Here’s some of the more important recent Amazon news.
- Amazon expands in Europe, sets up design and development hub in London at The Next Web – “The company will open its Digital Media Development Centre in Glasshouse Yard (located in the Barbican), where it will house hundreds of employees that already work for its LoveFilm and PushButton companies, which offer both video streaming and interactive services for TVs, game consoles and other devices.”
- Kindle Singles Submissions Open to New and Established Authors at Good E-Reader – “The Kindle Singles program, which digitally publishes short form works of both fiction and non-fiction, has been around for some time, but new attention is being given to the submission guidelines for the program. According to Amazon’s website, there is [now] no limitation on the previous publishing history of the author.”
- Amazon set to launch 10-inch tablet to accompany 7-inch Kindle Fire, says Staples exec at The Next Web – “Amazon is set to release new tablet models, including a 10-inch device, Reuters reports. The information is based on declarations by Staples’ President of U.S. Retail, Demos Parneros, who referred to five or six additional Amazon tablet stock-keeping units (SKUs).”
- Amazon.com Books Editors Announce the Big Fall Books Preview at Amazon.com – “Amazon.com, Inc. today announced its Big Fall Books Preview. In anticipation of the publishing season that’s known for some of the most exciting debuts, well-regarded nonfiction and blockbuster fiction, the Amazon.com Books Editors have made their selections for fall’s ten most intriguing releases.”