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Baby Steps for Publishers

Traditional publishers are stepping into the digital universe on their own. It might not be enough to make a dent in sales of e-books on Amazon, but publishers are beginning to move beyond books printed on paper to ones stored in the cloud. Baby steps, as an article said. Penguin Books, according to a report […]

Amazon Doubling Author Royalties: Can It Make You Rich?

Whether it was in anticipation of today’s Apple tablet release or a generous and fair gesture to deserving authors everywhere, Amazon released plans for this coming June to double the royalty rates they will pay Kindle e-book authors and publishers from 35% to 70%, according to their press release last week. You might be thinking […]

Amazon to Open New Fulfillment Center in Goodyear, AZ

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 18, 2008–To support growing customer demand, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Goodyear, Arizona, during the third quarter of 2008. The new facility, operated by Amazon.com azdc, inc., will be more than 500,000 square feet and will create more than 600 full-time positions this year, with […]

Amazon MP3 Announces ”Daily Deals” and ”Friday Five,” Offering Customers Deep Discounts on Select MP3 Albums

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 17, 2008–Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced “Daily Deals” and “Friday Five,” a pair of ongoing promotions that offer customers deep discounts on select newly released and catalog albums from bestselling artists on Amazon MP3, Amazon.com’s digital music download store with more than 5.4 million DRM-free MP3 tracks. “Daily Deals” is updated daily and offers […]

CreateSpace and HBO Video Team Up to Make Select HBO(R) and Cinemax(R) Documentaries Available on Amazon.com and HBO.com Using CreateSpace ‘DVD on Demand’ Technology

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 16, 2008–CreateSpace, part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies (NASDAQ:AMZN), and HBO Video today announced an agreement to provide consumers with a selection of HBO and Cinemax award-winning and critically acclaimed documentaries through the CreateSpace DVD on Demand service, which allows for the manufacture and shipping of packaged DVDs as soon as […]

Looking for a Last Minute Father’s Day Gift? Amazon Kindle is the Top-Selling and ”Most Wished For” Consumer Electronics Product on Amazon.Com–Order Today and Get Free 2-Day Shipping

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 10, 2008–Wondering what Dad wants for Father’s Day this year? Chances are he has a Kindle in mind. Amazon announced that as of today, Kindle is the top-selling product among Amazon’s vast selection of consumer electronics products and the “Most Wished For” electronics item by Amazon customers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/gift-central/gift-guides/most-wished-for/ 172282/ce). (Due to its length, […]

Have You Optimized Your Amazon Page?

By Tanya Hall Amazon.com is the hands-down leader in the online bookselling marketplace. And—although it’s notoriously difficult to speak with a living, breathing human being—Amazon prides itself on meeting its customers’ needs. What’s the easiest way to drive sales for your book on Amazon? Easy: maximize the content on your product page and optimize your […]

Amazon Customers Have Spoken, Choosing Rhiannon D. as the Winner of the ”Amazon Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest”

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 22, 2008–Thousands of votes were cast by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) customers around the world, and today Amazon revealed 16 year old Rhiannon D., of Australia, as the winner of the “Amazon Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest.” As the grand prize winner, Rhiannon and a guest will receive a weekend trip to London along […]

Amazon to Locate New Distribution Center in Hazleton, PA

HAZLETON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 19, 2008–Global online retailer Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today it will open a new fulfillment center here, creating more than 1,100 jobs in the next three years. Amazon will locate its latest fulfillment center, which will be operated by Amazon.com DEDC LLC, in Hazleton, PA, 30 miles southwest of Wilkes-Barre. The […]