‘Bookshop’ in the USA


The link below is to an article that takes a look at ‘Bookshop’ in the USA, which is taking on Amazon in the book selling space.

For more visit:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/24/little-book-sellers-that-could-how-coalition-indie-stores-managed-take-slice-amazon-business/

Problems with the Kindle Book Store


The links below are to articles that looks at problems with the Kindle Book Store.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/04/11/the-biggest-problem-in-the-kindle-store-are-the-folks-not-running-the-store/
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/04/white-supremacys-gateway-to-the-american-mind/609595/

Kindle Direct Publishing – Being Used Easily By Hate Groups


The link below is to an article that is very disturbing, with allegations that Amazon’s self-publishing arm, Kindle Direct Publishing is being used to pump out messages of hate.

For more visit:
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-hate-store-amazons-self-publishing-arm-is-a-haven-for-white-supremacists

Amazon and Library Ebook Lending


The link below is to an article that is worth considering in the library ebook lending controversy – for Amazon is probably the worst offender when it comes to this.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/10/25/sometimes-amazon-is-more-evil-than-the-major-publishers/

Kindle for Kids


Amazon has now launched ‘Kindle for Kids.’ The links below are to articles that take a look at just what this is all about.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/10/08/140463/amazon-launches-kindle-for-kids/
https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2019/10/08/amazon-releasing-new-kindle-kids-edition-with-free-year-of-freetime-unlimited/

The Amazon Renewed Ebook Reader


The link below is to an article that takes a look at Amazon’s ‘Renewed’ project – that is, refurbished ebook readers.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/what-is-a-renewed-e-reader-on-amazon

Audible Captions Update


The links below are to articles reporting on the latest news regarding Audible Captions and the controversy surrounding that initiative by Amazon. Note, the latest articles are at the top.

For more visit:
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/09/points-counterpoints-publishers-v-audible-captions-lawsuit-lines-are-drawn-copyright/
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-fires-back-at-publishers-and-says-captains-are-fair-use
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-captions-will-not-include-works-from-major-publishers
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/08/30/138445/audible-halts-captions-on-major-publishers-titles/
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/08/american-publishers-lawsuit-amazon-audible-captions-rollout-delayed/