Thu, 19/02/2009 - 06:22
The Audiobook Publishing Association is planning to meet with the Publishers Association to thrash out an industry-wide approach to the text-to-speech function on Amazon’s new Kindle device. Ali Muirden, chair of the APA, confirmed the function would be in breach of audio copyright, and said she was looking to embark on discussions with...
Thu, 12/02/2009 - 14:10
On Monday, Amazon unveiled its second-generation Kindle e-reader. On Tuesday, HarperCollins announced it was "entering a consultation period" that could well see 5% of its workforce in the UK axed, while it was shutting Collins in the US.
Of course, there is no direct link between these two events, but it seems hard to see a...
Wed, 11/02/2009 - 15:29
Amazon has said that it intends to launch the Kindle internationally, including the UK, but has still refused to name a date. The announcement followed the unveiling of its second generation e-book reader in New York this week. A spokesperson for Amazon.co.uk said: "We are certainly planning it to be available to the international markets...
Tue, 10/02/2009 - 13:26
Amazon.com's new Kindle could infringe publishers' audio agreements, according to a piece in the Wall Street Journal. The report, which follows the announcement of Kindle2 in New York yesterday, notes that some publishers and agents expressed concern over a new, experimental feature that reads text aloud with a computer-generated voice...
Tue, 10/02/2009 - 09:29
Google News today notes more than 1,000 reports of the arrival of the new Kindle, with many journalists seemingly caught up in the hoopla of the press conference, which featured an ebullient Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos along with author Stephen King. During the presentation Bezos asserted that Kindle’s "vision" was to have "...
Tue, 10/02/2009 - 08:49
E-book sales in the United States could hit $100m in 2009, as people get to grips with the new version of the Amazon Kindle.
Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos revealed the device to an audience in New York yesterday. Retailing at $359, it is lighter, slimmer and faster than the original Kindle. It also holds more books and has a longer battery...
Mon, 09/02/2009 - 20:04
Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a superb salesman, and so when he summoned everyone who is anyone in the publishing and digital worlds to unveil Kindle 2 in New York this morning, they came – or at least tried to. The newest iteration of the Kindle, selling for $359 and shipping February 24 (Kindle 1 owners will have...
Mon, 09/02/2009 - 15:06
As widely anticipated, Amazon.com has unveiled its new updated Kindle device, priced at $359 (£241). The new device is thinner, lighter and has more memory than Kindle 1. Author Stephen King has also confirmed that he is releasing a novella, Ur, which will only be available on Kindle.
The device will be released on...
Sun, 08/02/2009 - 12:18
The first images of what is rumoured to be the new version of Amazon.com's e-book device the Kindle have been widely published. Amazon.com is due to unveil the device to the world at a press conference to be held in New York later today.
According to The Bookseller's US correspondent many heads of houses will be there,...
Wed, 28/01/2009 - 08:55
Amazon.com could launch the second generation Kindle at a press conference to be hosted by c.e.o. Jeffrey Bezos on 9th February, the New York Times has forecast.
Although Amazon has not confirmed the newspaper's suspicions, the NYT has boldly told its readers to "mark your calendars, e-book fans".