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Waterstones will sell Amazon Kindle (sorry, Nook)

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UK bookstore chain Waterstones has signed an agreement with Amazon to sell the Kindle in its stores and “launch new e-reading services.” The news is a blow for Barnes & Noble, which was rumored to be working with Waterstones on the Nook’s international launch. WATERSTONES PRESS RELEASE Waterstones announces agreement...
Waterstones will sell Amazon Kindle (sorry, Nook)

Amazon tax petition nears 100,000 signatures

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More than 99,000 people have signed a petition calling on the online retailer to 'pay their fair share of tax in the UK'Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition launched by an independent bookseller calling on Amazon "to pay their fair share of tax in the UK" and warning the...
Amazon tax petition nears 100,000 signatures

Kobo e-readers are coming to Portugal, starting from $129

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Kobo e-readers are coming to Portugal, the digital publishing and hardware company announced today. This is the result of a partnership with the local subsidiary of French culture retail chain Fnac, which will sell them in its stores and on its website, www.fnac.pt. Kobo and Fnac already have a similar agreement...
Kobo e-readers are coming to Portugal, starting from $129

British booksellers seek Amazon curb

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Booksellers Association calls for government action after France pledges €9m of funding to help its booksellersBritish bookshops are pleading with the government to stand up for them against Amazon after France pledged €9m (£7.7m) of funding to help its booksellers fight back against the "destroyer of bookshops".Tim Godfray, chief executive...
British booksellers seek Amazon curb

Why France is shunning the ebook

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When it comes to reading books, the French are determinedly bucking the digital trend and sticking to paperbacksFrançois Hollande, who was once photographed engrossed in French History for Dummies on a dinghy, will no doubt find that his holiday reading is scrutinised this summer. But if he's like the general...
Why France is shunning the ebook

French-style tax breaks are not the way to save the UK's small bookshops | Philip Jones

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Subsidies cannot, and should not, save independent shops. Owners and publishers have to make them unique places to visitBookshop owners in Britain could be forgiven for casting envious glances across the Channel as they watch their French counterparts successfully fight government attempts to increase VAT on printed books. "Culture should...
French-style tax breaks are not the way to save the UK's small bookshops | Philip Jones

Ebook bargains: is there a heavier price to pay?

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By allowing digital titles to be sold for 20p, publishers are complicit in eroding the value of their productSeeing the ebook of Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child was 20p on Amazon, I snapped it up. Who wouldn't? A 564-page slice of literary fiction by one of Britain's finest novelists, heralded...
Ebook bargains: is there a heavier price to pay?

Kobo's e-readers to hit 3,000 stores in the UK and Ireland following bookseller partnership

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Kobo has closed a partnership with the Booksellers Association of the UK & Ireland to make its e-readers available in 3,000 stores, including 1,000 independent bookshops. As you may know, Kobo boasts over 10 million registered users worldwide, and is working on expanding its international presence. At the moment, it serves...
Kobo's e-readers to hit 3,000 stores in the UK and Ireland following bookseller partnership

Waterstones deal with Amazon puts Kindle and ebooks instore

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Waterstones will sell Kindle ereaders on sale for the first time and offer free wifi, so customers can buy a book or download it instoreWaterstones has announced a surprise tie-up with Amazon that will enable shoppers to pluck ebooks as well as physical books from its shelves.The companies did not...
Waterstones deal with Amazon puts Kindle and ebooks instore
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Game over: the end for bricks and mortar games retailing?

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Game retailers need to follow indie bookshops to survive the threat posed by supermarkets and plunging disposable incomesA few weeks ago, I went into the Bath branch of Game to buy an Xbox 360 copy of Lego Star Wars. It's an old title, but part of an immensely popular series;...
Game over: the end for bricks and mortar games retailing?

Most beautiful bookstore - Buenos Aires's Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid

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Bueno Aires's Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid used to be a beautiful movie palace. Saved from the wrecker's ball, it is now one of the most majestic bookstores I've ever clapped eyes upon, a veritable temple to books. Marilyn sez, "El Ateneo Grand Splendid in downtown Buenos Aires is...
Most beautiful bookstore - Buenos Aires's Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid

Bookstores may be closing down, but the Internet isn’t entirely to blame

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‘Digital’ gets blamed for just about everything these days. The state of the music industry? Blame Spotify. Movies? Why not point that bony finger at The Pirate Bay. High-Street retailers? Amazon, c’mon now. Yes, The World Wide Web would be top of the FBI’s most-wanted list if we were to...
Bookstores may be closing down, but the Internet isn’t entirely to blame
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Letters: Don't blame Amazon for all bookshop woes

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"Pleading with the government" to combat Amazon, "destroyer of bookshops", is a woeful sign of our times (Booksellers seek Amazon curb, 5 June). Enduring under an oppressive, philistine government has sapped the energy of booksellers. Bookshop viability is undermined by a complex set of factors including: unmatchable discounting from outlets...
Letters: Don't blame Amazon for all bookshop woes

Readmill boosts independent e-books with new features

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Social e-reading app Readmill is rolling out an important update on Tuesday, making it simpler and easier for readers to use — and for publishers to integrate with the service. The latest version of the iPad app — which adds a social layer to reading, allowing you to highlight and...
Readmill boosts independent e-books with new features
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