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NPR reported Friday that authors are increasingly able to make a better living for themselves by ditching big-name publishers and selling their books themselves through Amazon. Self-publishing used to be associated with failure. But that stigma is going away as many authors say they’re making more money through self-publishing than […]
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Yesterday a judge ruled that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices with five of the largest publishers in 2010.
[credit provider=”Reuters”] NEW YORK (Reuters) – As the only remaining defendant in the U.S. government’s e-books antitrust case, Apple Inc. appears headed for a high-stakes trial that could significantly increase the personal computer company’s liability in related litigation.Apple faces a June 3 trial date over civil allegations by the U.S. […]
[credit provider=”San Antonio Express News” url=”http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Bexar-set-to-turn-the-page-on-idea-of-books-in-4184940.php#photo-4012897″] Apple’s simplistic design scheme for its Apple Stores has inspired the look of several other retail stores, most notably, Microsoft’s.But come this fall, people in Bexar County, Texas will soon have an Apple Store-like experience in bookless libraries.
[credit provider=”Instagram/hifromkai” url=”http://statigr.am/p/338452533055434951_175206643″] Amazon recently announced a new feature called AutoRip that provides CD buyers with free digital copies of those tracks.As the name suggests, it just offers as a convenience what CD owners can do to copy songs from a physical disc to their computers and MP3 players already.
It was a nice, but short-lived run for the e-ink based e-reader. iSuppli says sales of e-readers like the Amazon Kindle and the Nook have peaked. It’s all downhill from its 2011 high of 23.2 million units. The iPad, Kindle Fire HD, and other tablets are killing the e-reader, says […]
More than 30 per cent of American adults use their tablet devices daily to read news.
[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] I railed against e-books about a month ago.My biggest issues were their cost and use of DRM.
The Pew Research Group did a survey of people’s e-reading habits, and one of the most surprising take aways is how many people read e-books on a desktop or a laptop. For people under 30, it’s the most popular way to read an e-book, surpassing e-readers, smartphones and tablets.
I reserve the right to change my mind on this down the road, but as a confirmed grump with Luddite tendencies, I have no interest in buying e-books.
[credit provider=”www.imdb.com” url=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087803/”] What do classic “Huck Finn,” Pulitzer Prize winner “Grapes of Wrath,” and book-turned-film “Clockwork Orange” have in common?They’ve been banned, burned, and banished from classrooms. They’re also celebrated during Banned Books Week – which is this week.
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[credit provider=”By of the holly on Flickr, via Buzzfeed” url=”http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/portraits-of-closed-bookstores”] A federal judge on Thursday approved a settlement in a case accusing publishers of conspiring to raise e-book prices over protests the deal could devastate bookstores, the Wall Street Journal reported.Three publishers agreed to the settlement with the Justice Department, […]