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eBooks At The Library: How To Borrow An eBook

Harwich Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The title you want might also be available as a downloadable audiobook, something you can get from the library without even coming here! And now you m...

Amazon Grants Nielsen BookScan Information To Authors

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a move to provide authors with a service their publishers have not, Amazon is making current Nielsen BookScan sales data available to authors on it...

Self-Publishing Success Story

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Self-published fantasy novelist Brian S. Pratt earned more than $18,000 in a single quarter while selling 17 eBooks on Smashwords. According to Smashw...

UPDATED: Bookstore Obituaries

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the year comes to a close, we're all slammed with hoards of "best of" lists -- Best Books, Best Kids Books, Best Cook Books, etc. On top of that, ...

WATCH: Just How Revolutionary Is Google eBooks?

The Huffington Post | Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Google launched its foray into the publishing market today with Google eBooks, a comprehensive online shopping service that allows users to purchase d...

eBooks Or Book Apps?

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Seated in the conference room of his lower Manhattan office/production studio, Nicholas Callaway, chairman and CEO of Callaway Digital Arts, talked ab...

Will Google eBook Venture Level The Playing Field?

sfgate.com | Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As president of the independent American Booksellers Association, Tucker has been working with Google on its Google Editions initiative for the past t...

Sesame Street Adds Monthly Subscription Option To eBooks

blogs.publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, has added a monthly subscription option to its e-bookstore. Now, for $3.99 per month or $39.99 p...

Publishing's Most Dramatic Move In 2010

idealog.com | Mike Shatzkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The most dramatic event in publishing in 2010? That's easy. It was the face-down between five of the six biggest publishers in the US and Amazon over ...

The Nook

nypost.com | JAMES COVERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble's lavish spending on its $249 Nook e-reader is getting mixed reviews from investors -- including Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle. T...

Books After Amazon:

bostonreview.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For decades the publishing world has been anxious about the end of books. Industry consolidation has led to a much-lamented shift to a business-orient...

eBook Convert

latimes.com | Michael Hiltzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This is the year that e-readers such as Amazon's Kindle, the Barnes & Noble Nook and Apple's iPad are expected to break into the big time. This has be...

Been Waiting For This Moment?

examiner.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After a year of negotiations with the late Joseph Heller's literary agency, Simon & Schuster has released the ebook edition of Heller's more famous wo...

French Senate Reduces Tax On eBooks

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The French Senate has adopted an amendment to the 2011 draft budget to reduce VAT on e-books from 19.6% to the reduced rate of 5.5% that applies to pr...

Cory Doctorow On Copyright

guardian.co.uk | Cory Doctorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In my world, copyright's purpose is to encourage the widest participation in culture that we can manage -- that is, it should be a system that encoura...

Children's Publishers Used To Print Books...

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week we looked at how some adult trade houses view the potential market for apps, finding that most publishers are cautiously moving into this ar...

eBook Report

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Media and publishing market forecast firm Simba Information, publisher of the "Book Publishing Report" newsletter, has estimated about 35% of iPad own...

Is Apple Using Gift Cards To Prop Up A Sagging iBookstore?

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

So no wonder Apple is now selling gift cards for iBooks, its e-bookstore platform, in its own stores and also in places like Target (TGT), according t...

Color eBook Worth All The Fuss?

The Huffington Post | Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

News broke this week that Isabella Products Inc., in conjunction with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, would target children next year with the release of a...

Amazon Kindle Playing Nice With Publishers?

nytimes.com | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon.com said Monday that it would give magazine and newspaper publishers more of the revenue that it collects from the periodicals sold via the Kin...

'Madame Bovary,' 'Crime and Punishment,' 'War and Peace'

techland.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The perk of the e-reader aside from easily concealing your embarrassing Dan Brown fandom? Free books. The Web is full of classic works inside the publ...

Color eBook Tablet For Kids

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Next summer, Isabella will introduce the Fable, a combination tablet computer and e-book reader aimed at children. Unlike the black-and-white screen f...

NookColor Won't Save Barnes And Noble

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's not yet out, but on Wall Street, the announcement was greeted with a yawn. Meanwhile critics have already been generally unimpressed, and reactio...

Amazon To Hire Thousands For Holiday Jobs

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The economy may not be recovering fast enough in what's been a tumultuous election year, but Amazon (AMZN), like other retail competitors, is on a hir...

iPad Publisher Gets Millions In Funding

VentureBeat | Anthony Ha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Apple's iPad has been hyped up the future of publishing -- books, magazines, you name it. Now high-profile venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Bye...