Amazon Moves To Sell More Niche Titles With BookSurge Buy
- Comeback Kid? Amazon Revival Could Shake Up Industry. Zeitchik, Steven; Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;4/11/2005, Vol. 252 Issue 15, p18
Reports on the developments at online bookseller Amazon as of April 11, 2005. Acquisition of BookSurge, a print-on-demand and online vanity publisher; Marketing strategy of Amazon; Information on the competitors of Amazon.
- Amazon buys print on-demand book producer BookSurge for single sales. Ward, Gareth // Printing World;4/7/2005, Vol. 290 Issue 1, p11
The article reports that online bookstore Amazon.Com Inc. has bought the U.S. print on-demand book producer BookSurge LLC. The printer was founded in 2000 and has its head office in Seattle, though there are an increasing number of sites worldwide. BookSurge's business model has been to print...
- Gauging Amazon's Audible Buy. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;2/11/2008, Vol. 255 Issue 6, p15
The article reports on the concerns of several publishers regarding Amazon's pending purchase of Audible. It is noted that the Audible purchase will make Amazon the most important outlet for spoken-word audio. A head of one major trade house thinks that the acquisition is a smart move by Amazon,...
- Books Caught in the Web. Chang, Yahlin; Gordon, Devin // Newsweek;11/23/1998, Vol. 132 Issue 21, p85
Informs of Barnes & Noble publishing company buying Ingram Book Co. Chief executive officer of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos' reaction to the news; Cost of the acquisition; Comment of Barnes & Noble's vice chairman Steve Riggio; The purchase of Ingram as a means of competing with rival Amazon.com;...
- Amazon Upgrade Tops 100,000 Titles. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;12/24/2007, Vol. 254 Issue 51, p7
The article reports on the decision of Amazon to expand its Amazon Upgrade program to cover other participants other than professional publishers. Under the program, customers who have purchased a print edition of a book can get unlimited online access to it for an additional charge of 10%-20%...
- Kudos to "Legitimate" Review(er)s. Fialkoff, Francine // Library Journal;3/15/2004, Vol. 129 Issue 5, p63
Highlights problems in unsolicited and anonymous book reviews. Authors who have allegedly posted reviews in Amazon.com in March 2003; Credibility of book reviews being published in the "Library Journal"; Efforts taken by the staff of the magazine to produce a legitimate book review.
- News Briefs. // Publishers Weekly;5/2/2016, Vol. 263 Issue 18, p4
The article presents publishing industry news briefs. Topics include the 2016 first-quarter profit reported by the electronic-commerce company Amazon, the publisher and book distributor Readerlink Distribution Services' acquisition of the retail book-distribution arm of Anconnect, and the online...
- Amazon Touts Mobipocket; Ingram Gets Vital. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;7/24/2006, Vol. 253 Issue 29, p7
The article reports that Amazon has stopped using Ingram's Lightning Source division as its main e-book supplier in favor of Mobipocket in 2006. Amazon acquired the French e-book company in 2005, but the move to make Mobi the format of choice for Amazon's customers is the first significant...
- Amazon Buys Stake In Online Drugstore. Zeitchik, Steven M. // Publishers Weekly;3/1/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 9, p10
Reports that Amazon.com company has acquired stocks of the drugstore.com, a licensed pharmaceutical retailer. Details on the acquisition deal; Information on the pharmaceutical retailer.