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Rankings: Take at Look at the Independent Publishers Group “Top 100 E-Books” List

April 7, 2012 by

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We learned about this list by ways of a mention on the IPG News web page. Direct to List See Also: Amazon Removes Kindle Versions of IPG Books After Distributor Declines to Change Selling Terms From Publishers Lunch (February, 2012) [IPG President Mark] Suchomel writes: “Amazon.com is putting pressure on publishers and distributors to change […]

E-Books: Bilbary Partnering With Libraries in the U.S. and U.K.

April 6, 2012 by

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From The Telegraph: Tim Coates, whose ebook store Bilbary was announced earlier this week, said that the difference in costs between selling a physical book and an ebook meant that digital versions should be much cheaper. [Clip] Mainstream publishers “don’t want to do renting at the moment”, Coates said but he said he expected that […]

WSJ: The Changing Culture of the New York Public Library

April 5, 2012 by

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Note: We’ve updated this post (at the bottom) with a link to a recent keynote lecture (video) by Anthony Grafton. It’s titled, “The Transforming Book”. From an WSJ “Ideas” Blog Post: Anthony Grafton, a professor of history at Princeton and past president of the American Historical Association, is distressed when he contemplates the changes afoot […]

Amazon: Kindle Owner’s Library Passes 100,000 Titles Including Over 100 Current and Former NYT Bestsellers

April 4, 2012 by

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From the Amazon.com News Release: Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that 16 of the top 100 best-selling paid Kindle books in March are exclusive to the Kindle Store and available for Prime members with a Kindle to borrow for free through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. These 16 books, which include only paid units and do […]

paidContent Looks at a New Project From Worldreader: “E-books For Smart Kids on ‘Dumb’ Phones”

April 3, 2012 by

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From a paidContent Article by LauraHazardOwen: Worldreader has already distributed over 75,000 e-books to students in sub-Saharan Africa. Now the literary nonprofit is launching an e-reading app designed for basic mobile phones. [Clip] Worldreader’s app, now in beta, was developed by Sydney-based startup biNu. The Bookseller explains that the app uses “cloud-based data compression technology […]

Nova Scotia: Libraries Boycott Random House Over E-Book Prices

April 2, 2012 by

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From the CBC: Libraries on Nova Scotia’s South Shore are boycotting Random House, one of the world’s largest book publishers, over what they call unfair e-book pricing. The company began charging public libraries up to three times the retail price for downloadable books last month. [Clip] Troy Myers, CEO and chief librarian of South Shore […]

F&W Media Launches Its First eBook Subscription Site For “Enthusiasts”, Seven More Niche Sites Coming By End of Q2

March 31, 2012 by

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From a News Release: F+W Media, Inc. [has launched] the first in a series of eBook Subscription Sites created specifically for enthusiasts. The first site, Artist’s Network eBooks Book Club, the Company’s art community ebook subscription site, http://ebooks.artistsnetwork.com, features more than 100 full-color art instruction titles from the Company’s celebrated art community. The ebooks are […]