According to reports in The Bookseller, many Waterstones bookstores have removed the Amazon Kindle from their shelves because of poor sales of the device.
Some of the UK’s most famous authors and publishers are donating their earnings from book sales to raise £1m for Syrian refugees.
Technology is giving UK booksellers hope in their battle against Amazon, including a new web extension, Bookindy, that finds a local book price for you.
The Guardian reports that a UK campaign to stop children’s books being labeled for boys or for girls is gaining support in the publishing community.
Several self-publishing ebook platforms have censored rape, incest and other objectionable titles while others appear to continue profiting from them.
UK bookstores are experimenting with exclusive chapters and other offers to lure customers into stores and away from online shopping at Amazon, but some doubt its efficacy.
As the Kindle goes on sale at Waterstones stores, MD James Daunt has been defending the highly criticized decision, insisting it is to his company’s advantage.
The verdict is out on whether James Daunt’s decision to partner with Amazon to sell e-books in the UK is an act of self-destruction or a brilliant compromise.
His integrity is intact, but when perception can quickly become reality Daunt now needs to fully embrace the role of cheerleader-in-chief.
In a revealing interview, Waterstones MD James Daunt discusses why Amazon worries him so much, his admiration for Barnes & Noble and the Nook, and much more.