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....
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...