Indie bookshops turn a new page to fight off threat from Amazon

Spate of openings of ‘destination’ stores as owners offer drinks, performances and crafts to tempt customers away from Amazon It’s children’s story hour at the Book Nook in Hove and the owner, Vanessa Lewis, is doing a reading of Julia Donaldson’s rhyming picture book The Detective Dog. Related: The best independent bookstores worldwide, according to readers Related: 'People are hungry for real bookstores': Judy Blume on why US indie booksellers are thriving Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-07-17 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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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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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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Amazon petition couple sell bookshops

A couple who were splashed across the national press when they delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street calling on Amazon to pay corporation tax in the UK have sold their two bookshops. Keith and Frances Smith who owned Warwick Books and Kenilworth Books have sold both the indies to new owners... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Turn to Crowdfunding to Stay Alive

In the new episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Borderlands Books founder Alan Beatts and Singularity & Co. co-founder Cici James talk crowdfunding. The post Indie Bookstores Turn to Crowdfunding to Stay Alive appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon, Harper Talks Take a Turn

A 'Business Insider' story is seen by some as Amazon turning up the heat on HarperCollins over sales terms negotiations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookshop numbers fall again in 2014

The number of independent bookshops in the UK fell once again last year, with nearly 50 high street bookshops closing in 2014.  The number of indie members of the Booksellers Association fell by 48 in 2014, to 939 indies. The 2013 figure (987) was a watershed moment for the industry, as it was... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German indies launch online bookshop

Already dubbed by the media as a serious contender for Amazon, the new German online bookshop Genialokal.de will finally be launched on March 12th, the first day of the Leipzig Book Fair. The e-commerce platform promotes localism under the banner “fantastically local” and is an initiative of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Camex 2015: College Stores Revamp; Amazon, Indies Arrive on Campus

Five years ago, the National Association of College Stores issued a white paper that looked forward to what the state of the college store would be in 2015. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Bookshop of the Year Award: deadline extended

The deadline has been extended for independent bookshops to apply for one of the industry’s most coveted prizes – Independent Bookseller of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards. Indies now have until 5p.m. on Monday 23rd February to submit their entries here to be considered for the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Book Day backed by bookshops and publishers

Indie Book Day is set to make a mark on the UK this year after starting in Germany two years ago and quickly spreading across Europe. The campaign – which hopes to become comparable to the American Record Store Day event, but for books – wants readers to flock to independent bookshops on 21st... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Convert turns paper books into ebooks, if you're patient

Got books to digitize and plenty of patience? Amazon's Kindle Convert software will let you scan them at home. As spotted by The Ebook Reader, Kindle Convert is a $50 PC application that turns printed pages into Kindle ebooks. It should work with most scanners, provided they support at least... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator turns authors into teachers (and vice versa)

While ebooks are everywhere, electronic textbooks never really caught on, despite their potential to bring immersive learning at a lower cost. Amazon is trying to change that with the Kindle Textbook Creator, a free app from its newly formed Kindle ... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon, Indies, Barnes & Noble Unite for E-tax Fairness

Advocates for Internet sales taxes, which include both the American Booksellers Association and Amazon, sent a letter urging Congress to act. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Lemony Snicket' urges authors to connect with indie bookshops

Authors United has sent out a letter from the author Daniel Handler  - a.k.a. Lemony Snicket - encouraging writers to take part in Upstream, a new programme to support independent bookstores. Upstream, “cooked up” by Handler and “assorted interested parties”, aims to connect writers with their... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Patterson awards grants to 73 indie bookshops

More than £130,000 has been allocated to 73 independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What you need to know about Amazon's fight with ebook publishers

Unless you've been living in a book-free cave, you may have heard that retail giant Amazon and book publisher Hachette are having a little tiff. It's all about digital versions of books -- so-called ebooks -- and it boils down to this: Amazon wants... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Child hits back at indie authors in Amazon debate

Author Lee Child has come out swinging in the manner of Jack Reacher on The Passive Voice website... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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