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How Amazon is helping to sustain long-form journalism

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How Amazon is helping to sustain long-form journalism

GigaOM – 2011-12-23

Amazon has been taking a beating recently for what some see as its attempt to cut in on the business of independent booksellers, and for its ongoing disruption of the e-book market via its Kindle lending library and other moves. But whether the traditional publishing industry [...]
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Amazon names Dawn for Christmas

Amazon.co.uk has identified Dawn French’s... | The Bookseller – 2008-11-05

Amazon aims for record Xmas

Amazon is preparing to buck the economic... | The Bookseller – 2008-11-03

Amazon to reduce minimum spend

Amazon.co.uk is planning to reduce the... | The Bookseller – 2008-10-15

IPG launches Amazon schemes

The Independent Publishers' Guild has... | The Bookseller – 2008-10-14

Campaign articles from Newsweek become e-books for Amazon Kindle

It would seem to be a magazine's dream: Take something you have already published and sold, repackage it and distribute it without paper or ink expenses. | International Herald Tribune – 2008-10-13

Amazon UK launches POD service

Amazon has launched a print on demand (POD)... | The Bookseller – 2008-10-07

Amazon plans new version of Kindle e-book reader: Website

Amazon.com Inc. is planning a new version of its Kindle electronic-book reader, including a number of improvements over the original, according to Boygeniusreport.com. | Market Watch – 2008-10-05

Picador launches Amazon shopfront

Picador has opened a Picador Store on... | The Bookseller – 2008-09-29

Amazon set to launch content-delivery service

The company claims to be 'expanding the cloud' with a new content-delivery service due to launch at the end of the year | ZDNet UK – 2008-09-19

Amazon tees up content delivery service

Company is "expanding the cloud" with a new content delivery service set for launch by year's end. | CNET – 2008-09-18

Yahoo to open up web pages to Netflix, Amazon, others

Yahoo Inc plans to let other businesses like Netflix and Amazon run applications on its web pages. (YHOO) (NFLX) (AAPL) (AMZN) | BizJournals – 2008-09-12

An Indie Hits Back at Globe's Amazon Exclusive

Although Globe Pequot Press president and publisher Scott Watrous told PW yesterday that he did not think other accounts would react negatively, there has been at least a mild reaction to the... | Publishers Wekly – 2008-09-11

Bits: Extinguish the Rumors: No New Amazon Kindle This Year

Sorry, e-book readers. There will be no new Kindle for Christmas, the company says. | New York Times – 2008-08-30

Amazon.com to Buy Social Network for Book Lovers

Amazon.com agreed to acquire Shelfari, a social network that allows users to display the books they have read or want to read, along with the ability to provide reviews and ratings for viewing by... | New York Times – 2008-08-27

Amazon Buys Shelfari

Amazon has acquired the social network site for book readers, Shelfari. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-26

Chelsea Green Makes Obama Book Available Early Exclusively on Amazon

Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency by Robert Kuttner, will go from final manuscript to bound books within four weeks. Chelsea Green will... | Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-15

Amazon, Booklocker Trade Motions in POD Antitrust Case

The legal skirmishing between Booklocker.com and Amazon in Booklocker’s antitrust lawsuit filed against the giant e-tailer got a bit heated last month as Amazon filed a motion to dismiss the case... | Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-06

Amazon buys AbeBooks

Amazon is buying rare and out of print books... | The Bookseller – 2008-08-04

Amazon to Buy AbeBooks

Amazon, already the country's leading seller of used books, has agreed to acquire AbeBooks, one of the largest online book markeplaces with over 110 million titles available for sale through its... | Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-01

Strong second quarter at Amazon.co.uk

Internet retailer Amazon.co.uk had a "strong"... | The Bookseller – 2008-07-30

Strong international growth at Amazon

Amazon.com's international sales... | The Bookseller – 2008-07-24

Hachette's war of attrition with Amazon

"Publishers have had their Dunkirk, and now... | The Bookseller – 2008-07-21

Amazon uses all its might to wage price war against publisher

A price war is raging between a powerful online bookseller and a leading publisher, with authors caught in the crossfire and losing vital royalties. | Times Online – 2008-07-19

Amazon device hooks e-book readers

NEW YORK — Donald Graham, chief executive officer of Washington Post Co., travels almost every week and says he hardly ever leaves home without his Kindle digital book reader from Amazon Inc. | The Tennessean – 2008-07-15

Amazon.com Kindles E-Book Sales as Readers Demand Novels Online

July 10 (Bloomberg) -- Donald Graham , chief executive officer of Washington Post Co. , travels almost every week and says he hardly ever leaves home without his Kindle digital book reader from... | Bloomberg.com – 2008-07-10

Amazon's Hit Man

Larry Kirshbaum was the ultimate book industry insider—until Amazon called | BusinessWeek – 2012-01-26

Apple asks Amazon not to sell iPad in China

(02-16) 12:38 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- Apple has asked online retailer Amazon.com to stop selling the iPad in China, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal said Thursday that Apple... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-17

Amazon yanks 5,000 Kindle titles in fight over terms

Amazon has turned off the buy button on nearly 5,000 Kindle titles from distributor Independent Publishers Group after IPG refused to capitulate to Amazon’s demand for better terms... | GigaOM – 2012-02-23

Bits Blog: Amazon Pulls Thousands of E-Books in Dispute

It is still early days for the Kindle Fire. | The New York Times – 2012-02-23

Amazon pulls 5,000 titles from Kindle store in dispute with distributor

Amazon has removed 5,000 e-book titles from its Kindle store after it failed to reach an agreement with distributor Independent Publishers Group (IPG) over the terms of a new contract. IPG was... | Yahoo! News – 2012-02-23

UK publishers' "concern" over Amazon e-book removals

UK publishers have expressed concern Amazon’s use of “power” to remove the e-... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-23

Lindles: Jeremy Lin, Amazon Kindle, And The Rise Of Insta-Authors

Jeremy Lin has inspired a lot of rabid fans, magazine features, and six-figure book deal offers. But he's also fueled a new breed of lightning-fast e-book authors. Alan Goldsher, author of... | Fast Company – 2012-02-23

Amazon takes a company's e-books out of stores after disagreement

When the Independent Publishers Group couldn't come to terms with Amazon, the bookselling giant took 5,000 IPG titles out of their Kindle e-book store. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-23

Amazon Goes To Brazil

Amazon's gearing up a Brazilian launch for the Kindle this summer. Their strategy? Sell their product for far cheaper than the local competition, take a hit in import duties, and watch the profits... | Fast Company – 2012-02-25

EDC pulls Usborne titles from Amazon

US publisher Educational Development Corporation (EDC) is withdrawing the sale of its Usborne... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-28

Pan Mac snaps up Amazon bestseller Wilkinson

Pan Macmillan has snapped up UK and Commonwealth rights to Amazon’s self-publishing... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-29

Amazon Kindle 'Lending Library' breaks 100,000 titles

Starting with just 5,000 titles during early November 2011, Amazon announced today that the Lending Library service on the Kindle now provides access to over 100,000 titles. Available to anyone with... | Yahoo! News – 2012-03-01

Media Decoder Blog: James Atlas, Veteran Publisher and Author, Will Edit for Amazon

Mr. Atlas follows another New York publishing veteran, Laurence Kirshbaum, in jumping to Amazon, where he will edit a series of biographies. | The New York Times – 2012-03-02

Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store

It remains to be seen if it's a full-on change of policy, but it looks like Amazon is at least shifting it stance when it comes to where some of the ebooks put out by its Amazon Publishing division... | Engadget – 2012-03-04

Delta teams up with Amazon to give you free WiFi access for in-flight shopping

SkyMiles distributor Delta isn't a newcomer to the land of in-flight WiFi freebies. And, while this time it's not setting a time limit on your browsing, you'll have to stay within the Amazon virtual... | Engadget – 2012-03-06

The Amazon Paradox: Coming to Terms With Publishing's Colossus

Despite consumer uncertainty in buying online, and publisher uncertainty in partnering with Amazon, e-books sales are dominating the market. | The Atlantic – 2012-03-06

Apple, Amazon rivalry could grow

With iPad 3 rumored to be on the way—possibly boasting a sharper screen and talking personal assistant Siri—Apple CEO Tim Cook may drop the price of the iPad 2 so he can go after the... | Crains New York – 2012-03-04

Amazon and controversy head to Salon du Livre

  Salon du Livre in Paris will open for four days on 16th March with a notable new addition... | The Bookseller – 2012-03-09

E-book smackdown: Who should control pricing—publishers or Amazon?

Who should be able to set e-book prices—the major publishing houses or retailers like Amazon? There’s been some debate on that question this week at our office, with two of our writers taking... | GigaOM – 2012-03-11

Amazon has sold over two million Kindle Singles

When Amazon launched the Kindle Singles program a little over a year ago, nobody knew whether there was a market for e-books that are shorter than full-length books but longer than most magazine... | GigaOM – 2012-03-12

Scott Turow on why we should fear Amazon

Late last week, the Justice Department warned Apple and five of the nation's largest publishers that it was planning to sue them for price fixing. At issue is the agency model, a method of... | Salon.com – 2012-03-14

How Amazon made self-publishing cool

Bringing to the marketplace has always been a struggle for emerging writers, but the evolution of digital publishing formats is seeing a new wave of authors skipping the print medium entirely. | Stuff – 2012-03-25

Amazon, B&N make concessions for Potter ebooks

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc and Barnes & Noble Inc unveiled Harry Potter e-books on Tuesday in deals that suggest the companies made big concessions with author J.K. Rowling for electronic access to... | Reuters – 2012-03-27

Amazon Kindle store buy buttons vanish for hours

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Maybe Lord Voldemort put a spell on Amazon.Com Inc. On the same day that Amazon started selling Harry Potter e-books in a landmark deal, buy buttons on the company's... | Yahoo! News – 2012-03-29

Amazon Gets No Love From Its Hometown Newspaper

In two separate articles published this weekend, the Seattle Times criticizes Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) for its business practices and philanthropic efforts, calling it a “giant, silent... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-02

Amazon hears from hometown critics

A four-part series in the Seattle Times charges Amazon with aggressive business practices and a lack of philanthropy. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-03

Amazon tax probe in media spotlight

Amazon's tax arrangements are in the spotlight this morning after national newspapers... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-05

Amazon launches Kindle eBook store en Español, over 33,000 libros to choose from

Buenas noticias para todos los amantes de los libros que viven en Estados Unidos. Amazon acaba de anunciar una nueva tienda llamada eBooks Kindle en Español. El nuevo servicio dará... | Engadget – 2012-04-05

Bad new for independent bookstores: Is Google becoming "another Amazon"?

Google will end its Google eBooks reseller program which allowed independent bookstores to sell e-books through Google's platform. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-07

Amazon’s $1 million secret

By quietly supporting small presses and literary nonprofits, is Amazon backing book culture or buying off critics? | Salon.com – 2012-04-08

Amazon turns on in-app purchasing for its Appstore apps

Amazon is turning on a key money-making tool for developers in its Appstore for Android, letting app makers offer in-app purchase through Amazon. The service allows developers to easily sell in-game... | GigaOM – 2012-04-10

Amazon Will Review Kindle Newspaper Submission After All

Days after it told one publisher it had indefinitely suspended the programme to approve its Kindle newspaper edition submission, Amazon has suddenly relented. Last week, Scotland’s Herald... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-10

Two US publishers turn backs on Amazon.com

At least two of the big six publishers in the US are refusing to renew contracts with Amazon.com... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-11

The Apple/Amazon Conspiracy That Never Happened

Apple competes ferociously with Amazon. But federal prosecutors say Cupertino considered a different strategy, where Apple would rule music and movies, and Amazon would rule e-books. Really? | AllThingsD – 2012-04-11

The e-book wars: Who is less evil, Amazon or book publishers?

As the Justice Department pursues an antitrust case over e-book prices, publishers say they need "agency pricing" to prevent Amazon from increasing its monopoly and decimating the book industry. So... | GigaOM – 2012-04-12

Amazon to Cut E-Book Prices, Shaking Rivals

Amazon’s Kindle has about 60 percent of the e-book market. | The New York Times – 2012-04-12

Amazon Might Slash e-Book Prices to $9.99

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... | ABC News – 2012-04-12

Apple Fires Back at the Feds, Amazon

Apple responds to antitrust charges: "The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry." | AllThingsD – 2012-04-13

Dear Amazon Shareholders: Our Customers Adore Us! Love, Jeff Bezos.

Customers, yes, but Apple and the book-publishing industry -- not so much. | AllThingsD – 2012-04-13

Apple defends ebook price-fixing by calling Amazon a monopoly

Apple shot back at critics and the Justice Department late Thursday, denying claims that it colluded with publishers to keep the price of ebooks artificially high. Even more interesting? The... | Betanews – 2012-04-14

Independent booksellers ponder their fate as Amazon and Apple duke it out

When the digital dust settles from the battle over e-book pricing underway among Amazon, Apple, publishers and the Justice Department, much of it will end up in the aisles of small independent... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-14

Apple slams Amazon for behaving just like Apple

Apple says it had to cut an agency-pricing deal with publishers in order to weaken Amazon's monopolistic control over the e-book industry. But wait -- didn't Apple behave exactly the same way towards... | GigaOM – 2012-04-14

Amazon’s E-Book Pricing a Constant Thorn for Publishers

In February, the Educational Development Corporation said it would remove all its titles from Amazon, more evidence of the tumult over who gets to decide how much a book costs. | The New York Times – 2012-04-16

The Media Equation: Amazon Low Prices Disguise a High Cost

An antitrust suit may provide short-term price reductions on e-books, but once the competition is flattened, Amazon is likely to resume its monopolistic ways. | The New York Times – 2012-04-16

The Coming Book Wars: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Google vs. the U.S.

Unresolved conflicts among publishers, sellers, libraries, and the U.S. Justice Department cloud the future of the publishing industry. | The Atlantic – 2012-04-17

Media Decoder Blog: Amazon Acquires Rights to James Bond Books

The online retailer acquired 14 titles in the Ian Fleming series featuring the famous British spy, and will release them beginning this summer. | The New York Times – 2012-04-18

Amazon to Republish 'Bond' Novels

Amazon has acquired the exclusive North American rights to publish all 14 classic James Bond spy titles by the late Ian Fleming in both print and digital form. | The Wall Street Journal – 2012-04-18

Apple vs. Amazon: Who Is Really Fixing E-Book Prices?

A brouhaha is shaping up: Apple and book publishers square off against Amazon and the DOJ over the price of an e-book. Who's right? CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige looks back to a Whiz Kid from the '90s for... | PC World – 2012-04-18

James Bond novels to be reissued by Amazon.com

(04-17) 17:36 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- James Bond has a new American publisher: Amazon.com. The online giant has acquired rights from the late Ian Fleming's estate for North American rights to his... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-18

Jonathan Safran Foer Has a New Book; 007 Now Works for Amazon

Today in books: Jonathan Safran Foer has a new book coming out next year, James Bond's license to kill now comes from Jeff Bezos, and a first edition of The Importance of Being Earnest... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-04-18

Amazon buys rights to Bond novels

Amazon announced that it has purchased the North American rights to Ian Fleming's James Bond books. James Bond, of course, is the debonair British superspy 007, played on film by a number of actors,... | Baltimore Sun – 2012-04-18

Where Would Hemingway Stay?; Amazon's Faux Bestseller Problem

Today in books and publishing: Ernest Hemingway's estate leaps into the luxury hotel business, Amazon has a copycat bestseller problem, and a tour of Jane Friedman's sprawling, well-read... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-04-20

World Book Night: coming your way, but no room for Amazon

On World Book Night thousands of volunteers in the US and Europe will hand out books, hoping to pass along their own love of reading. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-24

Is Amazon morally wrong but legally right?

Amazon's policies may be unkind to many in the book industry, but that doesn't make them illegal. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-25

Amazon vs. Publishers: The Book Battle Continues

Amid the e-book price war, publishers worry about Amazon's print-on-demand technology | BusinessWeek – 2012-04-27

Kindle remains Amazon's bestseller in first quarter 2012

  Amazon.com has announced a 19% hike in worldwide media sales, which include books, DVDs... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-27

The Media Equation: Byliner Takes Bissinger’s E-Book Off Amazon

Byliner.com, a digital publishing company, withdrew the e-book “After Friday Night Lights” by Buzz Bissinger from Amazon because of a pricing dispute involving a promotional giveaway. | The New York Times – 2012-04-30

Microsoft, Barnes & Noble teach Apple and Amazon a lesson about educational ebooks

Nobody partners, or negotiates deals, like Microsoft. That's evident from today's stunning agreement with Barnes & Noble, which is sure to turn the ebook market on its head. The two will jointly... | Betanews – 2012-04-30

Microsoft gears up for fight with Apple, Amazon by investing in Barnes & Noble's Nook

Microsoft will invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader, gaining a foothold in the fast-growing e-books market as the bookseller gets more firepower to compete against Amazon.com's... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-30

Give Amazon a Wide Berth; Even Interns Have Wall Street Memoirs

Today in books: Buzz Bissinger's plan to do something nice for a Friday Night Lights character was derailed by Apple and Amazon, a Duke alum vows to expose the "toxic culture"... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-05-01

Amazon: Bring us your kids’ and comedy shows, get $55,000

Amazon doesn't like middlemen. With Amazon Publishing, the company signs authors up directly to write books. Now the company is searching for more content creators. Amazon Studios is inviting... | GigaOM – 2012-05-02

Amazon Studios Looks for Kid's Programming

Today's guest on the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link) was TVNewser senior editor Alex Weprin (pictured), analyzing Amazon Studio's move into children's and comedy programming. We talked about Bill... | Media Bistro – 2012-05-02

Target will stop selling Amazon Kindle devices

Is Target now seeing Amazon as an enemy rather than a partner? | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-04

Media Decoder Blog: Amazon Program Offers "Harry Potter" Series to Kindle Owners

Members of the Amazon Prime subscription program will be able to read "Harry Potter'' e-books for free through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, a move intended to encourage consumers to buy Kindle... | The New York Times – 2012-05-10

Pottermore CEO: New Amazon deal so big, any lost Harry Potter sales “more than made up for”

Amazon will make all seven Harry Potter e-books available in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. "It's a commercial deal that makes sense even with a level of cannibalization of sales," Pottermore... | GigaOM – 2012-05-10

'Harry Potter' e-books to be available for borrowing on Kindle devices, Amazon says

Owners of Amazon.com's Kindle e-readers and tablets will be able to borrow Harry Potter e-books in a move designed to encourage more people to use the devices and sign up for the company's Prime... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-05-11

Amazon conjures Harry Potter e-deal

Amazon says it has signed a deal for the electronic books rights to all seven Harry Potter titles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish for its Kindle lending library. | Stuff – 2012-05-11

Amazon to Lend 'Potter' E-Books

Amazon has licensed the right to lend digital versions of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series in the U.S., building up its e-book lending library despite the costs. | The Wall Street Journal – 2012-05-11

Amazon.com to revamp Kindles

Amazon.com intends to revamp its Kindle models to include front lighting this summer according to... | The Bookseller – 2012-05-15

Alexandria, Va., tops Amazon best-read cities list

Alexandria, Va., is having a love affair with books. The historic suburb outside of Washington, D.C., tops Amazon.com's list of best-read cities per capita over the past year, based on sales of... | Boston.com – 2012-05-15

Amazon consumer book reviews as reliable as media experts

Study shows Amazon reviewers more likely to look favourably on debut authors, while professionals prefer prizewinnersAmazon reviews are just as likely to give an accurate summary of a book's quality... | Guardian – 2012-05-16

Amazon launches CreateSpace in Europe

Amazon has launched its CreateSpace today (17th May) in Europe, which means that authors who self... | The Bookseller – 2012-05-17

Most well-read cities: Three Virginia cities on Amazon top 20 list

Most well-read cities included Alexandria, Va., which came out ahead of Cambridge, Mass., and Berkeley, Calif., in the Amazon list. The top 5 most-well read cities also included Ann Arbor, Mich., and... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-18

Waterstones to sell Amazon Kindle

UK bookseller Waterstones plans to sell Amazon's Kindle e-book reader and other Kindle digital services. | BBC – 2012-05-21

Shock as trade absorbs Waterstones/Amazon alliance

  Publishers have given sharply divided reactions to news released this morning (21st May... | The Bookseller – 2012-05-21

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