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Joe Lansdale On The E-Book Revolution And The Future Of Books [Exclusive Q&A] Joe Lansdale On The E-Book Revolution And The Future Of Books [Exclusive Q&A]
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Last week, we reported that author (and “Champion Mojo Storyteller”) Joe Lansdale was considering e-book as the exclusive format for his next “Hap and Leonard” book. He indicated as much in a Facebook update, but in a later update he …

E-Books Or Real Books: What Book Lovers Think E-Books Or Real Books: What Book Lovers Think
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There is a lot of debate surrounding e-books in regard to if they will ever replace real books as the conventional way to digest writer’s works. One undeniable fact is that e-book readers are getting less expensive everyday and therefore …

Joe Lansdale Considering E-Book Only For New Novel [Updated] Joe Lansdale Considering E-Book Only For New Novel [Updated]

Update: It looks like there has been a change of plans. Since this post was written, Lansdale has posted a couple more updates about his Hap and Leonard book plans, and it looks like print will be an option for …

Apple Sells 350,000 Textbooks In Three Days Apple Sells 350,000 Textbooks In Three Days

Appleā€™s announcement on Thursday that they were entering into the textbook market was generally met with enthusiasm, despite controversy over the EULA for their new iBooks Author tool. The program promised to deliver textbooks as interactive ebooks for $14.99 or …

Each Kindle Fire Makes Amazon $136 In Its Lifetime Each Kindle Fire Makes Amazon $136 In Its Lifetime

Amazon’s reasonably-priced entry into the tablet market, the Kindle Fire, had a hot start selling an estimated 2 million units in its first two weeks. It later topped Amazon’s own lists of the top-selling devices during the holiday season. But …

Steve Jobs Bio Is Amazon’s Overall Best-Seller of 2011 Steve Jobs Bio Is Amazon’s Overall Best-Seller of 2011
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Amazon has just released their list of the top 10 best-selling books of 2011, and it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs” is number one. It had previously been announced that the Steve …

Apple, Publishers Target of EU Antitrust Investigation Over E-books Apple, Publishers Target of EU Antitrust Investigation Over E-books

The European Commision announced today that it is launching an investigation into the sales of e-books in the European market. The targets of the investigation include Apple and five publishing houses: Hachette Livre of France, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster …

Spanish Kindle Store Launches with 22,000+ Titles Spanish Kindle Store Launches with 22,000+ Titles
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Amazon has just launched their Spanish language Kindle Store today, and it’s starting with over 22,000 titles. Over 1,000 of these titles are free e-books, as they are part of the public domain. The Spanish Kindle Store contains most of …

Amazon Gets Into the E-Book Lending Business Amazon Gets Into the E-Book Lending Business
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In regards to electronic media, do you consider yourself an owner or a borrower? If you had the option of renting a file and owning a file, which option would you take? What about if the format being discussed is …

Kindle Books Available Through 11,000 Libraries in U.S. Kindle Books Available Through 11,000 Libraries in U.S.
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Amazon announced today that Kindle books are now available at over 11,000 local libraries in the U.S. To check out Kindle books, users can simply find them on their local library’s website, provided they offer them. “Starting today, millions of …

Kindle Library Book Lending Coming Soon from Amazon Kindle Library Book Lending Coming Soon from Amazon

Amazon announced today that it will be launching a Kindle initiative later this year that will let users borrow Kindle books from libraries – 11,000 of them in the U.S. The project will even let users check out Kindle books, …

Kindle E-Books Turn Amazon’s Page

The Amazon brand was given a serious boost with the launch of their Kindle e-reader, and they are still reaping the rewards as the digital book formats are outselling the more traditional reading medium, paperback books.

According to their fourth quarter report, for every 100 paperback books sold, Amazon sold 115 books in Kindle’s format.  Furthermore, the e-book format is also outselling hardback books — normally, the most expensive of the three formats — by a factor of three.

Amazon Kindle Optimized for Android and Windows Tablets

It’s become crystal clear that Amazon’s Kindle is a hit, and though some of its competitors have been doing pretty well too, Kindle was recently revealed to be Amazon’s best-selling product ever

Sharp Launching Android Tablets, E-Bookstore

Sharp announced today that it is developing a new cloud-based media service business called Galapagos. The company will start by releasing two tablets and an e-bookstore. Sharp says the tablets are developed specifically as e-book readers. They will reportedly run Android as the OS. 

The initiative is aimed at the Japanese market. 

Connecticut AG Probing Amazon And Apple Over E-Book Pricing

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating Apple and Amazon.com over potentially anticompetitive e-book deals.

Author Sells a Million Kindle Books

When Amazon released its earnings last week, some were disappointed, but it was still clear that the Kindle has been doing pretty well. Amazon sold three times as many Kindle books in the first half of 2010 as it did in the first half of 2009, and it was recently revealed that Amazon is now selling more Kindle books than hardcover books.

Why’s My Free eBook For Sale On Amazon?
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Well-known marketing author, Seth Godin, doesn’t want you to buy his new book for sale on Amazon. First off, it’s not new. Godin published it in 2005. Second, he published it as an e-book and offered it for free download on his website.

So where did this $9.99 copy of Everyone’s an Expert (About Something) come from? It appears to be a company called BN Publishing, which has an eBay store as well. Godin’s book available in print form, distributed and promoted by Amazon, was news to him too.