Amazon's ComiXology Aims to Rekindle Digital Comics Market with 'Unlimited' Plan
May 25, 2016 at 10:17 am

If you like binge-watching comics themed TV shows like AMC’s The Walking Dead or Wynonna Earp through subscription-based video services, there’s now a comparable way to get up to speed on the comics themselves without spending a fortune on single issues or graphic novels. ComiXology, the digital…

Waterstones Cuts Ebook Deal with Kobo
May 23, 2016 at 9:25 am

Waterstones is to stop selling ebooks from its website and instead divert customers to Kobo’s reading platform for digital sales. The chain book store will begin informing customers of the change from 14th June and explain how those who already have Waterstones digital libraries can transfer them to Kobo’s platform.

What the Heck Is Amazon Up to Now?
May 3, 2016 at 2:18 pm

It’s a standard practice in strategic planning to think long and hard about what competitors and other players in an industry segment may be planning to do. Thus it’s not hard to imagine the bigwigs at Elsevier sitting in a conference room where the topic is the…

Press Release: Announces First Quarter Sales up 28% to $29.1 Billion
May 2, 2016 at 12:17 pm

SEATTLE — April 28, 2016 —, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2016. Operating cash flow increased 44% to $11.3 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $7.8 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2015. Free cash flow increased to $6.4 billion for the trailing…

Conflicting Reports: Are HarperCollins Kindle Ebooks Unavailable Internationally?
April 29, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Michael Kozlowski at GoodEReader is reporting that Kindle ebooks from HarperCollins have become unavailable for purchase at many or all Amazon stores worldwide except for in the USA. However, apart from commenters chiming in on an earlier GoodEReader story to note that the books are unavailable from their stores, I have not been able…

Chill. It’s Not Books vs. Amazon. You Can Have Both!
April 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm

There are few other things more soothing to people of a certain type—myself included—than leisurely browsing their favorite neighborhood bookstore. In San Francisco, my favorite store is Green Apple Books, on 9th Avenue in the Inner Sunset district, right by the Golden Gate Park. Walking between those tall stacks of books under the warm store…

Amazon's High-End Kindle Oasis Is Sleek, Sharp and Pricey
April 13, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Jeff Bezos probably wasn't pleased to see his surprise spoiled this week, but ebook fans still have reason to get pumped. Amazon just pulled back the curtain on its new premium reader, the Kindle Oasis, and it's the slimmest and sleekest model the company has put out yet. Of course, with a price starting at…

Kindle Oasis Leaks on Amazon.Ca, Lists For $999
April 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm

When I reported on the leaked Kindle Oasis images this morning I wasn't sure whether they were real or a hoax, but now Amazon has removed all doubt. Someone at has inadvertently updated the listing for the Kindle Paperwhite with a new comparison. The Kindle Oasis has been added to the chart.

Audible, Long Known Only for Audiobooks, Is Branching Out into Podcasts — and News
April 8, 2016 at 1:55 pm

If you’ve been reading Hot Pod here on Nieman Lab or podcast news more generally, you’ll know that Audible has been staffing up with audio talent — notably from public radio — to build out original content. And you know that the podcast/audio world has been awaiting what Audible — part of giant Amazon —…

Report: New Amazon Kindle Includes Rechargeable Case
April 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm

We already know a new Kindle is on the way next week, and now we may have some of the first details about it. According to The Wall Street Journal, which cites an unnamed person familiar with the matter, the new high-end Amazon ereader will come with a "rechargeable protective case for extended battery life."…