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Amazon Publishing bookshop boycott grows

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Independent booksellers join Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Canadian chain Indigo in refusing to stock retail giant's own booksThe cold war between north American booksellers and Amazon has hotted up this week, with the booksellers joining together to announce that they will not be selling any of the titles published...
Amazon Publishing bookshop boycott grows

The anti-Amazon revolt continues as the ABA boycotts its books

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The American Booksellers Association (ABA) is the latest body to join the slew of retailers Stateside boycotting books from Amazon’s publishing division. The ABA is the USA’s national, not-for-profit trade association which exists to protect and promote the interests of its members: independently owned bookstores of all sizes, with storefront...
The anti-Amazon revolt continues as the ABA boycotts its books

Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks

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Creating and publishing content-rich, interactive ebooks without programming skills or distribution power: that’s the problem New York- and Seoul-based startup Moglue is trying to solve. The TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing finalist offers two products: MoglueBuilder (a desktop app that makes it dead simple for authors and artists to create and publish interactive ebooks) and MoglueBooks (an ebook store...
Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks

Amazon Goes Bilingual In The U.S. Kindle Store With Launch Of Spanish ‘Tienda Kindle’

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Amazon has been making some big strides in extending its footprint outside of the U.S. with its Kindle e-readers and Kindle bookstore, but today it took a step to improve how it caters to Spanish speakers closer to home, with the launch of a new section of its U.S. Kindle...
Amazon Goes Bilingual In The U.S. Kindle Store With Launch Of Spanish ‘Tienda Kindle’

Google reaches landmark agreement with French publishers to digitize out-of-print books

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Google has been on the receiving end of a number of lawsuits in recent times, for varying reasons. Last year we reported that three French publishers were suing the Internet giant for almost €10m, claiming that Google scanned thousands of their books without consent. This followed a similar case from...
Google reaches landmark agreement with French publishers to digitize out-of-print books

Harry Potter e-books now available to muggles

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The Hunger Games may have had a heck of an opening weekend, but let's not forget who the top box office spot belongs to: a certain bespectacled boy wizard. Roughly a decade and half after the publication of the first book in the series -- and after several months...
Harry Potter e-books now available to muggles

Microsoft thought about Nokia buy; promptly backed out, report says

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According to The Register, it has spoken with sources who claim Microsoft examined Nokia's books before deciding to not acquire the mobile firm. [Read more]...
Microsoft thought about Nokia buy; promptly backed out, report says

Microsoft considered buying Nokia last year but walked away: The Register

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There has been scuttlebutt about Microsoft potentially overtaking Nokia even since before the companies reached a landmark Windows Phone agreement with regards to the flailing Finnish giant’s smartphone business last year. Both companies are struggling to compete with Apple and Android handset makers in the (profitable) high-end phones segment, so...
Microsoft considered buying Nokia last year but walked away: The Register
Graphicly shutters iOS & Android comic book apps to focus on self-publishing service

Numby teaches your kids how to count in weird and wonky ways

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Emerging technology holds promise for countless industries, and seeing how kids so easily gravitate towards tablets and mobile devices, it’s becoming clear that education and learning are ripe for innovation. We’ve looked at the future of children’s books and covered the different ways kids look at technology. Now, I’d like to...
Numby teaches your kids how to count in weird and wonky ways

ScrollMotion, maker of nifty iPad apps, lands $5 million in debt funding

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ScrollMotion, a New York company that assists a wide range of big-name clients in creating amazing apps for the iPad (and other tablets) and smartphones, has taken $5 million in debt funding according to an SEC filing. We’ve reached out to the company for more details on the fundraising and...
ScrollMotion, maker of nifty iPad apps, lands $5 million in debt funding
Goodbye Android Market, Hello Google Play
‘Pottermore’ Breaks All Retailers and Rules (Except Apple and Region Restrictions)

10 book-apps that might change Julia Donaldson's mind about Gruffalo apps

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Author isn't keen on the idea, but perhaps if she saw what some developers have been doing...The Gruffalo deserves its status as one of the most popular children's books in the world: beautiful illustrations, but beautiful words too.The rhythm and rhyme of the story demands to be read with monstery...
10 book-apps that might change Julia Donaldson's mind about Gruffalo apps
The hyperlinked book: Random House plugs Nesbo in to Small Demons

Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

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After weeks of buildup, the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers today and accused them of conspiring to set e-book prices. This is a big story and publishers, consumers and retailers may see the ramifications of today’s lawsuit for months or even years to come. Here’s what...
Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

R-Patz replacements tipped for Hunger Games 2

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As Robert Pattinson rules himself out of key role in Suzanne Collins's Catching Fire, Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund are the new names in the runningArmie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund are the names being tipped to take the key role of Finnick Odair in the sequel...
R-Patz replacements tipped for Hunger Games 2

I'm nearly 30 - am I running out of time to make new friends? | Bim Adewunmi

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A recent article suggests the period for making BFFS the way you did in your teens and 20s is over - so have I accumulated the right kinds of friends?Once, after spending four straight days alone in my flat, communicating only with an editor (via email) and myself (via the bathroom...
I'm nearly 30 - am I running out of time to make new friends? | Bim Adewunmi

Next-Generation Publishing Platform Hyperink Wants To Transform Blogs Into Books

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YC company Hyperink, a next-generation digital book publishing platform, is debuting a new service which helps bloggers create short books from their existing content. As we’ve reported in the past, Hyperink wants to disrupt the book publishing world. The startup’s digital book publishing platform and full-service agency will help any...
Next-Generation Publishing Platform Hyperink Wants To Transform Blogs Into Books

Amazon Adds KF8 Support, Parental Controls, And A High-Contrast Font To Their Cheapest Kindle

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Amazon’s $79 Kindle may be the least flashy of the the bunch, but the Seattle company is starting to push out a new software update that adds some much-needed functionality to their cost-conscious e-reader. One of the biggest additions to the mix is support for Kindle Format 8, Amazon’s relatively...
Amazon Adds KF8 Support, Parental Controls, And A High-Contrast Font To Their Cheapest Kindle

Self-publishing platform FastPencil inks partnership with Barnes & Noble

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Book self-publishing platform FastPencil has closed a merchandising partnership with bookstore giant Barnes & Noble, the company revealed today. While the deal has been under negotiation for some time and soft launched a few months ago, the company has now made the union official. As you may know, FastPencil was launched...
Self-publishing platform FastPencil inks partnership with Barnes & Noble

Meridian Indoor Navigation Adds Las Vegas Hotels To Client Roster

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Starting today, the Venetian-Palazzo Casino and Hotel (owned by The Las Vegas Sands Corp.) is beginning to employ an app technology by Meridian as their indoor navigation service of choice in order to help you get around their casino more efficiently. This new “wayfinding” technology will reside in the resort’s new...
Meridian Indoor Navigation Adds Las Vegas Hotels To Client Roster

Ebook Maker Inkling Jumps to the Web

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Ebook-maker Inkling, which had previously confined its books to the iPad, is moving to the Web – a move the company has been promising for some time. The move means Inkling’s books should be available on most laptops, though the company says it will work best on Google’s Chrome and...
Ebook Maker Inkling Jumps to the Web

Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012

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Ray Bradbury in 1975. Ray Bradbury, the legendary science fiction writer known for landmark novels including Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, has died at the age of 91, the Associated Press confirms this morning. His grandson, Danny Karapetian, tells the blog io9, “His legacy lives on in his monumental body of...
Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012

Children’s Stories App MeMeTales Comes To Android, Offers Free Books All Summer

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MeMeTales, a super-cute (and guilt-free!) children’s books application arrives on Android today, following its iOS release and public debut at 500 Startups’ demo day last October. Originally from Seattle, now a San Francisco-based operation, the company was founded by husband and wife team Maya Bisineer and Pree Kolari, and offers a library...
Children’s Stories App MeMeTales Comes To Android, Offers Free Books All Summer

Game on: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

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Looking for a morally complex role-playing game that is truly challenging? Then this is itFull-frontal nudity, bastard children, regicide, rape and a sex-crazed dwarf. Ring any bells? Fans of HBO's returning fantasy epic Game of Thrones will find The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Xbox 360/PC) more than a little...
Game on: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Miffy joins digital age with iPad app

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Author Dick Bruna, 84, cautious about 'too much interactivity' with his multi-million selling children's booksHer distinctive silhouette is recognised around the world. The classic children's books about her have sold tens of millions of copies and in Holland she has her own museum. But as Miffy the rabbit joins the...
Miffy joins digital age with iPad app

Amazon rolls out software update for $79 Kindle, promises improved legibility

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Amazon has a bit of good news today for those that have opted for its least expensive e-reader. The company has just begun rolling out a new software update that brings with it a new reading font that's said to be "higher contrast and crisper" for an even more...
Amazon rolls out software update for $79 Kindle, promises improved legibility

Meridian is developing a content management system for places

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Earlier this month we covered a new app for NYC’s largest gallery: the subway system. Yes, NY’s subway system is quite the source of fine art, and the app, built by Meridian, showcases the Arts for Transit program, which has been active since 1985. That app is certainly impressive, but there were concerns over...
Meridian is developing a content management system for places

Google Settles Lawsuits Brought by French Authors and Publishers

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Google Inc.’s effort to digitize the world’s books inched forward Monday, as the search giant said it had struck deals with French authors and publishers that end six years of litigation and open the way to sell out-of-print French books online. As part of the deal, a French author association...
Google Settles Lawsuits Brought by French Authors and Publishers
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