Morning Roundup: Amazon bets consumers won’t budge. Average price of ebook bestsellers rising
August 15, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Amazon’s Bezos Gambles Consumers Won’t Budge Amid Supplier Spats (Business Week)
Jeff Bezos is betting consumers are so hooked on Amazon.com Inc’s easy shopping and fast delivery that they won’t revolt even as negotiations with suppliers make it harder to find some items on the site.
How to Use Social Media for Better Book Recommendations (Book Riot)
In the height of summer reading season, everyone is looking for the next hot book to read. And they’re all on Facebook asking what they should get next. If you’ve tried this route you may have noticed that you get all kinds of titles shouted at you from the peanut gallery with little rhyme or reason.
Average Price of an eBook Best-Seller on the Rise (Digital Book World)
For two years, we’ve been tracking the average price of a top-25 best-selling ebook.
Executor of Orwell’s Estate Calls Amazon Out on Misquoting the Author (GalleyCat)
Earlier this week, Amazon sent out a letter to Kindle readers defending the low price of its eBooks, quoting George Orwell’s perception of paperbacks in its defense.
Kindle Daily Deal: National Security (and others)