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Amazon Watch (8/2015)

Amazon Watch (8/2015)

Liebe Gemeinde, auch in den vergangenen Tagen gab es einiges zu erzählen über das Lieblingsmonster der Buchbranche. Hier ist meine Auswahl. Viel Spaß damit. Und: Ich freue mich immer über Hinweise auf interessante Dinge! Es kann der Beste nicht in Frieden kaufen, wenn es der Technik nicht gefällt: Am Sonntag und Montag war in Europa...
Amazon Watch (7/2015)

Amazon Watch (7/2015)

Liebe Gemeinde, ab heute präsentiere ich Ihnen Amazon Watch in deutscher Sprache, da viele von Ihnen sich das gewünscht haben. Und wir beginnen mit der schönen Nachricht, dass unsere französischen Nachbarn möglicherweise auf einen Dreh gekommen sind, um Kindle Unlimited den Hahn abzudrehen: die Buchpreisbindung. Im entsprechenden französischen Gesetzestext wird geregelt, dass die Verlage die...
Amazon Watch (6/2015)

Amazon Watch (6/2015)

Given that Amazon released its 2014 results last Friday, you may by now be familiar with the figures: Just under 89 billion US-Dollars in sales (up 20 per cent), and a net loss of 241 million US-Dollars, compared with net income of 274 million US-Dollars in 2013. Given that Amazon managed to achieve an operating...
Amazon Watch (5/2015)

Amazon Watch (5/2015)

The book industry’s favourite monster has again produced quite a lot of news. Here is my digest. I am sorry that I was not able to take a look at Amazon’s quarterly results just yet – they will only be published on Friday.   As we know, Amazon is always looking for new ways of...
Amazon Watch (4/2015)

Amazon Watch (4/2015)

The book industry’s favourite monster does not let us down when it comes to news. Here is what I found worth looking at. In what could turn into a Ground Hog Day issue for Amazon, the European commission has finally got up on its legs to look at the tax deals that have made the...
Amazon Watch (3/2015)

Amazon Watch (3/2015)

The gentle giant from Seattle has once again drawn attention. Here is what I found newsworthy over the past couple of days. Woody Allen used to be very good news for every cinema buff. Now he’s coming to a streaming device near you, through a new contract he just signed with Amazon. He’s supposed to...
Amazon Watch (2/2015)

Amazon Watch (2/2015)

Despite the holiday period being notoriously slow on news, our gentle giant from Seattle has managed to stay in the headlines, be it through its own actions or those of its competitors. Here is what I found newsworthy relating to Amazon’s performance over the holidays.   First up is a look at Germany, where bookselling...
Amazon Watch (51/2014)

Amazon Watch (51/2014)

  All the news and chit chat around the online behemoth tend to crowd the daily publishing news agenda. Starting in January 2015, I will bring you a weekly digest of the top news from Amazonia. Here is a taste of what you can expect. Let me know what you think!        ...