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Amazon

This retailer possesses a reputation to fit its name. It’s the single largest bookseller in the US, and is responsible for driving most ebook sales as well, while at the same time it is developing a wide variety of tech products, including Fire tablets, the Fire TV, Alexa digital assistant, and more.

Eight Default Amazon Security Settings You Can Change for More Privacy

So as you may know, my mother is on my Amazon account. (There is a point to this anecdote, trust…

Amazon is Extending the Audible Caption Settlement to All Publishers and Authors – Will You Disable This Feature?

I am sure that you have seen the news this past week about Audible Captions, and how Amazon has settled…

Publishers Threw the Public Under the Bus in Their Win Over Audible Captions

We still don't know the specifics of the settlement agreement that ended the lawsuit that seven publishers filed against Amazon…

Kindle On Sale for Valentine’s Day

Today ends in Y, and so Amazon is holding another sale. The retailer to end all retailers has put various…

Amazon Paid Out Over $300 Million in Royalties via Kindle Unlimited Last Year

In 2019, authors and indie publishers earned more than $300 million from the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select Global Fund,…

Amazon is Recording Everything You Do On Your Kindle – Here’s How to Request the Data

I am sure you know that Amazon tracks what you do on the Kindle and in the Kindle app -…

Kindle Unlimited Per-Page Rate Fell in December 2019

Amazon announced on Wednesday that the Kindle Unlimited funding pool increased by one hundred thousand dollars in December 2019, to…

Audible Settles with Publishers in Audible Caption Lawsuit

Remember that lawsuit from last August over Audible's new captioning feature, the feature that everyone is publishing was soooo absolutely…

The Kindle is On Sale Again – at Black Friday Prices ($85 for the Paperwhite)

Amazon is having another sale today on their Kindles. Kindle prices have been reduced to Black Friday levels, making this…

Amazon Launches Audible Suno App in India

Amazon launched a new audiobook app in India about a month ago. The Audible Suno app, which is available exclusively…

Library Extension Turns Amazon.com Into a Branch of Your Local Library

A reader has tipped me to a Chrome extension which lets users browse Amazon.com and see if a book or…

Amazon is Talking About Opening Retail Stores in Germany – What, Again?

Over the past few years Amazon has repeatedly been queried by the press about opening retail stores in Germany. (I…

Amazon Demands Authors Do the Impossible – Control the Prices of Print Books Sold by Third-Party Sellers

As I am sure you know, Amazon requires competitive prices for ebooks sold through its site. The ToS for KDP…

Authors Can Now Advertise Their eBooks on Amazon Sites in Italy, Spain, and France

Have you checked your Amazon.com KDP dashboard lately? I just did, and I noticed that Amazon has added a notice…

Amazon is Merging Book Reviews From Its International Sites Into Amazon.com

For the longest time Amazon has kept the book reviews on its various websites in separate silos, but now the…