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Google Play Books app updates to add skim mode for easier reading of cookbooks, textbooks, more
Google Play Books app updates to add "skim" mode for easier reading of cookbooks, textbooks, more
Google wants to enhance the ebook reading experience for books that are not traditionally read front to back, like textbooks and cookbooks. ...... 01 Nov 2014
Amazon's Kindle Unlimited ebook service is official
Amazon's Kindle Unlimited ebook service is official
As leaked two days ago, Amazon's Kindle Unlimited ebook service is now official and live. The monthly subscription service costs $9.99 and ...... 19 Jul 2014
Amazon starts testing $9.99 ebook subscription service
Amazon starts testing $9.99 ebook subscription service
Amazon has begun testing a new "Kindle Unlimited" subscription service for $9.99, allowing users to read or listen to over 600,000 ebooks and ...... 16 Jul 2014
Apple conditionally settles ebook price fixing suit for $450 million
Apple conditionally settles ebook price fixing suit for $450 million
Apple has conditionally agreed to pay $450 million to settle claims that it fixed e-book prices in conspiracy with the major book publishers. ...... 16 Jul 2014
Apple finally settles ebook price fixing case, avoids trial
Apple finally settles ebook price fixing case, avoids trial
Apple has reached a settlement with U.S. state governments and consumers who were seeking damages over the company's price fixing of ebooks. ...... 19 Jun 2014 - 4 comments
Report: Ebooks will outsell print copies by 2018 in UK
Report: Ebooks will outsell print copies by 2018 in UK
According to a new Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) report, ebook sales will finally beat out print copies by 2018, at least in the UK. The ...... 04 Jun 2014
Kindle MatchBook: Amazon bundles discounted ebooks with 75,000 physical books
Kindle MatchBook: Amazon bundles discounted ebooks with 75,000 physical books
Amazon has officially rolled out their Kindle MatchBook program today. The program allows publishers and authors to bundle their physical ...... 30 Oct 2013
Apple found guilty of price fixing ebooks along with publishers, penalties forthcoming
Apple found guilty of price fixing ebooks along with publishers, penalties forthcoming
While all the major publishers involved settled before going to trial, Apple tried their luck with a court case. A federal judge has ruled ...... 10 Jul 2013 - 18 comments
Ebook sales accounted for 22.5 percent of book industry's revenue in 2012
Ebook sales accounted for 22.5 percent of book industry's revenue in 2012
According to new figures from the Association of American Publishers, ebook sales have taken a significant share of book industry revenues. ...... 14 Apr 2013 - 1 comment
DOJ approves ebook settlement
DOJ approves ebook settlement
After being sued over alleged ebook price fixing earlier this year, three publishers instantly settled, avoiding a trial. Those publishers; ...... 09 Sep 2012 - 4 comments
Publishers agree on ebook price-fixing lawsuit settlement pay
Publishers agree on ebook price-fixing lawsuit settlement pay
After being sued over alleged ebook price fixing earlier this year, three publishers instantly settled, avoiding a trial. Those publishers; ...... 31 Aug 2012 - 1 comment
Amazon: Hunger Games surpasses Harry Potter as top-selling series
Amazon: Hunger Games surpasses Harry Potter as top-selling series
According to Amazon, the popular trilogy has surpassed the seven part epic. Adds Sara Nelson, the editorial director of books and Kindle ...... 19 Aug 2012 - 2 comments
'Pottermore' now open to all
'Pottermore' now open to all
J.K. Rowling has opened the doors of the highly-anticipated 'Pottermore' website for fans of the Harry Potter website. Two weeks ago, the ...... 16 Apr 2012 - 1 comment
U.S. files antitrust suit against Apple, major book publishers
U.S. files antitrust suit against Apple, major book publishers
The U.S. government has sued Apple and the major book publishers today on claims of collusion and anti-trust in the ebook market. Hachette ...... 11 Apr 2012 - 5 comments
'Harry Potter' official ebooks now available on Pottermore
'Harry Potter' official ebooks now available on Pottermore
The popular franchise is now available in multiple formats from Pottermore. Five years after the release of the last novel and almost a year ...... 27 Mar 2012 - 2 comments
California legislator proposes a program to create free college textbooks
California legislator proposes a program to create free college textbooks
New legislation being proposed in California could substantially change the cost of providing textbooks to college students. The bill would ...... 14 Dec 2011 - 4 comments
EC looking into Apple, major publisher e-book price fixing
EC looking into Apple, major publisher e-book price fixing
The European Commission has launched its investigation into whether ebook publishers Lagardere, Pearson Plc, News Corp, CBS and MacMillan colluded ...... 06 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
Ebook best sellers list added to The Wall Street Journal
Ebook best sellers list added to The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal has seen the future, and it is ebooks. Future print and online publications of the popular newspaper will now include ...... 29 Oct 2011 - 1 comment
Project Gutenberg founder dies
Project Gutenberg founder dies
Michael Hart, the man behind starting Project Gutenberg forty years ago, has passed this week at age 64. Hart is regarded as a pioneer of ...... 09 Sep 2011 - 2 comments
     

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