Amazon Hurt by Author Attacks?

Amazon-logoWhen it comes to how consumers view Amazon, a salvo of harsh words from big-name authors may not have made much of a dent in the positive brand image of the largest online retailer in the U.S.

According to a new survey from brand image firm YouGov, Amazon’s reputation among consumers has barely budged in the month or so since its dispute with publisher Hachette has gone public and authors have begun to pile on the retailer.

The latest numbers though don’t yet account for Stephen Colbert’s segment where he compared Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos with the evil villain from Harry Potter, Voldemort.

More.


To get all the ebook and digital publishing news you need every day in your inbox at 8:00 AM, sign up for the DBW Daily today!

J.K. Rowling Suggests Shoppers Go Outside Amazon for New Book (Scotland Now)
In a recent tweet, Harry Potter author and the writer behind pen name Robert Galbraith suggested that her U.S. readers go outside of Amazon for the latest Galbraith title. Not that they have any choice if they want to pre-order it.

Four Lessons Libraries Can Learn From Amazon (DBW)
Amazon delivers a cutting edge consumer experience when it comes to e-reading discovered through painstaking experimentation – and libraries can learn from this.

Amazon Really the Devil? (PW)
Despite alarm bells from parts of the publishing industry, there are folks who have trouble seeing Amazon as the villain in its dispute with Hachette.

Publishers and a Changing Industry (PBS)
A short video from Book Expo America with publishers and authors talking about the changing nature of the publishing business amid the backdrop of the Amazon-Hachette dispute.

Common Core: Politics vs. Reality (DBW)
Despite the politics, there is huge opportunity for publishers of all types when it comes to the Common Core State Standards.

China Mobile Partners With China Publishing Group on Ebooks (China Tech News)
State-owned telecom provider China Mobile and China Publishing Group, the country’s trade publishing industry organization, have signed a deal to work together on digital reading services, ebooks and more.

Google Play Books in Norway (The Digital Reader)
After six months without any international launches, Google Play has opened its doors for selling ebooks in Norway.

Ambassador Takes Oath on Kindle (Journal Gazette)
Suzi LeVine was sworn in as the new U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein on a Kindle Touch displaying the U.S. Constitution. She’s not the first official to be sworn in using an e-reader, but she is the highest ranking.

COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*