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usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jamie Groves has doubled his reading -- up to more than 40 books a year -- since he began downloading e-books on his Kindle. Sandra Hines calls her N...

Christmas Gift Guide

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Now that you know which eReader to buy for the holidays, you have to think about how to keep it safe and clean. With options ranging from designer to ...

'Technology Not Barrier To Depth'

latimes.com | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

And yet, what may be most interesting about the Pew study is its timing, since this is the year e-readers took off. What does it say about us that, on...

Google Books App

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Competing directly against Apple's own iBooks application, as well as apps for popular book readers (such as Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook),...

Christmas Gifts 2010

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There is a case to be made for the fact that 2010 will be remembered as the year eBooks solidified themselves as a veritable cultural mainstay. It wil...

Amazon To Sell 'Millions' Of Kindles?

msn.com | Rick Aristotle Munarriz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a forum post unearthed by Daring Fireball, an official post in Amazon's Kindle forum claims that the company has already sold millions of the third...

Ads Coming To eBooks?

wsj.com | EMILY STEEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The marketing world is drawing up plans to invade one of the last bastions of media that is largely advertising-free: books. As e-books proliferate, ...

Publisher Launches App Store

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Launched today, the shop will sell non-Apple apps directly to the consumer, and will feature apps from DK, Rough Guides and DK Travel, as well as thos...

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...