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Amazon names Dawn for Christmas

The Bookseller – 2008-11-05 has identified Dawn French’s...

Amazon aims for record Xmas

The Bookseller – 2008-11-03

Amazon is preparing to buck the economic...

Amazon to reduce minimum spend

The Bookseller – 2008-10-15 is planning to reduce the...

IPG launches Amazon schemes

The Bookseller – 2008-10-14

The Independent Publishers' Guild has...

Campaign articles from Newsweek become e-books for Amazon Kindle

International Herald Tribune – 2008-10-13

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.

Amazon UK launches POD service

The Bookseller – 2008-10-07

Amazon has launched a print on demand (POD)...

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

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

Picador launches Amazon shopfront

The Bookseller – 2008-09-29

Picador has opened a Picador Store on...

Amazon set to launch content-delivery service

ZDNet UK – 2008-09-19

The company claims to be 'expanding the cloud' with a new content-delivery service due to launch at the end of the year

Amazon tees up content delivery service

CNET – 2008-09-18

Company is "expanding the cloud" with a new content delivery service set for launch by year's end.

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

BizJournals – 2008-09-12

Yahoo Inc plans to let other businesses like Netflix and Amazon run applications on its web pages. (YHOO) (NFLX) (AAPL) (AMZN)

An Indie Hits Back at Globe's Amazon Exclusive

Publishers Wekly – 2008-09-11

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...

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

New York Times – 2008-08-30

Sorry, e-book readers. There will be no new Kindle for Christmas, the company says. to Buy Social Network for Book Lovers

New York Times – 2008-08-27 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...

Amazon Buys Shelfari

Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-26

Amazon has acquired the social network site for book readers, Shelfari.

Chelsea Green Makes Obama Book Available Early Exclusively on Amazon

Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-15

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...

Amazon, Booklocker Trade Motions in POD Antitrust Case

Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-06

The legal skirmishing between 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...

Amazon buys AbeBooks

The Bookseller – 2008-08-04

Amazon is buying rare and out of print books...

Amazon to Buy AbeBooks

Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-01

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...

Strong second quarter at

The Bookseller – 2008-07-30

Internet retailer had a "strong"...

Strong international growth at Amazon

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

Hachette's war of attrition with Amazon

The Bookseller – 2008-07-21

"Publishers have had their Dunkirk, and now...

Amazon uses all its might to wage price war against publisher

Times Online – 2008-07-19

A price war is raging between a powerful online bookseller and a leading publisher, with authors caught in the crossfire and losing vital royalties.

Amazon device hooks e-book readers

The Tennessean – 2008-07-15

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. Kindles E-Book Sales as Readers Demand Novels Online – 2008-07-10

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...

Amazon's Hit Man

BusinessWeek – 2012-01-26

Larry Kirshbaum was the ultimate book industry insider—until Amazon called

Apple asks Amazon not to sell iPad in China

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-17

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

Amazon yanks 5,000 Kindle titles in fight over terms

GigaOM – 2012-02-23

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...

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

The New York Times – 2012-02-23

It is still early days for the Kindle Fire.

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

Yahoo! News – 2012-02-23

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...

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

The Bookseller – 2012-02-23

UK publishers have expressed concern Amazon’s use of “power” to remove the e-...

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

Fast Company – 2012-02-23

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...

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

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-23

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.

Amazon Goes To Brazil

Fast Company – 2012-02-25

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...

EDC pulls Usborne titles from Amazon

The Bookseller – 2012-02-28

US publisher Educational Development Corporation (EDC) is withdrawing the sale of its Usborne...

Pan Mac snaps up Amazon bestseller Wilkinson

The Bookseller – 2012-02-29

Pan Macmillan has snapped up UK and Commonwealth rights to Amazon’s self-publishing...

Amazon Kindle 'Lending Library' breaks 100,000 titles

Yahoo! News – 2012-03-01

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...

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

The New York Times – 2012-03-02

Mr. Atlas follows another New York publishing veteran, Laurence Kirshbaum, in jumping to Amazon, where he will edit a series of biographies.

Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store

Engadget – 2012-03-04

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...

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

Engadget – 2012-03-06

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...

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

The Atlantic – 2012-03-06

Despite consumer uncertainty in buying online, and publisher uncertainty in partnering with Amazon, e-books sales are dominating the market.

Apple, Amazon rivalry could grow

Crains New York – 2012-03-04

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...

Amazon and controversy head to Salon du Livre

The Bookseller – 2012-03-09

  Salon du Livre in Paris will open for four days on 16th March with a notable new addition...

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

GigaOM – 2012-03-11

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...

Amazon has sold over two million Kindle Singles

GigaOM – 2012-03-12

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...

Scott Turow on why we should fear Amazon – 2012-03-14

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...

How Amazon made self-publishing cool

Stuff – 2012-03-25

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.

Amazon, B&N make concessions for Potter ebooks

Reuters – 2012-03-27

(Reuters) - 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...

Amazon Kindle store buy buttons vanish for hours

Yahoo! News – 2012-03-29

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...

Amazon Gets No Love From Its Hometown Newspaper

Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-02

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...

Amazon hears from hometown critics

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-03

A four-part series in the Seattle Times charges Amazon with aggressive business practices and a lack of philanthropy.

Amazon tax probe in media spotlight

The Bookseller – 2012-04-05

Amazon's tax arrangements are in the spotlight this morning after national newspapers...

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

Engadget – 2012-04-05

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...

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

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-07

Google will end its Google eBooks reseller program which allowed independent bookstores to sell e-books through Google's platform.

Amazon’s $1 million secret – 2012-04-08

By quietly supporting small presses and literary nonprofits, is Amazon backing book culture or buying off critics?

Amazon turns on in-app purchasing for its Appstore apps

GigaOM – 2012-04-10

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...

Amazon Will Review Kindle Newspaper Submission After All

Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-10

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...

Two US publishers turn backs on

The Bookseller – 2012-04-11

At least two of the big six publishers in the US are refusing to renew contracts with

The Apple/Amazon Conspiracy That Never Happened

AllThingsD – 2012-04-11

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?

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

GigaOM – 2012-04-12

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...

Amazon to Cut E-Book Prices, Shaking Rivals

The New York Times – 2012-04-12

Amazon’s Kindle has about 60 percent of the e-book market.

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...

Apple Fires Back at the Feds, Amazon

AllThingsD – 2012-04-13

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."

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

AllThingsD – 2012-04-13

Customers, yes, but Apple and the book-publishing industry -- not so much.

Apple defends ebook price-fixing by calling Amazon a monopoly

Betanews – 2012-04-14

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...

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

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-14

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...

Apple slams Amazon for behaving just like Apple

GigaOM – 2012-04-14

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...

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

The New York Times – 2012-04-16

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 Media Equation: Amazon Low Prices Disguise a High Cost

The New York Times – 2012-04-16

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

The Atlantic – 2012-04-17

Unresolved conflicts among publishers, sellers, libraries, and the U.S. Justice Department cloud the future of the publishing industry.

Media Decoder Blog: Amazon Acquires Rights to James Bond Books

The New York Times – 2012-04-18

The online retailer acquired 14 titles in the Ian Fleming series featuring the famous British spy, and will release them beginning this summer.

Amazon to Republish 'Bond' Novels

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-04-18

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.

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

PC World – 2012-04-18

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?'s Tom Kaneshige looks back to a Whiz Kid from the '90s for...

James Bond novels to be reissued by

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-18

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

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

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-04-18

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...

Amazon buys rights to Bond novels

Baltimore Sun – 2012-04-18

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,...

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

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-04-20

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...

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

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-24

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.

Is Amazon morally wrong but legally right?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-25

Amazon's policies may be unkind to many in the book industry, but that doesn't make them illegal.

Amazon vs. Publishers: The Book Battle Continues

BusinessWeek – 2012-04-27

Amid the e-book price war, publishers worry about Amazon's print-on-demand technology

Kindle remains Amazon's bestseller in first quarter 2012

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

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

The New York Times – 2012-04-30, 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.

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

Betanews – 2012-04-30

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...

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

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-30

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's...

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

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-05-01

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"...

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

GigaOM – 2012-05-02

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...

Amazon Studios Looks for Kid's Programming

Media Bistro – 2012-05-02

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...

Target will stop selling Amazon Kindle devices

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-04

Is Target now seeing Amazon as an enemy rather than a partner?

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

The New York Times – 2012-05-10

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...

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

GigaOM – 2012-05-10

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...

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

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-05-11

Owners of'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...

Amazon conjures Harry Potter e-deal

Stuff – 2012-05-11

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.

Amazon to Lend 'Potter' E-Books

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-05-11

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. to revamp Kindles

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

Alexandria, Va., tops Amazon best-read cities list – 2012-05-15

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

Amazon consumer book reviews as reliable as media experts

Guardian – 2012-05-16

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...

Amazon launches CreateSpace in Europe

The Bookseller – 2012-05-17

Amazon has launched its CreateSpace today (17th May) in Europe, which means that authors who self...

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

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-18

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...

Waterstones to sell Amazon Kindle

BBC – 2012-05-21

UK bookseller Waterstones plans to sell Amazon's Kindle e-book reader and other Kindle digital services.

Shock as trade absorbs Waterstones/Amazon alliance

The Bookseller – 2012-05-21

  Publishers have given sharply divided reactions to news released this morning (21st May...

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