Author declines Amazon-backed award

Celebrated children's author Allan Ahlberg turns down a lifetime achievement award after discovering it is sponsored by Amazon......»»

Category: topSource: 21st, 2017

Amazon Sets Release Date, Titles For Third Pilot Season

Amazon will debut its  third pilot season August 28 on Amazon Instant Video in the US and the UK as well as Amazon’s instant video app . Once again, customers will be invited to give feedback. Amazon is making five pilots available: The Cosmopolita.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineFeb 27th, 2017

British author Ahlberg says rejects award due to Amazon link

By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - British children's author Allan Ahlberg has rejected a lifetime achievement award after finding out it was sponsored by Internet bookseller Amazon, which he said does not pay its fair share of tax in Britain. Ahlberg, b.....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooJul 10th, 2014

British author Ahlberg says turns down award due to Amazon link

By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Noted British children's book author Allan Ahlberg has rejected a lifetime achievement award after finding out it was sponsored by the Internet bookseller Amazon, which he maintained does not pay its fair share of tax i.....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooJul 10th, 2014

Bestselling Authors Ask Amazon To End Dispute with Hachette; 'No Bookseller ... - KpopStarz

SFGateBestselling Authors Ask Amazon To End Dispute with Hachette; 'No Bookseller ...KpopStarzBestselling authors and writers are up in arms against international retailer Amazon in its contract dispute with publisher Hachette Book Group. Amazon in re.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 28th, 2017

Amazon picks on Orwell in latest ebook salvo against Hachette

Amazon is asking readers to help in its running dispute with Hachette Book Group by emailing Hachette's CEO. In a message from the Amazon Books Team on a website on Friday evening, Inc reiterated its arguments for cheaper ebooks, and suggested .....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooAug 9th, 2014

Harper Lee"s new novel big as "Harry Potter" in Amazon pre-orders

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Go Set a Watchman," the much-anticipated second novel by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, is the most pre-ordered print title on since the last book in the "Harry Potter" series, Amazon said on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 13th, 2015

Sundance: Amazon Nears Deal for ‘Author: The JT Leroy Story’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon is in final negotiations for rights to “Author: The JT Leroy Story,” Variety has learned. The look at the famous literary fraudster premiered on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival, earning strong reviews. Bidding for the film is compe.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 23rd, 2016

Knock knock. Who"s there? Amazon"s best-selling holiday author

By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - It sounds like the usual setup for a knock-knock joke: Who is the best-selling author on all of this holiday season? Rob Elliott. Rob Elliott who? Yet it's no laughing matter for Rob Teigen, a father o.....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooDec 31st, 2014

Ken Loach Calls for Boycott of Cultural Events Backed by Israeli State

British filmmaker Ken Loach has called for a boycott of cultural events backed by the Israeli government at an event at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Loach made his remarks at the presentation Thursday of the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award, which went to.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 23rd, 2014

DGA announces award nominees, Allen makes TV for Amazon

The day's top showbiz news and headlines including the Directors Guild of America releases their award nominees list, Woody Allen signs on to produce an Amazon TV series, and Rome pays tribute to Anita Ekberg. Bob Mezan reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersJan 18th, 2015

Amazon Prime Launches in China Without Digital Content

E-commerce giant Amazon has launched its Prime subscription service in China – but shorn of its online music and video operations. Instead Amazon Prime China will offer unlimited free shipping within China on millions of items and also on some categorie.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 30th, 2016

Amazon Takes On Spotify, Apple Music With $8 per Month Music Streaming Service for Prime Members

Amazon unveiled its long-rumored on-demand music streaming service Thursday, and the e-commerce giant is aiming to undercut Spotify and Apple Music with significantly cheaper prices: Amazon Music Unlimited, as the new service is being called, only costs .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 2016

Amazon Adds Two Original Series in Japan

TOKYO — Amazon has announced the release of two original series for its Amazon Prime Video service in Japan. One is “Baby Steps,” a 10-episode live-action drama based on a popular comic about a high school boy’s troubles and triumphs i.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 22nd, 2016

‘Handmade at Amazon’ Is the Retail Giant’s Response to Etsy

Yet another reason to shop Amazon for literally everything you need: the company has just announced the launch of their ‘Handmade at Amazon’ section, an Amazon category that features artisans creating factory-free, handcrafted items the likes.....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchOct 10th, 2015

New Movies, TV on Amazon in August: "A Most Violent Year," "My Best Friend"s Wedding," "Curb Your

Amazon's original kids' series 'Wishenpoof' will also be available for streaming while Charlize Theron's 'Dark Places' and Kevin Bacon's 'Cop Car' will be available for rent on Amazon Instant Video shortly after they hit more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterAug 1st, 2015

AP Explains: Amazon Prime Instant Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Online retailer's Prime Instant Video made history this week when its show "Transparent" won a Golden Globe for best comedy TV series, a first for a web-only production. Amazon Studios then announced that it had.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 17th, 2015

Amazon strikes deal with Simon & Schuster on e-book prices

(Reuters) - Online book retailer Inc said on Monday it has signed a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books. Amazon, which had been in talks with Simon & Schuster sin.....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooNov 29th, 2014

Amazon Orders Pilots for Five Kids Shows

Amazon Studios has announced it has ordered three animated and two live-action pilots of kids shows for the third installment of its kids pilot season, which will debut in early 2015 on Amazon Instant Video. The shows will debut alongside a new versi.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 3rd, 2017

Amazon Launches Free, Short-Form Video Site Aimed at Boosting Product Sales

Amazon has expanded into short-form online video, launching a destination stocked with 100,000 free clips aimed primarily at driving up e-commerce sales, as well as generating incremental revenue through video ads. Over the past few weeks, Amazon quie.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 24th, 2017

Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription plan

US online giant Amazon unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan Friday for unlimited access to e-books, a move which could shake up the world of publishing. The $9.99 per month Kindle Unlimited program offers access to some 600,000 titles in the Amazon .....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooApr 3rd, 2017