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Amazon Might Slash e-Book Prices to $9.99

ABC News – 2012-04-12

Morning Business Memo: Amazon is the big winner in the government’s decision to go after Apple and major publishers over alleged e-book price fixing. Amazon might decide to slash the price of many bestsellers from $14.99 to $9.99. The Justice Department and 15 states sued...
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Amazon Among Rumored Quercus Suitors

Rumors about who will be purchasing the publisher circulated at the Folio Awards ceremony in Central London. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-11

Amazon Starts German-Language Publishing Program

Amazon Publishing is starting a new German-language publishing program. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-12

Amazon Publishing launches German language programme

Amazon Publishing is launching a German language programme, after being "delighted"... | The Bookseller – 2014-03-12

Amazon Raising Prime Price to $99

Rumors of a potential price-hike began to circulate late last year. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-13

US price hike for Amazon Prime

Amazon is to increase the price of its Prime membership in the US by $20 to $99 a year. This... | The Bookseller – 2014-03-13

Amazon Prime price jumps to $99 per year

Amazon is tacking $20 onto the price of its Amazon Prime service, bringing the yearly cost to $99.This is the first price hike for Amazon Prime since it was introduced nine years ago. The service... | PC World – 2014-03-13

As It Warned, Amazon Boosts the Price of Prime

Amazon’s two-day shipping service, which also includes e-book borrowing and media streaming, jumped 25 percent | Business Week – 2014-03-13

Amazon Is Raising The Cost Of Prime Membership

Analysts say the $20 bump, from $79 to $99, could add up to $1 billion to the company's revenue.Amazon Prime is a great deal. You get free two-day shipping on most of your packages, unlimited access... | Fast Company – 2014-03-13

Amazon Trio: New German Imprint, Kindle Drop, Higher Prime

Amazon news this week includes the launch of a new German language publishing imprint, lower Kindle sales for 2013, and a hike in the price of Prime. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-13

Should I Get Amazon Prime?

The cost of Amazon Prime is going up. The retail giant has announced that its membership program—which gives users free two-day shipping on most popular items as well as access to Amazon’s... | Slate – 2014-03-14

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.... | Betanews – 2014-03-18

Why Book Publishers Need to Think Like Amazon

Two branding experts argue that the future for publishers lies in going direct to consumer, offering examples of companies that have succeeded. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-17

Amazon Publishing Is Hiring, Says Belle

On the heels of last week's announcement about its new German-language publishing program, Amazon has said, in an internal memo from Jeff Belle, that the company plans to hire 70 more staffers for... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-19

Amazon Publishing UK plans 500 titles this year

Amazon Publishing plans to release more than 500 titles in the UK this year, the company's... | The Bookseller – 2014-03-19

Amazon’s near sweatshops and awful conditions: It doesn’t have to be this way

Labor conditions at Amazon and Wal-Mart are like the pre-New Deal era. These reforms, working elsewhere, would help | Salon.com – 2014-03-16

Amazon buys stake in Yodel from Barclay brothers

Yodel accounts show Amazon given option to acquire 4.2% of parcel delivery service in deal valuing business at £207mAmazon has struck a deal with the Barclay brothers, owners of the Ritz hotel and... | The Guardian – 2014-03-25

Check Your Email, Amazon May Have Just Given You Money

Good news: Amazon is giving out a whole lot of money, and you might be getting some of it. On Tuesday morning, the online retailer sent emails to many customers informing them that they had earned a... | The Huffington Post – 2014-03-25

Amazon sends money to Kindle readers affected by e-book price-fixing scandal

If you bought a lot of bestsellers, you could see a hefty credit on your Amazon account on Tuesday. | PC World – 2014-03-25

Does Amazon owe you money?

Does Amazon owe you money? If you’re one of the millions of people who’ve purchased a book or e-book between April 2010 and May 2012, it might. The Seattle-based company will pay out $166 million... | Boston.com – 2014-03-26

Amazon paying e-book settlement cash back to Kindle users

Remember that antitrust suit concerning publishers, ebooks and price rigging? The good news, at least if you bought one of the affected titles between April 2010 and May 2012, is that Amazon is... | Engadget – 2014-03-25

A Guide to Spending Your E-Book Antitrust Loot on Amazon

Kindle owners who bought certain publishers’ e-books from April 2010 to May 21, 2012, get some money back from a price-fixing settlement | Business Week – 2014-03-26

Amazon's customers get credits from e-book antitrust settlement

Customers of Amazon.com Inc. found credits in their inboxes Tuesday from the settlement of an antitrust lawsuit over e-book prices. Amazon, in a Customer FAQ posting on its website, said the... | Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2014-03-26

Amazon, Barnes & Noble to issue settlement credits

Amazon and Barnes & Noble are issuing customer credits as a result of a settlement. If you purchased an e-book from either retailer between April 2010 and May 2012, you may be entitled to a... | Boston.com – 2014-03-26

Amazon to open bookstore on International Space Station

Amazon is to open a bookstore selling physical books on the International Space Station (ISS).... | The Bookseller – 2014-04-01

The independent bookstore lives! Why Amazon’s conquest will never be complete

Borders might have gone the way of the buffalo, but indie booksellers are actually growing. Here's why | Salon.com – 2014-04-04

Amazon to buy digital comic book publisher comiXology

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will buy New York-based digital comic book publisher comiXology for an undisclosed sum to beef up its entertainment content. | Reuters – 2014-04-11

Amazon to Acquire Digital Comics Vendor Comixology

Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Comixology, the dominant digital comics marketplace, and a platform that has been instrumental in driving the growth and popularity of digital comics. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-10

Bezos Pens Long Amazon Shareholder Letter

In one of his longest shareholder letters, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gave readers a “tour” of 21 Amazon initiatives. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-10

Amazon Renews Lambda Grant

The $25,000 grant supports LLF's Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-16

Amazon partners with Samsung for new app

Samsung has today launched a new app created in partnership with Amazon, which will allow Galaxy... | The Bookseller – 2014-04-17

Thomas Piketty Is No. 1 On Amazon Right Now

The number-one book on Amazon.com isn't a guide to green juice or an erotic romance novel. No, the top seller on Amazon right now is a 700-page book, translated from French, about rising inequality... | The Huffington Post – 2014-04-22

Amazon takes half of UK's online retail spend

More than half of Britain’s online retail spend goes to Amazon, working out at £70... | The Bookseller – 2014-04-22

Occupy Amazon: Elizabeth Warren, Thomas Piketty, Michael Lewis Books Surging Online

If Amazon's top-sellers list is any indication, Americans are fed up with rising income inequality. As of Thursday evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new memoir, A Fighting Chance, is the number two... | The Huffington Post – 2014-04-25

Amazon Net Income Up in Quarter

Net income at Amazon rose nearly 32% in the first quarter of 2014, to $108 million, compared to the same period in 2013 and revenue increased 23%, to $19.74 billion. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-24

The 1-Star Amazon Reviews Of Thomas Piketty's Book Are Pretty Funny

Thomas Piketty seems to have stirred up a new Red Scare. His new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, is being hailed as the most important book of the decade, even the century. The French... | The Huffington Post – 2014-04-25

Seven Questions About Amazon’s Acquisition of Comixology

The announcement that Amazon intends to buy Comixology has raised a number of questions from consumers, publishers and retailers. Here are seven big questions about the future of digital comics on... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-25

Amazon’s hypocritical tax scheme: How exploiting a massive loophole helped it destroy bookstores

A free market success story? Hardly. Amazon's built on a billion-dollar loophole, and they're still manipulating it | Salon.com – 2014-04-25

Blurb Debuts Amazon Distribution

The self-publishing platform is expanding its services, adding broader distribution through Amazon.com, a new set of free online design tools, and offset printing. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-27

Windsor, Ont., writer Wayne Grady wins Amazon.ca First Novel Award

Veteran author and editor Wayne Grady, best known for his compelling writing on science, nature, natural history and culture, is now an award-winning novelist as well. | CBC – 2014-05-01

Amazon's Best Books Of The Month: May 2014

Originally published on Amazon We're happy to share with you the unique mix of books that our editors have hand picked as this month's best. For more of Amazon's Best Books of the Month list,... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-01

Amazon Expands Sunday Delivery

Amazon has opened up Sunday delivery to an additional 15 cities. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-08

Hodge on Amazon: 'We should shop elsewhere'

Outspoken MP Margaret Hodge has said customers should not use Amazon after it emerged that the... | The Bookseller – 2014-05-09

Hachette Says Amazon Is Delaying Delivery Of Some Books - NYTimes.com

Amazon has begun discouraging customers from buying books by Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Colbert, J. D. Salinger and other popular writers, a flexing of its muscle as a battle with a publisher spills... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-10

Amazon takes shot at Colbert, Gladwell in bitter publishing war

The tech giant is delaying shipments from Hachette, one of the largest New York publishing houses | Salon.com – 2014-05-10

Much at Stake in Amazon-HBG Fight

Among the issues in dispute between Amazon and the Hachette Book Group are negotiations over new e-book terms, sources familiar with the matter said. And publishers also see the latest fight with... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-12

BAM Steps Into Hachette, Amazon Fray

While Amazon slow-tracks HBG titles, at least one chain is stepping up HBG's presence. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-13

Amazon, Bezos and Book Publishers: Can One Reconcile the Cognitive Dissonance?

For readers and free expression lovers, here's a new one for the cognitive dissonance file: simultaneously holding optimistic feelings about Jeff Bezos, the owner of a major newspaper, with... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-15

Tracking Amazon: Killer Book Climbs the Chart

A memoir by a man who claims his father was the Zodiac Killer, kept under lock and key by HarperCollins for months, rocketed up Amazon's bestseller chart on May 13, the book's publication date. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-13

AAR Calls Out Amazon in Hachette Dispute

In a letter sent by the AAR to Amazon, which PW has obtained, the organization says it "deplores any attempt by any party that would seek to injure and punish innocent authors...in order to pursue... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-14

16 Hilarious Negative Amazon Reviews For Classic Books

Anne Rice and a handful of other popular contemporary authors recently signed a petition against Amazon comments that are "gratuitously destructive to the creative community." Rice claims that some... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-15

BA re-promotes indies' Amazon tax campaign

Bookshops are being encouraged to redisplay "We Pay Our Taxes" posters following the... | The Bookseller – 2014-05-15

Amazon's 10 Summer Blockbuster Books You Should Read

Originally published on Amazon This summer's biggest hits include the continuations of popular series, such as Janet Evanovich's, as well as a new release from Stephen King, and further reading for... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-19

Amazon's 10 Best Summer Beach Reads

Originally published on Amazon Ah, summer. What better time to lounge on a breezy beach with a breezy book? Amazon's recommendations cover the gamut of page-turners, including John Green's... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-21

Goodbye, Amazon: We’re through!

I quit Amazon because of its monopolistic tactics. Is it impossible for book publishers to do the same? | Salon.com – 2014-05-21

Amazon's standoff with book publisher Hachette escalates

If you're hoping to pre-order books by J.K. Rowling, Michael Connelly and other Hachette Book Group authors, you'll have to go somewhere besides Amazon. | San Jose Mercury News – 2014-05-23

Amazon Won't Sell You The Paperback Version Of The Anti-Amazon Book

You do not want to go to war with Amazon.com. The retail giant will crush you like a tiny, tiny microbe and make you rue the day you were born. The latest evidence: Amazon has escalated its battle... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-23

Amazon Ramps Up War Against Hachette

Amazon has now removed the preorder capabilities for many major forthcoming Hachette titles. The publisher said that it is "doing everything in our power to find a solution to this difficult... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-23

Amazon's battle with Hachette reflects growing e-book competition with Apple

Amazon, which reportedly is in tough negotiations over the terms by which it sells Hachette's e-books, has blocked its customers from pre-ordering many titles from the Paris-based publisher, which... | San Jose Mercury News – 2014-05-24

Amazon escalates standoff with publisher Hachette Book Group

If you're hoping to pre-order books by J.K. Rowling, Michael Connelly and other Hachette Book Group authors, you'll have to go somewhere besides Amazon.com. | Los Angeles Times – 2014-05-27

Why Amazon Can Toy With Book Publishers

Amazon, the largest bookseller in the world, wields immense control over publishers. And right now it's busy flexing its huge muscle in a very public battle with the publishing house Hachette,... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-27

Hachette US 'seeks solution' to Amazon dispute

Hachette Book Group in the US has said it is doing “everything in our power to find a... | The Bookseller – 2014-05-27

Amazon Says Hachette Dispute Likely to Drag On

Amazon has finally broken its silence over the dispute with Hachette, saying that while the two sides are working hard, the company is “not optimistic [the issue] will be resolved soon.” | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-27

Amazon 'not optimistic' about quick Hachette resolution

Amazon says a dispute between it and publisher Hachette that has made it more difficult to find Hachette books on the site could drag out. | San Jose Mercury News – 2014-05-28

Amazon says quick end unlikely in dispute with Hachette

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is preparing for a long battle with Hachette Book Group over a contract dispute that led the U.S. online retailer to curtail sales of some of the publisher's... | Reuters – 2014-05-28

UPDATE 1-Lagardere targets growth, downplays Amazon row

* Publishing arm seeking quick end to Amazon dispute (Adds background, analyst comment, Amazon) | Reuters – 2014-05-28

Amazon steps up publisher spat

Amazon has said a bitter dispute with publisher Hachette, which has led to a block on pre-orders, will not be resolved soon. | BBC World – 2014-05-28

Tracking Amazon: 'Silent Spring' Moves and Shakes

Thanks to a Google Doodle commemorating Rachel Carson's 107th birthday on May 27, the writer and environmentalist's signature work, "Silent Spring," jumped nearly 3,000 spots on Amazon's bestseller... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-27

Hachette US: Amazon actions 'affect authors' lives'

Hachette Book Group in the US has continued the public discussion of its terms battle with Amazon... | The Bookseller – 2014-05-28

Amazon speaks out on HBG dispute

The usually reticent Amazon has spoken out over its terms stand-off with Hachette Book Group in... | The Bookseller – 2014-05-28

Book publisher Hachette says working to resolve Amazon dispute

(Reuters) - Hachette said on Wednesday it plans to work to resolve a contract dispute with Amazon after the online retailer said it was preparing for a long battle with the book publisher. | Reuters – 2014-05-29

BEA 2014: Can Anyone Compete with Amazon?

With Amazon's Tuesday evening blog post that it doesn't expect its dispute with the Hachette Book Group to end any time soon, the standoff between the company and one of its vendors is once again... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-28

It's Actually Pretty Much Impossible To Quit Amazon

You may want to quit shopping at Amazon these days, considering how the whole blow-up with Hachette is going. Amazon has come under fire for its handling of e-book negotiations with Hachette, the... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-29

Amazon’s last defenders? Literary nonprofits wrestle with ethics of taking Amazon grants

Despite the e-tailer's bigfooting, some nonprofits still view taking Amazon's money as a necessary evil | Salon.com – 2014-05-29

Amazon/Hachette dispute unlikely to provoke regulators, experts say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government's unwillingness to stop Amazon.com from using hardball tactics in fights with book publishers has angered book lovers but antitrust experts say regulators... | Reuters – 2014-05-30

BEA 2014: Strong Traffic, Talk of Amazon-Hachette

Show-goers have been impressed with BookExpo America 2014 so far, saying it's one of the most exciting and energetic in recent years. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-29

BEA 2014: Amazon’s 'Bullying' Dominates Bookseller Sessions

ABA's Oren Teicher speaks out against Amazon’s “bullying assault of a major publisher” at the ABA annual meeting. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-30

ABA: Hachette/Amazon feud an opportunity

Leaders of the American Booksellers Association board urged their members to capitalise on the... | The Bookseller – 2014-05-30

Shoppers Boycott 'Big Bad' Amazon, Head To Walmart.com

The battle between Amazon and publishing giant Hachette has created an unlikely opportunity for Walmart -- free publicity and a sales bump for Walmart.com. The world’s biggest retailer, long... | The Huffington Post – 2014-06-02

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... | AdWeek – 2014-05-30

A remedy for Amazon-Hachette fight?

Lina Khan says the government isn't powerless to stop Amazon from exerting undue pressure on publishers, to the detriment of writers like J.K. Rowling and Malcolm Gladwell | CNN – 2014-05-30

Amazon not ready to bury the Hachette

Amazon.com Inc. said it is "not optimistic" that a dispute with publisher Hachette Book Group will be resolved soon and added that it is acting "on behalf of customers." The comments, which... | Crains New York – 2014-05-29

Man Bites Dog: A Small Publisher Speaks Up on Amazon's Behalf

The latest version of an argument that has been with us for a very long time. | The Atlantic – 2014-05-29

How the Amazon-Hachette Fight Could Shape the Future of Ideas

While the bookseller and publisher are battling over mundane business specifics, the state of publishing hangs in the balance. | The Atlantic – 2014-05-29

James Patterson calls Amazon's practices 'a national tragedy'

Patterson criticized Amazon's practices while accepting an award for being an Indie Champion at Book Expo America.  | The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-06-03

Amazon: Hachette dispute may not be solved quickly

Amazon and Hachette are reportedly at odds over terms for e-book prices, at a time when Amazon is in a position of strength and vulnerability. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-06-03

Amazon releases statement on Hachette dispute

Amazon said of its delays on and lack of availability of Hachette titles, 'Unfortunately, despite much work from both sides, we have been unable to reach mutually-acceptable agreement on terms.... we... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-06-03

Amazon 'Not Optimistic' It Will Resume Selling Hachette Books Normally Soon

Amazon.com said it is "not optimistic" that a dispute with publisher Hachette Book Group will be resolved soon and added that it is acting "on behalf of customers."The comments, which Amazon made... | Advertising Age – 2014-05-28

Is Amazon wrecking your beach reads?

The retail giant has been good to customers so far, but its petty fight with a publisher should make fans nervous about the futureForget the cable companies for a minute. A spat in another corner of... | The Guardian – 2014-05-29

Amazon tells customers to shop elsewhere in Hachette row

Row between world's largest distributor of books and publisher over ebook royalties shows no sign of being resolvedAmazon has advised readers to buy from other retailers after breaking its silence... | The Guardian – 2014-05-28

Amazon war with Hachette over ebook profit margins intensifies

Dispute has also dragged in authors including JK Rowling and James PattersonIt is another mystery for inspector Rebus to solve. Why is Amazon UK selling Saints of the Shadow Bible, the latest... | The Guardian – 2014-05-28

Amazon halts sales of some Hachette books as publishing battle escalates

Hachette author Jeffery Deaver among those speaking out against Amazon's decision to stop selling certain Hachette titlesStray punches in a corporate slugfest knocked spectacles from authors noses... | The Guardian – 2014-05-23

Amazon Is Now Re-Stocking Some Hachette Titles

Amazon finally seems to be loosening its grip after weeks of choking off titles from publisher Hachette in a fight over e-book prices. Hachette title Instinct by T.D. Jakes was available on Amazon's... | The Huffington Post – 2014-06-03

Tracking Amazon: 'Special Heart' Skyrockets

Bret Baier‘s book about the challenges his family faced caring for his son, who was born with congenital heart defects, "Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love," rose from... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-06-03

Amazon appears to be re-stocking formerly blocked Hachette titles

Several books published by Hachette have been restored, despite the publishing group's feud with Amazon | Salon.com – 2014-06-04

Publishers may hate Amazon, but the retailer may be helping us read more books

Amazon.com's negotiations with publisher Hachette Books Group have sparked a wave of anger toward the e-commerce giant from authors and readers alike. Several authors and analysts have spoken out,... | Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2014-06-05

The war on Amazon is Big Publishing's 1% moment. What about other writers? | Barry Eisler

More people are buying more books than ever, and more people are making a living by writing them. Why do millionaire authors want to destroy the one company that's made this all possible?As an author... | The Guardian – 2014-06-04

Colbert Takes On Amazon With A Special Delivery Of His Own

Nobody, but nobody messes with Stephen Colbert's book sales, not even Jeff Bezos. In the midst of Amazon's ongoing fight with Hachette, the "Report" host took a little time on Wednesday to express... | The Huffington Post – 2014-06-05

ABA Thanks Amazon

The Amazon contract dispute with Hachette has given the ABA the chance to create signs touting indie bookstores as retailers that carry all publishers' titles. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-06-04

EU 'looking into' Amazon/HGB dispute

The EU’s Competition Commissioner has said he is “trying to understand” the... | The Bookseller – 2014-06-05

David Streitfeld on Amazon: ‘They don’t care if they’re liked’

Around 1998, David Streitfeld gave Jeff Bezos a quick tour of The Washington Post. It really wasn’t a big deal. “It was a newspaper,” Streitfeld told Poynter. “There... | Poynter. – 2014-06-05

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