What went wrong at Westland Books?
Financial performance and shifting reader preferences likely mounted pressure on the publisher, but who set it on a quest for scale without the appetite for losses?
On Tuesday 1 February, Amazon India announced that it was shutting down publishing house Westland Books, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon Eurasia Holdings SARL, effective 31 March 2022. “After a thorough review, we have made the difficult decision to no longer operate Westland…" an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement shared with Mint.
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