalties.
With the London Book Fair set to open tomorrow (8th April), agents have told The Bookseller there has been a “land grab”, with some major publishers accused of refusing to publish e-books where contracts...
Thu, 20/03/2014 - 09:50
Amazon Publishing plans to release more than 500 titles in the UK this year, the company's vice president Jeff Belle has said, in a memo to agents.
The 500 books mentioned in Belle’s memo are to include titles acquired by the UK business, “combined with US-acquired books which will be simultaneously published in the UK...
Tue, 18/03/2014 - 09:00
Literary agent Andrew Wylie has ridiculed Amazon Publishing, saying its programme "stands out for its idiocy."
Wylie gave his views to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung...
Thu, 13/03/2014 - 16:03
Amazon is to increase the price of its Prime membership in the US by $20 to $99 a year.
This will be the first time the online retailer has increased the cost of the service, which includes free two-day shipping on around 20m products, since it was introduced in America in 2005.
The price hike will come into force when users...
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:10
Amazon Publishing is launching a German language programme, after being "delighted" with the reader response to its German translations.
Jorrit Van der Meulen, vice president of Kindle, EU, said publisher Sarah Tomashek and her Munich team would be "supporting our efforts to bring great works written in German to a...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 12:10
Accent Press has signed a five-book deal with Kindle self-published author Jodi Taylor.
Hazel Cushion, managing director of Accent, offered the author a contract after her debut novel Just One Damned Thing After Another spent weeks in the number one position of Kindle’s top 100 free books.
Accent said the book...
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has said it wants to build “the world’s most author-centric publishing house”, and it is stepping up its publishing activities in the UK as it seeks to demonstrate that it can run a successful publishing operation based on the traditional model.
The company is recruiting for UK publishing staff, including a...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 12:44
"There are a lot of people doing a lot of things we used to do," Stephen Page told the Independent Publishers Guild conference today (27th February), but added that publishers should not "surrender the ground we know".
In a keynote address, Page shared his thoughts on the state and future of publishing, saying that...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 09:35
The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle has revealed which judges will be picking the prize winners, with Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, "Great British Bake Off" host Mel Giedroyc and "Made in Chelsea" star Andy Jordan among those on board.
Giedroyc will host the awards ceremony, set to take...