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...
Tue, 03/01/2012 - 15:24
Hachette has reported a "blockbuster Christmas for e-books", selling more than 100,000 e-books in the UK on Christmas Day, and "many more" in international markets.
The figure echoes that of HarperCollins, which reported selling...
Tue, 03/01/2012 - 09:23
Amazon.com has said Christmas Day was the "biggest ever day for Kindle book downloads," with two of its top four bestselling 2011 titles being self-published ones.
The online giant announced that US customers purchased "well over 1m Kindle devices per week" throughout December, with Kindle Fire its Amazon....
Fri, 16/12/2011 - 09:50
Amazon's Kindle business could be handed a massive competitive advantage in the new year after Luxembourg said it would reduce value added tax charged on e-books from 15% to 3%. The move means Amazon will be able to reduce the price of Kindle content in comparison to other companies which sell e-books from within the UK attracting the...
Fri, 16/12/2011 - 08:25
Amazon.com has announced customers are buying over 1 million Kindles a week in the run-up to Christmas.
For the last three weeks the Kindle has sold over a million units a week, with the Kindle Fire being the company’s bestselling product of all the items sold on the site since it was introduced 11 weeks ago.
Fri, 02/12/2011 - 11:42
"Miss Wood, Miss Wood, someone's spat on the Kobo" might not be the usual thing you would overhear during a market focus group, but then, this is not a usual market focus group. This is a group of around 20 Year Five and Year Six pupils, aged between nine and 11, from St Joseph's CE primary school in Camden, who kindly let...
Thu, 01/12/2011 - 11:31
Amazon has launched the Kindle Store in Spain and Italy, as well as its first Spanish-language and Italian-language Kindles, priced €99.
The Amazon.es Kindle Store launches with more than 22,000 Spanish-language Kindle books, including 20 of the top 30 El Cultural bestsellers, plus more than 1,000 free classics in...
Thu, 17/11/2011 - 12:23
From million Kindle book selling US authors Amanda Hocking and John Locke, to the UK successes Stephen Leather and the writing team of Louie Voss and Mark Edwards, the self-publishing revolution can no longer be ignored by traditional booksellers and publishers. In her third Q&A with global industry leaders on the future of...
Tue, 15/11/2011 - 10:12
The US Authors Guild has accused Amazon.com of "boldly breaching its contracts" with publishers by signing them up to its new Kindle Lending programme without permission.
It claimed it is doing this to drive sales of its Kindle Fire, which is up against the Apple iPad and Barnes & Noble Nook in the US' increasingly...