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Kobo and American Booksellers Association bringing e-wares to indie bookstores

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The e-book vs. real-book debate is very much a matter of opinion, so it's only fitting that the two learn to get along. Kobo and the American Booksellers Association seem to think so too, which is why they are teaming up to bring the Kobo's devices, accessories and virtual...
Kobo and American Booksellers Association bringing e-wares to indie bookstores

Kobo offers almost 2000 independent US bookstores a revenue share deal on ebook sales

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Kobo has today announced a deal with the American Booksellers Association that will see its devices sold through independent bookstores across the US. Not only that, it will offer a revenue share deal on ebook sales. Rather than simply  stocking the eReader devices, the bookstores will offer “a total experience,”...
Kobo offers almost 2000 independent US bookstores a revenue share deal on ebook sales

UK Independent Bookstores Are Running Ads Blasting Amazon For Not Paying Taxes

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"We pay our taxes!" independent booksellers are telling customers across the country in the latest fightback against Amazon. A new high-street campaign from the Booksellers Association refers, tongue in cheek, to MPs' quizzing last week of executives from Amazon, Starbucks and Google over their tax affairs. The companies were accused...
UK Independent Bookstores Are Running Ads Blasting Amazon For Not Paying Taxes

Google Books cutting off independent e-booksellers starting 2013

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Google announced today in a post on the Inside Google Books blog that it would be discontinuing its reseller program that allowed independent booksellers to sell through Google’s ebook services. The American Booksellers Association sent letters to its members informing the approximately 350 independent bookstores that sell e-books through Google’s...
Google Books cutting off independent e-booksellers starting 2013

The ABA vows to offer a ‘better product’ when Google pulls its eBook reseller program next year

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Google has announced that from next year, it will no longer allow independent bookstores to sell its digital books through their websites. The American Booksellers Association (ABA) broke the news in an email to its members earlier today, noting that that from January 31, 2013, Google Play will be the...
The ABA vows to offer a ‘better product’ when Google pulls its eBook reseller program next year

Google Winding Down E-Book Reselling Program To Focus On Play

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The American Booksellers Association sent a letter to its members today announcing that Google was putting an end to its reseller program, which allowed independent bookstores to operate an e-book storefront using Google as the wholesaler. The news was confirmed shortly afterwards by a post on the Inside Google Books...
Google Winding Down E-Book Reselling Program To Focus On Play

Barnes & Noble Launches 8 GB, $199 Nook Tablet

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Hoping to compete against the $199 Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has a new $199 tablet, the not-so-well-named Nook Tablet—8 GB. more to come Related Report: Barnes & Noble To Release Lower-End Nook Tablet On Feb. 22 Barnes & Noble: We Will Not Carry Amazon Publishing Titles...
Barnes & Noble Launches 8 GB, $199 Nook Tablet

Tech Today: Battling ‘Phishing’ and Guessing Facebook’s Ticker

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Robert Galbraith/Reuters Email Giants Fight ‘Phishing’: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL along with financial-service companies are hoping to make email more secure by promoting a set of technologies that authenticate each email’s origin. The goal is to reduce “phishing” emails–scams that attempt to trick recipients into thinking that the...
Tech Today: Battling ‘Phishing’ and Guessing Facebook’s Ticker

Google: No more e-books for indie booksellers

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Google is ending its program that allows independent booksellers to sell Google e-books through their websites. It’s a big blow for small bookstores seeking to compete against Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Below is the full letter that the American Booksellers Association sent to members announcing the news. Dear Bookseller:...
Google: No more e-books for indie booksellers

Bookstores Can Still Compete By Combining Traditional Strengths With Smart Innovations

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When Authors Guild boss Scott Turow said that brick-and-mortar stores are the future of book sales, it was hard not to laugh. Tim Cushing & I joined forces to supply him with an ad for his quixotic campaign, and as expected, defenders of the joy of printed books and brick-and-mortar...
Bookstores Can Still Compete By Combining Traditional Strengths With Smart Innovations

With Google backing out, ABA promises indie bookstores new e-book solution by fall

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Google is ending the affiliate program that allows independent bookstores to sell e-books through their websites, but the American Booksellers Association says it will have a new solution in place “well in advance” of the end of the Google program in January 2013. In a blog post Thursday, ABA CEO...
With Google backing out, ABA promises indie bookstores new e-book solution by fall

Thoughts on Media Reforestation and Algorithmic Journalism

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Over a year ago, I published an essay on Media Reforestation. In a nutshell, it's my belief that all tangible forms of media will be in sharp decline or extinct in just a few years. I followed that up this week with some more thoughts for the folks at...
Thoughts on Media Reforestation and Algorithmic Journalism

Publisher Angry Robot Bundles Free Ebook With Physical Copies And Triples Sales

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Bundling. It works in other industries. Many AAA game titles are released in Collector's Editions, packaging physical goods with the digital product. Nearly every band releasing on vinyl packages a digital download code with the album. DVDs aimed at kids do it all the time, adding stuffed animals or Christmas...
Publisher Angry Robot Bundles Free Ebook With Physical Copies And Triples Sales

Readmill Releases Its New PDF-Enabled App, Outlines Six New Stores

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Last week Social reading iPad app Readmill announced it planned to put in new support for Adobe DRM-protected ePub and PDF formats, and today you can grab the updated app with all the new features. Making excerpts from PDFs sharable across Readmill’s social network of users is bound to widen...
Readmill Releases Its New PDF-Enabled App, Outlines Six New Stores

Indie Bookseller On E-Books: 'I Don't Think We'll Ever Make Money On Them'

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Independent bookstore are unlikely to ever make money from e-books, in the opinion of Praveen Madar of San Francisco independent bookstore Kepler’s 2020. But he says stores like his have to embrace technology – even if it means giving away Kindles. At an O’Reilly Tools of Change panel this...
Indie Bookseller On E-Books: 'I Don't Think We'll Ever Make Money On Them'

Plympton Acquires DailyLit In A Serialized Fiction Team-Up, Susan Danziger And Albert Wenger Become Investors

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Plympton, the serialized fiction studio founded by former New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee and novelist Yael Goldstein Love, just announced that it has acquired DailyLit, which breaks classic and contemporary novels down into short chunks and delivers them via email. Plympton first emerged last year through a successful...
Plympton Acquires DailyLit In A Serialized Fiction Team-Up, Susan Danziger And Albert Wenger Become Investors

Indie Booksellers All Yanking Amazon Titles? Not Exactly

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It would be dramatic to say that independent booksellers nationwide are boycotting Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Publishing titles en masse—and hey, it could still happen. But a new decision from the American Booksellers Association’s IndieCommerce—which comes as bookstore chains Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Indigo are making similar decisions—is not...
Indie Booksellers All Yanking Amazon Titles? Not Exactly

ABA to DOJ on e-book settlement: Punish collusion, not indie bookstores

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In his letter to the Department of Justice on the proposed e-book settlement, American Booksellers Association president Oren Teicher calls Amazon a “classic free-rider” and argues that settling publishers Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins should not have to drop the agency pricing model as a requirement of the settlement....
ABA to DOJ on e-book settlement: Punish collusion, not indie bookstores

Tim Ferriss predicts a "nuclear winter" for startup angel investment, but he isn't worried

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Earlier this week we published the first part of an interview with author and investor Tim Ferriss, who will be speaking at The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, which takes place on 25 and 26 April. Here’s the concluding part of the interview, in which Ferriss discusses why he took...
Tim Ferriss predicts a "nuclear winter" for startup angel investment, but he isn't worried

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

Google eBooks Now 'Books On Google Play', With Big Sales

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With yesterday’s launch of Google Play, the poor old Google (NSDQ: GOOG) eBookstore has a new name and is part of a portal that also offers movies, music and Android apps—and an emphasis on curation and discounts. The message is clear: Books are just one type of content that...
Google eBooks Now 'Books On Google Play', With Big Sales

Readmill partners with Guardian, Atavist and Livrada and adds a free book section to its app

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iOS reading app Readmill added a book discovery feature on Wednesday and also announced three new partnerships with the Guardian, The Atavist and ebook gifting site Livrada. The new “Explore” section of Readmill’s app lets users download free ebooks from directly within the app. For now, a lot of those books...
Readmill partners with Guardian, Atavist and Livrada and adds a free book section to its app

OverDrive Acquires Cloud-Based E-Reading Platform

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E-books you borrow from the library may soon be stored on the cloud and available to read in your web browser. OverDrive, the leading distributor of e-books and digital audiobooks to libraries, has acquired Booki.sh, an Australian company that provides a cloud-based e-reading platform. Booki.sh also provides the e-bookstore...
OverDrive Acquires Cloud-Based E-Reading Platform

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

The Morning Lowdown 2-28-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  AOL (NYSE: AOL) sees three more major talent departures (VentureBeat) »  Oscar night turns into a winning night for Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX), too (Wired) »  What’s hot at Mobile World Congress? Services (GigaOM) »  Interview: Financial Times CEO...
The Morning Lowdown 2-28-12
Kobo signs deal with independent bookstores to expand presence in US

U.K. bookstores lash out at Amazon over alleged tax dodging

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It’s rare to hear businesses bemoan any lack of tax payments, but bookstores in the United Kingdom are so fed up with Amazon (AMZN) that they’re willing to break the trend. The Guardian reports that the U.K.’s Booksellers Association has launched a new campaign that appeals to Britons’ civic pride...
U.K. bookstores lash out at Amazon over alleged tax dodging

How do you save a struggling bookstore? Ask HackerNews

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Lorem Ipsum Books, an independent used bookstore in Cambridge, Mass., faces declining sales and its founder, MIT Media Lab graduate Matt Mankins, now lives in New York. Over the weekend, Mankins went to HackerNews — a website about startups and computer hacking run by startup incubator Y Combinator — to...
How do you save a struggling bookstore? Ask HackerNews
Amazon, Big Six publishers face antitrust suit from indie bookstores over ebook DRM

Readmill updates its social reading iPad app with support for Adobe DRM and PDF

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Readmill, the Berlin startup behind the social ebook reading platform with the same name, is today debuting a revised iPad app (iTunes link) that brings support for the Adobe DRM-protected ePub and PDF formats. The update, Readmill says, gives users access to a “virtually unlimited range” of ebooks and digital...
Readmill updates its social reading iPad app with support for Adobe DRM and PDF
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