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Amazon's F-You to Indie Authors

Larry Jaffee | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

New printed copies of my book Walford State of Mind, first published in 2011, now sell for £2.05 (as of 31 Oct.). So what if the retail price's listed as £15.99? finds it necessary to slash the price by 87%. It's dropped 15 pence since I discovered the error (or is it?) a few days ago.

How Halloween Risks 'Demonising The Mentally Ill'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

Halloween's ghoulish festivities have turned into a "dangerous" culture that brands the mentally ill as "psychos or schizos or freaks", a Government m...

Fire TV Is A £79 Media Hub That'll Let You Play Minecraft

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon may well be too big to fail when it comes to sending stuff to your house in boxes. But it's also fighting harder every day to get one of its ow...

Should Retailers Be Scared of the Amazon Store?

Robert Hocking | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Hocking

I just don't think Amazon can live up to its own expectations when it comes to the bricks and mortar store. Amazon has perfected the art of ecommerce, taking away the risk of buying stuff online, and making it seamless, accessible, and low priced. While it does ecommerce exceptionally well, retail experience it does not.

Amazon Fire TV Arrives In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon Fire TV has launched in the UK bringing with it some of the best voice search functionality available and a prediction system that'll feel like...

How Good Is The New 'Kindle'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech

The new Amazon Kindle Voyage e-reader isn't out in the UK until 4 November, but it's already getting great reviews in the states. The new Kindle is...

Order Today, Pick It Up Today

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Tech

You can now order something from Amazon and get it the same day. The online retail giant announced that it would expand its existing 'Pick-Up' prog...

Print Books: Still Winning

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

The dominant narrative around books is that print is dead, and e-books are king. Not true. New data from the UK and US shows that print is provi...

Cruising From the Port of Tyne on the Marco Polo

Stuart Forster | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Clouds hang low and heavy over Tyneside as I make my way towards the Port of Tyne to board the MS Marco Polo. It's one of many cruise ships that now dock on the river that became famous for exporting coal and shipbuilding.

BlackBerry's Got A New Phone And It's Really Square

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech

BlackBerry has finally unveiled its much leaked BlackBerry Passport smartphone. With a large square screen and a physical keyboard it marks a return t...

Can Amazon Take a Bite Out of Apple With Its Fire Phone?

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Amazon will unleash its very first smartphone on the UK market in just two weeks' time. Just a day before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled, Amazon swept in and announced that its coolly named Fire Phone would be going Transatlantic, and will launch here in the UK on September 30.

Google, Drone Delivery and Life in the Times of Exotic Robotics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Google initially wanted to develop drones that can be used after disasters--earthquakes, floods or extreme weather events--to deliver life-saving items like medicines to affected people in geographies where usual means of transportation cannot reach.

Why the Scots Would Be Mad to Vote for Independence (Not That I Care)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don't care if I have Scottish blood coursing through my veins. It hasn't affected my life either way.

Thomas Tamblyn

Amazon's Set-Top Box Will Read Your Mind | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon Fire TV is to launch in the UK with the streaming set-top box costing £49 for customers who have an Amazon Prime membership and £79 for those...

Google Has A Functional, Terrifying Delivery Drone Army

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech

Google has been secretly testing a drone delivery service in the outbacks of Australia. The 'Google Wing' prototype is being developed as a means of b...

Why Was Twitch Worth $1 Billion To Amazon?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon just bought the gaming video network Twitch for just under $1 billion. You knew that. Google almost (but didn't) get there first for the sam...

What the Jihadists Who Bought 'Islam For Dummies' on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Sarwar and Ahmed, both of whom pleaded guilty to terrorism offences last month, purchased Islam for Dummies and The Koran for Dummies. You could not ask for better evidence to bolster the argument that the 1,400-year-old Islamic faith has little to do with the modern jihadist movement.

Amazon vs. Hachette and the Future of Book Publishing

Cyrus Moore | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Cyrus Moore

Amazon's dispute with Hachette could have consequences none of us ever dreamed of. As a society, we must be careful we do not sleepwalk into a situation we later come to regret - a world where publishers are marginalised and authors simply self-publish on Amazon.

Authors United Have Picked the Wrong Fight

Endeavour Press | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Endeavour Press

I have read a few articles and spoken to a couple of people in the book trade over the past week in relation to the ongoing dispute between Hachette (and Authors United) and Amazon. Most people who you will speak to, particularly inside the industry, will be squarely behind the authors.

Up the Amazon Without a Paddle - A Bad Reviewers Review

Andrew Telling | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Telling

Companies placing responsibility in the hands of the public is both bold and precarious. Nowhere is this more evident than in the review sections that gild the product pages of Amazon. Of course, the majority serve as a valuable steer for would-be customers. Many, however, fail to reach even the most basic criteria required.

Hey, Eli Roth, About Your 'Cannibal Horror-Thriller'...

David Hill | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Hill

Do you think indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon would eat a group of Americans? Do you think that 'un-contacted tribes', as you have been reported to call them, in particular would eat a group of Americans? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, can you explain why you think that?

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part 4

Chris Saunders | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

You can't force people to buy your book. And begging is just embarrassing. In the most basic terms, you have to get your book in front of people who might like it and persuade them that they need to buy it.

Easy Rocky Road Florentines Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

These florentines are delicious and really very easy. The crunch and all important brushing of chocolate make them a big hit amongst the smaller people in our family. Add to this already heady combination some marshmallows and sultanas and this could well be treat heaven.

Amazon Will Now Pay YOU To Deliver Stuff More Slowly

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

Like any business, Amazon is always looking for ways to cut costs. Now it has a novel idea -- give you money for letting it deliver items more slowly....

Walter Benjamin and How I Learnt to Love My Library

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

Benjamin remembers some of the books he has collected over the years. He recalls ordering books from catalogues - which are essentially the Amazon of the first half of the twentieth century - and waiting eagerly for their arrival.