October 25th, 2011
If you run a $50 billion company and announce that your sales are up 44% going into the holiday season shouldn’t Wall Street give you a standing ovation? Not if you’re Amazon and your profit margins are, once again, taking a short-term hit for the long-term gain. What part of this 2009 message from Jeff…
October 19th, 2011
Ever since the New York Times discovered that Amazon.com has 122 new books in the works the blogosphere is filled with shrill cries that Amazon as a publisher threatens publishing. Wrong. That’s not the trouble with Amazon – Amazon as a book publisher is neither here nor there.
October 10th, 2011
From a press release that went out at 9 a.m. EDT today: Amazon.com today announced that customers can now manage all of their print magazine subscriptions in one place, no matter where they were originally purchased.
October 4th, 2011
Thinking of the Amazon.com Kindle Fire as an iPad killer doesn’t illuminate the issue of how tablets and e-readers are impacting the future of publishing. Fire is aimed first at Barnes & Noble and its Nooks, and to a much lesser extent, at every other hardware company that thinks it might succeed in the tablet space….
June 25th, 2008
According to a press release on Amazon.com’s Web site today, the online seller announced the acquisition of Fabric.com, a leading online fabric store that offers custom measured and cut fabrics, as well as patterns, sewing tools and accessories. This acquisition will enable “Fabric.com to further expand its selection of fabrics and accessories while enabling Amazon.com to offer its customers…