Amazon’s Testaments error calls use of embargoes into question, trade figures claim

Shockwaves rippled across the book industry last Wednesday after Amazon sent customers a copy of The Testaments almost a week early, which it later apologised for and attributed to "technical error". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-12 13:11:07 UTC ]
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Amazon apologises for 'technical error' following early US release of The Testaments

Amazon has apologised for the “technical error” which saw Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated The Testaments distributed to some pre-order customers almost a week ahead of the publication date, breaking a worldwide embargo. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-05 14:05:02 UTC ]
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ABA Condemns Amazon for Breaking 'Testaments' Embargo

The American Booksellers Association responded to Amazon's violation of 'The Testaments' embargo by promising to step up their efforts to persuade the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon's business practices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Booksellers Incensed as Amazon Breaks 'Testaments' Embargo

A highly anticipated new book. A broken embargo. A cluster of angry booksellers. Penguin Random House has reacted to the fact that Amazon seems to have shipped copies of Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' in spite of the fact that it's on-sale-date is nearly a week away. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon claims Kindle sales boost in 2019

Kindle sales increased "again in 2019 thanks to independent publishing, Unlimited subscriptions and Amazon Publishing", the company claims. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-24 00:23:43 UTC ]
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General Election 2019: trade figures react to Tory victory

Publishing insiders have called for the trade "to get on the front foot" and "tirelessly" lobby Boris Johnson's new government, in the wake of last night's historic election which saw the Conservatives win their biggest majority since 1987. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-12 22:21:14 UTC ]
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Espiner calls on trade to disclose salaries in job adverts

Salaries need to be more clearly stated in book trade job adverts to avoid shutting people out through lack of transparency, and to help retain top talent, Katie Espiner, m.d. Orion, has said, calling on the whole trade to disclose salaries when recruiting. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-24 13:01:40 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: The Testaments jumps the gun

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments (Vintage) tops the Amazon Charts: Most-Sold Fiction chart, a week ahead of its publication, with the Booker-shortlisted title the most pre-ordered book in the chart. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-11 04:09:14 UTC ]
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Why It Matters That Amazon Shipped Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” a Week Early

Back in May, I signed an embargo agreement on behalf of my bookstore stating that I would “ensure that [The Testaments by Margaret Atwood] is stored in a monitored and locked, secured area and not placed on the selling floor prior to the on-sale date.” The idea behind such agreements is that... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-09-06 11:00:49 UTC ]
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Amazon US delivers pre-order copies of The Testaments a week early

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/atwood-star-global-cinema-event-six-string-uk-tour-970551Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments has been sent out to some readers a week before publication due to “retailer error”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-04 14:55:27 UTC ]
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Bibliotheca Calls Out Amazon for Meddling in the Library E-book Market

In a message sent to library customers, Tom Mercer, senior v-p of digital products for Bibliotheca (formerly 3M), called out Amazon for its role in the increasingly contentious library e-book market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon opens way for apps on Fire TV to sell ads with The Trade Desk, Dataxu

Amazon has struck a deal with The Trade Desk and Dataxu, two sources of online advertising, to deliver commercials to Fire TV. On Friday, Amazon announced the new arrangement developed for media companies that stream video on Fire TV. The video publishers can now set up what are known as... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-07-27 00:05:42 UTC ]
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Trade figures weigh in on Booker Prize longlist as big names dominate

The Booker Prize longlist has been declared “an absolute gift for bookselling” by Waterstones, as retailers acknowledged the lack of surprise entries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Trade figures welcome Barnes & Noble deal

Trade figures have largely welcomed the news that Waterstones boss James Daunt will become c.e.o. of both Waterstones and Barnes & Noble, after Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited bought the US chain in a $683m deal. But a warning has been sounded that some consequences of the deal - which marks... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-09 07:57:43 UTC ]
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Spread the Word calls for trade to invest in under-represented writers

Spread the Word has urged for greater investment in under-represented authors from the trade, as it reopens its London Writers Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scottish Book Trade conference calls for cultural change as Brexit looms

The cloud of Brexit hung over the Scottish Book Trade conference, although the mood of the day was one of optimism and resilience. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon hits back at claims it is to blame for falling author earnings

Retailer insists Authors Guild report that criticised the online giant for contributing to tumbling writers’ incomes used flawed figures, but Guild stands by findingsAmazon has called the conclusions of a recent report into US author earnings flawed, after the Authors Guild suggested that the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Trade Associations Call for Professional Behavior in a Diverse Industry

Vowing to 'bear witness and support appropriate action,' the four key trade associations in the UK publishing industry commit to combating misconduct. The post UK Trade Associations Call for Professional Behavior in a Diverse Industry appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Editing role 'needs championing in-house', trade figures say

Figures in the industry have responded to calls from this year’s Man Booker judging panel for tighter editing, with some voicing anger at an undervaluing of the editorial process. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Librarians Question Tor’s E-book Embargo

Librarians have been looking at the data and they say Macmillan’s recent claim that library ebook lending is having a “direct and adverse” impact on science fiction publisher Tor’s retail ebook sales appears to be more fiction than science. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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