[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 […]
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[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 […]
[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, […]
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The Pew Internet and American Life Project says 21% of Americans have read an e-book in the last year as of February. That’s up from 17% in December.
[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.
[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 […]
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s antitrust watchdog is probing whether Apple and five major publishing houses have colluded to restrict competition in the market for e-books.
[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.
[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 […]
[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] A library in Eau Claire, Wisconsin is offering iPads for checkout, reports AllThingsD.With 44 devices available, library patrons can take them home for a week at a time or use them in the library for up to 4 hours.