European Commission makes Amazon's removal of MFN clauses legally binding

Amazon's offer to remove its controversial "Most Favoured Nation" (MFN) clauses from its ebook contracts has been accepted and made legally binding by the European Commission. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon reportedly to drop MFN clauses from ebook deals

Amazon has offered to drop the Most Favoured Nation clauses from its ebook contracts, following a European Commission investigation into the online retailer’s deals, it has been reported today.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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MFN clauses threaten validity of publishers’ Amazon contracts

Publishers’ contracts with Amazon could become void if the European Commission (EC) finds that the online retailer has acted illegally in terms of its ebook distribution practices and its relationship with publishers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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European Commission Opens Amazon E-book Probe

The European Commission announced that it has opened a formal investigation into some of the ebook practices of Amazon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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European commission to investigate Amazon's ebook dominance

US tech sector’s problems with Brussels deepen as competition chief focuses on allegedly restrictive contract clausesThe European commission has launched a competition inquiry into Amazon’s dominant market position in ebooks, as Brussels steps up its scrutiny of US tech groups. The EU’s... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers raise Amazon monopoly concerns with European Commission

Booksellers have met with European Commission officials to discuss their concerns that Amazon holds a monopoly in the online book market. The booksellers urged the Commission to make sure that consumers will have a rich and diversified online book offering, said Françoise Dubruille, director of... Continue reading at PC World

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Dave and Goliath: maverick writer Eggers makes a stand against Amazon

The author likes small bookshops. So he won’t let the online giant sell his new hardbackThe plight of the high street bookshop, struggling against the power of the online giants, is a common complaint either side of the Atlantic. But not often do the prominent players, the authors and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Amazon's upgraded Kindle Paperwhite lineup makes the best e-reader even better

Official news came much sooner than expected. On Tuesday, just a day after leaks surfaced on the company’s Canadian and Mexican sites about models with a bigger screen and dramatically more LEDs, Amazon confirmed the launch of three new Kindle Paperwhites. In addition to a successor for the... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2021-09-21 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon is updating Kindles to make them easier to navigate

Amazon is rolling out a software update for its Kindle, Paperwhite and Oasis devices that could make them easier to use. The company announced the changes will be arriving in the coming weeks for Kindles 8th-generation and later, Paperwhites 7th-generation and newer as well as the Oasis... Continue reading at Engadget

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Amazon to cut price of its ebooks to reflect removal of VAT

Chancellor drops 20% levy on online news subscriptions and books as industry strugglesAmazon has confirmed it will cut the price of its Kindle ebooks from Friday, after the government announced it would bring forward plans to stop charging VAT on online publications because of the pandemic.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Amazon Cuts Affiliate Commission Fees for Certain Product Categories

Some publishers already reeling from lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are about to take another hit. Amazon says it will soon drastically reduce the commission rates of its affiliate marketing program—the cut of sales it rewards to participating websites that drive customers to... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Amazon Charts: Atwood doubles up as Cameron makes his debut

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments (Vintage) has held the Amazon Charts Most-Sold: Fiction number one for a second week, as former prime minister David Cameron makes his debut in the Most-Sold: Non Fiction chart on pre-orders alone.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 09:32:13 UTC ]
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Braithwaite, Rankin and Wesolowski make Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards shortlist

Booker Prize longlistee Oyinkan Braithwaite has made the shortlist for the 2019 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards with Ian Rankin and Matt Wesolowski each bagging two nominations.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon Removes Books Promoting Bleach As Cure For Autism, Cancer

The action follows parents saying they have force-fed their children the toxic chemical as a “miracle cure.” Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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Digiday Research: European publishers expect to make more money from branded content in 2019

Three-quarters of European publishers surveyed by Digiday plan to increase revenues from video advertisements and branded content in 2019. The post Digiday Research: European publishers expect to make more money from branded content in 2019 appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Amazon Studios removes Heather Schuster as head of alternative programming

In yet another shake-up at Amazon Studios, the head of unscripted television, Heather Schuster, has been forced out as the company continues to retool its management team. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed Monday night that Schuster was no longer employed by the Culver City studio. No reason was... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Forbes removes article suggesting Amazon should replace libraries

US news media company Forbes has removed a controversial article suggesting that Amazon bookshops should replace local libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon comes under fire for removal of book reviews

Amazon has come under fire for removing reviews from its online book listings, with some customers having had all their reviews removed or being blocked from posting further reviews. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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Amazon's new Kindle app makes it easier to turn your phone or tablet into a book

I’m a big fan of e-ink Kindles -- preferring them over real books. If you do a lot of reading, they’re great. However, some people prefer the versatility of an iPad, Android tablet or smartphone, and there's a clear benefit to those. You only need to carry around the one device. Today, Amazon... Continue reading at Betanews

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