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Amazon's Kindle Ice Queen Is Back, Now With a Couple of Kids

AdWeek – 2012-02-10

After seeing Samsung's spirited swing at Apple users, Amazon's continuing anti-Apple pandering just feels weak. The new ad for the Kindle Fire pits a dorky, single iPad user against a Kindle-reading...

ABA joins Amazon boycott

The Bookseller – 2012-02-09

The American Booksellers Association has joined the growing list of US retailers to boycott the...

Indigo and Books-a-Million join boycott of Amazon print titles

The Bookseller – 2012-02-06

Canadian bookselling chain Indigo Books and Music and Books-a-Million have joined ranks with...

Tough Week for Amazon

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-03

Despite posting a 35% sales increase for the fourth quarter and earnings that were better than expected (if still down compared to a year ago), last week was a tough one for Amazon. Analysts and...

Amazon launches India e-commerce site

The Bookseller – 2012-02-02

Amazon has this morning launched an e-commerce site in India called The platform...

Barnes & Noble says it won't stock Amazon titles – 2012-02-02

Barnes & Noble is attempting to irk its publishing rival Inc. by not stocking Amazon published titles in its stores.

Amazon ups UK e-book sales five-fold

The Bookseller – 2012-02-01 increased Kindle e-book sales by five times in its fourth quarter but its parent...

VIDEO: Amazon expects low growth for late 2011

BBC News – 2012-01-31

Amazon has been pushing into new markets with products like the Kindle e-book, but investors are worried that the expansion is coming at the expense of profits.

Barnes & Noble, Taking On Amazon in the Fight of Its Life

The New York Times – 2012-01-29

As Barnes & Noble fights for its future, the publishing industry is holding its breath.

Amazon vs. Publishers

BusinessWeek – 2012-01-27

Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Brad Stone looks at Amazon's transformation from selling books to making books

Anobii chief says drop DRM to fight Amazon

The Bookseller – 2012-01-26

Matteo Berlucchi, chief executive of the social e-retailer Anobii, has urged publishers to drop...

Amazon strikes print deal with HMH

The Bookseller – 2012-01-25 has struck a print licensing agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which will...

10 Bestselling Books With 50 Plus One-Star Amazon Reviews

Media Bistro – 2012-01-24

Read before you complain about bad reviews! These bestselling books have received more than 50 one-star reviews on Amazon. Check out the list on GalleyCat and meet us on Twitter to join in the...

Amazon Expected to Cut Kindle Fire Orders in Half as New iPad Looms

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

Sources from Amazon's supply chain in the Far East indicated to DigiTimes that Kindle Fire orders with original device manufacturers are expected to be just 3 million units this quarter. That's half...

Amazon moves closer to Brazil e-book launch

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Amazon has hired Mauro Widman as Kindle "vendor manager" in Brazil, to prepare for a...

Amazon launches new touch-friendly Kindle Store for iPad

GigaOM – 2012-01-10

Amazon has now broken out its touch-friendly shopping experience for the iPad from its Kindle Cloud Reader product, in an effort to make it easier for everyone to buy books from the Kindle Store, and...

James Franco signs deal with Amazon for first novel

Reuters – 2012-01-05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After receiving tepid reviews for his first book of fictional short stories, actor James Franco has sold his debut novel to Amazon Publishing, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

James Franco signs publishing deal with Amazon

Chicago Tribune – 2012-01-04

The actor and student will publish a novel with the publishing houseJames Franco, the actor-writer-producer-graduate student, has signed a publishing deal with Amazon's fledgling publishing house,...

Amazon may benefit as digital goods sales jump

Reuters – 2011-12-23

(Reuters) - Digital goods are the fastest-growing category online this holiday, led by e-books, suggesting Inc's strategy of blanketing the world with cheap e-readers and tablet computers...

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...

Amazon app update turns an iPad into a Kindle Fire

Poynter. – 2011-12-22

CNET Until today, people with iPads or iPhones could use Amazon’s Kindle app only to read e-books. But a newly released version 2.9 of the app adds access to the over 400 magazines and newspapers...

Amazon Says Kindle Selling More Than 1 Million Devices Per Week

BusinessWeek – 2011-12-16 Inc., the world’s largest Internet retailer, said customers have bought more than 1 million of its Kindle e-book readers and tablets each week for three weeks in a row.

The Amazon Workaround

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-16

Fear that Amazon will come to dominate the bookselling market is nothing new in the publishing industry. But last week, as booksellers continued to decry the company’s price check app (which could...

Report reveals OFT thinking on Amazon/TBD decision

The Bookseller – 2011-12-15

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) rejected publishers' claims that the merger of The Book...

Amazon kicks off 'January sales'

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12 has announced its New Year discounting already, launching what it calls "...

The Amazon Price Check App and The Battle over 'Showrooming'

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-09

If “showrooming” wasn’t part of the industry lexicon before last week, it is now, thanks to Amazon’s price check app that gives customers up to $15 in discounts to those who scan prices of...

How to Share Amazon Kindle ebooks

PC World – 2011-12-08

I love reading, and I love books. I don't care much about the medium--paper or digital, it's all the same to me, for the most part.

Amazon buys Marshall Cavendish's US kids' books

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-12-07

(12-06) 15:08 PST SAN FRANCISCO, (AP) -- Inc. says it will buy 450 of educational and consumer book publisher Marshall Cavendish Corp.'s U.S. children's book titles. Seattle-based Amazon...

Amazon to buy over 450 children's book titles

Reuters – 2011-12-07

(Reuters) - Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to acquire more than 450 children's book titles in the U.S. from publisher Marshall Cavendish. buys children's books list from Marshall Cavendish

The Bookseller – 2011-12-07 has acquired 450 titles from publisher Marshall Cavendish, marking the retailer's...

Book on coming in 2013 – 2011-12-07, the country's largest online bookseller, will itself be the subject of a book coming out in 2013.

Less than two months after release, 'Steve Jobs' is Amazon's top seller of 2011

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-07

Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of late Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs has become the best-selling book of 2011 on less than two months after it was released.

News In Brief: Jobs biography top Amazon seller for 2011

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-07

Walter Isaacson's biography of late Apple (AAPL) co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has become the best-selling book of 2011 on Amazon.

How publishers gave Amazon a stick to beat them with

GigaOM – 2011-12-03

Amazon has been busy disrupting the traditional publishing market by encouraging self-publishing and signing authors to its own in-house imprint, but author Charles Stross argues that publishers...

In Fight with Amazon, Libraries Caught in the Crossfire

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-25

When Penguin announced last week that it was disabling library e-book lending on the Kindle and pulling its latest e-book titles from all library lending platforms, libraries and readers took the...

Penguin to restore e-backlist for Amazon lending

The Bookseller – 2011-11-24

Penguin US will restore its supply of backlist titles for e-book lending to Amazon until the end...

Amazon Black Friday promotions underway

The Bookseller – 2011-11-23

Amazon UK's week of Black Friday Deals is...

Unboxing: Amazon Kindle Fire

GigaOM – 2011-11-15

The highly anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire arrived in our offices on Monday, so we unbox it and take our first look. The Kindle Fire is Amazon's first foray into tablets after proving it knows a thing...

US Authors Guild attacks Amazon over Kindle Lending

The Bookseller – 2011-11-15

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 15/11/2011 - 10:12 The US Authors Guild has accused of "boldly breaching its contracts" with publishers by signing them up to its new...

Amazon bets on in-store Kindle sales in France

Reuters – 2011-11-09

PARIS (Reuters) - The world's largest Internet retailer,, plans to sell its Kindle e-book tablet at Virgin Megastore outlets in France as it tries to inject life into a market that has...

Haynes tops Amazon's best books of 2011

The Bookseller – 2011-11-09

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 08:12 has chosen Elizabeth Haynes' debut Into the Darkest Corner (Myriad Editions) as its best book of 2011, as part of a...

Chopra book to Amazon in "game-changing" deal

The Bookseller – 2011-11-07

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/11/2011 - 08:45 Amazon has acquired a memoir by bestselling author Dr Deepak Chopra and his brother Dr Sanjiv Chopra. Amazon's Larry Kirshbaum...

Deepak Chopra, brother in book deal with Amazon

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-07

(11-06) 11:14 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- is adding another high-profile name to its publishing roster. The literary agent for spiritual doctor Deepak Chopra and his physician brother Sanjiv...

Amazon's Prime Lending Library Collection Now Viewable Online

PC World – 2011-11-06

The Internet retailer's complete collection of Prime Lending Library books for Kindle devices is online and accessible from any Web browser.

Summary Box: Amazon introduces lending library – 2011-11-04

LENDING LIBRARY: Inc. will let Kindle owners borrow one electronic book per month. THE REQUIREMENT: Borrowers have to subscribe to Amazon's Prime service, which provides free two-day...

Amazon introduces lending library for Kindles

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-03

(11-03) 09:17 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- Inc. said Thursday that it is starting a lending library for Kindle owners, letting them borrow one electronic book per month. Borrowers have to...

Amazon launches Kindle lending library for US

The Bookseller – 2011-11-03

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:54 has launched a lending library for US Kindle owners with Prime membership today (3rd November), after signing deals on...

Amazon Prime Book Lending: Your FAQs Answered

PC World – 2011-11-03

Users can start borrowing books from Amazon right now, so here's what you need to know about using the service with your Kindle device.

Amazon Sets up Kindle Lending Library

PC World – 2011-11-03 announced the launch of an e-book lending library for Kindle users, that allows Amazon Prime members to borrow books for free, as frequently as a book...

Amazon sweetens Prime with Kindle book lending

Betanews – 2011-11-03

Is Amazon Prime the best deal in tech? It just may be: Amazon now offers the capability for customers to loan out over 5,000 books for their Kindle or Kindle Fire devices. The Kindle Owners' Lending...

Amazon, Now a Book Lender

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-11-03

Amazon is launching a digital-book lending library that will be available only to owners of its Kindle and Kindle Fire devices who are also subscribers to its $79-a-year Amazon Prime program.

Barnsley: Amazon and WHS key performers for HC

The Bookseller – 2011-11-03

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 03/11/2011 - 16:14 Amazon and W H Smith are HarperCollins' strongest players in bookselling, its c.e.o. has claimed. Victoria Barnsley was speaking...

TBD needs "freedom" post Amazon takeover - IPG

The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 13:55 The Independent Publishers Guild has accepted the OFT’s decision to clear the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, but... starts Christmas campaign

The Bookseller – 2011-10-31

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 31/10/2011 - 12:55 Amazon has begun its UK festive promotion today (31st October), opening a Christmas store and revealing Steve Jobs’ biography is...

Amazon profits slump after heavy Kindle investment

The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 10:05 Amazon’s profits have dropped by 73% in its third quarter, with the company's investment in its Kindle e-readers blamed for the...

Amazon/TBD merger "could put bookshops out of business"

The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:55 The Booksellers Association has said the Office of Fair Trading's decision to clear the merger between Amazon and The Book...

OFT gives go-ahead for Amazon/TBD merger

The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 13:03 The Office of Fair Trading has cleared Amazon to take over The Book Depository, ruling the merger would not lead to a lessening...

Amazon brings locker delivery to London

The Bookseller – 2011-10-24

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 15:53 Amazon customers can now have their purchases sent to lockers in London, instead of to their homes and offices. The company has...

Steve Jobs book may be Amazon's 2011 top seller

Reuters – 2011-10-24

(Reuters) - The new biography of deceased Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs may be Inc's top-selling book of 2011, a spokeswoman at the largest Internet retailer said on Monday.

Amazon Cuts Publishers Out of the Mix, Makes Deals With Writers

PC World – 2011-10-19

Releasing a book on one of the world’s largest publishing marketplaces could help your company. Here's a quick guide to the basics of self-publishing. to enter Japanese e-book market: report

Reuters – 2011-10-19

(Reuters) - Inc may enter the Japanese e-book market this year and launch its Kindle readers in the market, the Nikkei business daily reported.

Godfray asks BL to "review" Amazon link

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 19/10/2011 - 15:01 Tim Godfray, chief executive of The Booksellers Association, has asked British Library c.e.o. Dame Lynne Brindley to review the...

Bookstores Drop Comics After Amazon Deal With DC

The New York Times – 2011-10-18

Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment, showcases the graphic novel "Superman: Earth One" on the Kindle Fire.

British Library reinstates Amazon link

The Bookseller – 2011-10-18

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 18/10/2011 - 09:56 The British Library is reinstating its link to Amazon on online catalogue records, after briefly removing the feature last week...

Publishers: What are you doing while Amazon eats your lunch?

GigaOM – 2011-10-17

Just as it did with book retailing, Amazon has its sights set on lowering the barriers between authors and readers, both via the Kindle and through its own publishing deals -- and in many cases, the...

British Library attacked for Amazon link

The Bookseller – 2011-10-14

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Amazon expands into SF publishing

The Bookseller – 2011-10-11

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 14:30 has announced its seventh imprint, a science fiction, fantasy and horror brand called 47North, which has launched with...

Penny Marshall has book deal with

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-10-11

(10-11) 07:48 PDT New York (AP) -- Filmmaker-actress Penny Marshall has a book deal with a fresh twist: The publisher is The online retailer has been steadily expanding its publishing...

Amazon to book publishers: Welcome to the jungle, baby

GigaOM – 2011-10-10

Amazon is continuing to disrupt the publishing industry by signing deals with popular authors, and the latest is thriller writer Barry Eisler. After turning down a $500,000 advance from a traditional...

Amazon's new Kindles have massive potential for publishers

Guardian – 2011-10-03

The new models are a great fit for news media – but success will need flexibility on both sidesWith each introduction of a new reading device publishers around the world are overcome with the same...

Amazon’s Kindles may open new business opportunities for publishers

Poynter. – 2011-10-03

Monday Note Frédéric Filloux speculates how publishers could take advantage of opportunities presented by Amazon’s new lineup of Kindle products. One idea is for publishers to give readers an...

Media companies may have a love-hate relationship with Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Poynter. – 2011-09-30

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Price of Amazon tablet hailed

The Bookseller – 2011-09-29

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 29/09/2011 - 09:35 The price of Amazon's new tablet device has been singled out as its most eye-catching feature although analysts feel it may not be...

Tablets wars: Apple is from Venus, Amazon is from Mars

GigaOM – 2011-09-29

They say Apple has met its first real tablet competitor. And no, it is not Samsung or Motorola. Instead it is from a company that started out selling books on the Internet: Amazon. And while there is...

The Kindle Fire: three reasons why Amazon's new tablet could be a game-changer

Editors Weblog – 2011-09-29

The whole world is talking about the new Kindle tablet as if it were the greatest thing since the discovery of... well, fire. The television ad certainly tries to sell the Kindle Fire as if it were...

5 key questions journalists and publishers should ask about the new Amazon tablet

Poynter. – 2011-09-28

Amazon shows off a new touchscreen tablet today that is expected to be the first serious competitor to the iPad since Apple created the tablet market in early 2010. At 10 a.m. Wednesday in New York,...

Amazon launches tablet and new Kindle Touch

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 15:20 Amazon has unveiled a Kindle Touch reader, priced $99 for the wi-fi model, alongside a brand new tablet device called Kindle Fire....

Amazon launches tablet and new UK Kindle priced £89

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 15:40 Amazon has unveiled a Kindle Touch reader, alongside a brand new tablet device called Kindle Fire. It has also launched an £89...

Amazon readying October Kindle offer

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 09:59 has asked publishers for discounts of 90% on titles in order to participate in an October Kindle promotion. The...

Amazon Tablet Revealed: Kindle Fire

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-28

The long awaited device that has been rumored to shake up Apple's dominance of the tablet market is here., Inc. announced early Wednesday that its 7-inch tablet product, the Kindle Fire...

Kindle Fire: Amazon's bid to challenge iPad for tablet market

Guardian – 2011-09-28

Web retailer to take on Apple with launch of Android-based tablet on WednesdayAmazon is set to join the tablet wars on Wednesday as it launches a rival to Apple's best-selling iPad, a device that has...

Amazon Fires up new Kindle

The Bookseller – 2011-09-27

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 09:26 Amazon has reportedly dubbed its new tablet device Kindle Fire, with the digital company set to unveil it tomorrow (28th...

Amazon to release new tablet : The Kindle Fire?

Editors Weblog – 2011-09-27

The rumours have been flying, but now it looks certain that Amazon will release their new tablet, supposedly called the Kindle Fire, on September 28. This is going to be a big deal for those in the...

Flammarion signs Amazon deal ahead of Kindle launch

The Bookseller – 2011-09-27

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:18 French publisher Flammarion has signed an agreement to sell its electronic titles through Amazon and Apple’s iBookstore. The...

Most – But Not All – Big Magazine Publishers Sign On For Amazon's Tablet

AllThingsD – 2011-09-27

Conde Nast, Hearst and Meredith are in for Wednesday's launch. Time Inc. isn't, and may not get there for a while.

Amazon founder heads digital advance on Guardian books power list

Guardian – 2011-09-23

Jeff Bezos tops a list of the 100 most powerful people in publishing which charts the transformation of the books industry by digital technologySeismic shifts in the publishing world, transforming...

Amazon launches no-fee e-book loans

CNN – 2011-09-23

We've been nearing the end of the late-fees era for years -- and, thanks to technology, we're one step closer this week. Amazon just launched a no-fees library loan program for digital books.

Amazon begins testing Kindle library lending

The Bookseller – 2011-09-21

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:03 Libraries in Seattle have started testing the feature that allows readers to borrow books using their Kindle. Amazon signed a...

Amazon launches Kindle Library Lending program

Betanews – 2011-09-21

Last April, Amazon announced the Kindle Library Lending program would let Kindle users borrow books from more than 11,000 U.S. libraries. Today, the program officially launched at all participating...

Amazon opens digital lending across US

The Bookseller – 2011-09-21

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 12:05 Amazon has made books for the Kindle available across 11,000 local libraries in the United States. Customers can search for books...

Amazon Rolls Out Kindle Library Lending

AllThingsD – 2011-09-21

Amazon has launched its long-promised library lending program for its Kindle e-reader, and says more than 11,000 libraries are participating. E-book competitors -- like Barnes & Nobles' Nook, and...

Amazon rolls out Appstore worldwide

The Bookseller – 2011-09-20

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 20/09/2011 - 10:00 Amazon has begun rolling out its Appstore worldwide, with a selection of customers across western Europe, India and Australia...

Publishers Eager for Amazon Tablet

AdWeek – 2011-09-20

It’s no secret that publishers have been frustrated with Apple and the high-handed way it’s dealt with them as they negotiate to get their content on the iPad. There’s little they can do,...

OFT decision on Amazon merger due late October

The Bookseller – 2011-09-19

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 19/09/2011 - 11:47 The Office of Fair Trading has said it now expects to announce its decision on the Amazon takeover of The Book Depository by late...

Amazon inks Hearst deal – 2011-09-14 Inc. and Hearst Corp. announced Tuesday that they've inked a new partnership. Amazon said it will become the biggest third-party seller of subscriptions for Hearst's print magazines...

Amazon launches in Spain

The Bookseller – 2011-09-14

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 14/09/2011 - 15:30 Amazon has launched a Spanish website, although Spanish readers will have to wait to get their hands on the Kindle. The site,...

Amazon subscription service could rewrite book industry

CBC – 2011-09-13

A rumoured push by to create a Netflix Inc.-like service for digital books could change the way we consume the printed word, Dan Misener writes.

Amazon to enter the tablet market?

Editors Weblog – 2011-09-13

Tablets have long been touted as the saviour of newspaper publishing and an app like Flipboard, which delivers personalised magazine content to your tablet, has demonstrated much of the devices'...

Is Amazon about to be the king of all content? – 2011-09-13

Is Amazon about to conquer a whole new market? There is a report in the Wall Street Journal recently that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) could be launching a Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) style service for e-books.

Six Ways Amazon Book Streaming Could Help Small Business

PC World – 2011-09-13

Amazon's rumoured streaming-book service would be great for businesses, students, and educators. Here's why.

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