No, Amazon Has Not Delisted HarperCollins eBooks Worldwide

bigfootThere's a story going around today to the effect that Amazon has removed all HarperCollins ebooks from all Kindle Stores in the world.

I won't waste your time getting into it, but that story is false.

While this sounds like repeat of Amazon's past negotiations with publishers, the current facts suggest otherwise. I have several reports from the UK, Italy, and Australia, all of which indicate that HarperCollins titles are available in the local Kindle Stores.

Here's one example which was sent to me by a friend:

HarperCollinsItalia_Amazon

Also, the half-dozen German ebook news sites I follow have remained silent on this story, and that tells us that they checked the German and other Kindle Stores and found that the ebooks were still available.

I don't know whether this clickbait story was an invention or a misinterpretation of a technical snafu, but either way it is simply not true.

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(Thanks Luca, Andrew!)

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on No, Amazon Has Not Delisted HarperCollins eBooks Worldwide

  1. Well, just for fun I did a search on Amazon.co.uk and found that there are only 2 “Harper Collins” kindle e-books on the site. This was a bit of a shock and for a second suggested that the story might be true. However, it seems that all the rest are published by either “Harper” or “Harper Voyager”, and I’ve no real idea exactly what these differences in publisher names mean.

  2. Not sure if it’s at all related but the Kindle edition of Vikram Seth’s “A Suitable Boy” is “Not currently available”: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRKPC9C/

    Its publisher is listed as Weidenfeld & Nicolson, but the OOP HB was published by HarperCollins.

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