Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:30
CNN reports that Amazon and Barnes & Noble are remaining tight-lipped on the eve of new app rules being introduced by Apple. Today, 30th June, is the deadline for app makers to get in compliance with Apple's strict new rules for in-app payment and subscription links.
Under the new rules apps such as the Kindle app will have...
Mon, 20/06/2011 - 14:31
John Locke has become the first self-published author to sell more than one million e-books through Amazon.
The author used Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform to publish and sell his titles. He joins Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins and Michael Connelly in what...
Tue, 14/06/2011 - 09:00
Intellectual property agency 1454 has developed a new interactive children's adventure series that will be published exclusively on the Kindle worldwide. It is thought to be the first time a children's series has been produced solely for digital release.
BookSurfers, written by the children's writer David Gatward, is aimed...
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 14:49
Lee Child and Suzanne Collins are the latest authors to sell more than a million Kindle books.
The pair join Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts and Charlaine Harris.
Child, who has written 16 Jack Reacher thrillers including 61 Hours and is published by Bantam in the UK, noted he started writing at the same...
Thu, 02/06/2011 - 15:29
With the proliferation of formats that digitalisation has given publishing, many authors chalk up an impressive number of editions on Amazon. At this writing, a search for Agatha Christie on Amazon.co.uk gets 9,223 results, Enid Blyton 7,757, Barbara Cartland 3,728 and Manuel Ortiz Braschi 3,255.
Oh, you don't know Braschi? He is...
Wed, 25/05/2011 - 14:24
Amazon is to open a new customer service centre in Edinburgh this August, with one of its roles to handle technical support for the Kindle.
The move will create more than 900 permanent and temporary jobs over the next five years. The centre will be based at Waverley Gate, Edinburgh, and will handle both internet and telephone queries...
Wed, 25/05/2011 - 08:23
Amazon.com has created a 3G version of its cheapest Kindle after it become the company’s bestselling e-reader.
The internet retailing giant announced that it was selling Kindle 3G with Special Offers in "response to customer requests". But the move has been widely interpreted as a reaction t cheaper e-readers being...
Thu, 19/05/2011 - 14:32
Amazon.com is now selling more Kindle books than paperbacks and hardbacks combined, with its UK business shifting twice as many e-books as hardbacks, it has announced today.
Gordon Willoughby, the European director for Kindle, called the UK rate of Kindle purchases “truly astonishing” considering the company has been...
Thu, 19/05/2011 - 09:59
Amazon has told US publishers that it will begin accepting digital files in the ePub format in the near future and will also allow users of its Kindle device to read ePub files.
Users of the Kindle have up to now only been able to use Amazon's own format, meaning they have been locked into buying e-books off the Amazon e-commerce...
Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:19
Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels, has become the latest writer to sell more than one million Kindle e-books through Amazon.
The author, who is published by Gollancz in the UK, joins Stieg Larsson, James Patterson and Nora Roberts in those who have hit the digital milestone.
The most recent...