Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:00
Independently published authors have responded with caution to Amazon’s launch of its new subscription service Kindle Unlimited.
Concern has been raised that the move could dilute author earnings, while limiting authors’ abilities to sell their content on other e-book sites. Some have also questioned why Amazon is paying...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:15
Amazon’s UK publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer has signed a one-book deal with author Casey Kelleher.
Kelleher has previously self-published three books in the grit-lit genre through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform - Rotten to the Core, Rise and Fall and Heartless – notching...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:15
Amazon has officially launched its Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription service in the US today (18th July).
As reported on Wednesday after a test of the service was spotted (16th July), 600,000 e-books will be available to read on...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:00
Amazon appears to be testing an e-book and audiobook subscription programme in the US called “Kindle Unlimited”.
Test pages which have now been taken down earlier appeared on Amazon.com under “KU”, offering “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for $9.99 a...
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 09:30
Author Susan Hill is to publish a Kindle Single short story featuring her series detective Simon Serrailler, saying she prefers to self-publish in digital where she can "until all publishers play fair(er) on e-book prices".
Chatto & Windus will publish the eighth Serrailler novel, The Soul of Discretion, on...
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:40
Amazon is being sued by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allowing children to notch up millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases on their parents’ accounts by using its mobile app store.
Meanwhile, in separate developments, the American Authors' Guild has described Amazon's...
Wed, 09/07/2014 - 10:00
The war of words between Amazon and Hachette US escalated overnight, after Amazon offered authors caught up in the terms dispute with Hachette 100% of royalties on all e-book sales while the impasse goes on.
Hachette US immediately rejected the offer, calling on Amazon to "withdraw the sanctions they have...
Wed, 02/07/2014 - 13:44
Publishers Penguin and Walker Books picked up two awards each at the inaugural Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle, held today (Wednesday 2nd July), with John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars taking the award for best story for young teenagers.
The competition, the first to be sponsored by the online retailer,...
Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:10
Amazon is targeting the higher education market in the UK by offering students free Prime membership in the newly-launched Amazon Student service.
The company has emailed customers explaining that if they were in higher education in the UK, from now on they will be eligible for a six-month free Amazon Prime trial, which includes...
Wed, 18/06/2014 - 09:30
Amazon is expected to unveil its first mobile smartphone product later today (18th June.)
Speculation has been rife about the product for the last few months, with rumours suggesting the phone will measure 4.7 inches diagonally and have comparatively low pixel density, featuring 720p HD resolution –lower than many rival devices...