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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Campaign group launches 'Amazon Free' shopping guide

Independent booksellers and WH Smith feature on an “alternative” shopping guide for Christmas created by campaign group Amazon Anonymous. The group has teamed up with Ethical Consumer to create an alternative shopping guide for those who have signed up to its “Amazon Free Challenge” – in which... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Campaign group launches Amazon Christmas boycott

Amazon Anonymous has raised £7,000 for a campaign urging people not to shop with Amazon this Christmas. The campaign group is asking people to sign up to its Amazon Free Challenge, where customers boycott shopping with Amazon from the 1st to the 25th of December to show the retailer that: “if... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Kindle in Holland

Amazon has launched three Kindle e-readers and the Kindle ebook store in Holland. The e-commerce giant launched its Dutch ebook arm today (12th November), offering customers 20,000 Dutch ebooks alongside 3million books in other languages, reports Dutch news outlet NU. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Launching New Crowdsourcing Publishing Program

After rumblings surfaced that Amazon is creating a new crowd-sourcing publishing platform, the e-tailer has confirmed that the new program is "in the works." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches children's books KDP programme

Amazon has launched a dedicated self-publishing service for children's books, KDP Kids.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With Print, Amazon Challenges Brazil’s Bookselling Establishment

The Seattle giant has started selling print books in Brazil, demanding good metadata and creating better customer service. This move could raise the bar for the rest of the Brazilian book industry. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches credit card reader

Amazon has released a new device for local businesses to take credit and debit card transactions... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches second campus store

Amazon is to launch its first ever staffed customer order pickup locations at the campus of an... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-08-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble looks to Google to rival Amazon's same-day book deliveries

Need that yoga for dogs book yesterday? You can now get it "today" at least from Barnes & Noble, who have joined Amazon with same-day book deliveries. It's enlisting an odd partner for the service: Google, one if its competitors in the ebook space.... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-08-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited ebook service

Amazon.com Inc. on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-read ebook subscription service available for $9.99 a month. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2014-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited in US

Amazon has officially launched its Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription service in the US today (... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon to Launch “Netflix for Ebooks” Subscription Service

Amazon will likely introduce an ebook subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, in the near future. Subscribers will have access to over 600,000 ebooks and audiobooks for $9.99 per month. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie authors launch pro-Amazon petition

A second petition about the Amazon Hachette dispute has been launched - this time a pro-Amazon... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google launches 'cookie choices' site to let Europeans know how they're being tracked

Google has launched a new site, CookieChoices.org, to help visitors of European sites learn more about the digital breadcrumbs they leave behind through cookies.The site includes code that publishers can use to incorporate notifications into their own sites and apps. The notifications could take... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2014-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Reportedly Will Launch Music-Streaming Service This Summer

Amazon will launch a music-streaming service under its Prime membership plan, BuzzFeed reported Thursday. According to the news site, the e-commerce giant has inked deals with two out of the three major music labels, Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. The service, slated for June... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2014-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bertelsmann launches €30m Brazil education technology fund

Penguin Random House’s parent company Bertelsmann has launched an education technology fund... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon lands major textbook distribution deal in Brazil

Amazon began its retail life as an online book distributor, though it's something we rarely consider the company now -- unless you choose to count digital versions for Kindle and Kindle apps. However, a thriving market for textbooks exists and that has become a recent focus for the company --... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2014-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing launches German language programme

Amazon Publishing is launching a German language programme, after being "delighted"... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Brazil, Amazon Starts Selling Kindles Direct, Books are Next

After 13 months of using partners to sell Kindles in Brazil, Amazon is now offering direct sales. If they can do that, books are not likely far behind. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon and Kobo tie for title of favorite ebook seller in survey

The survey was conducted by the site Good e-Reader among participants whom Good e-Reader estimated buy between 50 and 100 books a year. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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