Amazon Books store opens in Southern California

Amazon Books, the e-commerce giant’s seemingly incongruous bricks-and-mortar venture, is now open in San Diego. The store marks the company’s second foray into offline retail. The 3,500-square-foot shop at a mall in the University City neighborhood premiered with little fanfare Sept. 7 and is open... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Book: Talking Books at the World's Biggest Music Festival

PW's Louisa Ermelino reports on the robust book culture scene in and around the Glastonbury festival. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Titles Dominate Amazon E-book Bestseller List

Titles published by Amazon Publishing imprints took 12 of the top 20 spots on the Amazon Kindle ebook bestseller list in the first half of 2017. Last year in the same period, Amazon had one ebook in the top 20. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing Books Faring Better on Amazon's New Bestseller Lists

Four Amazon Publishing titles, which drew poor BookScan print sales numbers, are among the top 20 fiction bestsellers on the latest iteration of the e-tailer's new weekly bestseller list, bolstered by sales in non-print formats. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oyster, The "Spotify For Books," Is Taking On Amazon With E-Book Sales

Oyster, The "Spotify For Books," Is Taking On Amazon With E-Book Sales Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon’s Bestselling Book is an Adult Coloring Book

To the surprise of many, the bestselling title at Amazon US is by Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford, whose adult coloring books are topping the charts. The post Amazon’s Bestselling Book is an Adult Coloring Book appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2014: Open Source for an Open Publishing Ecosystem: Readium.org Turns One

Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the formation of the Readium Foundation (Readium.org), an independent nonprofit launched in March 2013 with the objective of developing commercial-grade open source publishing technology software. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: Post-Amazon, Goodreads Still a Place for Book Lovers

Director of author marketing, Pat Brown, spoke about how the company remains, even after being acquired by Amazon, a place for authors and their fans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle E-books Top Print Books Sales on Amazon

It happened. Amazon says ebook sales have surpassed physical book sales on Amazon.com. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-Books Outsell Print Books at Amazon

Amazon.com said that it sold 105 ebooks for every 100 printed books, a milestone that its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, said had occurred sooner than expected. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book sharing: Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail lending sites.

As convenient as they are, I've long worried about the many ways in which ebook purveyors restrict readers' rights. You can't resell the books you purchase for the Amazon Kindle, and you can't read them on most other e-readers. We also don't really own ebooks in the same way we own... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2011-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers concerned over opening date delay as Amazon ramps up

Booksellers are becoming increasingly concerned that the UK government still hasn't given them a definitive opening date, as Amazon's business starts to return to normal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-22 08:12:28 UTC ]
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Most BAM Stores Are Now Open

Books-A-Million CEO Terry Finley said most BAM stores are now open for in-store visits in addition to curbside pickup. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Kuala Lumpur Opens its World Book Capital Year

In Malaysia as it launches its World Book Capital year under the restrictions of the pandemic, the city's mayor quotes the Quran and 'Winne the Pooh.' The post Kuala Lumpur Opens its World Book Capital Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-23 16:33:24 UTC ]
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Add a kick to your online shopping with these rare books from MoMA Design Store.

Here’s some news to mix up your quarantine-driven online shopping life: the MoMA Design Store has just released a selection of rare books from its archive, and they’re now on sale at its website. The books include seminal texts like a first edition of William Eggleston’s Guide by John Szarkowski... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-20 20:00:04 UTC ]
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Amazon Crossing Rolls Out Its 2020 Free World Book Day Translations

From Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, China, Germany, Israel, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina, this year's free books from Amazon Crossing arrive amid frontier-defying contagion. The post Amazon Crossing Rolls Out Its 2020 Free World Book Day Translations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-17 03:09:44 UTC ]
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Amazon prioritises children's books and educational titles experiencing 'strong demand'

Amazon, which has lately has been prioritising household essentials and medical supplies, has said it is now also prioritising products where there is "strong customer demand" – including children's books and educational titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-07 10:59:19 UTC ]
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Shipping Delays Hit Books, Other Products, at Amazon

The surge at Amazon for such items as household staples and health and medical goods has resulted in extended shipping times for other products, including books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Firm Behind Apple E-books Case Now Suing Amazon for Price Fixing

On March 19, lawyers from Hagens Berman filed a class action suit on behalf of consumers in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, accusing Amazon of a massive horizontal price fixing scheme involving its two million third-party sellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon suspends third-party seller book shipments to warehouses

Amazon has temporarily paused accepting shipments from third-party sellers to its warehouses for products including books owing to the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 10:59:48 UTC ]
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Half Price Books Closes All 126 Stores

Half Price Books became the largest U.S. bookstore chain to close its doors as a result of the pandemic. The company, which has 126 stores in 17 states, said there would be no layoffs among its 3,000 employees. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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