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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What's going on with the Washington Post's 'buy it now' Amazon book links?

Some Washington Post book reviews currently have a 'buy it now' link to Amazon embedded in the text, but a Washington Post spokesperson says the buttons are a mistake and that they're meant to go on the side of the page. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Amazon and Barnes & Noble Pull 'Buy' Links from Apps

In the latest development in Apple’s contentious relationship with booksellers, the country’s two biggest ebook retailers—Amazon and Barnes & Noble—have stopped selling their wares directly to customers through their Apple apps, reports the Wall Street Journal. Canadian bookseller Kobo did... Continue reading at AdWeek

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How an Agency Cut Through ‘Purpose Clutter’ With Its Bookstore Campaign Trolling Amazon

In this David-versus-Goliath battle, mom-and-pop bookstores wrapped themselves in Amazon's familiar brown cardboard as a protest against the retail giant and a plea to shop local. The Instagram-ready stunt, with Amazon lookalike boxes covered in sick literary burns and topical quips, came... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Third-party sellers able to compete for Amazon's buy button from January 2021

Third-party sellers selling "new condition" books will be able to bid for Amazon's buy button in the UK from January 2021, the retail giant has confirmed.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon to cut price of its ebooks to reflect removal of VAT

Chancellor drops 20% levy on online news subscriptions and books as industry strugglesAmazon has confirmed it will cut the price of its Kindle ebooks from Friday, after the government announced it would bring forward plans to stop charging VAT on online publications because of the pandemic.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Amazon Cuts Affiliate Commission Fees for Certain Product Categories

Some publishers already reeling from lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are about to take another hit. Amazon says it will soon drastically reduce the commission rates of its affiliate marketing program—the cut of sales it rewards to participating websites that drive customers to... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Amazon returns pre-order ‘buy’ buttons after 48-hour hiatus

Amazon’s “buy" pre-order buttons have been returned for upcoming titles, after they were removed from not-yet-published books for two days to prioritise stocking other high-demand items during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon Kindle Oasis Review: Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy an E-Reader

In an era of smartphone addiction, a single-purpose device like an e-reader may help you unplug and focus on content that will bring you joy. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Amazon reportedly mulls buying Boost from T-Mobile, Sprint

Amazon.com Inc. is interested in acquiring prepaid wireless phone service Boost Mobile from T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp., Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Amazon is considering buying Boost for an attached wholesale deal that would allow the buyer to use T-Mobile’s... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Huawei devices disappear from Microsoft Store and Best Buy, but remain on Amazon, Newegg

Microsoft appears to have pulled Huawei's Matebook X Pro from its online shelves, and Best Buy, too, has followed suit. Huawei phones and devices are still available from Amazon and Newegg as of this posting, however.Neither the Huawei Matebook X Pro nor the Huawei Matebook 13 appear on... Continue reading at PC World

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Amazon is now taking a 30 percent cut of ad sales from Fire TV

Amazon is taking a bigger piece of ad sales on Fire TV, its connected TV devices, by requiring TV networks and digital publishers to hand over 30 percent of their commercial space for it to sell, according to new terms from the e-commerce giant.Until last month, Amazon let the publishers sell... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Chancellor confirms cut to business rates, schedules 'Amazon tax' for 2020

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed a tax cut to business rates of one third for all retailers in England with a rateable value of £51,000 or less. The measure will last for the next two years, until the next re-evaluation of rateable values in 2021. Hammond told the House of Commons... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers Are Urged to Monitor Amazon Buy Buttons

The e-tailer's year-old strategy of letting third party sellers compete for buy buttons is here to stay. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon Buy Buttons Among Big Topics at BISG Meeting

The Book Industry Study Group devoted a large portion of its annual meeting held Monday to supply chain issues, with the relatively new phenomenon of third party resellers on Amazon being able to win buy buttons an issue panelists expressed particular concern about. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon Buy-Button Change Raises Alarms, Questions

Publishers are concerned that the recently enacted policy will cut into sales, questioning the sources of “new” books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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New Amazon Buy Button Program Draws Ire of Publishers, Authors

Industry members claim the program, which allows third-party re-sellers to win the main buy button on book pages, has the potential to "decimate authors' and publishers' earnings," especially on backlist books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Joins Warnings on Amazon’s Buy-Button Book Sales Policy

Authors' and publishers' groups are protesting a change in Amazon's third-party sales policy. The retailer says it's in line with 'the rest of Amazon.' The post Authors Guild Joins Warnings on Amazon’s Buy-Button Book Sales Policy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Get a $20 Discount If You Buy 3 Echo Dots on Amazon, For A Limited Time - Deal Alert

Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more. In fact, new Alexa "skills" are being created all the time. Tell Alexa to start your usual order at... Continue reading at PC World

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Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation) review: This is the Echo most people should buy

When I reviewed the Amazon Echo 13 months ago, I predicted that people would want one in every room. The Echo can control your home’s lighting, play music, estimate your commute time, operate a timer, answer trivia questions, read books and news bulletins to you, tell you which movies are at... Continue reading at PC World

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