Godfray renews government plea on Amazon

Bookseller Association c.e.o Tim Godfray has renewed his calls to the British government to take... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Government must pressure Amazon over working conditions, unions say

Unions are calling on the UK government to exert pressure on Amazon over its working conditions after a report by the TUC claimed the retail giant had been awarded government and local authority contracts worth £630m since 2015. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Booksellers urge government to 'act quickly' on 'Amazon tax'

News that the government may bring in an ‘Amazon tax’ to help “rebalance the playing field” between physical and online retailers has been welcomed by booksellers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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German and French book trades issue impassioned plea for government support

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Amazon partners with UK government to test drone delivery

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Leading authors call for government probe of Amazon's 'damaging' power

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Amazon and HarperCollins renew friendship with multi-year contract

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Authors ask the government to investigate Amazon

The Authors Guild met with Justice Department officials to ask the agency to launch an investigation into Amazon, expressing concern that the retail giant might be violating antitrust law in its fight with Hachette over ebook terms. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Authors will fire back at Amazon with calls for a government investigation

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Amazon Makes Plea to Authors to Quiet Down

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Is Government the Only Force Able to End Amazon Dominance?

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BA's Godfray: Amazon can destroy book trade

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Top retail m.d. urges government to tackle 'Amazon problem'

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French government demands £160m taxes from Amazon

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Godfray asks BL to "review" Amazon link

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Amazon is opening a store across the street from Nashville’s Parnassus Books, because Amazon is bad.

Amazon, apparently intent on fostering the illest of will among book lovers, is opening a store directly across the street from Nashville’s Parnassus Books, an independent bookstore founded by Ann Patchett and Karen Hayes in 2011. (Full disclosure: I visited the store for the first time this... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Titles published by Amazon Publishing imprints took 12 of the top 20 spots on the Amazon Kindle ebook bestseller list in the first half of 2017. Last year in the same period, Amazon had one ebook in the top 20. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon Publishing Books Faring Better on Amazon's New Bestseller Lists

Four Amazon Publishing titles, which drew poor BookScan print sales numbers, are among the top 20 fiction bestsellers on the latest iteration of the e-tailer's new weekly bestseller list, bolstered by sales in non-print formats. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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