No, Amazon Has Not Delisted HarperCollins eBooks Worldwide

No, Amazon Has Not Delisted HarperCollins eBooks Worldwide DeBunking Kindle (platform) Publishing There'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:

No, Amazon Has Not Delisted HarperCollins eBooks Worldwide DeBunking Kindle (platform) Publishing

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.

Next!

(Thanks Luca, Andrew!)

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

4 Comments

  1. Mike Hall28 April, 2016

    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.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder28 April, 2016

      It’s actually “HarperCollins” <- no space. When I drop the space, I get around 12k titles.

      Reply
  2. Will O'Neil28 April, 2016

    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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    1. Nate Hoffelder28 April, 2016

      W&N is a Hachette imprint located in the UK.

      Reply

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