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Amazon.com and 'Big Five' publishers accused of ebook price-fixing

Class action lawsuit filed in US claims the houses have colluded with the online giant to keep prices artificially highAmazon.com and the “Big Five” publishers – Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster – have been accused of colluding to fix ebook... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-15 13:04:33 UTC ]
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African Literature and Digital Culture

IN THE 21ST CENTURY, digital literary culture originating from the African continent has exploded. I still remember the early years, when Kindles first came into our lives and everyone was weighing in on whether ebooks were going to mean the death of literature. Back then, everything was fresh... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2021-01-04 18:00:58 UTC ]
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Last-Minute Bookish Gift Ideas

From ebooks to digital prints to subscriptions, here’s a list of last-minute literary gift ideas for readers of all ages. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-12-21 11:39:00 UTC ]
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Happy 10th Birthday, Google Play Books!

Reading books is for nerds, right? Well, that depends on your definition of "nerd," I suppose. While I must confess to not being a regular reader, I greatly admire those that are. Reading is surely a better way to spend time than mindlessly watching sports on TV -- something I am quite guilty of... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2020-12-09 18:41:58 UTC ]
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Allegheny County Jail has reversed its policy banning book delivery to its incarcerated population.

Here’s a heartening update to a terrible story: In November, Allegheny County Jail came under fire for instituting a draconian policy banning its incarcerated population from receiving physical books in the mail, only giving them access to 263 pre-approved eBooks on prison-owned tablets. Now,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-03 17:31:58 UTC ]
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Four short links: 6 Nov 2020

Dealing with Security Holes in Chips — system security starts at the hardware layer. Ubooquity — free home server for your comics and ebooks library. “Like plex for books.” Noisepage — a relational database management system developed by the Carnegie Mellon Database Group. The research goal of... Continue reading at 'O'Reilly Radar '

[ O'Reilly Radar | 2020-11-06 11:59:34 UTC ]
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Publishers Worry as Ebooks Fly off Libraries' Virtual Shelves

Checkouts of digital books from a popular service are up 52 percent since March. Publishers say their easy availability hurts sales. Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2020-10-01 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade-Published Romance Sees a Coronavirus Boost in the States

Unit sales of romance ebooks 'increased 17 percentage points from January through May 2020' in the US market, NPD Books reports. The post Trade-Published Romance Sees a Coronavirus Boost in the States appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-20 14:14:36 UTC ]
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Book by Donald Trump's niece sells nearly 1m copies on its first day

Mary Trump’s Too Much and Never Enough sold 950,000 copiesLegal attempts to prevent book’s publication failedThe bombshell family tell-all book by Mary Trump, the US president’s niece, sold almost a million copies by the end of its first day on sale and remains firmly at the top of Amazon’s... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-16 21:20:12 UTC ]
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6 Free Children’s Ebooks on the Coronavirus

Give the little ones some tools to better understand this unprecedented event with these free children's books about coronavirus. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-24 10:37:25 UTC ]
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6 Free Children’s Ebooks on the Coronavirus

Give the little ones some tools to better understand this unprecedented event with these free children's books about coronavirus. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-24 10:37:25 UTC ]
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Free Ebooks about Police Violence to Read Right Now

Here are some free ebooks about police violence to read right now, in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests across the world. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-04 18:15:44 UTC ]
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How to find free ebooks while libraries are closed

Shelter in place orders throughout the country haven’t just brought the economy to a grinding halt, but frozen civic infrastructure as well. Sure, water still flows from our taps, police and firefighters are still on the job, but your local library l... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2020-05-11 15:00:59 UTC ]
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Amazon to cut price of its ebooks to reflect removal of VAT

Chancellor drops 20% levy on online news subscriptions and books as industry strugglesAmazon has confirmed it will cut the price of its Kindle ebooks from Friday, after the government announced it would bring forward plans to stop charging VAT on online publications because of the pandemic.The... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-04-30 18:11:42 UTC ]
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5 Debut Novels to Listen To in Quarantine

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping us indoors, early numbers suggest a surge in book sales. Audio and eBooks in particular have seen a sudden rise. It has also been a tough time for bookstores. Independent bookstores have had to move online, many offering free shipping to compete with Amazon... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-28 08:48:50 UTC ]
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99p Ebooks for Lockdown Reading

For the duration of the coronavirus crisis, Granta Books is running special offers on weekly, themed selections of our ebooks. The post 99p Ebooks for Lockdown Reading appeared first on Granta. Continue reading at 'Granta'

[ Granta | 2020-04-20 00:31:17 UTC ]
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PSA: Enjoy free digital movies, audiobooks, and more through your local library

Your local library might have closed its physical doors, but its digital holdings are still open to the public—and at all hours.Free loans on ebooks, movies, audiobooks, and magazines represent just one aspect of your library’s offerings for enrichment. Your library might also let you read... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2020-04-08 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookwire Cites Growth in Spanish-Language Audiobooks, Ebooks

The Spanish and Latin American markets are expected to have 14,000 Spanish-language audiobooks available this year, and, with ebooks, continued to see growth in 2019. The post Bookwire Cites Growth in Spanish-Language Audiobooks, Ebooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-06 13:00:46 UTC ]
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Free Books for Kids: Great Resources for Ebooks and Audiobooks

There is already a decent amount of free books for kids available online, and now there has been a recent expansion of available resources. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-01 10:38:43 UTC ]
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Internet Archive accused of using Covid-19 as 'an excuse for piracy'

The ‘National Emergency Library’ has made 1.4m ebooks freely available, many by current bestsellers, and sparked outrage from writers’ organisationsThe Internet Archive has launched a “National Emergency Library”, making 1.4m books available free online – but has been accused of “hitting authors... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-30 17:13:20 UTC ]
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