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Amazon Is The Reader’s Friend | Intelligence Squared Debate [VIDEO]

Amazon Is The Reader’s Friend | Intelligence Squared Debate [VIDEO]

In late 2014, Amazon and the publishing house Hachette settled a months-long dispute over who should set the price for e-books. In Amazon’s view, lower prices mean more sales and more readers, and that benefits everyone. But for publishers, the price of an e-book must reflect the investment made, from the author’s advance to a


Dutch Book Readers and Authors Awake to and KDP

Dutch book readers and authors have a couple of new online places to visit this morning. In late September TIPM reported that Amazon was in negotiations with Dutch publishers ahead of a planned launch of It’s been no secret that the online retail giant was going to enter the Dutch book market and rumours of


Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) – Reviewed

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has established itself as the single most recognisable DIY self-publishing platform for authors wanting to publish their books in e-book. Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing back in 2007 in beta form and pitched it initially to ‘publishers’ via marketing emails. Amazon had also just launched the first Kindle e-reader hardware—a basic


The Future of Amazon Deliveries? | Amazon Prime Air

Photo via Imgur – Even the future of parcel deliveries will probably never change! Sorry … but we tried to deliver a parcel from Amazon to your address. You weren’t in. FUCK YOU! SIGNED: Your friendly Amazon Prime Air delivery service. I missed an Amazon drone delivery. – Imgur Mick Rooney – Publishing Consultant If


Jeff and all the hamsters are doing just fine, FutureBook!

The old saying goes that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Jeff Bezos and hamsters – it’s a brilliant headline for any publishing news outlet to use to capture any reader’s attention. This week The Bookseller published an excellent article by Chris McVeigh via FutureBook, Jeff Bezos Ate My Hamster. McVeigh begins his article by noting


A Brave New Self-Publishing World For

For the past couple of years I’ve written a number of articles on the publishing and author services sectors in mainland Europe, and while e-book growth lags behind the US and UK markets, Europe is due a pretty big shake up soon. I’ve also taken a particular interest of the Dutch market because this is where I