Amazon to Let Independent Bookstores Sell Kindles and Gives Them a Cut of E-Book Sales

Amazon, which has been blamed in part for the decline of independent bookstores, said it has a new program called Amazon Source to allow them and other retailers to resell Kindle devices and accessories, and also give them 10 percent on every ebook bought on them for two years. "With Amazon Source, customers don't have to choose between ebooks and their favorite neighborhood bookstore -- they can have both," said Amazon Kindle VP Russ Grandinetti in a statement. Continue reading at 'AllThingsD'

[ AllThingsD | 2013-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon offers physical bookstores a cut of Kindle ebook sales, and just enough rope

Just as Kobo has cozied up to physical booksellers, so too does Amazon have a plan to smother them in e-ink kisses. Under the company's new "Amazon Source" program, any independent bookstore that sells a Kindle tablet or e-reader will be rewarded with ten percent of future book purchases made on ... Continue reading at Engadget

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Is Amazon asking independent bookstores to sell Kindles?

Some independent booksellers say they've received calls from someone claiming to be an Amazon staff member, asking if they'd be interested in selling Kindle e-readers. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Kindle E-books Top Print Books Sales on Amazon

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Amazon to close Kindle bookstore in China, halt device sale

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In Brazil, Amazon Starts Selling Kindles Direct, Books are Next

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Patrick Carman's 'Half Nelson' proposal: for each Amazon purchase, buy a book at an independent bookstore

'39 Clues' author Patrick Carman says he knows Amazon is a convenient option, but suggests buying a book from an independent bookstore each time you buy from Amazon. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Amazon's E-Book Business Is Up 70 Percent, but It's Still Not Disclosing Kindle Sales

Whatever Kindle sales were in Q4, they could have been better had Amazon not sold out of its flagship e-reader. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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Amazon Kindle bookstore reaches Canada, cuts Americans (partly) out of the loop

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Amazon Kindle Book Sales Soar

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Amazon's Kindle is on sale for $55 with three months of Kindle Unlimited

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Powell’s Books will stop selling books through Amazon due to its “detrimental impact” on stores.

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Amazon's Black Friday sale brings Kindle e-readers back to all-time lows

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Amazon Makes Cuts to Its Book Group

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