Wed, 01/10/2014 - 10:00
Former Waterstones boss Dominic Myers has become the head of Amazon Publishing in Europe, with a brief to launch new European offices.
Myers will be located in Amazon’s headquarters in Luxembourg and will be charged with managing Amazon’s publishing operations in the UK and Germany, as well as the expansion plans.
Wed, 24/09/2014 - 09:30
Amazon is said to be in talks with a number of Dutch publishers over the sale of e-books in the Netherlands, according to a Financial Times report.
Sander Knol, director of Dutch publisher Xander, is quoted as saying Amazon has approached his company "and so we are getting close."
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 10:00
E-books sales are plateauing because customers find print books more attractive, booksellers were told at the Booksellers Association annual conference yesterday (22nd September).
The book sector’s transition to digital came late, in 2011, but the peak is already flattening out, Douglas McCabe, an analyst with Enders, told...
Mon, 22/09/2014 - 09:40
Campaign group Amazon Anonymous organised a social media protest following the online retailer’s sponsorship of the latest series of the ITV flagship drama “Downton Abbey”.
Amazon has sponsored the fifth series of "Downton Abbey" in the name of its Kindle device, it transpired as the series opened last...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:30
European and US governments should act to protect “the literary marketplace from domination” by Amazon, author Amanda Foreman has said.
The British writer and historian is among the signatories of an Authors United letter calling on Amazon to resolve its dispute with Hachette Book Group (HBG) in the US and stop “...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has launched four new devices into the UK market: the Fire HD, the Fire HDX, the new Kindle (with a 20% faster processor), and a new, slimmer Kindle called the Voyage, which Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has described as "the next big step in this mission".
In the US, Amazon has also released the Fire HD Kids...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 15:23
Amazon is said to be readying the release of a new, smaller and thinner Kindle device called the Kindle Voyage.
Engadget reports that some listings for the Kindle Voyage have been spotted on Amazon’s German and Japan online stores, with a future launch date of 4th...
Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:45
My autobiography, Strictly Ann, was in The Times bestseller lists when I told my editor, Alan Samson of Orion, that I was writing a detective novel. He responded enthusiastically but these days it is the sales team which seems to decide the merits of a book and the Orion sales department thought that, having published four...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil for the first time, almost two years after the launch of its digital bookselling business in the country.
The retailer opened a Kindle store in the Latin American country in December 2012,...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:00
“Serious content restrictions” at Amazon’s fan fiction platform Kindle Worlds could be a reason why people are not creating as many works on the platform as elsewhere, a new study by Georgetown law professor Rebecca Tushnet said.
However Jeff Belle, v.p. of Amazon Publishing, has described early response to the site...