Germany: More than thousand authors from Germany, Australia and Switzerland have criticized and objected to Amazon’s strategies followed in its pricing battle with Bonnier. The writers have signed an open letter that states that Amazon has been unfair by displaying its recommended reading lists. The letter also blames Amazon for fake shortage of Bonnier-published books as a planned move to clash with the Swedish publisher regarding pricing of ebooks.Read More
Amsterdam: Amazon, the largest international online bookseller, is in a hurry entering the Dutch market. At least that is the impression that several Dutch publishers get after Amazon recently making them proposals for the delivery of e-books. No one knows exactly when Amazon wants to start, but it certainly seems they are in an hurry.
According to news platform NRCQ one Dutch publisher already signed a contract with Amazon. Others are still under negotiation. Martin Voigt, commercial manager of publisher ‘Nieuw Amsterdam’ said to the newspaper: "I ot a three to four calls in the last few weeks time from Amazon’s European headquarters in Luxembourg, asking me if I had any questions. To us the Amazons terms are unacceptable. Moreover, we’re not in a hurry. "Read More