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Three Publishers Are Shelling Out $69 Million Over Claims They Conspired To Raise E-Book Prices

[credit provider=”Wikimedia / Bin Im Garten” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IFA_2010_Internationale_Funkausstellung_Berlin_48.JPG”] Three U.S. publishers — HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette — have quickly agreed to pay $69 million to settle the U.S. Department of Justice’s price collusion suit.The deal follows a two-year antitrust investigation by the Connecticut and Texas Attorneys General and the […]
Three Publishers Are Shelling Out $69 Million Over Claims They Conspired To Raise E-Book Prices
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Stephen King Will Suckerpunch The eBook Industry With His Next Bestseller

[credit provider=”Getty Images”] Legendary author Stephen King will be releasing a new book next June – but fans will have to get it in paper format only.King was on the forefront of the e-book revolution before now, releasing one of his titles, “Riding the Bullet,” in electronic format in 2000 before that […]
Stephen King Will Suckerpunch The eBook Industry With His Next Bestseller
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APPLE SLAPS BACK: Government’s E-Books Case Is ‘Fundamentally Flawed’

[credit provider=”Flickr / TheRogue” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/therogue/4057738926/in/photostream/”] The government’s antitrust complaint against Apple and six book publishers over e-book pricing is “fundamentally flawed as a matter of fact and law,” according to a response it’s filed with the court overseeing the case.Ars Technica says that Apple “pulls no punches” in its response, […]
APPLE SLAPS BACK: Government’s E-Books Case Is ‘Fundamentally Flawed’
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The Most Expensive Kindle eBook Will Set You Back More Than $6,000

[credit provider=”Amazon.com” url=”http://www.amazon.com/Nuclear-Energy-Landolt-B%C3%B6rnstein-Relationships-ebook/dp/B001C2TPWO/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1332785647&sr=1-2″] Nate Hoffelder over at Mediabistro assembled a list of the five most expensive e-books in the Kindle store.They’re all published by Springer, a company that specialises in professional and scholarly books.
The Most Expensive Kindle eBook Will Set You Back More Than $6,000
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Apple Will Announce ‘GarageBand For E-Books’ On Thursday

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] All the speculation surrounding Apple’s media event this Thursday has focused on the company’s effort to reinvent the textbook industry.While textbooks will certainly be part of the equation, Ars Technica’s sources indicate that the event will actually revolve around the introduction of a tool to […]
Apple Will Announce ‘GarageBand For E-Books’ On Thursday
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It Looks Like The Nook colour 2 Launches On November 7

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Three Barnes & Noble employees have all but confirmed that the company will release its new e-reader, the Nook colour 2, on November 7, reports The Digital Reader.Its most direct competitor will be Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire tablet, slated for release on November 15.
It Looks Like The Nook colour 2 Launches On November 7
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Y Combinator Startup Hyperink Raises $1.2 Million To Launch A Skillshare For Books

[credit provider=”Hyperink”] With over 6.7 billion people in the world, there’s a great deal of knowledge floating around.  Hyperink, the San Francisco based self-publishing platform, wants to unlock and sell that untapped information by giving every citizen the ability to publish a book.They Y Combinator startup is launching the service […]
Y Combinator Startup Hyperink Raises $1.2 Million To Launch A Skillshare For Books