Browsing by topic: Amazon

Amazon Pursues Education Market with Kindle Textbook Creator

kindle textbook creator

Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.

Posted in What's the Buzz | Also tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Amazon Says It’s “Healthy” to Give Publishers, Authors Choice

Russ Grandinetti, VP of Kindle Content

Interviewed at DBW, Amazon’s Russ Grandinetti argued that the company’s ecosystem is ‘healthy,’ and aligned with the interests of publishers and authors.

Posted in Feature Articles | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Global Ebook Retailers Race to Beat Amazon into Latin America

Manuel Dávila of Ghandi

Global Spanish-language ebook retailers are racing to capture Latin American readers and bolster ebook sales before Amazon makes a big push into the region.

Posted in Growth Markets | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

HAIL, FRIENDS!: A Poem Celebrating the Year in Publishing

Roger Tagholm

In the tradition of the annual New Yorker Christmas poem, Roger Tagholm serves up some verse to celebrate the year in publishing passed.

Posted in News Blog | Also tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Top 12 Articles on Publishing in Latin America of 2014

south_america

Latin America is a dynamic book publishing region. Read our top articles from 2014 about publishing in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and other Latin American countries.

Posted in Resources | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hachette Tests if Gumroad Can Sell Books on Twitter

Gumroad

Hachette has partnered with Gumroad, a company that enables direct sales through Twitter, to see if the social media platform can sell books.

Posted in News Blog | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hot Button Issues for English-Language Publishers in 2014

Mike Abbott, European Sales Director for Random House UK

In 2014, publishers dealt with shrinking bookstores shelves, opaque sourcing, Amazon v. Hachette and the continuing rise of self-publishing.

Posted in English Language | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Call for Digital Media Ethics

Marcello Vena

Marcello Vena of AllBrain in Italy is repulsed by a recent report on publishing on Vox.com and calls for a renewed sense of ethics in those covering digital media.

Posted in Discussion | Also tagged , , , , , | 39 Comments

Will Amazon Disrupt Sweden’s Book Market?

Swedish Flag

Sweden’s book market is bracing for the launch of Amazon, where ebooks are hamstrung by high taxes and print books are still relatively affordable.

Posted in Discussion | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

UK Tops in Titles Published Per Capita and Export Revenue

uk flag

The International Publishing Association released data indicated the UK lead the world in new titles published per capita and export revenue in 2013.

Posted in News Blog | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment
  • Get Publishing Perspectives in your inbox each day and stay up-to-date on international publishing.