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AALBC Cuts Buy Links to Amazon

After years as an Amazon affiliate, the African American Literature Book Club, an online portal dedicated to black books, literacy and a wide variety of book-related services, is severing most of its commercial ties to the online retailer. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon puts former Kindle leader in charge of its pharmacy business

Amazon's entry into the pharmacy business might not have the leader you'd expect. CNBC has learned that the online retailer has picked Nader Kabbani, an executive who helped establish the Kindle self-publishing system and has worked in Flex and logi... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2019-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Fire TV Stick now comes with Alexa Voice Remote at same affordable price

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos may be having a difficult time in his personal life right now, but professionally, the multi-billionaire is doing phenomenally. Amazon's stock is through the roof, and  there seems to be no slowing down the online retailer. Long gone are the days when the... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2019-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's luxurious Kindle Voyage e-reader is $105 off in this today-only refurbished deal

E-readers are a fantastic way to breeze through novels. It turns books into completely searchable documents that you can highlight, bookmark, and make notes on.  Amazon’s luxurious Kindle Voyage elevates the experience even more, and for today only, the online retailer is selling this front-lit... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2018-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Self-published archaeological thriller takes £20,000 Amazon award

The Relic Hunters by David Leadbeater is inaugural winner of online retailer’s DIY publishing prizeThe writer David Leadbeater has struck gold with his self-published archaeological thriller, The Relic Hunters, scooping up the first Amazon Kindle Storyteller award.Leadbeater pronounced it “a... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon will be opening a bookstore in L.A.

Amazon is planning to open a bookstore in a Century City mall, its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Los Angeles. The online retailer, credited with causing a crisis in the physical bookselling industry, has opened five brick-and-mortar bookstores in the last 18 months and has announced plans... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon reportedly to drop MFN clauses from ebook deals

Amazon has offered to drop the Most Favoured Nation clauses from its ebook contracts, following a European Commission investigation into the online retailer’s deals, it has been reported today.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon To Open Hundreds Of Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores

After putting booksellers out of business, Amazon is set to open its own retail chain.Amazon, the online retailer that killed off so many independent bookshops, is getting ready to launch its own brick-and-mortar book chain. According to the Wall Street Journal, the CEO of a major mall operator,... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2016-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon appoints director of social responsibility

Amazon has appointed a director of social responsibility, Christine Bader, amid criticism over its business practices. The online retailer is facing scrutiny over how its policies affect the outside world, with its cloud services division consistently receiving low grades in Greenpeace’s cloud... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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MFN clauses threaten validity of publishers’ Amazon contracts

Publishers’ contracts with Amazon could become void if the European Commission (EC) finds that the online retailer has acted illegally in terms of its ebook distribution practices and its relationship with publishers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's London move 'complete'

Amazon.co.uk’s office staff move to London is now complete, the company has said. More than 2,000 employees, most of them previously based in Slough, have now moved to one of the online retailer’s three London locations – Glasshouse Yard near the Barbican in EC1, Leadenhall Court in EC3, and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European commission to investigate Amazon's ebook dominance

US tech sector’s problems with Brussels deepen as competition chief focuses on allegedly restrictive contract clausesThe European commission has launched a competition inquiry into Amazon’s dominant market position in ebooks, as Brussels steps up its scrutiny of US tech groups. The EU’s... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookindy Chrome extension lists local options for books on Amazon

There's no question that Amazon is hurting independent bookstores. It's hard to compete with the convenience of quick shipping. If you live in the UK, though, a Chrome extension uses the online retailer's listings to give you a local option during th... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2015-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K Le Guin launches broadside on Amazon's 'sell it fast, sell it cheap' policy

Fantasy author accuses the online giant of using its market dominance ‘to control what we write and what we read’The grande dame of fantasy Ursula K Le Guin has weighed in forcefully to the debate about Amazon’s role in publishing. In a blogpost on the site Book View Cafe, entitled “Up the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon changes free delivery threshold

Amazon has changed the threshold for free delivery on all items except books. The online retailer had placed a £10 threshold to quality for its free Super Saver Delivery service. While the £10 minimum remains on books, on all other products customers need to spend £20 or more to qualify for... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's third party sales 'over 40% of total'

Third party sellers accounted for more than 40% of all items sold on Amazon in 2014, the online retailer has revealed. There are currently more than two million vendors on the online retail site, who sold more than two billion items worldwide last year, including books, clothing and other... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bezos admits making 'billion of dollars of failures' at Amazon

Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has admitted to making “billions of dollars of failures” at the company, and has said it does not matter. Speaking at Business Insider’s Ignition conference, Bezos also addressed the dispute the online retailer had with Hachette Book Group in the US, which has now been... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Deal Struck, Amazon Lets Hachette Set Its Own E-Book Prices

Amazon and Hachette Book Group have resolved their dispute over ebook prices and physical book sales with a multiyear agreement in the U.S., ending a standoff that cut off availability of some of the publisher's books by the online retailer and stirred up ugly PR for Amazon.The deal will take... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2014-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon recruits for UK drone engineers

Amazon has thrown more weight behind its plans to develop unmanned drones –“Octocopters” - to deliver orders to customers within half an hour. The online retailer has advertised for Flight Operations Engineers based in Cambridge in the UK, who would be responsible for developing drone technologies. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Top literary agent Andrew Wylie calls Amazon Isis-like distribution channel

Wylie calls for fellow publishers to stand firm and not to blink during negotiations over ebook royalties with digital retailerHe is the sinister jackal of the literary world who counts Salman Rushdie, Philip Roth and Martin Amis among his formidable roster of clients.Andrew Wylie, arguably the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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