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Op-Ed: Want to be an author? Beware Amazon's 'Kindle unlimited'

Amazon.com may soon offer a new "Kindle Unlimited" subscription service for $9.99 per month that gives subscribers unlimited access to over 600,000 titles. What does this mean for new authors?
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 2 comments

Fed. judge says Apple conspired a plan to raise prices on e-books

{image(152912,center,medium)} A U.S. federal district judge said on Wednesday that Apple violated anti-trust laws by working with major publishing companies to raise prices cut competition on e-books.
In the Media by Megan Woo

Thinking Moms’ Revolution: Autism Month Team TMR Announcement

Autism month in the United States starts with the announcement of the formation of Team TMR, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization created by the founders of the Thinking Moms’ Revolution. TMR is a group of 23 moms and one dad.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Apple urges U.S. appeals court to void 'radical' e-books ruling

Apple Inc urged a U.S. appeals court to throw out a judge's "radical" finding that it violated antitrust law by manipulating electronic book prices, and blamed publishers for running a conspiracy it claimed to know nothing about.
In the Media by Jonathan Stempel (Reuters)

Apple loses latest bid to block e-books antitrust monitor

Apple Inc on Monday lost its latest bid to put a court-appointed antitrust monitor on hold, after a federal appeals court rejected its argument that the monitor's work was causing it irrep...
In the Media by Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax (Reuters)

Op-Ed: Technology impacts reading habits

The onset of Internet technology has led to an explosion of content and redefined publishing, their format, tools, diversity and accessibility of content. In effect, the technology driven publishing industry is growing as never before.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 5 comments

Apple Computers will be happy — Tablet ownership still rising

Before the anticipated launch of the fifth generation of Apple iPads, newly released data of tablet and e-book reader ownership shows that the rapid increase in numbers of those in possession of these digital gadget shows no signs of slowing down.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 4 comments

E-books, changing people's reading habits

Todd, 23, is an avid comic book fan. He use to spend a lot of time at the comic book store buying all the latest issues of his favorite comics. Three years ago Todd bought an iPad. Now he downloads and reads a lot of his comic books as e-books.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt - 4 comments

Op-Ed: How do you recycle or reuse unwanted books?

Toronto - Over the years, we have accumulated a ton of books. Our bookshelves are filled with novels, textbooks, autobiographies, historical accounts and how-tos.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Textbook buyback season is here — Where can you sell yours?

During textbook buyback season everyone is looking for the great deals, I'm going to let you in on a little known company that gives you more money back, 2x more to be exact!
In the Media by Erin P. Capuano

Review: The fateful debate about books and e-books

Kobo’s new Aura HD, a ‘limited edition’ e-reader for ‘the most passionate book lovers,’ is a great e-reader. But it launches in the middle of a dubious debate
In the Media by Jack Kapica - 6 comments

Op-Ed: The Presidential Election is Over, Now What? Fixing Education.

The election is over, now what, the future of education, financial aid and student debt in President Obama's next term. How will we as a nation begin to fix the education system.
In the Media by Erin P. Capuano

Penguin Books and Random House in new venture

The publisher of the world famous Penguin books (Pearson) has entered into a deal with the German media group Bertelsmann, who publish the Random House imprint. The deal will create a new global player in the book market.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Amazon revokes Kindle account, says users don't own books

Amazon has canceled the account of a Kindle user, deleted all the books the user had paid for and refuses to give a reason for the action.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

In time for Roald Dahl Day, new e-books released

In celebration of what would have been Roald Dahl’s 96th birthday, eight of his classic stories are being released as e-books for the first time today.
In the Media by Chanah Rubenstein - 1 comment

Price of ebooks set to fall

New York - In a landmark decision on Thursday, US district judge Denise Cote upheld the $96 million Department of Justice penalty imposed on publishers Simon & Schuster, Hachette and HarperCollins for conspiring to fix the price of ebooks.
In the Media by Steve Hayes

Kobo raises the bookshelf for e-readers

Three new e-book readers and a revamped old one offer a network of 11,000 booksellers offering 3 million books in 60 different languages in 190 countries
In the Media by Jack Kapica - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Indie publishing vs traditional publishing — The debate goes on

Traditional publishing versus self-publishing: the arguments go on, and not always politely. The latest established author to put her foot in her mouth is Sue Grafton, who condemned self-publishers as “being too lazy to do the hard work.”
In the Media by C.S. McClellan - 1 comment

Authors troll 'Fifty Shades' trilogy with new book

There’s nothing like trolling soccer moms. Two men have realized this all too well, and they plan to make a few bucks along the way.
In the Media by Brian LaSorsa - 2 comments

Penguin books buy US self-publishing company

Pearson, the company which owns the company Penguin books, has purchased the self-publishing company Author Solutions Inc. in a multimillion dollar deal.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Akademos launches new Adoption Tool

Online bookstore Akademos has launched its new Adoption Tool, a virtual site where faculty can go to choose their adopted texts for class.
In the Media by Erin P. Capuano - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Increasing Price of Textbooks

The increasing price of textbooks can be an additional financial burden to students already struggling with paying tuition. Here is just one way to loosen the noose of student loans.
In the Media by Erin P. Capuano - 3 comments

Pew's new research on reading: adult Ebook consumption

New research results by Pew Research Centre show that reading is on the rise and is being prompted by the availabilty of e-books.The study shows that 21% of Americans have read an e-book.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 5 comments

Unpublished Kurt Vonnegut novella gets released for Kindle

NEW YORK – Death doesn't always stop great writers from publishing their new material. Not even Kurt Vonnegut. So it goes.
In the Media by Jeff Cottrill - 5 comments

Spain: Author fed up with illegal downloads, quits writing

A prize-winning Spanish writer, Lucía Etxebarría, has told Spanish media that she is giving up her writing career as she feels that illegal downloads of her books have caused a major problem not just to her but to writers across the world.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 6 comments

Crayola to publish e-books, apps for kids on tablet devices

Crayola is taking the plunge into the e-book market and will start selling "digital" coloring books and apps for tablet devices.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros

Op-Ed: The Book vs The Electronically Formatted Convenience Document

The idea that the paper book is a dying entity is absurd. There have always been predictions about the pending demise of well loved technologies or entertainments in lieu of other more advanced ones.
In the Media by Jesse Rutigliano - 4 comments

Amazon announces Kindle users can borrow e-books from libraries

New York - Amazon announced Wednesday that Kindle customers can now borrow more than 11,000 ebooks from libraries across the United States. Local libraries are now announcing implementing the system and informing their visitors.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Google enters eReader market with iriver Story

Tech giant Google has released their first eReader and will match the prices of both the Amazon Kindle and Nook Simple Touch Reader at a major retailer.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros

Rowling unveils new site Pottermore for Harry Potter fans

London - J.K. Rowling has a new project, Pottermore. Partnering with Sony the author of the Harry Potter books is giving fans a free website for all things Potter, Rowlings announced this morning at Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
In the Media by KJ Mullins
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In a landmark judgement, a New York judge upheld a US Department of Justice penalty against publishers for ebook price fixing. Sept 2012.
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