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Amazon Fights Back Against Authors’ Letter, Wants Readers to Email Hachette

Amazon Fights Back Against Authors’ Letter, Wants Readers to Email Hachette

On Sunday, a letter denouncing Amazon’s tactics in the ongoing negotiations between it and book publisher Hachette ran as a paid, full-page advertisement in the New York Times. Signed by more than 900 authors, the “Authors United” letter calls Amazon out for blocking sales of Hachette titles, singling out authors ...

900 Authors Are Taking Out a Full-Page Anti-Amazon Ad in Sunday’s New York Times

900 Authors Are Taking Out a Full-Page Anti-Amazon Ad in Sunday’s New York Times

Out here in the woods, at the end of not one but two dirt roads, in a shack equipped with a picture of the Dalai Lama, a high-speed data line and a copy of Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience,” Amazon’s dream of dominating the publishing world has run into some trouble. Douglas Preston, who summers in this coastal hamlet, ...

Google and Barnes & Noble Team Up for Same-Day Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble Team Up for Same-Day Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle their mutual rival Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: the fast, cheap delivery of books. Starting on Thursday, book buyers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to get same-day deliveries from local ...

Amazon’s Same Day Delivery Expands to 6 New Cities, Including NYC

Amazon’s Same Day Delivery Expands to 6 New Cities, Including NYC

Amazon has expanded its same day delivery service to six new cities in the US — Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York , Philadelphia and the Washington DC metro area. The company’s ‘Get It Today‘ service allows customers to have orders delivered to their door the same day if they are placed before midday. It ...

What Amazon Wants From Hachette: $9.99 E-Book Prices

What Amazon Wants From Hachette: $9.99 E-Book Prices

Amazon is finally providing some explanation for its ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette, explaining that it's taken issue over Hachette's insistence on pricing ebooks above $9.99. In a note on Tuesday, Amazon explained that it's not actually looking for a particularly large share of the revenue on ebook sales: it's ...

Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon.com will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website. Most of the more than 200 items available on the company's new 3D printed products store, which launched on Monday, can ...

Report: Amazon May Soon Launch a Competitor to Square’s Card Reader

Report: Amazon May Soon Launch a Competitor to Square’s Card Reader

Amazon could be preparing to launch its own mobile credit card reading hardware in the coming weeks, according to internal Staples documents hinting at such a launch that we’ve obtained. According to the documents, Staples stores will prepare next month to stock a new product called the “Amazon Card Reader” alongside ...

Stephen King and 900 Other Authors Oppose ‘Thuggish’ Amazon

Stephen King and 900 Other Authors Oppose ‘Thuggish’ Amazon

They include some of the biggest literary names on the planet, among them Stephen King, Donna Tartt, Paul Auster, James Patterson and John Grisham; a Pulitzer prize winner in Jennifer Egan; and four from this year's Man Booker longlist, Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt and Joseph O'Neill. Then there are ...

Amazon Prime Music Adds ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of New Songs

Amazon Prime Music Adds ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of New Songs

One of the major complaints with Amazon Prime Music, the company’s new streaming music service bundled in with its Amazon Prime membership program, was its lack of song selection, and especially current hits. On Wednesday, Amazon took a small step towards remedying that problem with an announcement of an expansion of the ...

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and You: Find Out if You’re a Good Match!

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and You: Find Out if You’re a Good Match!

When word first got out about Amazon’s (then-rumored) Kindle Unlimited, I was more than a little excited. Unlimited e-books! $10 a month! I’m going to read everything all of the time, forever! When the program actually rolled out, I was underwhelmed. Yes, having access to 600,000 books for $10 a month is a ...