From: Amy Schuler <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:21:49 -0500
I buy nearly all of my library books from Amazon, with the exceptions
of: a small handful of books direct from publishers (when there are
conference discounts), and my local bookstore (rare). I also license
a couple of small ebook collections from publishers, for whatever that
Context: my library is a very small independent research library
serving a staff of >125 people, give or take (less in reality, since
some of the staff are admin support who do not typically use library
resources). Our primary interests are scientific databases and
journals so that is where I spend the overwhelming majority of my
budget. I maintain a tiny book budget, that I use to buy about 150
books/year, on average. Amazon works great for me. Some of these I
buy used through Amazon Marketplace, which is excellent!
Hope this is useful,
Director, Library & Information Services
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 9:04 PM, LIBLICENSE <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Joseph Esposito <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:36:10 -0500
> Judy Luther and I have been studying this. We would welcome any
> information on this topic anyone can provide, on-list or off.
> Thank you.
> Joe Esposito
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 7:43 PM, LIBLICENSE <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > How many libraries are now ordering books via Amazon, any idea?
> > Print? Electronic?
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Gary Price <[log in to unmask]>
> > Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM
> > Full Text Here:
> > http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1895491&highlight=
> > and below.
> > Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for
> > its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013.
> > Operating cash flow increased 31% to $5.47 billion for the trailing
> > twelve months, compared with $4.18 billion for the trailing twelve
> > months ended December 31, 2012. Free cash flow increased to $2.03
> > billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $395 million for
> > the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2012. Free cash flow for
> > the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2012 includes fourth
> > quarter cash outflows for purchases of corporate office space and
> > property in Seattle, Washington, of $1.4 billion.
> > Common shares outstanding plus shares underlying stock-based awards
> > totaled 476 million on December 31, 2013, compared with 470 million
> > one year ago.
> > Fourth Quarter 2013
> > Net sales increased 20% to $25.59 billion in the fourth quarter,
> > compared with $21.27 billionin fourth quarter 2012. Excluding the $258
> > million unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in foreign
> > exchange rates throughout the quarter, net sales grew 22% compared
> > with fourth quarter 2012.
> > Operating income increased 26% to $510 million in the fourth quarter,
> > compared with $405 million in fourth quarter 2012. The favorable
> > impact from year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates
> > throughout the quarter on operating income was $7 million.
> > Net income increased to $239 million in the fourth quarter, or $0.51
> > per diluted share, compared with $97 million, or $0.21 per diluted
> > share, in fourth quarter 2012.
> > "It's a good time to be an Amazon customer. You can now read your
> > Kindle gate-to-gate, get instant on-device tech support via our
> > revolutionary Mayday button, and have packages delivered to your door
> > even on Sundays," said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO ofAmazon.com. "In
> > just the last weeks, Forrester, YouGov, and ForeSee have all
> > rankedAmazon #1 - and we believe we're just scratching the surface of
> > what world-class customer service can be."
> > Full Year 2013
> > Net sales increased 22% to $74.45 billion, compared with $61.09
> > billion in 2012. Excluding the $1.28 billion unfavorable impact from
> > year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates throughout the year,
> > net sales grew 24% compared with 2012.
> > Operating income increased 10% to $745 million, compared with $676
> > million in 2012. The unfavorable impact from year-over-year changes in
> > foreign exchange rates throughout the year on operating income was $29
> > million.
> > Net income was $274 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, compared with
> > net loss of $39 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in 2012.