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.
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.
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.
Scribd Opens Free Access to Targeted Titles: ‘We Ardently Oppose Banning Books’
The rapid rise of efforts to ban books in the United States prompts Scribd’s Trip Adler to offer readers free access to targeted titles.
Ukraine-Based ‘Kiss Library’ Under Permanent Injunction in Book Piracy Case
The US Authors Guild, Amazon Publishing, and Penguin Random House win a default judgment against Ukraine-based ‘Kiss Library.’
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.
AAP’s Annual Meeting: Publishing as ‘Essential,’ and What’s Next
‘Publishing drives political accountability,’ the Association of American Publishers’ Maria A. Pallante says in her address.