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16 Oct 2011 23:47


Biz: Publishers freak out because Amazon’s cutting into their territory

  • cause Amazon, with its growing clout as an e-book outlet and ability to work around the traditional system, has made significant inroads as a publisher of books, with at least one bestseller to its name. They will publish 122 books this fall in electronic and physical form.
  • reaction Large publishers and agents are starting to freak out. In one case, Hawaiian writer Kiana Davenport angered the publisher of a forthcoming book and got sued because she dared use Amazon to self-publish an old anthology no publisher wanted. source

11 Apr 2011 22:23


Tech: Amazon drops its Kindle price again … well, kinda

  • deal Amazon just dropped the price of its low-end Kindle by $25, from roughly $139 to $114 … making it an even easier impulse buy.
  • catch The cheaper Kindle will have ads — which will show up in menus and screen savers, but not while you’re actually reading a book. source

28 Sep 2010 10:54


Tech: Kindle for the Web: Amazon figures out how to turn e-books into embeds

  • Hey, it’s like Hulu! This impressive little embed right here brings the joy of reading to a blog near you, and works as a great form of advertising. Amazon has proven time and time again that while they sell the Kindle, they’re really platform-agnostic. They just want readerssource

31 Jan 2010 20:53


Biz, Tech: Amazon takes it from Macmillan because it has no choice

  • We want you to know that ultimately, however, we will have to capitulate and accept Macmillan’s terms because Macmillan has a monopoly over their own titles, and we will want to offer them to you even at prices we believe are needlessly high for e-books.
  • A statement from Amazon • On its decision to back down from the removal of Macmillan’s e-books over a disagreement on pricing. Amazon removed all of Macmillan’s books on Friday, only to put them back up today. Amazon has insisted on a $9.99 price for Kindle books, but Macmillian wants to charge more. Amazon is optimistic that other major publishers won’t follow suit. We’ll see where optimism gets them. source

04 Aug 2009 21:40


Tech: Sony’s Reader puts pricing pressure on the Amazon Kindle

  • $199 the cost of the Sony Reader Pocket edition; they’re also coming out with a $299 edition featuring a nice touchscreen
  • $9.99 the cost of e-books from Sony, down from $11.99 and matching the Kindle; finally, a promising Sony product? source

04 Mar 2009 21:29


Tech: Amazon lights a Kindle fire under the iPhone

  • $399 cost of a new Amazon Kindle e-Book reader; it ain’t cheap
  • $0 cost of the new Amazon Kindle iPhone app; it’s kinda free source