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Best eReader May Not Be An eReader

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I have a lifelong friend -- let's call her "Mom" -- who used to sneer at the very notion of e-books. Then she got an Amazon.com Kindle as a gift and s...

Barnes And Noble Fails To End Nook Lawsuit

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS - News) lost its bid to dismiss Spring Design Inc's lawsuit accusing the largest U.S. bookseller of illegally copying a s...

Silicon Valley Rethinks The eBook

Bloomberg | Ryan Flinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The company created a proposal for e-readers called "The Future of the Book," showing how the devices could tap wireless Internet access, location ser...

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...

'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...

eBooks Are Crude And Aren't Killing Paper Books

scientificamerican.com | David Pogue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Otherwise, though, the news sure sounded as though printed books are dying, right along with a slice of our cultural souls. We would lose the satisfac...

Stephen King Compares Buying Physical Books To Stamp Collecting

Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stephen King has filled HIS share of printed pages: Since "Carrie" was accepted for publication in the spring of 1973, he has written more than 40 boo...

Can Writers Do What the Big Six Publishers Can't?

J.A. Konrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
J.A. Konrath

Though together we have over sixty years of experience in the print industry and have worked with dozens of publishers, we've decided to make Draculas a Kindle exclusive. Not only that, but we're publishing it ourselves.

eBooks

Blogcritics Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There has been much talk about the decline, and some say inevitable death, of the publishing industry as we know it today. Central to this argument ar...

Faber Alligns Independent Publishers With Digitization Service

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Faber Factory will provide text digitisation, digital distribution, free storage and sales reporting. Eighteen UK publishers are signed up to the sche...

eReaders To Gain Color Capabilities In 2011

gigaom.com | Om Malik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The extremely low-energy and low-cost displays are going to be used in eReaders and in tablets. I got hold of a working prototype at our Mobilize 2010...

Conflict Of Interest?

publishingperspectives.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Andrew Wylie isn't the only agent moving into publishing e-books. Now Seattle-based agent Sharlene Martin, has also become a publisher as well as a li...

Agent Andrew Wylie To Be Immortalized In Comic In New York Magazine

New York Magazine | Boris Kachka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The superagent has yet to meet a publishing convention he didn't want to explode. ...

eBook In Flight: Will eBooks Soon Be Featured In Airplanes?

mediabistro.com | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Virgin America will soon activate a "Read" button on the in-flight personal televisions. ...

Apps For Reading On iPad

AllThingsD | Walter S. Mossberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

My verdict is that none of the three apps I focused on--which mimic and often interact with dedicated e-readers like the Kindle device--towers over th...

Bookstore Sales Drop In July

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The downward trend of bookstore sales continued in July with sales declining 2.3%, to $1.08 billion, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. ...

eBookstore Learns From iTunes

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Tuesday, Scribner began publishing 69 essays by Chuck Klosterman, the pop culture and sports writer, available individually from retailers like Ama...

eBook: Google To Launch Service In Japan Next Year

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Google has announced it will launch its Editions platform for e-books in Japan in 2011 despite a "chilly" reception from major Japanese publishers, ac...

Kid's Book Author Helps Next Generation Recognize Ancient Artifacts: Books

WSJ | Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In his latest title, "It's A Book," Lane turns his humor to a pervasive cultural issue among the younger generation today: explaining the merits of a ...

Has The Digital Era Made Publishers Defunct?

The Guardian | 1hr Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ray Connolly's article, arguing against the need for publishing houses in the advent of the "digital revolution" (Who needs publishers?, 12 August), r...

Facebook My YouTube, Please!

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

Every day the headlines trumpet our demise. Every day another shovel of dirt hits the crowns of our caskets, and so on. I'm here to say, don't believe it.

Android eBook Apps: Which One To Choose?

ZDNet | Matthew Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I conducted a search of the Android Market for the highest rated and most popular ebook applications and discovered five applications that looked wort...