After snapping up most of Murakami’s latest book to thwart Amazon, Kinokuniya bookstore chain plans to try monopolizing more titles.
The number of bookstores in Sweden is declining, but those still in business are now getting out of the red, benefitting from poor online competition.
Romance novel publisher Harlequin has launched Vintages by Harlequin, a new line of three wine varietals sold exclusively on Amazon.
According to the German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Amazon is establishing two new logistic centers in Munich to offer same-day delivery in the city.
Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited in India with local publishing partners that include Jaico, Westland, Grapevine, Orient, and Sinclude, and more promised.
Al Manhal the Arabic-language ebook education company, has attracted more than a million users and updated its database to allow full-text search.
While Editorial Director of Amazon Publishing, Julia Cheiffetz had a baby and got cancer, only to have her insurance cancelled and her responsibilities cut.
The New York Times investigation of Amazon’s white collar workforce culture reveals that the company may be on the road to its own eventual demise.
UK author Andrew Shantos tracks the elation, frustration and quantification of the first two months of publication of his debut novel, Dead Star Island.
The BBC notes that Laxman Rao, ‘the most famous tea seller in the Indian capital, Delhi,’ found success on Amazon as the author of 24 Hindi-language novels.