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15.11.16 Amazon Prime Reading is now available on iPhone and iPad
Amazon Prime Reading is a new program where you can read as many books as you want from a revolving pool of titles, you can think of it as a scaled down version of Kindle Unlimited. There are around 1,000 e-books and magazines on the platform and today you can now read them on the Kindle app for the iPad and iPhone. All of the e-books you read are totally compatible with Page Flip, Popular Highlights, X-Ray and Goodreads.
2015 Amazon launched crowd-publishing platform Write On
Amazon has a new crowd-publishing platform called Write On, which is a direct competitor to Wattpad, the social network with self-publishing authors offering up their content for free, and working together with the community to incorporate feedback into their ongoing work. The Amazon version launched last October as an invite-only beta, but now it’s a full-fledged product available to all, and the beta label is gone. The Amazon platform allows anyone to share anything they’re working on at any stage. They can offer full works, chapters, outlines, vague character sketches or even just single snippets and poll the community for feedback. You don’t have to write to participate, either – anyone who wants only to read has plenty of content to browse and nibble on, organized by genre, and there’s a “shuffle” feature that brings you to a random work.
2014 Amazon.com continues price battle against big publishers
Over the past few months, Amazon has been fighting a quiet battle with Hachette (one of the largest publishers in the world) to get more for "co-op" (that is, marketing dollars publishers spend with retailers to ensure certain in-store or, in Amazon’s case, on-website marketing).. Amazon was reportedly making it harder for readers to acquire the company’s titles. In addition to being slower to deliver Hachette products to customers, Amazon has also stopped discounting Hachette titles as much as before. Last week Amazon had removed preorder options for upcoming titles from publisher Hachette. Remind, that back in 2010, Amazon stopped selling titles of another big publisher - Macmillan. But after public protests Amazon capitulated.
2013 Amazon offering descounted ebooks for purchased print books
Amazon announced the new program called MatchBook, giving customers incentive to buy a digital version of any physical book ever purchased on the site. If you've ever bought a print version of a book on Amazon, you can now buy the Kindle edition at a hugely discounted price — from free to $2.99. This includes books bought back in 1995 when Amazon first opened its online bookstore. In addition to being a great new benefit for customers, this is an easy choice for publishers and authors who will now be able to earn more from each book they publish. The program launches in October.
2013 Overstock vs Amazon competition will reduce ebook prices
In the end of July US online retailer Overstock.com declared pricing war to Amazon, offering (for a week) 360,000 books at least 10% below Amazon's price. After that Amazon matched Overstock’s lower prices step for step. Yesterday Overstock announced that it would extend its “10% below Amazon” price promotion for all the books in its online store, so the pricing war will stretch into a second week. Of course, these are print books, but the ebook ecosystem will be also affected for sure.