Jeff Belle

Amazon Publishing to Expand in US, UK, Germany (The Digital Reader) According to Jeff Belle, the VP of Amazon Publishing, they’re planning to hire dozens of more people and  vastly expand their publishing efforts, particularly in the UK. *** My Fanfiction Addiction (Book Riot) We’re almost 3 months into the new year, and as of [...]

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 Not content with threatening high street bookshops and disrupting the traditional publishing model with its Kindle e-readers, the web giant has written to authors’ agents to announce its attack on another link in the chain.

From early next year, Amazon Publishing in Europe will compete to sign up English language authors from the firm’s base in Luxembourg. The new unit will be led by Vicky Griffith, who currently runs Amazon’s publishing efforts on the US West Coast.

Amazon seems to be doing an especially solid job lately of keeping itself in the news and on the collective radars of digital publishing trend-watchers. Today, another potentially important e-publishing story began making the rounds after Paid Content got its hands on an email from Amazon Publishing VP Jeff Belle, which was sent to an undisclosed [...]

With the release of its color-screen, picture-book friendly Kindle Fire, Amazon ( NSDQ: AMZN ) is expanding into publishing books for a new audience: Kids. To start, the company’s publishing division is acquiring over 450 children’s books published by the U.S. division of Marshall Cavendish—but it won’t end there. “We’re excited to acquire the Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books titles and expand our publishing business in this area,” said Jeff Belle, VP of Amazon Publishing, in a statement . “We believe the children’s book market segment presents a unique opportunity to innovate in both print and digital formats. And

Laurence J. Kirshbaum, a literary agent and former publisher, will return to publishing to lead a new imprint for Amazon, he said on Sunday night.

In an e-mail to agents sent Sunday evening, Jeff Belle, an Amazon executive, said that Mr. Kirshbaum would begin immediately.

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