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The time is right for Amazon to ‘do a Kindle’ on the TV industry with its own set-top box

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Amazon has big ambitions in the TV content business. At the MIPTV conference in Cannes, France recently, I sat through what was basically a half-hour sales pitch to the TV industry from Amazon VP Anthony Bay, extolling the virtues of Amazon Instant Video in the US and its LoveFilm service...
The time is right for Amazon to ‘do a Kindle’ on the TV industry with its own set-top box
PwC: the U.S. consumer ebook market will be bigger than the print book market by 2017

Microsoft invests $300m in Barnes & Noble's Nook ebook business

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Barnes & Noble shares soar as deal with software giant eases fears that bookseller lacks capital to compete with AmazonMicrosoft is challenging Amazon's dominance of the ebook industry with a $300m (£185m) investment in Barnes & Noble's Nook reader and college textbook businesses.News of the deal sent shares in Barnes...
Microsoft invests $300m in Barnes & Noble's Nook ebook business

Ebook Authors Continue To See Self-Publishing Stigma Disappear

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As the recent news about ebooks has mostly revolved around the price-fixing settlement that was just approved, it's worth pointing out, or reiterating, how the ebook market continues to take off despite being a digital marketplace with all the same potential pitfalls as the recording industry. Despite those potential troubles,...
Ebook Authors Continue To See Self-Publishing Stigma Disappear

Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

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Concerns over Amazon's power underlie plan to create £2.6bn super-publisher - yet industry is relatively healthyFear of Amazon may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the sentiment that underlies the proposed merger between Random House and Penguin, to create a super-publisher with worldwide revenues of...
Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

First Round Of Ebook Price Fixing Settlements Are Announced

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When the Department of Justice decided to sue Apple and five of the major book publishers for price fixing ebooks, we were glad to see some justice coming to purchasers of overpriced ebooks. Shortly after filing the suit, three of those publishers, HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster, decided to...
First Round Of Ebook Price Fixing Settlements Are Announced

Big e-reader is watching you

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Your e-reader knows how long it took you to finish The Hunger Games and where you stopped reading Wolf Hall. Publishers are thrilled with the new data – but what does it mean for the rest of us?Big Brother, wrote George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, is watching you. Would Orwell...
Big e-reader is watching you

One year in, Google Play store has over 5M ebooks and 18M songs

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A year after its launch-slash-rebrand, Google Play contains over 5 million ebooks, 18 million songs and 700,000 apps, Google announced in a blog post Wednesday. Google Play is a rebrand of the Android Market, intended to remind users that Google sells content besides apps. So far, success has been mixed....
One year in, Google Play store has over 5M ebooks and 18M songs

US Government Finally Realizes That Publishers & Apple Conspiring To Raise eBook Prices Is Price Fixing

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Almost exactly two years ago, when the big publishers, along with Apple, effectively forced Amazon to allow the publishers to jack up prices on ebooks, I noted that this looked like a classic case of price fixing. Apparently, the US government agrees -- and found enough evidence to go after...
US Government Finally Realizes That Publishers & Apple Conspiring To Raise eBook Prices Is Price Fixing

Bookseller offers readers vouchers to dump Kindles

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'Amnesty' in Sydney store announced to fight back against Amazon's market dominanceAn Australian bookseller has announced that he will no longer stand "passively by while Amazon steals our customers and steals their reading choices", and is urging readers to throw their Kindles in a specially provided bin.Pages and Pages, one...
Bookseller offers readers vouchers to dump Kindles

Maps: site of an epic territorial struggle between Apple and Google | Dan Gillmor

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If you upgraded your iPhone to iOS6 and got lost because of the map app, you are the collateral damage in a monopolists' warSo, iPhone users, how do you like being collateral damage?If you "upgrade" to iOS6, Apple's latest mobile operating system, you are going to lose an essential app...
Maps: site of an epic territorial struggle between Apple and Google | Dan Gillmor

Independent booksellers sue Amazon, publishers for monopoly

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independent booksellers The Book House, Posman Books, and Fiction Addiction are suing Amazon and the "Big Six" publishers consisting of Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, Random House, and Simon & Schuster. The suit accuses the seven companies of monopolizing the ebook market by selling titles encumbered by draconian digital rights management...
Independent booksellers sue Amazon, publishers for monopoly

John Lewis to be first UK retailer to sell Nook e-reader

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US bookseller Barnes & Noble seeks to loosen Amazon's grip on digital book market in BritainBarnes & Noble, the US bookseller, has secured a deal with John Lewis to distribute its Nook e-reader as it seeks to dent Amazon's dominance of the UK digital book market.John Lewis will be the...
John Lewis to be first UK retailer to sell Nook e-reader

Our e-publishing predictions for 2013

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If you want to see the shape of books to come, cast your eyes statesideIt's not always easy to make predictions, unless you're making predictions about ebooks, in which case all you have to do is look at the US. Here's what we can expect on the e-reading front in...
Our e-publishing predictions for 2013

Barnes & Noble to launch Nook e-reader in UK

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Publisher backed by Microsoft has Amazon's Kindle in its sights in first expansion outside USBarnes & Noble is to take on Amazon in the European digital book market by launching its Nook e-reader in the UK this autumn.The move marks Barnes & Noble's first expansion outside the United States, and...
Barnes & Noble to launch Nook e-reader in UK

This Is The Steve Jobs Email That Has Apple In A Legal Mess (AAPL)

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The Department of Justice is suing Apple over price-fixing in the eBook market. The DOJ's latest piece of evidence is an email that Apple CEO Steve Jobs sent News Corp executive James Murdoch. In it, Jobs tells Murdoch, who oversaw News Corp's book publisher, Hearst, that he doesn't think consumers...
This Is The Steve Jobs Email That Has Apple In A Legal Mess (AAPL)

E-books: Apple's federal court showdown starts today

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The dispute over Apple’s alleged price-fixing of e-books comes to a head today as a case brought against the company by the U.S. Justice Department in 2012 goes to trial in federal court in Manhattan. Apple is accused of conspiring with book publishers to raise prices on e-books via the...
E-books: Apple's federal court showdown starts today

Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

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Kobo has begun selling its devices directly through its website in the U.S. and Canada instead of making customers in those countries go to third-party retailers, the Toronto-based company announced Tuesday. Kobo makes four devices: The 5-inch Kobo Mini e-reader, for $79.99; the touchscreen Kobo Touch e-reader, for $99.99; the...
Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

Author Explains The Joy Of Helping Russian 'Pirate' Translate His Book

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It was about five years ago that we first wrote about best selling author Paulo Coelho revealing that he was eagerly helping create pirate foreign translations of his books, and noting that sales of legitimate copies always seemed to increase whenever he did this -- initially pretending to be someone...
Author Explains The Joy Of Helping Russian 'Pirate' Translate His Book

In Case You Were Wondering How Amazon and Apple Felt About Each Other [Apple]

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Amazon MP3 Store has a promotion called Daily Deal, where they prominently highlight an album that'll rake in sales for cheap—in exchange, labels have been giving them a one-day exclusive before the street date. Surprise, iTunes got pissed. For example, Amazon sold Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" for...
In Case You Were Wondering How Amazon and Apple Felt About Each Other [Apple]

Amazon, Publishers Sued For Antitrust Violations Over DRM By Angry Indie Bookstores

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Dennis S. was the first of a bunch of folks to send in the news of a class action lawsuit recently filed by a bunch of independent booksellers against Amazon and the "Big Six" publishing firms arguing that Amazon's ebook DRM (and the agreements from the big publishers to use...
Amazon, Publishers Sued For Antitrust Violations Over DRM By Angry Indie Bookstores

Livrada Bridges the Gap Between Physical Books and the Digital World

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There appear to be three sides to the ebook market. There are people who have wholeheartedly embraced the digitalization of our books and who don’t touch paper books for weeks at a time. Then, there are people who don’t want to read books digitally, and who are just fine...
Livrada Bridges the Gap Between Physical Books and the Digital World

Author Explains The Joy Of Helping Russian 'Pirate' Translate His Book

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It was about five years ago that we first wrote about best selling author Paulo Coelho revealing that he was eagerly helping create pirate foreign translations of his books, and noting that sales of legitimate copies always seemed to increase whenever he did this -- initially pretending to be someone...
Author Explains The Joy Of Helping Russian 'Pirate' Translate His Book

Apple in US court over accusations of fixing prices of ebooks

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Justice Department arguing tech firm conspired with publishers to set prices of ebooks - and break Amazon's grip on marketApple colluded with the world's top publishers to bump up the price of ebooks and cost consumers "hundreds of millions of dollars", a US court heard Monday.At the start of what's...
Apple in US court over accusations of fixing prices of ebooks

European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

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The European Commission has officially reached a settlement with Apple and four publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan’s parent company, Holtzbrinck — on ebook pricing. The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster and it was approved in September. Apple and Holtzbrinck...
European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers
Meet Penguin Random House, The World's Largest Book Publisher That Will Counter Amazon
Amazon, Big Six publishers face antitrust suit from indie bookstores over ebook DRM

European commission and Apple reach settlement over ebook price fixing

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Apple and four major publishers vow to restore fair competition to European ebook market, handing pricing power to retailersReaders should prepare for plunging ebook prices after the European Commission yesterday accepted commitments from Apple and four major publishers to stop restricting the sale of cheap ebooks.The commission has been investigating...
European commission and Apple reach settlement over ebook price fixing
Traditional Publisher Ebook Pricing Harming Authors' Careers

Fighting the DOJ's Apple ebook settlement -- in comic strip form

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With the Department of Justice’s proposed ebook pricing settlement pending, last week U.S. District Judge Denise Cote granted attorney and licensing expert Bob Kohn, who opposes the settlement, permission to file an amicus brief in the case. But she gave him a restriction: It could only be five pages long....
Fighting the DOJ's Apple ebook settlement -- in comic strip form
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