Oh, wow! Just noticed this!
(via Amazon launches Australian Kindle ebook store – Tablets)
Amazon’s Plan to Own Writing and Reading Advances With GoodReads Buy | Wired Business | Wired.com
It’s already old news. (It’s been–what–four hours?) But I just love the headline.
Amazon Prime and Free Kindle Fires: Could It Happen? – Forbes
This post originally appeared on Tools of Change for Publishing (“Amazon Prime Time“). It’s republished with permission.
By Joe Wikert
Like most technology products, each new version of Amazon’s Kindle eInk reader is lower-priced than the last one. There’s been speculation that the price will eventually go to zero, perhaps taking a page out of the cell phone model where the consumer commits to a long-term plan. There’s no monthly service plan for a Kindle so I always figured Amazon would require consumers to purchase a minimum number of ebooks over a 1- or 2-year period instead.
That makes sense, but there’s a bigger play Amazon probably has in mind and I’ll bet it will eventually feature their tablet, the Kindle Fire.
Amazon Publishing buys Avalon, gets 3,000 squeaky-clean titles – latimes.com
On Monday, Amazon Publishing announced that it had purchased Avalon Books, a 62-year-old publisher. The acquisition means that Amazon Publishing has just added 3,000 titles to its list.
Avalon is an independent publisher that has focused on specific genres. In the past, that included science fiction. Now it primarily publishes mysteries, westerns and romance. While romance is hot right now — hot and heavy, like “50 Shades of Grey” — these novels are anything but. The books Avalon has published are, it writes, “good stories and wholesome entertainment.”