Amazon Expands Self-Publishing to 3D Printing

[Press Release] Amazon Customers Become Designers with New 3D Printed Products Store Offering Customizable Fashion Accessories, Toys, Home Décor and More The new 3D Printed Products store enables customers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants, rings, bobble head …

Amazon Revenue up as Losses Mount

Amazon’s latest financial figures halfway through a busy year, Amazon helps authors set prices, Scholastic sees growth and expects more, 90% of American libraries now lending ebooks, John Ingram invests in Mediander and much more.

Amazon Sales up 23% to $19.34 Billion in Second Quarter

Amazon continues to grow at a fast clip. Revenues at the nation’s largest bookseller increased 23% in its second quarter to $19.34 billion. At the same time, losses increased to $126 million; the company lost $7 million in the second …

Salad Days for Opted-in Authors and Publishers

Why authors and publishers participating in Kindle Unlimited have cause to celebrate, Amazon tries to quell authors’ dissent in Hachette feud, Oyster gets onto Web browsers, Apple adds 48 million new devices to the market and more.

Subscription Ebooks ‘Inevitable’?

Why the biggest questions for subscription services remain unanswered, Kindle Unlimited encourages authors to go exclusive, this week’s best-selling ebooks, Stephen Colbert endorses another Hachette book, big authors band together and much more.

App Developer Activity Grows Around Amazon Fire Phone

[Press Release] Developer Excitement Grows for Amazon’s New Fire Phone Rate of app and game submissions to the Amazon Appstore have more than doubled since the Fire phone unveiling Innovative apps and games from developers—including Camouflaj, Craigslist, eBay, Fandango, Fluik, …

How Kindle Unlimited Stacks Up

Comparing Amazon’s new ebook subscription service to its competitors, selling ebooks through Facebook, the latest Author Earnings report, Google Play gets bigger, Apple’s settlement and more.

Young Readers Power Ebook Growth

The titles driving revenue growth in the first quarter of 2014, the scoop on Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited service, rising demand for audiobooks licensing, Apple’s payout through investors’ eyes, Aquafadas upgrades and more.

Would You Buy ‘Kindle Unlimited’?

Inside Amazon’s new ebook and audiobook subscription service, four ways publishers can compete with Amazon, experiments in ‘risk-free’ publishing, Apple stands to pay consumers and much more.

Report: Simon & Schuster Now Also in Talks With Amazon

Hachette isn’t the only major publisher now in talks with Amazon, according to WSJ.com. Simon & Schuster is also in talks with Amazon: The country’s largest bookseller is also in talks with Simon & Schuster, said Leslie Moonves, CEO of …

Amazon-Hachette Dispute to End ‘Soon’?

Given the negotiating positions in their months-long business dispute over trading terms between retailer Amazon and publisher Hachette, as well as the latest offer from the publisher, “a deal soon would not be a surprise,” according to the New York Times. …

The Rules of the Amazon Universe

Amazon’s calculus in context, UK authors call traditional publishing “unsustainable,” questioning Amazon’s sincerity on royalty offer, Amazon snubs French ‘no free shipping’ law, surveying digital innovation and more.

World Cup and Ebooks

E-reading habits in soccer-crazed countries, Richard Russo objects to Amazon’s latest move in Hachette battle, the FTC sues Amazon over children’s in-app purchases, Simon & Schuster partners with the U.S. military, and much more.

Crowdfunded Self-Publishing Expands

Pentian brings its model for Spanish-language books to the U.S. market, Omnific’s two new agreements, Simon & Schuster’s library ebooks’ impact on consortia, Google takes aim at Amazon and much more.

Getting Books to Market Quicker

Amazon Publishing and Rizzoli team up to accelerate the publishing process, when it’s cheaper investing in book companies than authors, New Zealanders prefer print and much more.

BigJump Rizzoli Winner already published in print

Only 4 months from the submission of the draft manuscript to the availability in bookshops of the final print edition. During a public event on June 23rd, Rizzoli unveiled the final winner of BigJump, the first literary award in Italy …

Sourcing Books on Wall Street

A company can grow organically (investing in new product, developing new channels to market, improving customer service, in other words innovating) or it can grow by mergers and acquisition (M&A). The oil industry has a name for this — “drilling …

Making Sense of Amazon’s Stance as Hachette Standoff Continues

When it comes to Amazon’s explanation for why it’s negotiating with Hachette, interpretations vary. According to Nate Hoffelder of The Digital Reader, the comments offered by Russ Grandinetti, Senior VP of Kindle, to the Wall Street Journal yesterday were little more …