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Does Digital Self-Publishing Threaten Traditional Industry?

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

Writer Karen McQuestion spent nearly a decade trying without success to persuade a New York publisher to print one of her books. In July, the 49-year-...

iPad eBook Apps: The Best Ways To Read On Your iPad (PHOTOS, POLL)

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

Every device needs an eReader app so that you'll have the optimal reading and purchasing experience. While the iPad does have its own app for reading ...

iBooks App Not On The iPad: Will Kindle Rule? (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the iBooks eReader app won't come preloaded on the iPad--it can be downloaded tomorrow. If you're buying ...

iPad Won't Come With iBooks Preinstalled, Giving Amazon A Leg Up

The Wall Street Journal | By YUKARI IWATANI KANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Electronic books are expected to be a major selling point for Apple Inc.'s iPad, which goes on sale Saturday. But competitors, particularly Amazon.com...

Kobo Beats iBooks With International iPad Bookstore And App

Wired | Charlie Sorrel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you're one of the people around the world buying an iPad today, you might want to check out Apple's iBooks e-reading app (you might also want to ca...

Publish Your Own Book On Apple's iBooks

Macworld | Dan Moren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A huge number of people think they might write a book some day--back in 2002, a survey pegged it at 81 percent of Americans. But what happens after yo...

Curling Up With A Great eBook On Your iPad, Kindle Or Nook

Philadelphia Inquirer | Molly Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

'I don't go anywhere without my boyfriend Kindle," says Jen Pechet, a self-professed addict to Amazon's popular e-book reader. She takes it to bed, ...

iPad Revolution? Maybe, But There's Still Much To Be Said For Kindle (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Sue Halpern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When Steve Jobs projected the image of the iPad after his damned-with-faint-praise nod to the Kindle, the Kindle looked comically out of date, a relic...

How Fast Will eBooks Grow?

Business Insider | Jay Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LibreDigital takes books and coverts them into the ePub format Apple uses in its iBookstore. It can also convert books for Kindle, NOOK, Sony, and Goo...

If Students Embrace The iPad, College Bookstores Could Go Bust

Fortune | John Patrick Pullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If students embrace textbooks on the iPad, college bookstores may lose their shirts. It may be the season for graduation parties and commencement spe...

Half The World Is Planning On Buying An eReader

The Big Money | Marion Maneker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Boston Consulting Group has just released the results of a 14-country survey it conducted on consumers' desires for e-readers. After talking to ne...

iPad eBook Apps: Which Should You Pick?

The New York Times | BOB TEDESCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's no longer such a novel thing to read a book on a mobile phone, and on the iPad, it's practically a requirement to download "The Elements" or open...

iBookstore To Expand Internationally

thebookseller.com | Philip Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Apple has advertised for an iBook Store manager outside of the US, sparking speculation that the electronics giant could begin the roll out its iBook ...

iPad Rumors: eBook Pricing, Launch Dates, And Wi-fi

FastCompany | Kit Keaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The iPad may, or may not be, just 20-odd days away from store shelves, but there's still room for rumors to swirl. The latest ones are actually fascin...

iBooks Sneak Peek? Leaked List May Be First Books For iPad

tuaw.com | Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These titles are sampled from a list of ebooks that one of our tipsters turned up; we were then able to confirm that it was sourced from Apple, and it...

Apple eBook Prices May Be Lower Than Expected

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[A]ccording to at least three people with knowledge of the discussions, who spoke anonymously because of the confidentiality of the talks, Apple inser...

eReader Screens May Not Actually Cause Eye Strain

The New York Times | NICK BILTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The act of reading is going through a number of radical transitions, but perhaps none is more fundamental than the shift from reading on paper to read...

eBook Buyers Balk At Higher Prices

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH and BRAD STONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the battle over the pricing of electronic books, publishers appear to have won the first round. The price of many new releases and best sellers is ...

iPad -- Evolution or Revolution?

Michael Ashley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Ashley

What's happening in the publishing industry is not evolution -- it's a revolution. The pendulum is swinging back toward the author and the iPad is just one more milestone along the way.

The Future Of Publishing, The Evolution Of Books

The Wall Street Journal | JOHN MAKINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers will flourish in this new economy so long as they keep these issues in perspective and understand that it's fruitless to stand between the ...

Stanza eBook App

Los Angeles Times | David Sarno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Users of the popular Stanza e-book reading app for iPhone can no longer move books to their PC with a USB cable. In an updated version to its Stanza ...

iYawn: Apple, Media and Fans Miss Boat

B.D. Gallof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
B.D. Gallof

In one day, a company fell back to earth. And those journalists and tech geeks covering it went right along with it, clapping like a bunch of seals.

iPad vs. Kindle Again: Will The New Color Readers Make E-Ink Obsolete? (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviews of the iPad are flooding in from around the world, and one of the features people are most excited about is the device's eReader capabilities ...

iPad Pricing

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With a few notable exceptions, the print world welcomed Apple's new iPad on Wednesday, eager to tap into the 125 million customers who already have iT...

iPad Lackluster Despite E-Reader Capabilities...and No Flash Support (VIDEO)

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daisy Whitney

After months of hype, Apple introduced its new iPad tablet today, which boasts a $499 price but is unlikely to wow folks in the digital media or TV business.