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...
Wed, 26/02/2014 - 09:20
One-time "Kindle King" Kerry Wilkinson, who made his name as a self-published bestseller, has said his experience of being traditionally published by Pan Macmillan has "been great", pointing to traditional poster and billboard advertising as bringing "normalcy" to his published work.
Mon, 24/02/2014 - 08:30
Amazon UK is launching a TV subscription service and Prime package, which will allow customers to loan e-books from the Kindle library.
The online retailer is rebranding its LoveFilm streaming service as Prime Instant Video, and will offer a subscription along with one-day Prime delivery and access to the Kindle library for £79...
Thu, 20/02/2014 - 08:20
Amazon customers in the UK, US and Germany can now use its Amazon Coins currency on Android phones and other tablets.
Amazon Coins have only been previously available to use on the company’s Kindle Fire tablets. By expanding the service to other devices, Amazon is encouraging more people to use its “end to end ecosystem...
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 15:14
Hodder has said it has "decided not to further distribute…in its current form" the memoir Broken by anti-abuse campaigner Shy Keenan.
Broken, which was released in 2008, described the abuse Keenan suffered...
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 11:47
The Japanese government is to end a loophole that allows digital content, such as e-books, to be downloaded from abroad to avoid tax.
Designed to plug the loss of ¥24.7bn worth of tax revenues on e-books alone and protect local publishers who pay the 5% consumption tax (due to rise to 10% by 2015), the new law is aimed at foreign...