Bezos sells 1% of Amazon shares for $671m

Jeff Bezos has sold 1% of his stake in Amazon - which is just over a million shares, at a value of $671m (£465.2m) - the New York Post has reported. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K Le Guin launches broadside on Amazon's 'sell it fast, sell it cheap' policy

Fantasy author accuses the online giant of using its market dominance ‘to control what we write and what we read’The grande dame of fantasy Ursula K Le Guin has weighed in forcefully to the debate about Amazon’s role in publishing. In a blogpost on the site Book View Cafe, entitled “Up the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Online Sales Fell 1% in Q4 at Amazon

Amazon’s online sales fell 1% in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021, compared to record highs in the fourth quarter of 2020. Operating income for the entire company dropped 50% in the quarter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon adds clip sharing to the Prime Video app on iOS

The next time you're watching a show on Prime Video and there's a moment that leaves you crying, laughing or feeling wowed, you might be able to share a clip of it with your friends. Prime Video users in the US can now try a clip feature on iOS.Perhaps due to rights issues, the feature is... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2021-11-11 20:31:33 UTC ]
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These are the 50 best-selling books of all time (on Amazon).

Want to read what everyone else is reading? MarketWatch reports that in honor of World Book Day, Amazon has released a list of their 50 overall bestselling books in the U.S. (at least in the 27 years since their launch in 1994). Of course, not everyone buys their books on Amazon (may we suggest... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-23 16:45:58 UTC ]
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Want a best-selling book or hit movie? You need this 1 key ingredient, says research

Blockbuster projects share one common trait. Do you dream of opening that blockbuster restaurant, writing a New York Times best-selling book, or releasing a chart-topping album? A new study out of Northwestern University suggests a pivotal ingredient.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2021-04-09 16:21:42 UTC ]
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Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO in Q3

After 27 years, Jeff Bezos, the entrepreneur who turned an online bookstore into one of the most powerful companies in the world, announced his plans to step down as Amazon CEO. In an email to employees on Tuesday, Bezos said the transition will come in Q3, at which point he will become... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2021-02-02 21:43:59 UTC ]
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As Revenue Tops $380 Billion, Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, will hand over the CEO duties to Andy Jassy, head of Amazon Web Services, this summer. The company reported that sales in the year jumped 38% over 2019, to $386.1 million, and earnings skyrocketed 84%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-02 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Powell’s Books will stop selling books through Amazon due to its “detrimental impact” on stores.

With this year’s Independent Bookstore Day occurring at a particularly rough time for booksellers, the iconic Powell’s Books in Portland has decided to make a statement and stop selling through Amazon. In a statement, owner Emily Powell notes that the occasion, this year, feels “especially... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-27 19:29:44 UTC ]
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Amazon is selling Kindles at Black Friday prices

If you didn't manage to snag a Kindle on Black Friday, you have another chance to buy one at a steep discount. Amazon is currently offering $45 off the newest Kindle Paperwhite ($85) and $30 off the latest Kindle ($60). These are historic lows, and w... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-01-13 16:27:00 UTC ]
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Amazon offers teachers a place to sell resources they create

Amazon has opened a storefront and publishing platform for people to buy and sell K-12 educational materials. People who create such resources can upload them for others to purchase. Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-11-12 15:32:00 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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How to Share Books and Movies Through Amazon Household

The retail giant offers a way to share your Prime benefits—including Kindle titles, audiobooks, and free Prime shipping—with others in your home. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-07-23 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Literary Partnership Announces More than $1 Million in 2019 Grants

Reiterating its emphasis on voices underrepresented in many parts of the publishing industry, the Amazon Literary Partnership reaches its 10th year. The post Amazon Literary Partnership Announces More than $1 Million in 2019 Grants appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon opens Manchester office, recruits 1,000 staff

Amazon is opening a new 90,000 sq ft corporate office in Manchester next year, for 600 fresh employees, along with boosting its development centres in Edinburgh and Cambridge. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children; National Book Festival September 1

Having tested the program on an invitational basis for three months, Amazon rolls out its children's book boxes offer to the US Prime membership. And the Library of Congress holds its annual National Book Festival this weekend. The post Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks Bestsellers: Clinton, Patterson Share #1 As Readers Remember Bourdain

President Bill Clinton and James Patterson share a #1 bestseller in Apple's iBooks store with 'The President Is Missing,' while the late Anthony Bourdain's memoir 'Kitchen Confidential' hits #2. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon shares fall after Trump's Twitter attacks

Amazon shares took a hit after President Donald Trump attacked the online store on social media, this time accusing it of not being on a "level playing field" with “fully tax paying retailers” and of ripping off the US postal service. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New European digital tax to ensure Amazon pays 'fair' share

Amazon may be forced to pay a new tax proposed by the European Commission on EU operations of digital businesses. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Meredith plans to axe 1,200 jobs and sell Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated

Meredith Corp., which bought Time Inc. and its stable of magazines in January, plans to sell flagship publication Time as well as Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money after completing a review of the $1.8 billion deal.The company also intends to eliminate about 1,000 jobs over the next 10... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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