Amazon under fire for 'refusal' to pay Scottish real living wage

Amazon is under scrutiny for its apparent reluctance to sign up to the Scottish government’s "fair work" programme and pay employees the Scottish real living wage.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Labour would 'aggressively' target Amazon and Google to pay fair tax

Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said the party has “aggressive” plans to make corporations such as Amazon, Google Starbucks and Vodafone pay their “fair share of taxes”. In his first speech as shadow chancellor at the Labour Conference taking place in Brighton this week, McDonnell... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon May Pay Self-Published Authors No More Than $0.006 Per Page Read

So much for writing short.Last month, Amazon took a page out of Spotify's playbook, electing to start paying its self-published authors by the page rather than per download. The new model was put into action Wednesday—and it looks like the e-commerce giant may now pay writers no more than $0.006... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon set to pay self-published authors as little as $0.006 per page read

Writers of shorter works could lose out on revenue as company’s Kindle Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited no longer pay per copy downloadedSelf-published authors could be paid as little as $0.006 per page read under new rules planned by Amazon.Writers who make their works available... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How will Amazon's new pay-per-page model change ebooks?

Just as Spotify has done for music, the new pay-per-page system could change the way ebooks are published and authors paid. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon will pay some authors based on how many pages you read

Authors are normally paid a consistent amount for every ebook you download, no matter how much of a page-turner it is. Amazon might just shake up that model before long, though. As of July 1st, the internet giant will pay Kindle Unlimited and Kindle... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon to pay KDP authors 'per page'

Amazon is changing the way it pays self-published authors whose books are enlisted in the Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners Lending library to a pay-per-page-read model. From 1st July, it will pay Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) author royalties depending on how many pages of a book a customer... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why YA fiction is a dark mirror reflecting our own real lives

Did you know every two days, humans generate as much data as we did from the dawn of history up until 2003? AJ Steiger on how the internet means teenagers are more connected and empowered than ever before… but more vulnerable too – and how our books reflect this dualityThink about this for a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon under fire on redundancies and Prime promotion

Amazon is failing in its legal duties when making staff redundant, according to union GMB. Meanwhile the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against an Amazon promotion for its Prime membership service The GMB union has accused the internet giant of failing to follow... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Living With My Fear of Amazon, Destroyer of Worlds

I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon. Chances are you do, too.I used to feel pretty good about the e-tailer. Now, increasingly, I feel a little dirty every time I patronize it.For one thing, its nearly yearlong price-setting war with Hachette -- which quietly wrapped up in December with Amazon more... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2015-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Living Wage accreditation for Prepress

Perth-based publishing services company Prepress Projects Ltd has received accreditation as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Prepress Projects, whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receive a minimum hourly... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors will fire back at Amazon with calls for a government investigation

If you've been following the protracted war between Amazon and Hachette, you know that Amazon's been stymieing sales of certain books by making it impossible to pre-order them, and pushing back delivery of others all over a ebook contract dispute.... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon brings Fire Phone to UK

Amazon will launch its Fire Phone through the O2 network provider in the UK at the end of this... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Returns Fire: The Battle With Hachette and Authors United Continues

Amazon has responded to an open letter by Authors United, signed by 900-plus authors in support of Hachette, with their own open letter, Readers United. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon: 'Hachette paying authors too little on ebooks'

Hachette Book Group is “sharing too small a portion” of the revenue from ebooks with... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-07-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you're better off waiting for the sequel

After producing a long line of ebook readers and tablets (not to mention a set-top box), Amazon has its sights set on the smartphone market. But finding success here won't be easy, even for an established tech giant like Amazon. With the Fire phone,... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's book author refuses award backed by Amazon

Allan Ahlberg refused a lifetime achievement award because it was sponsored by the internet bookseller Amazon. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-07-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon unveils the "Fire Phone"

Amazon has unveiled its long-awaited smartphone - The Fire Phone -containing an in-built Kindle... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple discounts the books Amazon refuses to stock

If you head over to iTunes and look for book pre-orders at $9.99 or less, you may notice something strange: they're all Hachette titles. That's no coincidence -- Amazon is delaying shipment on Hachette books right now, a negotiating tactic it calls... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette US: Amazon actions 'affect authors' lives'

Hachette Book Group in the US has continued the public discussion of its terms battle with Amazon... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-05-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon paying ebook settlement cash back to Kindle users

Remember that antitrust suit concerning publishers, ebooks and price rigging? The good news, at least if you bought one of the affected titles between April 2010 and May 2012, is that Amazon is sending some money your way. If the book you purchased... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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