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Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited Service

Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited Service

By Chris Crum July 18, 2014

Earlier this week, a new Amazon product called Kindle Unlimited was spotted in the wild without any announcement from the company. Now, that announcement has come. Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99 a month, and gives customers unlimited access to over 600,000 …

Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice
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Amazon announced today that it has launched some upgrades to its Whispersync for Voice technology to make it easier for people reading Kindle books to switch between reading and listening to the Audible audiobook version on a smartphone or tablet. …

Amazon's Kindle MatchBook Is AutoRip For Books Amazon's Kindle MatchBook Is AutoRip For Books

Early this year, Amazon announced a new service called AutoRip that would give customers the mp3 version of any physical album bought through the retailer. It was only a matter of time before a similar initiative came to its book …

Judge: Apple Violated Antitrust Law Judge: Apple Violated Antitrust Law

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on Wednesday that Apple violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by conspiring to raise e-book prices and hurt e-book retailer competition. Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge …

Tor UK Finds That DRM May Not Be Necessary After All Tor UK Finds That DRM May Not Be Necessary After All
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DRM, or digital rights management, isn’t well-liked among consumers. More often than not, it punishes legitimate consumers while doing nothing to stop piracy. Most legacy content industries still insist that DRM is needed to stop piracy, but is it really …

Reagan Daughter's Lesbian Novel Published on Kindle Reagan Daughter's Lesbian Novel Published on Kindle
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It turns out that not even having a U.S. president for a father can guarantee a publishing contract. This week, Patti Davis, born Patricia Reagan, self-published a novel in the Kindle book store. Titled Till Human Voices Wake Us, the …

Apple Launches iBookstore In Japan Apple Launches iBookstore In Japan

During the iPad Mini event last year, Apple announced native Asian language support would be coming to iBooks. Now iOS fans in Japan can take more advantage of this native support as the iBookstore has made its way over to …

Barnes & Noble Took A Hit During The Holidays Barnes & Noble Took A Hit During The Holidays
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After the holidays, Barnes & Noble said that sales of its Nook hardware and eBook business were both starting to fall. In fact, Nook revenues reportedly dropped 12 percent in the time leading up to the holidays. Now the company’s …

BioShock Infinite Prequel eBook is Coming BioShock Infinite Prequel eBook is Coming

2K Games and Irrational Games today announced that an eBook prequel to the upcoming BioShock Infinite video game will soon be released. BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt will be released for the Kindle bookstore on February 12. Readers can pay …

Completely Paperless Public Library Coming to Texas Completely Paperless Public Library Coming to Texas

Bexar County, Texas may soon be the first place in the U.S. to operate an entirely digital public library. A Judge in the county, Nelson Wolff, is pushing for the construction of an entirely bookless public library. He says it …

McGraw Hill Lends Its eBooks To Libraries McGraw Hill Lends Its eBooks To Libraries

Publishing house McGraw Hill announced today that it is expanding its digital offerings to libraries, by offering an enhanced purchasing program for its eBook library. They call the new purchasing alternative their “perpetual access” program. The publisher’s eBook library includes …

Charlie Brown Is Making The Jump To eBooks Charlie Brown Is Making The Jump To eBooks

It’s almost Christmas which means that you’ve probably watched A Charlie Brown Christmas about 20 times already. It’s a holiday classic for sure, but the book isn’t half bad either. It and a number of other Peanuts printed works will …

Arthur C. Clarke eBook Collection Released Arthur C. Clarke eBook Collection Released

Famed sci-fi author Authur C. Clarke is making the move to eBooks. RosettaBooks, an independent eBook publisher, announced today that many of the author’s influential works have been released in eBook formats. The books are now on sale for $9 …

E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity
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If you’ve ever wondered what figures in the tech community are eating? Want to donate to charity? Well, with a purchase of a new ebook called “The Startup Chef” you can fulfill both of those desires. Published and showcased via …

Amazon Opens Up Kindle Store in Brazil Amazon Opens Up Kindle Store in Brazil

Today, Amazon makes another move in global expansion with a launch in one of the biggest countries in the world (and their likely namesake destination) -Brazil. Starting today, amazon.com.br is the new home to 1.4 million Kindle books priced in …

Apple Event: New iBooks App Announced Apple Event: New iBooks App Announced

Today’s Apple event has begun, and already some unexpected announcements are coming. Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage this morning and updated the tech press on all of the newest, impressive Apple and App Store statistics. That led into …

Amazon Announces Kindle Serials Format Amazon Announces Kindle Serials Format
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Amazon had a number of new announcements today in the Kindle department. More on all of that here. One announcement that hasn’t gotten quite as much attention as Amazon’s new Kindle devices, however, may give people more of a reason …