What’s Behind Kobo, Google and Amazon’s Simultaneous Brazil Launch?

In the rush to market in Brazil, three international ebook sellers staked their claim on the same day. Why? The reasons are clear, but perhaps a bit ephemeral. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Amazon launches Arabic books on Kindle

Amazon has launched a selection of more than 12,000 Arabic language books on its Kindle store. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Children's launches app for Google Assistant

HarperCollins Children’s Books UK has launched a voice-activated app on Google Assistant for children’s audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: Julia Sommerfeld on the Launch of Amazon Original Stories’ First Collection

Amazon Original Stories, a new imprint dedicated to short digital fiction and nonfiction, released its first collection, 'The Real Thing,' yesterday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: Amazon Publishing Launches Collections

After introducing Amazon Original Stories last fall for short works of fiction and nonfiction, the digital imprint is adding a new line, Collections, which brings together one or more pieces of fiction and nonfiction from a single writer or a group of writers that are tied together thematically. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kobo to launch 'smallest, lightest e-reader yet'

Digital reading company Rakuten Kobo is to release a new e-reader called Kobo Clara HD. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing launches non-fiction arm

Amazon Publishing is breaking into non-fiction in the UK through imprint Little A. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon US launches subscription service for children's books

Amazon US has launched its first subscription service for physical books - a service called Prime Book Box specialised in children's books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Launches Kids' Subscription Service

Amazon has introduced Prime Book Box, a subscription service that will deliver children’s books every one, two, or three months to customers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play launches audiobook store

Google Play has launched a dedicated audiobook store to take advantage of the recent growth in downloads. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing Launches New Imprint

Amazon Original Stories will publish short fiction and nonfiction works available in the Kindle Singles store. The new imprint has launched with two titles, including one by Joyce Carol Oates. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC launches first interactive audio story with Amazon Alexa

The BBC has launched its first interactive audio story, a sci-fi comedy called "The Inspection Chamber", available through Amazon Alexa. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches first waterproof Kindle

Amazon has launched its first waterproof Kindle, the new Kindle Oasis, which will also have Audible built-in and feature a larger, seven-inch display. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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eBay takes on Amazon with launch of new Entertainment Store

eBay has launched a dedicated storefront for entertainment products, including books, as it bids to become “the destination for physical media in the UK”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers Creating Facebook Instant Articles Can Now Simultaneously Work on Google AMP (Apple News Soon)

The software-development kit for Facebook's Instant Articles media-rich, quick-loading stories from publishers now supports Google AMP, and the social network said support for Apple News is on the way. Partner engineering director Piyush Mangalick said in a Facebook Media blog post that an... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple joins Amazon, Google and Facebook in AI research group

Apple published its first paper on AI last month and now the company is set to join five others in a newly-formed research group. The Partnership on AI announced today that Apple would become its sixth founding member, adding to a lineup that already... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches writing competition to reinvent Twas Night Before Christmas

Amazon is launching a nationwide writing competition in search of a modern day version of popular poem "Twas Night Before Christmas".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft Team Up to Make Artificial Intelligence Less Scary

The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society was unveiled today by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft. Indeed, that's quite a name and quite a list of companies. Their chief mission is to promote public understanding of AI while developing standards and... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2016-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches bursary for female tech students

Amazon has launched a new programme to help young women from less advantaged backgrounds begin careers in innovation and technology. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Launching Pickup Locations, but Where Are Its Consumer Bookstores?

The mega-retailer has opened a dozen pickup locations to date, but it has yet to open its second Amazon Books, which was slated to be ready this summer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seth Rogen's Preacher to launch on Amazon UK next week

TV series based on cult comic book stars Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun and Ruth NeggaThe TV series based on cult comic book Preacher is to launch in the UK on Amazon’s Prime streaming service from Monday.The episodes will be released by Amazon in the UK, Austria, Germany and Japan the day after... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-05-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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