Getting Kindles into Indie Bookstores Isn’t Going to Be Easy

Amazon is offering independent bookstores Kindles to sell and a commission on ebook sales, but most have rejected the proposal as bad business and "a lie." Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For Indies First day, authors get behind independent bookstores

Thanks to Sherman Alexie's forgetfulness, writers across the U.S. will volunteer at their local bookstore Saturday for the inaugural Indies First day.Not long ago the writer Sherman Alexie missed one of his readings, standing up fans at the Queen Anne Book Company, a store in Seattle. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Source program invites indie stores to sell Kindles

Amazon's new program invites indies to sell Kindles and receive a commission from ebooks bought by their customers (if the store is eligible). Many stores are unimpressed, with one bookstore worker likening the program to 'being complicit in your execution.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK indies: 'We won't stock Kindle'

Independent booksellers on both sides of the Atlantic have reacted with suspicion towards news of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-11-07 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

[ Engadget | 2013-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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... Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2013-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon US offers Kindle deal to indies

Amazon.com is offering independent booksellers the opportunity to sell Kindle e-readers. The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is having a strong children's section a secret to success for indie bookstores?

An informal survey recently carried out by Publishers Weekly found that most stores where children's books had a strong presence are doing well financially. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James Patterson will donate $1 million to indie bookstores

Patterson says a bookstore will need to be 'viable' and have a kids' section to qualify for a donation. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sherman Alexie to authors: Work at an indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday

Alexie, author of books including 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,' wrote a letter urging his fellow writers to handsell their books on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 'The most important thing is that we’ll all be helping Independent bookstores, and God knows they’ve helped us... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mexico Gets Kindles, Gandhi Bookstores Sell Devices

Amazon opened its Kindle ebookstore in Mexico with 70,000 Spanish-language titles and is selling devices through the Librerías Gandhi bookstore chain. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Three indie bookstores file lawsuit against Amazon and Big Six publishers

The stores charge that secret agreements made between the publishers and Amazon give Amazon the advantage in selling ebooks, but some industry observers find flaws in their logic. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie booksellers in anti-trust dream over Kindle

In a legal motion that brings to mind Sancho Panza and Don Quixote, three independent bookstores, including tiny Posman Books in Grand Central, have filed a class action suit charging Amazon.com and the Big Six publishers with monopolizing the ebook market. The complaint asks that Amazon and the... Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2013-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookstores report strong sales for 2012

Sales at independent bookstores rose almost 8 percent during the year, according to data from about 500 stores. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Happy holidays for indie bookstores – but not for Barnes

Barnes & Noble reported disappointing holiday sales numbers while, in contrast, some independent bookstores said they had their best month ever. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstore, Electronics Chains to Sell Kindles in Brazil

Amazon closed a deal in Brazil with Bookstore chain Livraria da Vila to sell Kindles through the remainder of 2012 until January 2013. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle bookstore reaches Canada, cuts Americans (partly) out of the loop

Canadians have had to be content with a form of Kindle Store limbo until now. They could buy Kindle ebooks, but they've had to rely on a US-centric portal that scarcely acknowledges their literary tradition. As of this weekend, they don't have to cross the virtual border: Amazon Canada now has... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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An indie bookstore 'saved by a tweet'

Broadway Books in Portland, Oregon, saved from shutting its doors when the owner's son tweeted a plea to help save it, is now celebrating its 20th birthday. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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African-American Indie Bookstores: Hanging Tough

In business for a total of 122 years, four well-known African-American–owned bookstores—Eso Won (22 years); Hue-Man (10 years); Marcus Book Stores (52 years); and the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore (37 years)—are no strangers to economic ups and downs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent bookstore owner invests in online bookstore famous for destroying independent bookstores.

Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of New York City’s Strand Bookstore—one of the largest independent bookstores in the country—purchased stock in Amazon three times between April 6 and May 1, totaling somewhere between $115,000 and $250,000, according to Barron’s. If you’ll recall this was a time period... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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