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Modern muggles rejoice! Harry Potter e-books finally on sale

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Author J.K. Rowling's "Pottermore" website has finally put the entire Harry Potter series on sale, including both digital audiobooks and e-books compatible with all major electronic book reading devices. Despite their massive popularity, Harry Potter books have remained off-limits to the Amazon Kindle store and other major e-book platforms....
Modern muggles rejoice! Harry Potter e-books finally on sale

What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

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On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved a proposed settlement put forth by the Department of Justice to resolve allegations that three publishers had colluded with Apple to fix ebook prices. Here’s what will happen next. Now that the settlement is approved, when will we see changes? According to...
What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

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When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything to avoid trial. That same day, three of the publishers -- HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and...
States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

Single-text e-reader review: a rising fad with long-term promise

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Before Engadget was born, the late '90s saw a rising fear of the millennium bug, not to mention the advent of the first true e-readers. As time went on, e-ink technology on these devices improved, and despite the subsequent rise of tablets, e-readers have persisted thanks to their retina-soothing...
Single-text e-reader review: a rising fad with long-term promise

Samsung warns Italians that Kobo is leaving the Readers Hub, teases 'new and improved' e-book service

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We hope you took advantage of those Italian lessons. If you didn't, the gist is that Samsung has warned at least one HDBlog.it visitor (and Galaxy phone owner) that its Readers Hub will soon drop Kobo e-book support. While there isn't a mentioned cutoff point, Samsung is steering the...
Samsung warns Italians that Kobo is leaving the Readers Hub, teases 'new and improved' e-book service

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

Booktango Automatically Publishers Your Timeless Text To Multiple Platforms

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Say you, like me, wrote a book about the two Lithuanian lovers who find themselves trapped in a basement and have to solve mysteries and learn magic to escape the traps set by them by an evil wizard robot using their brawn, brains, and a little sultry lovemaking. How would...
Booktango Automatically Publishers Your Timeless Text To Multiple Platforms

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

UK inflation basket: ebooks in, champagne out

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Office for National Statistics notes recent increases in the number of people reading books digitally as it adds ebooks to the new basket of goodsThe world may not have heard of EL James and her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy were it not for her first publishing the erotic thrillers...
UK inflation basket: ebooks in, champagne out

Barnes & Noble launching UK Nook in October

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Barnes & Noble is planning to launch its Nook e-reader line and digital bookstore in the United Kingdom later this year. Online sales through a UK-specific website are to be supported by retail sales from mid-October onwards, in time for the Christmas holiday period. It will face stiff competition from...
Barnes & Noble launching UK Nook in October

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

Kobo's greatest asset? It's not Amazon

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The warm welcome for Kobo's new e-reader is hardly surprising given the anti-Amazon feeling at the London Book FairKobo launched a new e-reader at last week's London Book Fair: the Aura HD. Clearly taking aim at Amazon's ever-expanding Kindle lineup, the Aura comes with the highest definition screen of any...
Kobo's greatest asset? It's not Amazon
How Rakuten, the Amazon.com of Japan, plans to make a name for itself in the US

Tim Ferriss: Why "success" doesn't just mean "NYT bestseller"

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Tim Ferriss — the bestselling author of  The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body – was the first author to sign up with Amazon’s New York publishing imprint, headed by publishing industry vet Larry Kirshbaum. He told the New York Times‘ David Streitfeld, “I don’t feel like I’m giving up anything, financially or otherwise.” Now...
Tim Ferriss: Why "success" doesn't just mean "NYT bestseller"

E-book bestsellers breakdown: I married a billionaire

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This new weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week’s featured title The book: “The Marriage Bargain” by Jennifer Probst (Entangled, $2.99). “The Marriage Bargain” is #11 on the New York Times...
E-book bestsellers breakdown: I married a billionaire

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news. After, come back to SAI for live news and analysis all day. Google's desktop business is slowing, and profits are not being replaced by a mobile business yet. Two startups are racing to mine asteroids. E-book maker Kobo has hired an Apple sales director to...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear

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The choices offered by digital publishing can only be good news for writers, says Barry Eisler. So why are traditional publishers so angry?Until November 2007, when Amazon introduced the Kindle, the only viable means of book distribution was paper. Accordingly, a writer who wanted to reach a mass audience needed...
The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear

Crashing a book on the financial crash: E-book bestsellers breakdown

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This weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week’s featured title The book: “Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong” by Edward Conard (Penguin/Portfolio, list price...
Crashing a book on the financial crash: E-book bestsellers breakdown

Kobo's Arc Android tablet goes on sale in the UK and Canada, launching in France on November 19

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Perhaps often forgotten thanks to Amazon’s dominance of the e-reader market, Kobo is attempting to make its mark on the Android tablet market, today launching its Kobo Arc device in the UK and Canada. Kobo’s Arc tablet — which is features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 HD display, 1.5GHz OMAP 4470 dual-core processor,...
Kobo's Arc Android tablet goes on sale in the UK and Canada, launching in France on November 19

Amazon Publishing inks deal with Ingram, opens e-book distribution to rivals

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Amazon Publishing is continuing to broaden its distribution channels, as the New York-based imprint has formed a partnership with Ingram Content Group that will make the company's e-books available to competitors such as Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. As you may be aware, there's some uneasy tension between...
Amazon Publishing inks deal with Ingram, opens e-book distribution to rivals

Research and compare e-readers at ReaderRocket

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Can't decide between a Kindle and a Kobo? A GlowLight and a Paperwhite? This handy site gives you the full rundown between any two e-reader models. [Read more]...
Research and compare e-readers at ReaderRocket

Kobo's Glo and Mini readers on their way to Japan as the Touch gets a discount

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Looks like Kobo's leveraging some of that Rakuten-infused love. The e-reader maker announced today that it'll be bringing its new pair of devoted readers to Japan over the next couple of months, courtesy of its parent company. The e-literati in that country can pre-order the new Kobo Glo now...
Kobo's Glo and Mini readers on their way to Japan as the Touch gets a discount

The Last Remnant Of The Borders Brand Is Finally Going To Be Killed Off For Good

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The fall of Borders bookstores occurred last year when the chain closed its stores and liquidated its assets.  Yet, the Borders brand strives on -- sort of. The Borders e-book franchise survived, having been bought by Pearson Group Australia, which ran the site still branded as Borders online at...
The Last Remnant Of The Borders Brand Is Finally Going To Be Killed Off For Good
E-book upstart Txtr signs majors for U.S. push

Ematic announces eGlide XL Pro Android 4.0 slate for $220

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Ematic clearly isn't aiming to differentiate itself when it comes to tablet designs, but then again, the company is a devotee of that tried-and-true method of undercutting its competitors' prices. (Remember that impossibly cheap PMP?) Its just-announced Android 4.0 slate, the eGlide XL Pro 2, may not be a...
Ematic announces eGlide XL Pro Android 4.0 slate for $220
Graphicly shutters iOS & Android comic book apps to focus on self-publishing service

Amazon offers ebook refunds in price-fixing settlement

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Amazon will offer partial refunds to customers who bought ebooks between April 2010 and May 2012 a result of the settlement in a price-fixing case between publishers and the attorneys general of most U.S. states. The retailer is notifying eligible customers by email. Compensation ranges from $0.30 to $1.32...
Amazon offers ebook refunds in price-fixing settlement

States' ebook settlement: Preliminary approval, and a 2013 hearing

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Federal district judge Denise Cote has preliminarily approved (PDF) the states’ $69 million ebook pricing settlement with Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. The settlement covers all the states except Minnesota, and five territories including Washington, D.C. Consumers will be notified within 30 days if they are eligible for a...
States' ebook settlement: Preliminary approval, and a 2013 hearing
Five digital lessons from BookExpo America 2012
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