US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Book Market

American professional associations for authors, publishers, and booksellers write to the House subcommittee on antitrust issues about Amazon. The post US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Book Market appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-17 14:51:35 UTC ]
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Publishing Leaders Issuing Warning over Amazon’s Market Power

If Amazon's market power over book publishing is left unchecked, competition in the industry will continue to diminish, the heads of the AAP, ABA, and Authors Guild wrote in a letter to the chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bibliotheca Calls Out Amazon for Meddling in the Library E-book Market

In a message sent to library customers, Tom Mercer, senior v-p of digital products for Bibliotheca (formerly 3M), called out Amazon for its role in the increasingly contentious library e-book market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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

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Authors, Booksellers & Agents Call for DoJ to Investigate Amazon

Days before Amazon celebrates its 20th anniversary, Authors United is asking authors to sign a letter to the DoJ for an investigation of Amazon, and ABA submitted a similar request on Monday. 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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Amazon Keeps Firm Grip on E-book Market, Even as the Format Loses Market Share

With sales of ebooks slipping and print books enjoying a mild rebound, ebooks’ share of consumer spending on books has declined over the past two years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Publishing Perspectives Talks: Italian Book Market Narrows Losses to 7 Percent

The Italian Publishers Association joins us today at Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition talking about its 'New Books From Italy' program. The post Publishing Perspectives Talks: Italian Book Market Narrows Losses to 7 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon Publishing launches first UK ad campaign for celeb author

Amazon Publishing is launching its first ever ad campaign for a celebrity in the UK, rolling out digital signage across 100 London bus stops for essay collection Nothing Like I Imagined by US actress Mindy Kaling. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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On Capitol Hill, an anonymous bookseller called out Amazon.

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UK Book Industry: Publishers Call for Aid, Reporting 2019’s Success

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One more week to book for Bookseller Marketing & Publicity Conference

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S&S to publish 'powerful, beautiful and personal' book from Tom Percival

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Indie Black Booksellers, Publishers Hold National Pandemic Conference Call

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Authors and publishers get creative as book launches are moved online

In response to the coronavirus outbreak and government advice to socially distance, authors, readers and booksellers are thinking of new, exciting and creative ways to launch their books and keep readers engaged after in-person-events get cancelled.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors call out John Lewis for 'similarities' between Christmas ad and children's books

John Lewis' Christmas advert has come under fire as author and former bookseller Jen Campbell highlighted the similarities between the advert and her children’s book Franklin’s Flying Bookshop (Thames & Hudson). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Thriller author Dean Koontz signs five-book deal with Amazon

Amazon announced today that it inked best-selling author Dean Koontz to a five-book deal. The agreement will also include a short story collection called Nameless that will be available for free to Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited customers on Novem... Continue reading at Engadget

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