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To Kill a Mockingbird Will Finally Be an E-Book

To Kill a Mockingbird Will Finally Be an E-Book

By Josh Wolford April 29, 2014

One of America’s most-beloved classic novels is finally hitting the digital world. Harper Lee has agreed to an e-book version of her well-known (and oft-assigned) Pulitzer Prize-winning book To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel, which was first published in July …

Apple’s Agency Model Was Not Invented For E-Books Apple’s Agency Model Was Not Invented For E-Books
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Recently we brought you news that the U.S. Justice Department had sued Apple and five major publishing houses. The suit alleges that ahead of the 2010 launch of the original iPad (and iBooks) Apple colluded with Macmillan, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, …

E-Book Subscriptions Add Value to Libraries E-Book Subscriptions Add Value to Libraries

Publishers that distribute e-books to libraries under subscription in addition to other models will receive the most value, according to ebrary which is owned by ProQuest. Wiley along with over 50 newly signed publishers such as American Institute of Aeronautics …

Apple Responds To DOJ Price-Fixing Lawsuit Apple Responds To DOJ Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Apple has finally released their own statement concerning the recent lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice. The lawsuit accuses Apple of colluding with five publishers to raise the price of e-books and stifle competition from Amazon. Late yesterday, Apple …

Amazon, Kindle Owners Win Big With DoJ Deal Amazon, Kindle Owners Win Big With DoJ Deal

Following the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to file a lawsuit against Apple and five other book publishers for their collusion to inflate e-book prices, one company sitting on the sidelines is looking forward to reaping the benefits: Amazon. The …

Macmillan CEO John Sargent Responds To DOJ Lawsuit Macmillan CEO John Sargent Responds To DOJ Lawsuit

A short while ago we brought you news that Apple and five publishers had been sued by the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit alleges that Apple colluded with Macmillan, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster to raise e-book …

Apple, Publishers Sued By Department Of Justice Apple, Publishers Sued By Department Of Justice

UPDATE: Bloomberg is now reporting that Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Hachette have, in fact, agreed to settle out of court. There are no details of the settlement as yet. ORIGINAL STORY: Earlier this morning we brought you news that …

DOJ Could Sue Apple Over E-Book Pricing Today DOJ Could Sue Apple Over E-Book Pricing Today

The Department of Justice could be filing a lawsuit against Apple over allegations of e-book price fixing as early as today, according to a recent report. Settlements with several of the publishers that were also targeted in the investigation could …

Amazon Introduces the Spanish Version of E-Books Amazon Introduces the Spanish Version of E-Books

Amazon.com announced a new spanish version of Kindle e-books today, obviously being called, “eBooks Kindle en EspaƱol”. In addition to offering of the most popular spanish selling title the service also offers special features designed just for spanish speaking US …

Feeling Nostalgic For the Encyclopedia Britannica? Feeling Nostalgic For the Encyclopedia Britannica?

I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic these past few days, especially in light of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s recent decision to stop printing hard copies of their reference set. For years the Britannica was our “key to the information age,” whatever …

Encyclopedia Britannica to Cease Printing Encyclopedia Britannica to Cease Printing
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Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 depicts a future world in which books are no longer published, and where members of society instead receive their information in rooms with screens for walls, or falling asleep at night with little seashell radios in …

Big Reversal On Erotica Policy By PayPal Big Reversal On Erotica Policy By PayPal
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Last month, PayPal notified a number of important e-book distributors and gave them a surprising mandate to remove certain erotica categories from their catalogs or else. The categories included any erotica that covered rape, incest and beastiality. The “or else” …

Barnes & Noble Feud Might Become a Non-Issue Barnes & Noble Feud Might Become a Non-Issue
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James Atlas will be selling a series of short (25,000-40,000 words long) biographies for Amazon called “Amazon Lives.” He will buy and edit at least 12 of them. Aside from the Kindle Store, these books will be sold through eTail …

KDP expands its e-book collection KDP expands its e-book collection

One million Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) select books have been borrowed since the launch of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library program in November. The library now houses over 100,000 books, which is a huge increase considering the library started out …

Apple Rejects eBook Because It Links To Amazon Apple Rejects eBook Because It Links To Amazon
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Any good and successful company knows that it probably shouldn’t go out of its way to promote its competition. I mean, you don’t see Microsoft putting out ads that talk about how awesome Google Docs is. But in the realm …

Paypal cracks down on erotica e-book sales Paypal cracks down on erotica e-book sales
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So what’s got e-book publisher for independent authors Smashwords and others who are concerned about censorship all worked up? Apparently, PayPal issued Smashwords an ultimatum regarding certain categories of erotica published through the site. Mark Coker, Smashwords founder reported the …

Amazon Disputes Terms With Publisher Amazon Disputes Terms With Publisher

Amazon has removed any e-book offerings from Independent Publishers Group (IPG) until some new terms can be reached regarding compensation. Though print editions of the distributors books are still available, the new terms Amazon has proposed would significantly cut revenue …