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Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store

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It remains to be seen if it's a full-on change of policy, but it looks like Amazon is at least shifting it stance when it comes to where some of the ebooks put out by its Amazon Publishing division are sold. As you may recall, Barnes & Noble and...
Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store

Tell Paypal To Stop Playing Morality Cop With Booksellers

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We recently wrote about how Paypal was pressuring Smashwords to drop any books that included sexual content that Paypal didn't like. This seemed ridiculously over-aggressive. You can be completely against rape without that meaning that no books shall exist that include a rape scene. But according to Paypal's rules, books...
Tell Paypal To Stop Playing Morality Cop With Booksellers

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book

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I’ve published eight books in the past seven years, five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), one comic book,  and the last two I’ve self-published. In this post I give the specific details of all of my sales numbers and advances with the traditional publishers. Although the jury is still out on my...
Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book

Thanks to BitTorrent, The 4-Hour Chef goes from being boycotted by Barnes and Noble to a bestseller

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Self-help guru Tim Ferriss may have had a troubled start with his latest book, The 4-Hour Chef, but now it’s flying off the shelves. The book in question has gone from being boycotted by Barnes and Noble to becoming the first BitTorrent bestseller. Here’s the story. The book is published...
Thanks to BitTorrent, The 4-Hour Chef goes from being boycotted by Barnes and Noble to a bestseller

Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

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When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a Most Favored Nation provision that prohibited e-books from being sold at any other retailer for a lower price. That provision today is central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s...
Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

Wired's Chris Anderson: Today's 'Maker Movement' Is The New Industrial Revolution [TCTV]

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As the longtime editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, the author of The Long Tail, the coiner of the term “freemium,” to name just a few of the things that he’s known for, Chris Anderson is well-renowned for having his finger on the pulse of trends just as they’re starting to...
Wired's Chris Anderson: Today's 'Maker Movement' Is The New Industrial Revolution [TCTV]

DoJ Whacks "Self-Serving" Apple in Response to E-Book Settlement Comments

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Despite criticism of its actions from high-profile political figures, the Department of Justice is standing firm on its settlement with three publishers in the DoJ's lawsuit against Apple and five publishers accusing them of conspiring against common enemy Amazon. Under the terms of the settlement, the settling publishers are required...
DoJ Whacks "Self-Serving" Apple in Response to E-Book Settlement Comments

Google nixes independent e-book reseller program

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Google reps assert that the reseller program hasn’t met the needs of readers nor booksellers....
Google nixes independent e-book reseller program

A Goodreads Spoiled: All Your Books Are Belong To Amazon

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Last week, Amazon bought the social book-discussion site Goodreads for an undisclosed sum. My immediate Twitter reaction was, well, cynical: Basically, all of your book related social activity on Goodreads just became advertising fodder for Amazon. Congrats and good luck! -- Brian Ford (@brianericford) March 28, 2013 My second tweet...
A Goodreads Spoiled: All Your Books Are Belong To Amazon

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

Google remainders its independent e-book resales

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Google reps assert that the reseller program hasn't met the needs of readers or booksellers. [Read more]...
Google remainders its independent e-book resales
IPG announces DRM-free option for client publishers

Tim Waterstone: 'If reading is going be all digital in 50 years, so be it'

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Thirty years ago, Tim Waterstone founded one of the UK's best-known booksellers, and is still in love with the idea of bookshops. So what is he doing starting a new ebooks venture?Tim Waterstone's house in Holland Park, west London, sits on the edge of a small cluster of book-industry landmarks....
Tim Waterstone: 'If reading is going be all digital in 50 years, so be it'
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DOJ takes aim at Apple and publishers over e-book price

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Perhaps this is a sign of just how badly Apple wants to compete with Amazon.com in the electronic book business. Or, maybe it shows just how fearful the big book publishers are of the Seattle online retailer. According to The Wall Street Journal, The Department of Justice is investigating Apple...
DOJ takes aim at Apple and publishers over e-book price

Lehrer's publisher runs ads telling bookstores to send back "Imagine" for a refund

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is running digital ads telling booksellers to send back copies of Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine for a full refund. Earlier this week, Tablet magazine’s Michael Moynihan reported that Lehrer had fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in the bestselling Imagine. It had previously been discovered that Lehrer was reusing his own material in New...
Lehrer's publisher runs ads telling bookstores to send back "Imagine" for a refund

Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library tops 100,000 titles

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Amazon.com has expanded to more than 100,000 titles the library of e-books available for borrowing at no extra charge by Amazon Kindle owners who subscribe to the company’s Amazon Prime subscription service. The new total, announced in a news release this morning, represents a significant jump from the 5,000 titles...
Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library tops 100,000 titles

The Statute of Anne, the Digital Economy Bill and the Red Flag Act

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This week marks the Tercentenary of the 1710 Statute of Anne - the world's first Copyright law. It also marks the first discussion of the Digital Economy Bill in the Commons. And in 1865, the Locomotive act was being discussed in the Commons too. How do they compare?The Statute of...
The Statute of Anne, the Digital Economy Bill and the Red Flag Act

Nick Harkaway: 'The book industry has got to get online publishing right'

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The sci-fi novelist turns non-fiction author to investigate technology and the future of readingThe author of two well-received science fiction novels, The Gone-Away World (2008) and Angelmaker (2012), Nick Harkaway (born 1972) is also an experienced technology commentator and blogger. The son of the novelist John Le Carré, he worked...
Nick Harkaway: 'The book industry has got to get online publishing right'
Amazon acquires 62-year-old publisher Avalon Books

Macmillan’s Tor/Forge goes DRM-free

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Macmillan science fiction/fantasy imprint Tor/Forge — the publisher of titles like Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” — will sell its e-books DRM-free as of “early July 2012,” the company announced today. “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” said Tor/Forge president and publisher Tom...
Macmillan’s Tor/Forge goes DRM-free
UK bookstore chain Waterstones signs deal with Amazon to sell Kindle alongside its own services

Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

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France has developed something of a reputation in trying to tax larger companies on the Internet to use the funds to help out smaller players. The latest development in that scheme: a proposal to tax large booksellers to help French independent bookstores impacted by the rise of online giants like...
Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

Apple demands challenging in new Latin America e-book market

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Publishing Perspective reports that Apple is pushing Spanish and other Latin America publishers to get ready for the launch of the iBookstore, but may be making it difficult for booksellers to comply. According to unnamed sources, Spanish-language e-book distributor Libranda is requesting Spanish publishers to update metadata by August 30...
Apple demands challenging in new Latin America e-book market

Gemvara Raises $25 Million to Become the Zales of the Internet

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A majority of people have never bought jewelry online, but that isn’t keeping Gemvara from trying to change that. “Our intent is to be aggressive as possible in doing that and to ultimately do to Tiffany’s and other local jewelers what Amazon did to Barnes & Noble and other local...
Gemvara Raises $25 Million to Become the Zales of the Internet
Building an atlas for books with Small Demons
Video: Why Richard Russo says Amazon is a predator

WordPress updates its Android app, delivers Kindle Fire and Nook support

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WordPress has updated its native Android application for smartphones and tablets, delivering features from its version 2.0 update and making them available for owners of Amazon’s Kindle Fire and B&N’s Nook Color/Tablet. WordPress’ for Android v2.0.5 sees the blogging app gain post editor and geotagging improvements but understandably, the focus...
WordPress updates its Android app, delivers Kindle Fire and Nook support
With 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid', ComiXology expands beyond digital comics

Barnes & Noble Incorporates In Germany, Closest Sign Yet Of European Nook Launch

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Just as Amazon is launching a new Kindle (but not the Fire tablet, yet) in Europe, one of its big competitors is taking one more step in its bid to enter the European market: Barnes & Noble has incorporated a new company, Barnes & Noble Digital Media GmbH, in Germany....
Barnes & Noble Incorporates In Germany, Closest Sign Yet Of European Nook Launch
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