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Amazon relents, agrees to ditch Kindle Fire adds for an extra fee

FYI, Pandora's Extensive Catalog Now Includes Hits From 50 Shades of Grey

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Does it ever seem like Pandora’s sourcing is a little… off? You’ll hear a golden oldie, only to look and see it’s been pulled from some random soundtrack to a forgotten, shitty movie. “That’s weird,” you’ll think, before diving back into your workday. Well, the trend appears to have reached...
FYI, Pandora's Extensive Catalog Now Includes Hits From 50 Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey spices up sales of Thomas Hardy's Tess

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Readers of novel by EL James, which has sold 2.3m copies in the UK, have turned to books that appear to have inspired itSales of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles have increased substantially since the arrival of the best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, which features the work,...
Fifty Shades of Grey spices up sales of Thomas Hardy's Tess

Wikipedia's hits of the year

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From 1 Direction to Fifty Shades of Grey; Wikipedia's top ten most viewed for 2012 By Jemima KissWikipedia's data on the most viewed pages of the year throws up some surprises, not least that web users are still confusing web searches with web addresses. Facebook came out top on the...
Wikipedia's hits of the year
Barnes & Noble's Nook sales decline, but bookstores buoyed by 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Amazon Wants To Sell Fan Fiction With It, Originator And FanFic Author All Sharing Profits

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Here's an interesting one. Amazon is getting some buzz today for launching Kindle Worlds, a setup by which authors of fan fiction can effectively profit from their works without fear of legal repercussions. Obviously, there's a ton of fan fiction out there, and while most copyright holders don't mind it...
Amazon Wants To Sell Fan Fiction With It, Originator And FanFic Author All Sharing Profits

Universal Studios Sues Over Porn Parody Of '50 Shades Of Grey'; Ignoring 50 Shade's Own History As Fan Fiction

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Over the past few years, there's been a lot of porn parody movies created. Porn studios have realized that it's an effective way to differentiate themselves from "everyday porn." While some have wondered about the legality of these things, very few have bothered to take the producers to court, recognizing...
Universal Studios Sues Over Porn Parody Of '50 Shades Of Grey'; Ignoring 50 Shade's Own History As Fan Fiction

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

Apple Looks Back At The Best Of iTunes, 2012

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Apple, king of app land, has revealed its best apps, movies, music and more in a special 2012 retrospective. Apple has joined other big names and released its retrospective on 2012. iPhone app of the year was the Action Movie FX from Bad Robot Interactive and game of the...
Apple Looks Back At The Best Of iTunes, 2012

Amazon once again crowns Alexandria, Virginia as its 'most well-read city in America'

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Amazon released today its annual list of the “most well-read cities in America.” The ranking is established using the total sales of books, magazines and newspapers, both in print and in Kindle formats, since June 2012. The list works on a per-capita basis in cities that count more than 10,000...
Amazon once again crowns Alexandria, Virginia as its 'most well-read city in America'

Sales of printed books slump in 2012

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The printed book market fell by almost £74m in 2012, down 4.6% year on year, but the rate of decline was slowed by Fifty Shades Of Grey....
Sales of printed books slump in 2012

Katniss vs. Harry: Hunger Games outsells Harry Potter on Amazon

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It’s happened. Something has outsold the Harry Potter series on Amazon. And that something is Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series. Heck, even Bill Gates liked it. Amazon announced today that the three-book Hunger Games series following hero Katniss Everdeen’s adventures of survival and derring-do have outsold the seven-book Potter series...
Katniss vs. Harry: Hunger Games outsells Harry Potter on Amazon

E Ink Hopes New Display Will Help It Nab Share of Wearable Market Everyone Is Talking About

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Flexible display maker E Ink is trying to think small. The company, best known for making the display used on the Kindle and other e-readers, has been trying to find a range of new markets for its screens as the large-screen market shifts increasingly to full color products such as...
E Ink Hopes New Display Will Help It Nab Share of Wearable Market Everyone Is Talking About
'50 Shades' knock-offs climb Amazon's Kindle charts

Twitter tattle and the trouble with twitchforks | Kate Bevan

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The #twitterblackout fighting 'censorship' is yet another example of how social networking militates against thinking for yourselfDid you join in the #twitterblackout on Saturday? It was proposed in response to the publication last week of Twitter's policy on removing content blocked by governments. The immediate reaction on Twitter was outrage...
Twitter tattle and the trouble with twitchforks | Kate Bevan

Barnes & Noble Q1 revenues up slightly, but Nook device sales fall

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Barnes & Noble reported first quarter earnings for fiscal year 2013 on Tuesday morning. The bookstore chain’s revenues were up slightly, to $1.45 billion, and in line with analyst estimates of $1.48 billion. But Nook sales were flat, despite the launch of the Nook Tablet and front-lit Nook e-reader during...
Barnes & Noble Q1 revenues up slightly, but Nook device sales fall
Book Buyers, Beware

Don't hold your breath waiting for Amazon to give you Kindle copies of your books

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Amazon caused a stir this morning when it announced a two-for-one policy that will give a free digital album to anyone who buys a CD. The policy applies to past purchases — even if you bought the CD 10 years ago — which touched off a flurry of speculation that...
Don't hold your breath waiting for Amazon to give you Kindle copies of your books
Six video-game icons acting hilariously out of character

Has Twitter's #badwritingtips improved writing?

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Tips for first-time writers have ranged from the practical to the sarcastic – with hours of fun for those following the hashtag on Twitter. If only some would heed the advice …Ah, Twitter. With your endless links, distractions and feral gangs of impassioned pop fans (I'm still feeling the wrath...
Has Twitter's #badwritingtips improved writing?

Why self-publishing is no longer a vanity project

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The rise of self-publishing marks a radical change for publishers, readers and writersA few years ago, HarperCollins launched Authonomy.com, a website dedicated to "flushing out the brightest, freshest new literature around". Site members share their works in progress - and HarperCollins and others publish the best. Last year, Penguin US...
Why self-publishing is no longer a vanity project

Amazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print

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For every 100 hardback and paperback book sold in UK, 114 ebooks are downloaded in 'reading renaissance'Amazon.co.uk has said that sales of its Kindle ebooks are now outstripping those of printed books.Underlining the speed of change in the publishing industry, Amazon said that two years after introducing the Kindle, customers...
Amazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Self-publishing, cell phones and startups

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This was my first year at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the annual trade show that brings over 200,000 publishing professionals to Germany, so I can’t say whether the event had more of a digital focus than in years past — but I assume that it did, because there was plenty...
Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Self-publishing, cell phones and startups

Historical Hypocrisy: Donkey Kong, King Kong, & The Public Domain

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Universal Studios seems to have some trouble establishing concrete ideas and positions when it comes to copyright on its own products. In recent iterations, this has manifested itself in the form of their protesting a parody of 50 Shades of Grey while conveniently ignoring that work's birth in the form...
Historical Hypocrisy: Donkey Kong, King Kong, & The Public Domain

Hunger Games beats Harry Potter to become Amazon's bestselling U.S. series

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Suzanne Collins’ dystopian YA trilogy “The Hunger Games” is Amazon’s bestselling series ever in the United States, the company announced. “The Hunger Games” is published by Scholastic, which reported in July that the trilogy has sold over 50 million copies in the United States. Amazon did not break out how...
Hunger Games beats Harry Potter to become Amazon's bestselling U.S. series
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Nospacesorspecialcharacters's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Alright, here's a play-by-play of the posts that caught my attention between bashing the keyboard, drinking copious amounts of coffee and munching the odd cheese and pickle sandwich. Last week saw the end of the biggest patent trial in history so far and the result wasn't in favor of innovation....
Nospacesorspecialcharacters's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other

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Amazon released its list of the bestselling books of 2012 on Friday morning. The list is a great summary of one of the key themes in book publishing in 2012: Self-published authors and traditional publishers need each other. In October, Publishing Perspectives editor-in-chief Ed Nawotka wrote a story that’s stuck...
Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other

Is this the next “50 Shades of Grey”?

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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: ”Bared to You” by Sylvia Day. It’s #20 on the New York Times e-book bestsellers list this week and What...
Is this the next “50 Shades of Grey”?

Engadget's summer gear guide 2012: e-readers

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In the interest of keeping cool this summer, we've put together a list of the hottest products out right now. From smartphones to e-readers and everything in between, there's no time like the present to re-up that post-spring-cleaning stash. So grab a popsicle or a cold one and dive...
Engadget's summer gear guide 2012: e-readers
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