Waterstones' partnership with Amazon began in October 2012, a year after Daunt, who had previously run his own empire of successful independent bookshops, took charge at the retailer. While Waterstones is an influential name in the world of literature, Amazon doesn't seem to be much perturbed by the news that the retailer will no longer be selling its devices. "We are pleased with the positive momentum and growing distribution of Kindle and Fire tablet sales," an Amazon spokesman said in a statement. The company noted that its products are still in 2,500 retail locations in the UK, while Kindle book sales are on the rise in the UK and US.
It's not just e-book inhale exhale french bulldog iphone case sales that have been growing this year though, Sales of physical books for the first 37 weeks of 2015 were up by 4.7 percent on the same period in 2014, according to Neilsen Bookscan, a publishing research company cited by The Bookseller, This followed a report published by the same company in January revealing that sales of printed books had fallen by £150 million in the previous five years, according to The Guardian, Amazon's e-book readers are being tossed out to make room for more books in stores, Waterstones MD James Daunt says..
The iPhone's slice of the market in the US from June through August dropped 2.1 points to 28.4 percent from 30.5 percent over the same period in 2014. That gave the iPhone its lowest US market share in the past 12 months, according to Kantar. The data shouldn't come as a shock. This scenario occurs every year. Consumers looking to buy or upgrade to an iPhone typically hold off in the months ahead of a new model. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were released in September, so summertime traditionally sees a lull in the phone's market share. Why buy today's model when you can wait a few months and grab the new one? And that's exactly what some users are doing or will do.
"While a month from now may still be too early inhale exhale french bulldog iphone case to report initial sales numbers for the new models, we can say today that 11 percent of iOS owners told us in August that they plan to replace their current phone in the next three months, and 87 percent of these have told us that Apple is their preferred brand," Kantar chief of research Carolina Milanesi said in a statement, The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus fared better in China where they were at the top of the list of best-selling smartphones, Kantar said, Over the three months ended August, the iPhone's slice of the market in China rose by 5.1 points to 19.4 percent from 14.3 from the prior year, iPhone customers in China cited the screen clarity and resolution, the camera quality and the size of the screen as the top reasons for purchasing the phone..
The iPhone also proved popular elsewhere around the world where it saw market share gains of 4.6 percent in Germany, 5.8 percent in the UK, 6.7 percent in Japan and 8.5 percent in Australia. On the flip side, Android's market share grew in the US but continued to slide in other regions, dropping by 7.1 percent in Germany, 5.2 percent in the UK, 5.9 percent in Japan and 11.2 percent in Australia. The smartphone market in Europe is facing challenging conditions, Milanesi told CNET in September. Samsung and other Android players are meeting higher competition from local vendors, especially those in China. The European market is also seeing fewer first-time smartphone buyers. That condition increases the churn rate, meaning the rate at which existing smartphone buyers switch to a different mobile operating system. And in Europe, that has hit Android harder than it has Apple, Milanesi said.