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Amazon's bookish domain name hunt irks publishing groups, Barnes & Noble

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Publishers represented by the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers have filed objections to Amazon's pursuit of new generic top-level domains ".book," ".author" and ".read. While some of those gTLDs have already come under fire from entire countries, the influential book groups told gatekeeper ICANN that "placing such...
Amazon's bookish domain name hunt irks publishing groups, Barnes & Noble

Pay-As-You-Read E-Bookselling Won't Make It Off The Shelves

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Entrepreneurs have often used technology to bring us services we didn't even know we needed. Who would have thought a billion people would be willing to share their lives on Facebook and hundreds of millions more would change the news industry by microblogging on Twitter? But oftentimes entrepreneurs get it...
Pay-As-You-Read E-Bookselling Won't Make It Off The Shelves

Changes for retailers as ebook revolution moves abroad

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As international publishers and booksellers gather at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week, one big question is what the transition to digital reading will look like outside the United States. At the Publishers Launch Frankfurt conference on Monday, retailers discussed what they are seeing so far. Barnes & Noble is...
Changes for retailers as ebook revolution moves abroad

Dan Bull's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Looking across Techdirt this week, two trends make themselves apparent time and time again. As artists utilize new ways to succeed, gatekeepers such as book publishers and record labels are becoming increasingly obsolete. The more obsolete these gatekeepers become, the crazier their tactics in trying to deny and prevent it....
Dan Bull's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
Walmart Stops Selling Kindle Products, Amazon Sheds Nary a Tear

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

Jeff Bezos Reveals Amazon Makes No Dough On Its Hardware

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Jeff Bezos, in the U.K. to launch the Kindle Paperwhite and Amazon's Lending Library service, has told the BBC that his firm makes no money on its Kindles. "We make money from when people use our devices, not when people buy our devices," he told technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones. "That...
Jeff Bezos Reveals Amazon Makes No Dough On Its Hardware

Is It Okay To Download A Pirated Copy Of A Book You Already Own?

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Yesterday we wrote about someone who downloaded a pirated copy of a game after he couldn't gain access to the copy he'd already paid for. In that case, which most of our commenters supported, it was clear that the consumer was trying to resolve a problem created by the...
Is It Okay To Download A Pirated Copy Of A Book You Already Own?
B&N: DOJ e-book suit endangers consumers, bookstores and copyrighted expression

Waterstones boss poised to join the e-reader battle

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Bookseller James Daunt remains upbeat about traditional books even as he plots a digital revolutionWhen you consider the prospects for literature in the age of the ebook, just four names seem to dominate the digital future: Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft. These American west coast giants, founded respectively in 1994,...
Waterstones boss poised to join the e-reader battle

NYT ethicist: OK to pirate ebooks once you've bought the hardcover

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Randy Cohen, author of the New York Times's The Ethicist column, was asked to venture an opinion on whether it's OK to download a pirate ebook after you've bought the hardcover. He says it's ethical, even if it's illegal: An illegal download is -- to use an ugly word --...
NYT ethicist: OK to pirate ebooks once you've bought the hardcover
Authors Guild President opposes DOJ lawsuit, paints Amazon's ebook monopoly as bigger threat

Hold the front page: cover art is going out of fashion

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Given that e-readers have no use for cover illustrations, how will books of the future be displayed?Leaf through a copy of Phil Baines's Penguin by Design and you'll see the evolution of almost 80 years of book covers. From the stark formalism of Edward Young's horizontal orange bands (admittedly offset...
Hold the front page: cover art is going out of fashion

Barnes & Noble: DOJ doesn’t understand the book publishing industry

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In a comment sent to the Department of Justice this morning, Barnes & Noble says that the DOJ’s proposed settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices “represents an unprecedented effort” to become “a regulator of a nascent technology that it little understands.”...
Barnes & Noble: DOJ doesn’t understand the book publishing industry
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Amazon's Diminishing Discounts

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Amazon became a retail powerhouse and caused an uproar in bookselling by selling books at a discount. Now that it is consolidating its power and needs to finally make money, there is some evidence that those deals are ending....
Amazon's Diminishing Discounts

Amazon purchase of Goodreads stuns book industry

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Alarm from Authors' Guild, and many Goodreads users, over 'shocking vertical integration' but at least one writer declares move 'cool'"Truly devastating" for some authors but "like finding out my mom is marrying that cool dude next door that I've been palling around with" for another, Amazon's announcement late last week...
Amazon purchase of Goodreads stuns book industry
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