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Kobo™ breaks eReader and eBook sales records this holiday season; Highest eReader and eBook sales in Kobo history

CNW – 2012-01-05

eBooks Downloaded in 150 Countries on Christmas Day with Biggest Gains Internationally

Doctor Who: new ebook recalls the BBC's gamble on a now roaring success

Guardian – 2011-12-20

Martin Belam remembers the good and bad times of the classic sci-fi series ahead of its Christmas specialIt's that time of year when minds turn to Christmas TV – and few shows come bigger than the...

Michael Chabon ebook rights for his work

Boston.com – 2011-12-20

Starting this week and continuing into 2012, virtually all Michael Chabon novels, stories and other writings will become available as ebooks, news the author looks upon with pleasure and resignation....

Libri.de Increases its eBook Range by 220,000 International Titles to a Total of 450,000 eBooks

CNW – 2011-06-30

HAMBURG, June 30, 2011 /CNW/ - German online retailer Libri.de expands its offering of international eBooks increasing its catalog up to 450,000 eBooks available in its shop. Next to German...

Bloomsbury brings Edith Sitwell to the ebook

Guardian – 2011-05-26

Publisher joins forces with Matthew Freud's literary agency to digitally republish out-of-print classicsHarry Potter publisher Bloomsbury has joined forces with the literary and talent agency owned...

UK ebook sales rise 20% to £180m

Guardian – 2011-05-03

Figures boosted by Amazon's Kindle and popularity of Stephen Fry and Stieg Larsson titlesThe growing popularity of digital readers such as Amazon's Kindle and ebook titles by authors including...

There's a better way to beat the ebook pirates

Guardian – 2011-04-24

Ebook fears may prompt publishers to repeat the draconian copyright crackdown of the 1990sYou know it's a slow news day when the front page of a newspaper is a regurgitated press release from the...

Foreshadowing from the Library EBook Boom

EContent Magazine – 2011-01-08

Posted in ArticleEBook checkouts in libraries are up 200% according to OverDrive, reporting for ALA Midwinter Conference in San Diego, CA. The digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and...

Academics Build Blog-to-eBook Publishing Tool in One Week

Yahoo – 2010-08-03

Who knew that you could get anything academic done in a week? Publishing - FastPencil - E-book - Lulu - George Mason University

How Much It Really Costs To Publish An Ebook Vs A Real Book

Gizmodo Australia – 2010-03-01

Ebooks negate the most obvious costs of hardcover books: No dead trees, ink, warehouse or shelf storage, so of course they’re cheaper. In fact, isn’t $US12.99 for an ebook just a little bit...

Top authors await ebook bonanza

Times Online – 2010-01-24

BRITAIN’S top authors are set to cash in on electronic books as Apple prepares to unveil its latest gadget — a new reading device that could shake up the world of publishing.

Digital Book 2009: an eBook Stimulus Plan for Publishing

Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-04-06

The Association of American Publishers reported last week that eBook sales represent the fastest growing segment of the industry while US book sales are in decline across all major book publishing...

Franklin to lead Canongate ebook push

The Book Seller – 2009-03-25

Canongate has promoted Dan Franklin to the...

Borders to retail cheaper ebook

The Book Seller – 2009-03-10

Borders UK is planning to launch an...

Faber launches 'pay-what-you-want' ebook

Guardian Unlimited – 2009-03-04

Two years after Radiohead's pay-what-you-like album, In Rainbows, the independent UK publisher Faber is launching its own digital experiment, giving readers the chance to pay what they deem...

'Pay what you want' ebook from Faber

The Book Seller – 2009-03-02

Faber is to launch a "pay what you like"...

Lexcycle, Plastic Logic, iRex and Others to Integrate New Adobe eBook Technology

Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-16

At the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Monday, February 16, Adobe unveiled its new Adobe Reader Mobile 9 SDK (Software Development Kit), which will enable companies to more easily...

Dorchester Publishing to Deliver Entire Frontlist and Selected Backlist in eBook and Digital Formats

Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-01-13

NEW YORK----LibreDigital, Inc., today announced that Dorchester Publishing will use the LibreDigital’s ePublishing Solutions to extend its book selling to new digital channels, including eBooks,...

Claire Armitstead reviews Sony's new ebook, the Reader

Guardian – 2008-09-04

Claire Armitstead takes time to adjust to reading the new ebook but recommends it for travellers

Wood block to ebook

Guardian – 2008-07-26

A history of the printed word

Ebook Publishers Want Library Borrowing to Be Difficult

PC World – 2012-02-13

Penguin drops over-the-air downloads; now only Random House gives libraries unrestricted access to purchase and loan ebooks.

French government to digitize out-of-print 20th century works, plans ebook initiative

Engadget – 2012-03-06

It's a case of having one's cake and eating it, too. Or, in this instance, digitizing the works of others and reselling them online for a 40 percent cut. According to Le Temps, a controversial new...

Publishers warned on ebook prices

BBC World – 2012-03-08

Five US publishers are being threatened with legal action over the way they set prices for electronic books according to reports.

Apple admits to two key allegations in ebook price fixing case

Betanews – 2012-03-10

While Apple and book publishers may find themselves on the precipice of an antitrust lawsuit from the Justice Department, filings in a concurrent civil class-action lawsuit obtained by BetaNews...

EU ready to settle with publishers over ebook price-fixing, but no talks yet

Betanews – 2012-03-12

European Union antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia says that the Competition Commission is open to a settlement with publishers in the increasingly high-profile ebook price fixing case, but only if the...

Antitrust lawyer: Apple ebook deals are illegal

Betanews – 2012-03-16

Steve Jobs left behind a legal mess for Apple chief executive Tim Cook. Decisions the former CEO made when brokering ebook distribution deals haunt Apple, as a civil price-fixing case moves forward...

Agate Publishing and Chicago Tribune Enter New Ebook Partnership

Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-21

Evanston, IL—Agate Publishing Inc., the Evanston, Illinois-based independent press, has entered into a partnership with the Chicago Tribune to produce ebooks created from Chicago...

The 5 Truths of eBook Self-Publishing

Media Bistro – 2012-03-26

Experts discuss the harsh realities of digital self-publishing and detail how you can find success as a first-time author. What Every Author Should Know Before Publishing an eBook New Career...

Apple, two publishers resist ebook settlement

Betanews – 2012-04-05

The Justice Department is nearing a settlement with publishers over allegations of ebook pricing, but finalizing the deal is proving problematic as Apple and two publishers are balking at the terms...

Amazon launches Kindle eBook store en Español, over 33,000 libros to choose from

Engadget – 2012-04-05

Buenas noticias para todos los amantes de los libros que viven en Estados Unidos. Amazon acaba de anunciar una nueva tienda llamada eBooks Kindle en Español. El nuevo servicio dará...

U.S. files price-fixing lawsuit over eBook pricing

Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-11

The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming collusion over eBook pricing.

DOJ accuses Apple, five publishers of colluding to fix ebook prices

Betanews – 2012-04-11

In December 2010 I asked: "Is someone fixing ebook prices?" Google's digital bookstore opened for business, and I started comparing prices only to find them fairly consistent across all retailers. I...

US sues Apple, publishers over ebook prices

Boston.com – 2012-04-12

The Justice Department and several states have sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books that Attorney General Eric Holder says cost...

With the states suing over ebook price fixing, Apple needs to surrender

Betanews – 2012-04-12

Attorneys General in 16 states filed suit against Apple and three publishing companies Wednesday, following a similar suit filed this morning by the US Justice Department. Unlike the federal suit,...

Apple defends ebook price-fixing by calling Amazon a monopoly

Betanews – 2012-04-14

Apple shot back at critics and the Justice Department late Thursday, denying claims that it colluded with publishers to keep the price of ebooks artificially high. Even more interesting? The...

Apple ebook case won't solve publishing's problems | Emily Bell

Guardian – 2012-04-16

The US department of justice's antitrust case against Apple highlights how little regulators understand the digital worldWatching regulatory bodies deal with issues around fast-moving technologies...

Why Apple's eBook Pricing Defense Is Wrong

PC World – 2012-04-16

Apple responded to DOJ antitrust accusations claiming it simply leveled the playing field against Amazon's virtual monopoly of the ebook industry. I disagree.

The Story Behind Germany's Scant Ebook Sales

BusinessWeek – 2012-04-20

In Germany, a nation of bibliophiles, ebooks account for only one percent of books sold

Ex-WSJ Editor Defends Apple's Ebook Strategy

PC World – 2012-04-25

The former publisher of the Wall Street Journal has defended Apple's Ebook Strategy saying it is not only good for Apple, but good for consumers and publishers as well.

Confused By the eBook Lawsuit? So Is Everyone else.

The Atlantic – 2012-05-01

The Justice Department's antitrust suit over eBook price fixing has is as deeply befuddling as it is important to the future of publishing.

Warner Bros. intros 'Inside the Script' eBook series, gives film buffs a deeper look

Engadget – 2012-05-02

From time to time, we see movie studio Warner Bros. bring forth ways to give its oldies-but-goodies a longer life span. On this occasion, Warner's launching a novel eBook series titled "Inside the...

Apple loses motion to dismiss ebook antitrust suit

Los Angeles Times – 2012-05-15

Apple was unable to have an antitrust lawsuit over the price of ebooks dismissed.

How To Promote Your eBook for Free

Media Bistro – 2012-05-29

Today on the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), we discussed rumors about why GM dropped its Facebook advertising. PRNewser editor Tonya Garcia (pictured) pondered how fashion brands are using video...

Ebook Maker Inkling Jumps to the Web

AllThingsD – 2012-05-30

Ebook-maker Inkling, which had previously confined its books to the iPad, is moving to the Web - a move the company has been promising for some time. The move means Inkling's books should be...

Flying off the eBook shelf

Guardian – 2012-06-18

Readers want the cheapest read – and eBooks are winningReaders are voting with their wallets: The eBook is winning. In the US, eBooks sales are now topping hardbacks for the first time (story in...

DOJ says it received over 800 comments on ebook pricing case, needs more time to publish them

GigaOM – 2012-07-12

In response to an attorney's letter criticizing the delayed publication of comments on the proposed ebook pricing settlement, the Department of Justice says it received over 800 comments and is...

Senator Schumer sides with Apple and publishers in ebook price fixing case

Betanews – 2012-07-20

A prominent Senate Democrat sided with Apple this week, and called on the Justice Department to drop its ebook lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif. company. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wrote in an...

As verdict on ebook pricing settlement nears, Apple gets 5 pages to respond to DOJ

GigaOM – 2012-08-08

As a verdict on the DOJ's proposed ebook pricing settlement with three publishers approaches, Apple has requested and received permission to file another response to the settlement. Apple has also...

Attorney asks DOJ to release findings on Amazon’s “predatory” ebook pricing

GigaOM – 2012-08-13

In an amicus brief responding to the DOJ's proposed ebook pricing settlement against Apple and publishers, attorney Bob Kohn says the DOJ unwittingly showed that Amazon used predatory pricing on...

Apple bashes Amazon and proposed ebook settlement

GigaOM – 2012-08-16

Apple says the DOJ's proposed settlement with three publishers is unlawful because it requires Apple -- which is not settling -- to terminate its contracts with those publishers. A trial is needed,...

Nook out! Barnes & Noble's ebook readers come to the UK in October

Betanews – 2012-08-20

US bookseller Barnes & Noble has confirmed that it will be bringing its Nook digital eBook readers and bookstore to the UK in the autumn. Initially the devices, which include Nook Simple Touch...

Master Online Marketing with Free Kindle Ebook

PC World – 2012-08-28

For a limited time, you can score a free copy of "Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing," by Jon Reed. Read it on your PC, your Kindle, or any device that can run a Kindle app.

National Magazine Awards Foundation announces publication of 35th anniversary eBook

CNW – 2012-08-29

TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is excited to announce the publication of our 35th anniversary eBook—Best in Magazines 2007-2012—now...

States reach $69 million ebook pricing settlement with publishers

GigaOM – 2012-08-30

Consumers in 54 states and territories are set to receive $69 million in a settlement between the states and HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster. Those who bought agency-priced ebooks...

US ebook customers to receive compensation in price-fixing lawsuit

Guardian – 2012-08-30

Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster agree to pay $69m settlement of claims they had colluded over ebook pricesReaders in the United States who have who have bought electronic books can look...

Ebook buyers will get $0.25 to $1.32 per book in Apple price-fixing case

GigaOM – 2012-08-30

State governments, which are suing publishers and Apple for fixing e-book prices, have finally said just how much each consumer will get in a proposed $69 million settlement. We have all the details.

Star Tribune's eBook Experiment Pays Off

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-31

Many newspapers have tried ebooks as a new revenue stream, but the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s “In the Footsteps of Little Crow” stands out. Curt Brown’s...

What the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

GigaOM – 2012-08-31

States want to give consumers $69 million worth of refunds to compensate them for overpriced ebooks. How much will you get? And how will this affect the publishing industry? Here's a simple guide to...

Fighting the DOJ’s Apple ebook settlement — in comic strip form

GigaOM – 2012-09-05

Attorney and licensing expert Bob Kohn, who opposes the DOJ's proposed ebook pricing settlement with three book publishers, has condensed his argument into comic strip form. He filed the artsy amicus...

Kobo unveils new ebook readers

BBC World – 2012-09-06

Kobo unveils three new devices ahead of rival e-readers being made available in UK high street stores.

What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

GigaOM – 2012-09-10

Last week, a federal judge approved the DOJ's proposed settlement with Simon & Schuster, Hachette and HarperCollins for allegedly conspiring with Apple to set ebook prices. What does the...

Lawyer files Hail Mary request to stop ebook price changes

GigaOM – 2012-09-10

A surprise ruling last week will force publishers to tear up their e-book contracts with retailers. The ruling is scheduled to go into effect in the next few days and, if it does, Amazon and others...

Ebook price drops begin — and Apple is discounting, too

GigaOM – 2012-09-11

Just a few days after the approval of the DOJ's ebook settlement, HarperCollins has entered into new contracts with ebook retailers, and they're already discounting its titles. What kinds of deals...

Ebook case: more poetry and no refund for the judge

GigaOM – 2012-09-14

A lawyer in the high profile case over ebook price fixing is hoping a line of poetry will persuade a judge to stop the proceedings. Meanwhile, the judge said she will not collect a price-fixing...

Apple, ebook publishers look to settle EU antitrust dispute

PC World – 2012-09-19

Apple and four major ebook publishers have offered retailers such as Amazon.com the option to set their own prices for ebooks for the next two years in a bid to end an antitrust investigation in the...

Apple and publishers subpoena Amazon in ebook pricing case

GigaOM – 2012-09-20

With the ebook pricing settlement recently approved, and the Department of Justice's trial against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin set to begin next June, Apple has subpoenaed Amazon in a Washington...

UK orders ebook lending review

BBC World – 2012-09-26

Government-appointed panel to consider what role can ebooks play in our libraries in future.

J.K. Rowling’s new ebook: Literally unreadable

GigaOM – 2012-09-27

Fans who preordered the ebook edition of J.K. Rowling's new book, "The Casual Vacancy," are in for a disappointment today: Due to a file formatting mishap, It's basically unreadable on e-readers.

JK Rowling ebook suffers glitches

BBC World – 2012-09-28

JK Rowling's novel, The Casual Vacancy, suffers a formatting error in the US making it near-impossible to read on some e-readers.

Chicago Tribune Launches Ebook Initiative - but L.A. Times Opts Out

Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-11

Tribune Company has kicked off an ebook initiative in partnership with Agate Publishing, collecting stories and photos from the Chicago Tribune and two other newspapers and selling them as digital...

Amazon tells Kindle customers to expect buying credit, thanks to ebook price-fixing settlement

Betanews – 2012-10-14

I bought my first ebook in 1999 and in recent years stopped purchasing print altogether. My wife is a relative ebook newbie, so I am surprised that she and not me received surprising email today from...

Amazon offers ebook refunds in price-fixing settlement

PC World – 2012-10-15

Amazon will offer partial refunds to customers who bought ebooks between April 2010 and May 2012 a result of the settlement in a price-fixing case between publishers and the attorneys general of most...

Hearst Pulls Content From Multiple Titles for Holiday eBook

Folio Magazine – 2012-10-23

Hearst Magazines has announced the release of a new ebook aimed at the holiday chef.

European Commission reportedly accepts ebook pricing agreement

GigaOM – 2012-11-06

Reuters cites two unidentified sources who says that the European Commission has accepted Apple and four publishers' proposed ebook pricing settlement. As we previously reported, the EU settlement...

NYT: Penguin to extend ebook and audiobook library rentals to LA and Cleveland

Engadget – 2012-11-19

Penguin will refresh its ebook lending system later today, according to a report from the New York Times. The publisher will start lending out its titles in Los Angeles and Cleveland, mimicking the...

Cosmopolitan and Harlequin Announce eBook Partnership

CNW – 2012-12-05

Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin to Debut in May 2013 NEW YORK and TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Harlequin, one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, and Cosmopolitan, the wor...

Penguin settles with Department of Justice in ebook pricing case

GigaOM – 2012-12-19

Penguin, which is merging with Random House, has settled with the Department of Justice in the ebook pricing lawsuit, which alleges that Apple and publishers conspired to set ebook prices. Penguin...

Apple and publishers settle with EU over eBook price fixing scandal

Yahoo! News – 2012-12-14

The European Union accepted a settlement offer from Apple (AAPL) and four other book publishers on Thursday that will end an antitrust investigation over eBook price gouging. European regulators had...

Ebook prices aren’t dropping faster because they weren’t too high before

GigaOM – 2012-12-24

A piece in the New York Times says ebook prices aren't falling rapidly because the growth rate of ebooks isn't as rapid as it once was and e-readers are falling in price. But that explanation doesn't...

Predicting the Winners and Losers in Brazil’s Ebook War

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-02

Surprisingly, Apple leads Brazil's ebook sales, but by 2014 Amazon should dominate, with Kobo, Google, Saraiva and others behind. We explain why.

Inside Burgundy iPad ebook brings vintage tastes to Apple's iBookstore

Guardian – 2013-01-09

'We will break even on this if we can sell about 2,000," says publisher Christopher Foulkes.When Apple launched its iBooks Author software in January 2012, the emphasis was firmly on digital...

54% of U.S. kids have never read an ebook: New report

GigaOM – 2013-01-14

A new report from Scholastic reveals that most U.S. children have still never read an ebook. Many of them -- especially girls -- want to, and kids also claim they'd read more for fun if they had more...

Macmillan to launch two-year ebook library lending pilot

GigaOM – 2013-01-25

Macmillan is making some ebooks available to libraries for the first time. But the company's two-year pilot program is limited: It only includes 1,200 older titles in the crime and mystery genres.

What digital magazines can learn from ebook publishers

GigaOM – 2013-01-25

Magazine publishers will have to adopt more nuanced digital pricing strategies as tablets take off. They can look to book publishers -- who are a lot further along in the digital revolution -- for...

Ether for Authors: Ebook Prices at Rock Bottom

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-29

Porter Anderson's weekly curation of the best Web postings for authors takes in the UK's growing consternation over 20p ebooks, Amazon's untrustworthy reviews and more.

Bezos: With ebook sales up 70% in 2012, Amazon has hit “transition” it expected

GigaOM – 2013-01-30

Amazon announced fourth-quarter and full year 2012 earnings report roughly in line with investor expectations Tuesday afternoon. Speaking of ebooks, CEO Jeff Bezos said, "We’re now seeing the...

Why Apple is the stumbling block in Amazon’s ebook transition

GigaOM – 2013-01-31

As the ebook transition moves forward, Amazon should worry that Kindle is not going to be the device leading the revolution.

Macmillan settles with DOJ, leaving Apple last defendant standing in ebook pricing case

GigaOM – 2013-02-08

Macmillan, the last remaining publisher holdout in the Department of Justice's ebook pricing antitrust lawsuit against five publishers and Apple, has decided to settle about ten months after the...

Macmillan will pay $20M to settle remaining ebook pricing lawsuits

GigaOM – 2013-02-11

Macmillan is paying $20 million to settle the class action and states' lawsuits remaining against it.

Convert a Kindle ebook to a different format

PC World – 2013-02-19

When you buy an ebook from Amazon, it's yours, right? Technically speaking, Amazon is merely licensing the book to you. And the company can, seemingly on a whim, close your account and delete all...

Ingram’s MyiLibrary Tackles Thorny Ebook Lending Scenarios

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-23

Ingram MyiLibrary is offering a new credits-based 'Access Purchase Model' for ebook lending that it promises will be equitable to both publishers and clients alike.

German Powerhouses Launch Tolino Ebook Platform to Take On Amazon

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-01

German Thalia, Weltbild, Hugendubel, as well as Bertelsmann and Deutsche Telekom, have launched Tolino, a new ebook platform to compete with Amazon.

New UK Ebook Platform to Allow Readers to Share Titles via Facebook

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-07

In the UK a new ebook platform Boosh will allow readers to share an ebook with a fellow Facebook user to read for free after its read and deleted from their own account.

Cosmo, Harlequin will kick off ebook line with two books by Sylvia Day

GigaOM – 2013-03-13

Cosmopolitan and Harlequin are launching a line of ebooks called Cosmo Red Hot Reads this summer. Sylvia Day, who originally self-published the bestselling Bared to You, has signed a seven-figure...

Judge rules Apple CEO Tim Cook must testify in ebook antitrust case

GigaOM – 2013-03-13

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook must testify in the Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple for conspiring to fix ebook prices, citing Steve Jobs' death as a key factor...

Google is launching an ebook line based on its augmented reality game Ingress

GigaOM – 2013-03-16

Google's startup division, Niantic Labs, is launching a line of ebooks that tie into its augmented-reality mobile game Ingress.

Children’s ebook iPad app Bookboard adds publishers, subscription model

GigaOM – 2013-03-21

Children's ebook iPad app Bookboard is adding more content, like the Berenstain Bears and the Boxcar Children, to its streaming model. It also announced subscription pricing.

Open Road and HarperCollins battle over ebook rights to Julie of the Wolves

GigaOM – 2013-03-28

In a lawsuit over the ebook rights to Jean Craighead George's Julie of the Wolves, HarperCollins argues that its 1971 contract with George included the right to publish ebooks, while Open Road argues...

Journalism Orgs Launch Free ebook for Preventing, Detecting and Handling Plagiarism and Fabrication

Editor & Publisher – 2013-04-05

By the end of last summer, I was worn out. It seemed like every week brought a new, awful incident of plagiarism or fabrication at news organizations large and small. My job was to write about all...

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