Tue, 15/05/2012 - 09:15
Amazon.com intends to revamp its Kindle models to include front lighting this summer according to a report by news agency Reuters.
The news outlet cited a source who has seen the prototype indicating the internet retailer was “...
Thu, 10/05/2012 - 14:22
The Harry Potter e-books are to be made available to borrow as part of the Kindle Owners' Lending Library in the US, with Amazon.com making what it described as a "significant investment" in purchasing the "exclusive" licence from Pottermore to add the seven titles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish....
Wed, 28/03/2012 - 09:47
The Kindle Touch 3G is to be made available in the UK from 27th April as part of a major launch by Amazon across 175 territories. Pre-orders for the device are available from today (28th March).
The wifi-enabled Kindle Touch will be priced at £109, with the Kindle Touch 3G, which allows for free global downloads without need...
Thu, 01/03/2012 - 09:45
Lee Child is the most successful British Kindle book author worldwide, followed by Stephen Leather and Ken Follett, according to Amazon UK.
The company has released a list of the top-10 bestselling UK-born Kindle e-book authors, based on purchases from 1st January 2011 onwards in the US, UK, France, Spain and Italy.
Wed, 15/02/2012 - 10:13
Publishers need to place a greater emphasis in getting their backlist titles published digitally in order to make the e-reading market more "credible" according to Bilbary founder Tim Coates.
Speaking at the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference in New York yesterday (14th February), Coates said in order...
Wed, 08/02/2012 - 09:57
Self-published crime writer Kerry Wilkinson claimed the top spot in the UK Kindle bestseller chart for the last quarter of 2011, Amazon has revealed, as speculation mounts that the online retailer is planning to open its own physical store to push its exclusive book sales.
Wilkinson, from Lancashire, published his novel Locked In...
Wed, 01/02/2012 - 09:00
Amazon.co.uk increased Kindle e-book sales by five times in its fourth quarter but its parent company Amazon.com announced a sharp fall in profits as it failed to meet analysts' expectations in its financial results today...
Thu, 19/01/2012 - 16:23
Apple has announced a new multimedia app called iBooks Author, allowing writers to create their own e-books, in a move to rival Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing.
At an event taking place in New York's Guggenheim Museum today (19th January), Apple's Phil Schiller said the free app was "the most advanced, most powerful...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 09:57
Sales of Kindles and tablet computers helped boost revenue for Tesco electronics over Christmas, as the supermarket reported overall growth in general merchandising.
Tesco sells the Kindle six-inch 2GB e-reader for £89 and the Kindle Keyboard 3G for £149.
In the six weeks to January 7th 2012, the supermarket...
Wed, 04/01/2012 - 15:26
More than one million e-readers and more than half a million tablet devices were received as gifts over Christmas, according to research released today, with Amazon and Apple the leading suppliers of e-readers and tablets respectively.
According to the analysis one in every 40 adults in the UK received an e-reader as a Christmas...