Amazon’s Director of Kindle Content Acquisition for France
Interview starts at 14:00
In France, publishers set the price of the digital version at 25 to 30 percent less than the physical book’s price, but when when the title becomes a mass-market paper book, some publishers still set the price at the same price or maybe higher. So of course it’s difficult to understand from a customer perspective, and it’s a clear blocker of the development of the market segment.
Show Notes and Links:
“Amazon Slumps as Increased Spending Limits Profit Growth” by Adam Satariano and Sarah Frier at Bloomberg – April 25, 2014
Amazon earnings press release - April 24, 2014
The Playboy Interview: Moguls (including 2000 interview with Jeff Bezos) – $4.99 on Kindle
“Beyond 3D: Inside Amazon’s smartphone” by Zach Epstein at Boy Genius Report – April 22, 2014
“Amazon Merges Kindle Personal Documents with Cloud Drive” by Sarah Perez at TechCrunch – April 16, 2014
Interview with Marie-Pierre Sangouard
Fnac web site
La rentrée littéraire in France when a large number of new books are published
Darty - French chain of stores selling Kindles
Les gens heureux lisent et boivent du café by Anges Martin-lugand – EUR 2,99 on Kindle at Amazon.fr
Books on the Nightstand podcast hosted by Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman
Booktopia author weekends
A Beautiful Truth by Colin Mcadam – $9.99 on Kindle
The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go – $11.89 on Kindle
Burn Out by Kristi Helvig – $9.99 on Kindle
Kindle for Samsung app info at Amazon.com
“Samsung, Amazon to Launch Do-Branded Kindle App” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader – April 17, 2014
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