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...
Mon, 14/11/2011 - 15:50
Amazon.co.uk has launched a Kindle Daily Deal promotion, selling one chosen title a day at a heavily discounted price.
The retailer began its promotion today (14th November) with Where the Shadows Lie by Michael Ridpath (Corvus), selling the e-book for 75% less than it did yesterday at 99p.
The offer, advertised on...
Thu, 10/11/2011 - 07:00
David Baldacci, Stephenie Meyer and the originally self-published author Amanda Hocking have all joined the Kindle Million Club, selling more than one million copies of their books on the Amazon.com Kindle Store.
They join 11 other authors in the "Club" - Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee...
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 09:10
Concern is growing in the US over the launch of Amazon's Kindle lending initiative. Amazon launched the new service last week aimed at Kindle-owning Prime users, but publishers have expressed concern over titles appearing in the programme without agreement, while agents said they were worried over how the 'free' loans would impact...
Mon, 31/10/2011 - 14:15
Amazon has begun its UK festive promotion today (31st October), opening a Christmas store and revealing Steve Jobs’ biography is one of customers’ most wished-for items.
The company has revealed two of the top 10 most wanted items registered on customers’ Christmas wish lists are Steve Jobs: The Exclusive...
Wed, 26/10/2011 - 10:05
Amazon’s profits have dropped by 73% in its third quarter, with the company's investment in its Kindle e-readers blamed for the slump.
In the three months to 30th September, net income fell from $231m (£144.4m) to $63m (£39.4m) year on year. Sales rose by 44% to $10.88bn (£6.8bn), in comparison to $7.56bn...
Mon, 17/10/2011 - 14:30
Julian Barnes is the bookies' favourite to win the Man Booker prize tomorrow night (18th October), as Amazon has revealed his novel The Sense of an Ending is also leading Kindle downloads among the shortlisted authors.
Bookmakers William Hill said more than 50% of all bets struck on the Man Booker prize were placed on the...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 09:00
Amazon has opened its French Kindle Store today, containing titles in French, English and other languages.
The internet bookseller is launching the French Kindle on 14th October, with the latest generation device selling for €99 (£85). The new French Kindle store will offer 35,000 French titles including 28 L’Express...
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...