'Retail stonewalling' and Amazon sightings in bookstores

Oil and water...The general pattern, of course, has been simple: many bookshops, objecting to Amazon's effects on the industry, have declined to carry books from Amazon Publishing imprints. Read more »

#FutureChat recap: Multi-track issues

Friday (22nd August) after our good #FutureChat exchange about the recent protests of Amazon's negotiating tactics, one of our FutureBook community members noticed that the #UK's "Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store" ranking seemed to be top-heavy with a group of Amazon Publishing titles.

In fact, these titles doing so well on the list were all books published by Amazon Publishing imprints. And they were the same titles, in fact, that the mobile-service company EE was offering in a free-Kindle-ebook promotion. Read more »

Amazon's UK 'Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store' list temporarily affected by free ebook offer

Amazon officials confirm to The FutureBook that downloads of #Kindle ebooks from Amazon Publishing imprints made available free of charge to customers in a telephone-company promotion have temporarily skewed the UK's 'Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store' rankings at Amazon.co.uk. Read more »

Weekend: Young readers, publishing, and social media

"Operating within their online world" ... In an increasingly digital world, children’s and YA publishers have to market their books using social media platforms. Read more »

eBooks advance in Dutch-language market's second quarter: CB infographic

“There is no flattening out yet over here in ebook sales” ..."Our country is quite unique in the diversity of its ebook landscape," says Timo Boezeman, a sales account manager in the digital division of the Dutch distributor CB Logistics. Read more »

Protests of Amazon on parallel tracks

Join us each Friday for a #FutureChat session with The Bookseller’s FutureBook community. We’ll be live on Twitter, at 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. Read more »

Your weekend white paper: Opening up to Open Access

‘People thought there was no business model’

Open Access (OA) is a wonderful thing in theory: it utilizes technology to make scientific research and results freely available, for the benefit of all. Read more »

Marcello Vena: All Brain's chief future officer

From Big Ideas to a big move

Innovation isn't the holy grail of the moment only for publishing. It can, in fact, mean a leap of faith away from the day-to-day heart of the business for some of our industry's players. Read more »

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