The debate around AI comes to the Abu Dhabi Congress on Publishing and Creative Industries with Amazon Alexa’s ‘Dr. Raf’ onstage.
Amazon Publishing’s World Book Day #ReadTheWorld Giveaway
The World Book Day promotion from Amazon Publishing this year offers international reads from several imprints and nine countries.
In London and New York, Authors’ Trade Groups Hail Amazon’s Change on Self-Service Ebook Returns
Amazon’s change reportedly will prevent a self-service return of a Kindle ebook for a full refund if a consumer has read more than 10 percent of the text.
Interview: Al Woodworth on the 2022 Amazon Literary Partnership Grants
The Amazon Literary Partnership–in the States since 2009 and in the UK since 2019–funds writer- and diversity-supportive programs.
IPA Criticizes the UAE’s Anti-LGBTQ Pressure on Amazon
Having led many efforts in Arabic and Arab-world literary culture, the UAE reportedly is restricting LGBTQ-related products including books.
Amazon Plans to Take the Kindle Off the Chinese Market
‘We remain committed to our customers in China,” an Amazon spokesperson says, although Kindle sales will end June 30, 2023.
World Book Day: Amazon Publishing’s #ReadTheWorld
Ready for free downloads, this is the fifth year of Amazon’s World Book Day giveaway in international literature, with seven translations.
Amazon’s Closure of India’s Westland Books: Consternation and Confusion
The sudden, brief announcement that Amazon will close publisher Westland Books has led many in India to speculate about what happened.
Amazon Publishing’s Eoin Purcell: ‘Surprise Books’ and Other Pandemic Effects
Ongoing pandemic market conditions for Amazon Publishing in London, Eoin Purcell says, reflect ‘intensity’ in entertainment consumption.
Amazon Literary Partnership Expands Grantee List to 80 This Year
In 2021, the Amazon Literary Partnership is giving 80 grants totaling more than $1 million to literary organizations in the United States.