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New York court casts doubt on resale of digital music in ReDigi case

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Judge says 'second-hand' service infringed on Capitol Records' right to reproduction but experts suggest issue is not resolvedThe legality of selling digital music in the same way as an old book or CD has been called into question, after a New York court ruled that the act is in violation...
New York court casts doubt on resale of digital music in ReDigi case

Federal judge approves settlement with three publishers in Apple/Amazon ebook price fixing case

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Last month we noted that Apple filed a document with the Southern District of New York attempting to have settlements with the DOJ and three publishers delayed until after after the high profile ebook price fixing case goes to trial in June 2013. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports a...
Federal judge approves settlement with three publishers in Apple/Amazon ebook price fixing case
Barnes & Noble's Nook sales decline, but bookstores buoyed by 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Author Solutions dances into the DIY e-book market with Booktango

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Booktango is a new easy-to-use free DIY self-publishing platform that allows you to publish your e-book to all the major e-bookstores. What's the rub?...
Author Solutions dances into the DIY e-book market with Booktango

Seth Godin’s Kickstarter campaign for new book beats $40k goal in 3.5 hours

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This morning at 5:05 AM ET, Seth Godin launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 for his upcoming book “The Icarus Deception.” The goal was to raise the money in a month, but the campaign has already beat the goal, raising $43,538 in about three and a half hours. “The...
Seth Godin’s Kickstarter campaign for new book beats $40k goal in 3.5 hours

Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous Attack and Facebook Decisions

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Thursday's selection includes Amazon Publishing selling e-books in other digital bookstores, an excerpt from a book about the hacker group Anonymous and a drawing game that uses face tracking....
Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous Attack and Facebook Decisions

Graphicly pulls comic book apps to focus on self-publishing

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Digital comic-book publisher Graphicly has decided to focus on emerging self-publishing markets for all kinds of visually-oriented digital books, and has consequently pulled its comic-book storefront app for both iOS and Android, though it will still publish graphic novels and comics to the various digital bookstores, including iBooks, Nook, Kindle,...
Graphicly pulls comic book apps to focus on self-publishing

BajaLibros, a big Spanish-language ebookstore, comes to the US

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BajaLibros, an Argentinian digital book store that sells Spanish-language ebooks throughout Latin America, has launched in the United States. But there is already a lot of competition for the Spanish-language ebook market here. BajaLibros is owned by Grupo VI-DA, an Argentinian digital media group. The bookstore says it sells over...
BajaLibros, a big Spanish-language ebookstore, comes to the US

iOS reading platform Readmill partners with digital marketplace Gumroad

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Readmill, a Berlin-based startup that offers e-reading apps for iOS, has partnered with digital marketplace Gumroad to let authors sell ebooks directly through the site. The company also announced partnerships with Faber Factory and Firsty Group, which provide services for independent publishers. Gumroad was founded by former Pinterest designer Sahil...
iOS reading platform Readmill partners with digital marketplace Gumroad

The right to resell: a ticking time bomb over digital goods

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It’s easy to borrow a book from the library, rent a DVD or sell CDs to a local record store. Why, then, is it so hard to do the same when this content is in digital form? The reason is that laws that govern how we sell our stuff aren’t...
The right to resell: a ticking time bomb over digital goods

Barnes & Noble's new Windows 8 Nook app lets consumers log in with their Microsoft Account

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Today Barnes & Noble announced a new Windows 8 application that will allow consumers to log in using their Microsoft Account credentials. Microsoft owns a portion of Nook, after investing $300 million into it as a separate venture from its parent company. Microsoft’s stake in Nook amounts to 17.6% of the company. Today’s...
Barnes & Noble's new Windows 8 Nook app lets consumers log in with their Microsoft Account

Editorial: Bring on the digital overthrow of publishing

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Last week's release of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite offered an opportunity to look back on the rapid growth of e-reading, and look forward to what the digitization of publishing will mean to four major market forces: publishers, bookstores, authors and readers. As during any technological disruption, winners and losers...
Editorial: Bring on the digital overthrow of publishing
Coder uses JavaScript console to create interactive book review

Barnes & Noble Uses Apps to Lure Customers Into Stores

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Will tablets and e-readers kill bookstores of the nonvirtual variety? Not if Barnes & Noble can help it. The company is using apps on its Nook devices to help drive store traffic and sell physical books, board games and toys. Since last year, it has teamed up with software makers...
Barnes & Noble Uses Apps to Lure Customers Into Stores

Airport bookstore chain Hudson starts selling print and ebooks online

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Hudson Booksellers, the airport bookstore chain, has launched an online bookstore where it will sell both print and ebooks. The move is intended to induce readers who discover books while traveling to buy them through Hudson once they get home. HudsonBooksellers.com is run through the American Booksellers Association’s IndieBound program and...
Airport bookstore chain Hudson starts selling print and ebooks online

Microsoft kills Messenger to push Skype

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Windows Live Messenger is being replaced with Skype, Xbox SmartGlass arrives on Apple devices, and single weekly issues of DC Comics hit digital bookstores. [Read more]...
Microsoft kills Messenger to push Skype

Barnes & Noble expects deeper loss in Nook business

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Barnes & Noble, struggling to gain traction against Amazon’s Kindle, expects its Nook business to go deeper into the red. The company delivered the news to investors overnight, saying that the loss in the Nook segment will be greater for its current fiscal year (ending in April) than the $262...
Barnes & Noble expects deeper loss in Nook business

US Supreme Court to revisit ‘first-sale’ copyright doctrine

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The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide the global reach of US copyright law, in a case testing whether an overseas purchaser of a copyrighted work may resell it in the United States without the copyright holder’s permission. The justices will hear the case, which considers the “first-sale” doctrine,...
US Supreme Court to revisit ‘first-sale’ copyright doctrine

Tim Waterstone warns Amazon tax avoidance could kill off bookshops

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Founder of UK books chain says Amazon tax planning fits pattern of 'rude, contemptuous, arrogant' online companyTim Waterstone, the founder of the eponymous bookstores, has warned that Amazon's "grotesquely unfair" avoidance of millions of pounds of UK taxes could lead to the death of high street bookshops.Waterstone said Amazon's tax...
Tim Waterstone warns Amazon tax avoidance could kill off bookshops

B&N announces 3 more retailers for UK Nook, including two bookstores

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Barnes & Noble is preparing to launch its Nook e-readers (but not the Nook Tablet or Nook Color) in the UK this October, and announced its first retail partner there — department store John Lewis — earlier this week. Now add Argos, Blackwell’s and Foyles to the list for a...
B&N announces 3 more retailers for UK Nook, including two bookstores

Web-like analytics are coming to brick-and-mortar stores

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A company called Placed is applying some of the methods used online to the real world. FORTUNE -- Foot traffic at bookstores rose by 27% in the first quarter of this year, according to a report issued this week by Placed, a Seattle-based company that aims to bring Internet-like marketing...
Web-like analytics are coming to brick-and-mortar stores

Bookstores may be closing down, but the Internet isn’t entirely to blame

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‘Digital’ gets blamed for just about everything these days. The state of the music industry? Blame Spotify. Movies? Why not point that bony finger at The Pirate Bay. High-Street retailers? Amazon, c’mon now. Yes, The World Wide Web would be top of the FBI’s most-wanted list if we were to...
Bookstores may be closing down, but the Internet isn’t entirely to blame
Microsoft and Barnes & Noble complete Nook deal, Windows 8 app due imminently
Three Mac apps to help you self publish your book

A Golden Age of Books? There Were Only 500 Real Bookstores in 1931

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And two-thirds of American counties had no bookstore at all....
A Golden Age of Books? There Were Only 500 Real Bookstores in 1931

The decline of traditional media [Infographic]

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When was the last time you bought a print newspaper, a book or a DVD? If you are reading these lines, chances are your media diet is mostly digital. Yet, these changes have deep implications – not only for the media industry, which sees ad dollars slowly migrate, but also...
The decline of traditional media [Infographic]

"Has the death of books (and bookstores) been greatly exaggerated?" - @flcenterlitarts - http://j.mp/cSHwA9

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"Has the death of books (and bookstores) been greatly exaggerated?" - @flcenterlitarts - http://j.mp/cSHwA9

The End of Bookstores?

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The End of Bookstores?

Amazon Publishing makes some e-books available to other retailers

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Amazon is selling at least two Amazon Publishing e-books in other digital bookstores, Publishers Lunch discovered (paywall) last night. Until now, it has sold its e-books exclusively through the Kindle Store. The books are Oliver Pötzsch’s bestselling “The Hangman’s Daughter” and the sequel to that book, “The Dark Monk,” released on Tuesday....
Amazon Publishing makes some e-books available to other retailers
Y Combinator-Backed Hiptype Launches A Google Analytics-Style Service For E-Books
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