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Amazon in talks to launch digital book library: report

Reuters – 2011-09-12

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inc is in talks with book publishers about launching a media library service similar to Netflix Inc for tablets and other digital books, The Wall Street Journal...

Amazon in Talks to Launch Digital-Book Library

AllThingsD – 2011-09-12 Inc. is talking with book publishers about launching a Netflix Inc.-like service for digital books, in which customers would pay an annual fee to access a library of content, according to...

Amazon Kindle E-Book Lending Program: What It Needs to Succeed

PC World – 2011-09-12

Amazon's "Netflix for E-Books" lending program is still a rumor, and not popular with book publishers, but here are some ways it could work.

Amazon to launch collection lockers

The Bookseller – 2011-09-08

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 08:56 Amazon customers based in London may soon be able to collect their orders from shopping centre-based lockers as opposed to...

Huntingdon tops Amazon's 'most well-read' list

The Bookseller – 2011-09-05

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 08:10 People in Huntingdon and Cambridge buy the most books of any town or city in the UK, according to a list compiled by Amazon from...

Upstart gets jump on Amazon in India's nascent e-shopping market

Reuters – 2011-09-04

BANGALORE (Reuters) - On some days when they were starting out, the Bansals would get on a motorbike to make the rounds of book warehouses around Bangalore, ride back to their two-bedroom apartment...

VIDEO: Amazon merger opposed

BBC News – 2011-09-02

The Booksellers Association has formally opposed Amazon's attempts to merge with The Book Depository.

Amazon continues on its mission to disintermediate publishers

GigaOM – 2011-09-01

Amazon has launched a new feature that allows readers to ask questions of authors from their Kindle e-book readers -- which looks like yet another step in the online bookseller's ongoing quest to cut...

OFT delays Amazon/Book Depository decision

The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 01/09/2011 - 15:20 The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has pushed back its decision on whether to refer the Amazon takeover of The Book Depository to...

OFT decision on Amazon merger due Friday

The Bookseller – 2011-08-30

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 30/08/2011 - 15:30 The Office of Fair Trading has postponed its ruling on the merger between Amazon and The Book Depository until Friday (2nd...

Amazon Set to Publish Pop Author

The New York Times – 2011-08-17

Amazon moved aggressively to fulfill its new ambition to publish books as well as sell them, announcing that it had signed Timothy Ferriss, the popular self-help guru.

Silicon Valley business owners call on Amazon to drop fight against sales-tax law

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-17

Kepler's Books owner, others to gather in Palo Alto today in solidarity against Amazon's tax fight.

Amazon launches student iPhone app for buying and trade-ins

ZDNet – 2011-08-16

Amazon’s new student-focused iPhone application lets students buy and trade-in books and gadgets for the new back-to-school season.

Amazon publishing a "concern"—Barnsley

The Bookseller – 2011-08-16

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 16/08/2011 - 15:46 Amazon's move into publishing is a "concern" and the business is close to being in a monopolistic position, according to the...

Amazon Announces Cloud for Books

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-08-11 unveiled the Kindle Cloud Reader, a service that lets Kindle users read their e-books on Web browsers, increasing the number of places they can access digital content

Amazon, Wal-Mart use web to avoid Apple's bite

CBC – 2011-08-11 Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday revealed new e-book and video services that are designed for the iPad but bypass Apple Inc.'s fees on content sales.

Amazon bypasses Apple rules with Cloud Reader app

The Bookseller – 2011-08-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 10/08/2011 - 15:45 Amazon has launched a Kindle Cloud Reader app, just two weeks after it, along with other e-booksellers, was forced to remove...

Amazon shows media companies the future of the web

GigaOM – 2011-08-10

Amazon's new browser-based version of its Kindle e-book app is designed to get around Apple's restrictions on in-app purchasing, but it is also a great example of how media companies should be...

Amazon quietly launches Kindle networking site

The Bookseller – 2011-08-08

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:39 has launched a social networking site for Kindle users to discuss and share notes on e-books. The site, called...

Irish authorities clear Amazon Book Depository acquisition

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:40 The Irish Competition Authority has cleared the acquisition of The Book Depository by Amazon after a three-week investigation into...

Irish authorities clear Amazon Book Depository acquistion

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 08:17 The Irish Competition Authority has cleared the acquisition of The Book Depository by Amazon after a three week investigation into...

Kindle fuels 'fastest growth' in a decade at Amazon

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:47 is experiencing its "fastest growth" in more than a decade with accelerating Kindle sales, according to its founder...

Amazon and Barnes & Noble Pull 'Buy' Links from Apps

AdWeek – 2011-07-26

In the latest development in Apple’s contentious relationship with booksellers, the country’s two biggest e-book retailers—Amazon and Barnes & Noble—have stopped selling their wares directly to...

Amazon to enter Indian market

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 09:30 is reportedly in discussions with e-commerce companies in India in a bid to expand into one of the world's...

Amazon, B&N comply with Apple app rules

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 09:14 Amazon has followed digital manufacturer Kobo and retailer Branes & Noble in complying with Apple's app purchasing rules. The...

Leather to be published by Amazon Encore

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 08:50 Stephen Leather's bestselling e-books The Basement and Once Bitten are to be republished under's Encore programme. He...

Amazon UK launches Textbook Trade-In Programme

The Bookseller – 2011-07-21

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 09:08 has launched a service allowing customers to trade in old textbooks in exchange for gift card credit on their Amazon...

SoA says Amazon/TBD merger "unhealthy domination"

The Bookseller – 2011-07-21

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 09:45 The Society of Authors is the latest organisation to argue that the merger of Amazon with The Book Depository could lead to...

Amazon Kindle launches textbook rentals

Baltimore Sun – 2011-07-20

Iniative would allow Kindle users to rent books with up to 80% launched Kindle textbook rentals, promising "tens of thousands of textbooks" at discounts of as much as 80% less than...

Amazon to rent e-reader textbooks at big discount

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-07-19

Students can get e-books for the Kindle for as much as 80% off the purchase price

Bookseller Group to oppose Amazon/TBD deal

The Bookseller – 2011-07-19

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 19/07/2011 - 09:15 The Bookseller has added its voice to calls for Amazon's acquisition of The Book Depository (TBD) to be referred to the...

Amazon offers US students textbook rental

The Bookseller – 2011-07-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 18/07/2011 - 15:22 is giving students the ability to rent textbooks on Kindle e-readers. The company said students can save up to 80% off...

Amazon Tries Taking the Kindle To School, Again, With Textbook Rentals

AllThingsD – 2011-07-18

Amazon, which dominates the ebook market, has stayed out of the electronic textbook market. Until now: The company has opened up a textbook store for its Kindle platform, where it is renting "tens of...

PA and IPG unite to oppose Amazon/TBD

The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 09:10 The Publishers Association has united with the Independent Publishers Guild for the first time to oppose the merger of Amazon and...

Amazon drops price of ad-supported Kindle

The Bookseller – 2011-07-13

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:32 has dropped the price of its advertising-heavy Amazon 3G Kindle to $139 (£86.91). Telecoms company AT&T is sponsoring...

Amazon to open new fulfilment centre

The Bookseller – 2011-07-11

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 11/07/2011 - 08:45 is creating 900 jobs by opening its seventh fulfilment centre in Rugeley, Staffordshire. The 700,000 square foot...

HarperCollins catches Amazon bestsellers

The Bookseller – 2011-07-08

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 08/07/2011 - 08:27 HarperCollins has bought four books by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards, whose self-published novels have been Amazon bestsellers, in...

Amazon faces opposition to Book Depository takeover

PrintWeek – 2011-07-07

Amazon's acquisition of The Book Depository, which is under investigation by the Office of Fair Trading, is facing strong opposition from book retailers and publishers.

BA and PA set to oppose Amazon-Book Depository merger

The Bookseller – 2011-07-07

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 07/07/2011 - 09:06 The Booksellers Association has announced it will formally oppose the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, with the BA...

BA opposes Amazon and Book Depository merger

The Bookseller – 2011-07-07

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 07/07/2011 - 09:06 The Booksellers Association has announced it will formally oppose the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, saying that...

Amazon Buys U.K. Competitor

AdWeek – 2011-07-05

Amazon is making a move to become even more international. The online bookseller has just acquired the Book Depository International, a U.K. bookseller that distinguishes itself as being home to "the...

Amazon to Acquire U.K. Online Book Seller and Publisher

AllThingsD – 2011-07-05 has acquired The Book Depository International, a seven-year old online bookseller based in the UK, which also republishes titles that are no longer in print or poorly available.

Amazon to acquire The Book Depository

The Bookseller – 2011-07-04

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 12:29 has reached an agreement to acquire The Book Depository, the fast-growing online retailer founded by Andrew...

Book Depository to "operate independently" of Amazon

The Bookseller – 2011-07-04

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 16:00 The Book Depository has said it will continue to operate independently of Amazon, as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said it was...

Tina Fey's 'Bossypants' among favorites – 2011-06-27's favorite books for this year so far run the gamut from Fey (FAY') to Z. signs deal for McBain backlist

The Bookseller – 2011-06-22

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 22/06/2011 - 15:24 Amazon Publishing has bought almost 50 titles from crime author Ed McBain. The retailer's Thomas & Mercer crime imprint will...

What Amazon Must Do to Save Kindle Direct Publishing

PC World – 2011-06-18

As awesome as Kindle Direct Publishing is, it will be crushed by spam if Amazon doesn't take some action to control the amount of junk titles being dumped on it.

Spam clogging Amazon's Kindle self-publishing

Reuters – 2011-06-17

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Spam has hit the Kindle, clogging the online bookstore of the top-selling eReader with material that is far from being book worthy and threatening to undermine

Room leads Amazon Orange sales race

The Bookseller – 2011-06-07

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 07/06/2011 - 11:40 has announced that Orange Prize shortlisted author Emma Donoghue’s Room (Picador) is leading sales on the website...

Amazon reveals frontlist deal for Eisler at BEA

The Bookseller – 2011-05-26

Written By: Gayle Feldman Publication Date: Thu, 26/05/2011 - 08:52 Thriller writer Barry Eisler, who turned his back on a two-book deal for half a million dollars from St Martin’s Press, has...

Barnes & Noble Announces New Nook; Amazon Responds with Cheaper 3G

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-26

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch announced the new Nook, aimed at "those turned off by buttons."

Amazon selling cheaper Kindle 3G with ads

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-05-25

(05-24) 16:48 PDT SEATTLE, (AP) -- Online retailer Inc. is selling an ad-laden version of its Kindle 3G e-reader, which has wireless service for downloading books. Amazon said late Tuesday...

Amazon to open new service centre for Kindle support

The Bookseller – 2011-05-25

Publication Date: Wed, 25/05/2011 - 14:24 Amazon is to open a new customer service centre in Edinburgh this August, with one of its roles to handle technical support for the Kindle. The move will...

Amazon's Publishing Plans Cause Rivals Some Unease

AdWeek – 2011-05-25

Earlier in the week, Amazon announced that it was hiring Laurence Kirshbaum, the former CEO of Time Warner Book Group, to head a new publishing imprint. This seems like an odd time for Amazon to be... lowers price of 3G Kindle with ads

The Bookseller – 2011-05-25

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 25/05/2011 - 09:23 has created a 3G version of its cheapest Kindle after it become the company’s bestselling e-reader. The internet...

Amazon's Kirshbaum move could reduce competition—BEA

The Bookseller – 2011-05-24

Written By: Gayle Feldman Publication Date: Tue, 24/05/2011 - 09:41 Responses to's hire of Laurence Kirshbaum as publisher have varied from worried to fear of a "dampening" effect on... hires Larry Kirshbaum

The Bookseller – 2011-05-23

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Mon, 23/05/2011 - 09:54 has hired publishing big hitter Laurence Kirshbaum to run its New York Publishing office. read more

Amazon says it now sells more e-books than print books

L.A. Times – 2011-05-20

The surge in e-book sales by Amazon is in keeping with the publishing industry's trend toward digital books and away from hardcover and paperback now sells more digital books than... Says Kindle E-Book Sales Surpass Printed Books

BusinessWeek – 2011-05-20 Inc., the largest online retailer, said sales of electronic books have overtaken those of printed versions for the first time, a sign of the growing dominance of its Kindle digital reader.

E-Book Sales Pass Print on Amazon

AdWeek – 2011-05-20

While the Rapture isn’t scheduled to occur until Saturday, according to members of certain religious fringe groups, it looks like doomsday has come early for publishers of print books. Amazon...

E-Books Outsell Print Books at Amazon

The New York Times – 2011-05-20 said that it sold 105 e-books for every 100 printed books, a milestone that its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, said had occurred sooner than expected.

Kindle E-books Top Print Books Sales on Amazon

PC World – 2011-05-20

It happened. Amazon says e-book sales have surpassed physical book sales on

QOTD: About Those Amazon E-Book Sales…

AllThingsD – 2011-05-20

“As a former Amazon Associate, I can tell you that a great many sales of Kindle Books are for the 99¢ complete Dickens, etc.” –Movie critic and Web publisher Roger Ebert, providing some context...

Amazon says e-books now outselling paper books

Reuters – 2011-05-19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inc said on Thursday that it now sells more digital e-books than paper books and that its recently introduced lower-priced Kindle e-reader is outselling other versions...

Amazon to accept ePub files

The Bookseller – 2011-05-19

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Thu, 19/05/2011 - 09:59 Amazon has told US publishers that it will begin accepting digital files in the ePub format in the near future and will also allow... launches second publishing imprint

The Bookseller – 2011-05-18

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 14:47 has announced the launch of its second publishing imprint this month, with Thomas & Mercer to focus on mysteries and...

Why Fortune's Apple Story is AWOL From The Web – And Why You Can Buy It On Amazon [MediaMemo]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-09

Last week Fortune published a deep dive into Apple, then made sure that many people who would care about it couldn't read it. It's an experiment.

Amazon to Publish New Line of Romances [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-05 Inc. is expanding its fast-growing publishing business with a new line of romance books, its latest quest for original content to distinguish its print and digital bookselling services. launches romance imprint

The Bookseller – 2011-05-05

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 05/05/2011 - 09:08 has launched its fourth imprint, focusing on romance, as it continues to hire across its publishing business. Montlake...

Argos takes on Amazon with book push

The Bookseller – 2011-05-03

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 03/05/2011 - 08:30 High street retailer Argos intends to increase its online book range from 500 to 5,000 titles over the next month. The chain...

E-books among's top sellers as its parent's profits tumble

The Bookseller – 2011-04-27

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 09:39 has reported a steep drop in profit despite boosting sales by over a third. also revealed that one print...

Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 Book About Flies [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-26

A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon to buy the lab an extra copy of Peter Lawrence’s The Making of a Fly – a classic work in developmental biology that we – and most other...

OverDrive Answers Questions About Amazon Partnership

EContent Magazine – 2011-04-26

Posted in ArticleYesterday's announcement that Kindle will be partnering with OverDrive to make Kindle editions available through libraries raised plenty of questions--especially in light of recent...

Amazon failure takes down sites across Internet

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-04-22

(04-22) 06:14 PDT New York, NY (AP) -- struggled Friday morning to restore computers used by other major websites such as Reddit as an outage stretched beyond 24 hours. Though better known...

Amazon Kindle for Android Now Honeycomb Optimized

Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-22

Amazon has tweaked its Kindle for Android app to run optimally on tablets running Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Amazon launches German e-book store

Reuters – 2011-04-21

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inc launched its digital bookstore in Germany on Thursday, 12 years after it began selling print books there.

Amazon launches German Kindle store with fixed prices

The Bookseller – 2011-04-21

Written By: Anja Sieg Publication Date: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 13:53 More than three years after it was introduced in North America and eight months after the UK become the first country outside of the...

Amazon says Kindle soon to access library e-books – 2011-04-21

Owners of the Kindle from will be able to download e-books from 11,000 US libraries later this year, the company said yesterday. readies e-book lending service

The Bookseller – 2011-04-20

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 20/04/2011 - 12:08 has announced a new service allowing Kindle books to be borrowed from US libraries. read more

Check it Out: Amazon Will Add 11,000 U.S. Libraries to the Kindle [eMoney]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-20

Amazon just eliminated one of the biggest differences between the Kindle and competing e-readers. It said today it will be rolling out the Kindle Library Lending feature later this year, allowing...

Myriad's Haynes wins Amazon Rising Star award

The Bookseller – 2011-04-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 15:44 Police intelligence analyst Elizabeth Haynes has won the first Amazon Rising Stars award of 2011. The mother-of-one, who lives in...

Amazon launches "spring spectacular" Kindle sale

The Bookseller – 2011-04-15

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:22 has launched a two-week Kindle e-book promotion, with Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White priced £1.47....

Amazon Dominates List of Top Ten Google Advertisers

AdWeek – 2011-04-12

MediaPost has published a new list of Google’s top ten search advertisers based on fourth-quarter data from 2010. According to the list, Amazon ranks as Google’s top spender, followed by AT&T,...

Amazon to Release Ad-Subsidized Kindle for $114 [eMoney]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-12

Amazon is dropping the price of its Kindle e-reader to $114 as it faces increasing competition from Apple, Barnes & Noble and other tablets. The new price point represents a $25 price cut on the...

Amazon underbidder on frontlist auction

The Bookseller – 2011-04-04

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 04/04/2011 - 09:00 Amazon has emerged as the surprise underbidder on a multi-million dollar auction for a self-published author, the first time...

Amazon Appstore for Android Opens, Magazines Wait

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-24

With the recent reports from Bloomberg News that Android is one of the fastest operating systems currently on the market, it is no surprise that the system has introduced a new appstore in...

Auel's latest tops Amazon preorders for 2011

The Bookseller – 2011-03-24

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 24/03/2011 - 15:50 Jean M Auel's new Earth's Children title is's most pre-ordered book of 2011. The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's...

E-book sharing: Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail lending sites.

Slate – 2011-03-23

As convenient as they are, I've long worried about the many ways in which e-book purveyors restrict readers' rights. You can't resell the books you purchase for the Amazon Kindle, and you can't read...

Amazon fighting hard on state sales-tax issue

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-12

Shortly after Time magazine named him Person of the Year in late 1999, founder Jeff Bezos sat down for a lengthy interview at The Chronicle. One of the early questions addressed a touchy...

Amazon has '80% online share', claims new survey

The Bookseller – 2011-03-09

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 09:48 Ten times as many people shop at Amazon than online at Waterstone's, a survey has revealed, while more than half of respondents...

Barnes & Noble invites Amazon affiliates to switch

Reuters – 2011-02-14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bookstore chain Barnes & Noble Inc has invited independent Web operators that are affiliates of online retailer to switch to its network. launches Kindle app for WebOS

The Bookseller – 2011-02-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 10/02/2011 - 07:56 has launched a free Kindle app for webOS to use with the new HP TouchPad. The app allows customers to "buy once, read...

Amazon appoints three to UK team

The Bookseller – 2011-02-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 10/02/2011 - 16:03 Amazon has appointed three staff to roles in the UK team. John Gahagan will head up Amazon’s UK Books business, with both the UK...

Amazon Kindle Page Numbers on the Menu

Media Bistro – 2011-02-08

Today on the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), we analyzed AOL's decision to acquire The Huffington Post for $315 million. PRNewser editor Tonya Garcia (pictured) also talked about her upcoming PR...

Non-agency authors are Amazon UK’s bestselling e-books

The Bookseller – 2011-02-03

Written By: Lisa Campbell has reiterated its opposition to agency pricing as it revealed its top-selling e-book authors are not governed by the model. Last week announced... picks Rising Stars

The Bookseller – 2011-02-02

Written By: Charlotte Williams has selected books published by Myriad Editions, Fig Tree, Atlantic Books and Simon & Schuster as its four Rising Stars for this quarter. Snowdrops by A D...

iPhone app store, Amazon Kindle: Why e-book sellers should stop playing by Apple's rules.

Slate – 2011-02-02

Over the last few months the tech industry has been inching toward e-book nirvana. For one thing, gadget makers keep improving e-readers while slashing prices. (I'm going to renew my bet that Amazon...

Amazon Touts E-Book Sales; Kindles, Not so Much

PC World – 2011-01-30

Analysis: Why Amazon may be selling lots of ebooks but not so many Kindles.

Amazon Claims E-book Sales Beat Paperbacks

PC World – 2011-01-29

The e-book sales milestone "has come even sooner than we expected," CEO Bezos says.

Amazon Kindle Book Sales Soar

PC World – 2011-01-28

Online retailer reports sales of its digital e-books has outstripped those of traditional paperbacks.

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