Amazon increases free shipping minimum order to $35, pushes Prime membership as an alternative – Right before the holidays too! Engadget reported that for the first time in a decade, you have to order $35 worth of stuff in order to qualify for free shipping unless, of course, you have a Prime membership.
Price of ebooks to plunge as EU orders cut in VAT – EU voted to cut the VAT from 20% to 0 on ebooks. Print books are VAT free but ebooks had a 20% VAT. Undoubtedly this will enrage I hate ebooks Scott Turow and I hate literature Noel Gallagher amongst others. “Experts said abolishing the rate could cut the price of an ebook by £1 or more if firms such as WH?Smith and Amazon pass on the savings. Books are considered to be an essential contribution to society and, along with other products such as children’s clothing, receive the favourable VAT rating. “ This is Money
Discover New Sci-Fi Romances With “If You Like…” – Enjoy reading SFR? Heather Massey is putting together a numer of “If You LIke Author A, you might like Author B” THE GALAXY EXPRESS
Sainsbury’s e-books PG Tips promotion – Sainsbury a UK supermarket, is marketing ebooks by offering one free ebook to those who buy two PG Tips tea packets.The idea is to get people to visit the Sainsbury website to download the ebook. The Bookseller
Baen eBooks Are Now Available via the Nook Store – Baen ebooks have made it to the Nook bookstore. You can now buy Baen books direct from its site, at Amazon and now with your Nook. It’s cheaper to buy the bundle of 6 direct from the site at $18 than spending $6 individually per book. The Digital Reader