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.
Roger Tagholm deconstructs the brilliance of Amazon’s new Kindle advertisements, which promote the ereader as a chic, travel companion and paragon of cool.
Amazon Mexico has finally launched its full retail operations and a print bookstore; it had previously offered Kindle ebooks since 2013.
The EC’s anti-trust investigation of Amazon has focused on ‘most favored nation’ (MFN) status, offering a curious echo of history, writes Roger Tagholm.
After offering indie short form authors favorable royalty rates, Amazon has pivoted to attract bestsellers and bolster sales of Unlimited subscriptions.
Changes in VAT designed to force Amazon to pay higher tax rates is complicating direct sales for self-published authors, potentially strengthening Amazon.
SF grand dame Ursula K Le Guin, writes, ‘Every book purchase made from Amazon is a vote for a culture without content and without contentment.’