Fri, 17/08/2012 - 08:45
The first digital units are beginning to be built into the Waterstones bookshop branches, as the retailer prepares to sell Kindles from its estate of UK stores.
The Bookseller can report that equipment is being installed into various shops, including the Kensington High Street branch, to create digital zones where customers...
Mon, 13/08/2012 - 08:05
The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has been knocked from the top of the Amazon Kindle store by an e-book priced at 20p.
Alice Peterson’s Monday to Friday Man (Quercus) has claimed the top spot in the list pushing E L James’ erotic titles down the chart. Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow), being sold for the...
Mon, 06/08/2012 - 08:25
Amazon.co.uk customers are buying more Kindle books than print books, both hardback and paperbacks, according to the company.
The retail giant released the statistic to mark the second anniversary of its e-reader, the Kindle, in the UK, securing widespread national media coverage with the announcement.
Amazon.co.uk said that...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 10:20
Avon has signed four more books by Jacqui Rose, whose debut was a bestseller in e-book format.
Caroline Hogg, commissioning editor at Avon, a division of HarperCollins that focuses on commercial women's fiction, acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights for the books in a deal with agent Judith Murdoch.
Mon, 11/06/2012 - 07:45
Japanese online booksellers are planning to circumvent sales tax collection by selling digital books into the country from abroad.
According to the Nikkei newspaper, selling e-books from outside Japan to Japanese customers will enable companies such as Kobo owner Rakuten and other e-commerce firms to avoid paying Japanese...
Fri, 01/06/2012 - 08:29
A second-hand bookseller in Hay-on-Wye has called for a ban on Kindles and other e-book readers at the literary festival, which opened yesterday [31st May].
According to the Daily Mail...
Fri, 25/05/2012 - 12:10
James Daunt’s resolution of Waterstones’ e-reader problem—teaming up with Amazon to sell the Kindle and e-books—was not something many would have guessed even a week ago. The Kindle tie-up was merely the most eye-catching part of a wider story encompassing new stores and own-brand cafés which, taken as a whole,...
Tue, 15/05/2012 - 09:30
Nearly a third of British adults (31%) say they are likely to buy an e-book in the next six months, according to a new study from Bowker.
According to report Understanding the Digital Consumer, the percentage of adults who have purchased an e-book has seen an almost threefold increase since February 2011.
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....