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Frankfurt 2011: Going Digital Abroad

Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-07

Last year at the Frankfurt Book Fair everyone was talking about digital rights. Same as the year before. With the e-book market exploding in the U.S., the fair is devoting more and more space to topics ranging from metadata to transmedia. But with...
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New Kindle with Special Offers E-book Feature: Remove Ads for $30

PC World – 2011-10-06

Those who purchased the Kindle with Special Offers version of Amazon's e-reader can now expunge the ads for a one-time fee of $30.
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Weltbild and Hugendubel launch new e-book reader

The Bookseller – 2011-10-06

Written By: Anya Sieg Publication Date: Thu, 06/10/2011 - 17:26 German booksellers Weltbild and Hugendubel have launched their own e-book reader, a week before the Kindle goes onsale in Germany. read more
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What happens to books when the Kindle is free?

GigaOM – 2011-10-06

In addition to launching its new color tablet the Kindle Fire last week, Amazon also announced another price drop for the original Kindle, which is now just $79. Could the e-reader eventually become free, and if it did, what would that mean for the...
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Spanish book fair looks to digital growth

The Bookseller – 2011-10-05

Written By: Robert Stokes Publication Date: Wed, 05/10/2011 - 15:18 Liber, the 29th International Book Fair for the Spanish speaking world, starts today [5th October] in Madrid and takes place against the backdrop of the launch of Amazon.es, which...
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Amazon’s Kindles may open new business opportunities for publishers

Poynter. – 2011-10-03

Monday Note Frédéric Filloux speculates how publishers could take advantage of opportunities presented by Amazon’s new lineup of Kindle products. One idea is for publishers to give readers an e-ink Kindle (any model except the new Fire) with a...
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Angry Birds is the elephant in the room at MIPJunior conference

Guardian – 2011-10-03

TV producers want to follow in developer Rovio Mobile's footsteps, but book publishers are more sceptical about appsTV producers like FremantleMedia are setting up app divisions in the hope of making the next Angry Birds, but book publishers are...
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The future of reading: iPad, Kindle … and hardback

Guardian – 2011-10-02

It's not a surprise that ebooks are booming, nor that mass-market paperbacks are suffering. What's fascinating is how well hardback books are still sellingCan it be good news or bad news that the six Booker prize contenders have already sold a...
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Reader responses: Books you want banned

Salon.com – 2011-10-01

Earlier this week, Laura Miller and other Salon writers weighed in on books they'd like to see banned from school reading lists -- from "Lord of the Flies" ("Is it pure sadism [that makes teachers assign that book]?" asked Andrew O'Hehir) to...
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Kindle Fire and the Future of E-reading

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-30

What better place to be the day after Amazon unveiled its $199 Kindle Fire tablet (plus three Kindle models starting at $79) than a conference on e-readers? Long scheduled for September 29 and 30 in San Francisco, Intertech’s two-day eReaders 2011...
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The New Kindles: Which to Choose?

PC World – 2011-09-29

If you're in the market for an ebook reader, choosing among Kindle options has never been more confusing.
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Amazon launches tablet and new Kindle Touch

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 15:20 Amazon has unveiled a Kindle Touch reader, priced $99 for the wi-fi model, alongside a brand new tablet device called Kindle Fire. The new Kindle, which comes in silver, is smaller...
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Amazon launches tablet and new UK Kindle priced £89

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 15:40 Amazon has unveiled a Kindle Touch reader, alongside a brand new tablet device called Kindle Fire. It has also launched an £89 Kindle device in the UK. read more
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Kindle Fire: Amazon's bid to challenge iPad for tablet market

Guardian – 2011-09-28

Web retailer to take on Apple with launch of Android-based tablet on WednesdayAmazon is set to join the tablet wars on Wednesday as it launches a rival to Apple's best-selling iPad, a device that has made digital tombstones of all the competition so...
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The best new graphic novels

Salon.com – 2011-09-26

For every savvy comics fan there's a reader who loved "Persepolis" or "Fun Home" but feels lost in the comics section of his or her local bookstore. This selection of 10 great "graphic novels" (an unfortunate term, since so many of the best works in...
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Baltimore Sun to put up paywall next month

Poynter. – 2011-09-24

Romenesko+ Memos The Sun’s paywall goes up October 10. “To encourage readers to sign up at launch, we will offer a special introductory rate of 99 cents for the first 4 weeks,” says publisher Tim Ryan’s memo. “After that, digital-only… Read...
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Just say cheese - when newspapers become a hobby rather than a habit

Guardian – 2011-09-24

Ian Jack co-founded, and later edited, the Independent on Sunday. Before that he won a reputation for good reporting and fine writing at the Sunday Times (1970-86). He previously worked at The Herald in Glasgow.In other words, he is what we tend to...
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Amazon founder heads digital advance on Guardian books power list

Guardian – 2011-09-23

Jeff Bezos tops a list of the 100 most powerful people in publishing which charts the transformation of the books industry by digital technologySeismic shifts in the publishing world, transforming the way we buy and read books, have propelled...
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More Readers, Sales for E-books

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-23

There are almost as many e-book surveys as there are digital conferences. Two new surveys released last week provided more information, one on the impact digital readers have had on consumers' reading and book-buying habits, while a second examined...
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New Kindle could challenge iPad

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-09-22

Amazon.com's newest Kindle device, expected in the next few months, might be the biggest threat to Apple Inc.'s iPad this holiday season. The latest iteration of the Kindle e-book reader will double as a tablet computer,...
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