Thu, 06/10/2011 - 17:26
German booksellers Weltbild and Hugendubel have launched their own e-book reader, a week before the Kindle goes onsale in Germany.
Weltbild and Hugendubel are offering the device at €59.99, one of the most competitively priced in the German market. The device measures 13 x 18 x 1 centimetres, weighs only 282 grams and can carry...
Thu, 29/09/2011 - 09:35
The price of Amazon's new tablet device has been singled out as its most eye-catching feature although analysts feel it may not be a direct competitor to the iPad.
Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos unveiled the device yesterday (29th September) along with the surprise introduction of several new models of the Kindle, including a new...
Wed, 28/09/2011 - 15:40
Amazon has unveiled a Kindle Touch reader, alongside a brand new tablet device called Kindle Fire. It has also launched an £89 Kindle device in the UK.
The new Kindle Touch, which comes in silver, is smaller and lighter than the current, third-generation model and features an IR touch system similar to that offered by Nook and...
Wed, 28/09/2011 - 09:59
Amazon.co.uk has asked publishers for discounts of 90% on titles in order to participate in an October Kindle promotion.
The campaign, due to run from 17th to 31st October inclusively, will also be featured on Amazon.de, the retailer's German website. Amazon has told publishers this will be the "main focus for our...
Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:50
Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has been named as the most powerful man in books in a Guardian and Observer "power list" of the 100 key people in the trade.
Heads of houses from publishing's four biggest...
Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:06
One in five publishers is now generating more than 10% of their revenues from e-books, with Amazon slowly decreasing in importance even as the giant e-tailer's revenues from e-books continue to grow.
The numbers are revealed in Aptara's third annual e-book survey of publishers, representing more than 1,300 book publishers from...
Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:05
The number of Americans using an e-book reader has almost doubled during the last 12 months, according to a new survey.
The Harris Poll also revealed one in six Americans who do not have an e-reader intend to buy one during the next six months. This may be welcomed by publishers as e-reader owners are reading more books, according to...
Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:03
Libraries in Seattle have started testing the feature that allows readers to borrow books using their Kindle.
Amazon signed a deal with Overdrive earlier this year to provide the service, which the retailer said will be offered to 11,000 libraries.
The Seattle Public Library and King County Library, both in the same city as...
Mon, 19/09/2011 - 14:24
A Game of Thrones author George R R Martin has become the latest author to sell one million copies of his books for the Amazon Kindle.
The Harper Voyager author joins Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly, John Locke, Janet Evanovich and Kathryn Stockett...
Thu, 01/09/2011 - 15:08
Amazon.com is offering a new feature enabling readers to ask authors questions directly via their Kindle devices.
@author is currently on limited beta release, with a handful of participating authors including thriller writer Brad Meltzer, novelist Susan Orlean, and personal development writers Timothy Ferriss and Robert Kiyosaki....