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Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

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iTunes is a big, profitable business for Apple. Revenue for the iTunes marketplace rose 32 percent in Apple’s most recent quarter to more than $4 billion. According to the Apple, iTunes is on track to bring in $16 billion in 2013. That’s exceptionally impressive. However, when those numbers came out,...
Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

Author Solutions To Distribute Indie E-Books Through B&N Website, Nook

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Fresh off the heels of a distribution agreement that brought many of e-books in its catalog to Scribd, indie book publisher Author Solutions (ASI) has inked a similar deal with bookseller Barnes & Noble. Under terms of the agreement, e-book formats of all new ASI titles published through the AuthorHouse,...
Author Solutions To Distribute Indie E-Books Through B&N Website, Nook
Pearson buys $89.5m Nook stake to secure book distribution

Tesco Buys E-bookseller Mobcast For $7.2 million As It Squares Up To Amazon And B&N In The UK

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Another development in the UK market for e-readers, tablets and e-books as Amazon and Barnes & Noble move closer to launching more of their services and devices in the UK and Europe: the retail giant Tesco has purchased Mobcast, a digital bookseller co-founded by pulp fiction writer Andy McNab. Tesco tells...
Tesco Buys E-bookseller Mobcast For $7.2 million As It Squares Up To Amazon And B&N In The UK

Barnes & Noble swipes at Amazon.com, raises objections to DOJ e-book settlement

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Barnes & Noble today jumped into the complex legal battle over the future of electronic book publishing, raising objections to a proposed settlement set forth by the Department of Justice related to alleged price fixing by Apple and several major book publishers. Barnes & Noble — taking a similar stance to...
Barnes & Noble swipes at Amazon.com, raises objections to DOJ e-book settlement

Apple defends its e-book pricing as “perfectly proper”

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In the latest court filing in the ongoing Justice Department e-books price-fixing suit, Apple said it did not conspire to fix the prices of digital books to hurt competitors and called the case “fundamentally flawed,” according to a Reuters report. According to Reuters’ copy of the filing, Apple stated: “Apple’s entry...
Apple defends its e-book pricing as “perfectly proper”

Could the Kindle and iPad Kill Quality Content?

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Amazon delivered today a beta version of its free Kindle for BlackBerry e-book app, a quick download that provides access to more than 420,000 books. It marks just the latest example of how the publishing industry is facing seminal changes. Will the end result be the death of quality content? Amazon...
Could the Kindle and iPad Kill Quality Content?

Publishing platform Blurb releases updated ebook editor for adding audio and video to stories

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Blurb, the publishing platform, is releasing a new version of its ebook editor so that authors can add video and audio to create multi-dimensional stories for the iPad. “We have effectively turned digital storytelling on its head,” said Eileen Gittins, CEO and Founder, Blurb.co.uk. “You’ll get the familiar structure and narrative...
Publishing platform Blurb releases updated ebook editor for adding audio and video to stories
Oyster Raises $3 Million from Founders Fund for "Spotify for Books"

Why e-Textbooks Could Cost Students

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Will Apple's recent attempt to break into the textbook market, and other rapidly evolving e-book distribution models, help to moderate soaring textbook prices? From what I've seen so far, it could do just the opposite....
Why e-Textbooks Could Cost Students

The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear

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The choices offered by digital publishing can only be good news for writers, says Barry Eisler. So why are traditional publishers so angry?Until November 2007, when Amazon introduced the Kindle, the only viable means of book distribution was paper. Accordingly, a writer who wanted to reach a mass audience needed...
The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear

Self-publishing platform XinXii enters Russian market

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Self-publishing and e-book distribution platform XinXii has officially launched in Russia, letting local indie authors publish and sell their digital titles in shops worldwide. After a two-month test-run in Russia, XinXii has officially opened its publishing platform for writers and readers at Xinxii.com/ru. The service offers authors to upload their books and...
Self-publishing platform XinXii enters Russian market

Amazon Publishing inks deal with Ingram, opens e-book distribution to rivals

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Amazon Publishing is continuing to broaden its distribution channels, as the New York-based imprint has formed a partnership with Ingram Content Group that will make the company's e-books available to competitors such as Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. As you may be aware, there's some uneasy tension between...
Amazon Publishing inks deal with Ingram, opens e-book distribution to rivals

Federal e-book case against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin gets June 2013 court date

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A trial date of June 3rd, 2013 has been set for the e-book case against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin Group, reports Reuters. The suit is being brought by the U.S. Government, who is alleging that Apple colluded with 5 publishers to increase the prices of e-books at the launch of...
Federal e-book case against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin gets June 2013 court date

The Apple e-book conspiracy: Three days in January

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Eddy Cue did the legwork, but the deal has Steve Jobs written all over it Cue and Jobs. Source: geeksailor.com After the 56 phone calls in the space of two months, the clandestine meetings in swank Manhattan eateries, the secret e-mails "double erased" to ensure they couldn't be traced, it...
The Apple e-book conspiracy: Three days in January

Apple calls e-book suit flawed, says its ebook pricing spurred competition and e-reader advances

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Apple has filed a response to a suit brought against it regarding conspiring to fix ebook pricing, reports Bloomberg. In the filing, Apple says that the lawsuit is fundamentally flawed and says that its promotion of the agency model actually created competition in the face of Amazon’s dominance of the market....
Apple calls e-book suit flawed, says its ebook pricing spurred competition and e-reader advances
BookShout pulls users' Kindle, Nook books onto other platforms
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