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Erotic eBooks Removed From Apple's iBookstore

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Apple has been accused of censorship after four erotic novellas disappeared from the iBookstore chart. ...

11 Of The Coolest Cases For Your eReader (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With the advent of the eReader--the Kindle, the iPad, the Nook--comes the inevitable paraphernalia, and finally they're starting to get creative out t...

Ryu Murakami To Release Novel Directly To iPad

The Wall Street Journal | Yoree Koh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Let the nightmare begin. Novelist Ryu Murakami plans to release his latest novel exclusively for digital bookworms through Apple Inc.'s iPad ahead of ...

Better Than iBooks Or Amazon? Google Editions Makes Your eBook Library Accessible From Any Device

ZDNet | Christopher Dawson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Books

Google Editions has been on my radar for a while now, primarily for its potential applications to educational technology. After all, while the Kindle ...

Penguin eBooks Are No. 1 On iPad, But Publisher Gets Zero Love From Amazon

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On the one hand, Penguin (PSO) has many reasons to feel good right now. A preliminary first-quarter earnings report released by its parent company, Pe...

eBook Bestsellers From Kobo: The Top eBooks From Fiction To Freebies And More (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For a long time, Amazon was the only real option out there for buying eBooks. But a lot has changed in the eBook business recently. Barnes & Noble bec...

Amazon Kindle App For iPad And iPhone Gets Audio And Video Capabilities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon's Kindle app for the iPad and iPhone may have just rendered Apple's own iBooks app irrelevant. Over the weekend, Amazon announced a new functio...

Random House Gives Up eBook Rights To Styron's Works

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After publicly staking a claim to the right to publish electronic versions of books that already have a long history in print, Random House appears to...

iPad eBook App Problems: How To Fix Today's eReaders

Gizmodo | Craig Mod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This essay considers two sets of questions: 1) What's wrong with our current e-readers and how do we rebuild them? 2) What meta-data do we create when...

eBook Bestsellers From Kobo: The Top eBooks From Fiction And Nonfiction To Freebies And More (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For a long time, Amazon was the only real option out there for buying eBooks. But a lot has changed in the eBook business recently. Barnes & Noble bec...

Fairy Tale iPad App Is Pure Magic (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Imagine a picture book in which rain drops trickle from the page, steam rises from a plate of "hot cross buns," and animals scurry across the text. A...

Kobo's 'A Year In the Life of Selling eBooks' (VIDEO)

David Colbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Colbert

Just posted to the web: video of a must-see presentation by Michael Tamblyn, VP Content, Sales and Merchandising at the ebook bookseller Kobo.

Will Kurzweil's Blio Change eBooks As We Know Them?

The New York Times | ASHLEE VANCE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mr. Kurzweil argued that the existing e-readers and tablets had limitations in the text formats they support and the way they handle the original imag...

11 Bestselling Book Apps For Adults And Kids

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When you go to the app store, look for the best books. Yes, instead of searching for Twitter, Facebook, a navigational or weather app for your iPad, i...

Enhanced eBooks Could Polarize Publishing Industry

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Enhanced e-books could polarise the publishing industry, delegates were told at LBF's "Winners and Losers in the Digital Jungle" seminar. Karolina Sut...

Can The iPad Topple The Kindle And Save The Book Business?

The New Yorker | Ken Auletta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On the morning of January 27th--an aeon ago, in tech time--Steve Jobs was to appear at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in downtown San Francisco,...

iPad And iPhone Revolutionize Book Marketing, If You Know What To Do

Daily Finance | Sarah Weinman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Whether or not you think the iPad is the "magical and revolutionary device" Apple (AAPL) wants you to believe it is, the tablet computer has people ex...

TOR Offering Free Award-Winning Science Fiction Stories For The iPad

The Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The website of science fiction imprint Tor is making some of its most-lauded works of 2009 available as free e-books. Four stories, all awards finalis...

iPad's Appeal To Book Lovers

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When Apple's iPad debuted on April 3, it was greeted in some quarters of the tech world by a chorus of critiques. With no phone, no camera and no mult...

The Rejection Letter of the Future Will Be Silence (And Why This is a Good Thing)

Nathan Bransford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nathan Bransford

One of the more challenging aspects of being a literary agent is dealing with the incredible deluge of submissions that pour in every single day, twen...

Seth Godin: Amazon Needs A $49 'Paperback' Kindle

sethgodin.typepad.com | Seth Godin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Steve Jobs reports today that Apple is selling an iPad every three seconds. This is a pretty urgent moment for my friends on the Kindle team, so here...

WWDC 2010: 4 New iPad, iBooks And App Updates Publishers And Readers Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The tech world is buzzing today with news from Steve Jobs's speech at 2010's WWDC -- Worldwide Developers Conference -- but the new iPhone isn't the o...

Love Freedom? Kill Your iPad

Aaron Gell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Aaron Gell

The iPad isn't hackable. It's not democratic. It's for dummies and cultural Pringles-eaters who just want to sit back and take in stuff, not for creators and innovators who want to change the world.

Barnes & Noble iPad App Still Not Available

The Wall Street Journal | Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When the iPad went on sale this morning, Apple's own iBooks store had nothing to fear from Barnes & Noble, the country's largest bookseller -- because...

Apple iBooks Censors 'Sperm'? (PICTURE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apple's censors have been known to block 'adult' content from the iTunes App Store--only recently, 6,000 'sexy' apps were pulled without warning--and ...