iPhone app store, Amazon Kindle: Why ebook sellers should stop playing by Apple's rules.

Over the last few months the tech industry has been inching toward ebook nirvana. For one thing, gadget makers keep improving e-readers while slashing prices. (I'm going to renew my bet that Amazon will begin selling the Kindle for less than $100 by the end of the year.) The bigger story, though, is the explosion of ebook purveyors. Two years ago I lamented that Amazon looked certain to gain a monopoly over the ebook market, an outcome that would have been terrible for writers, publishers, and readers. But since then Apple and Google have opened fairly comprehensive ebook stores. Even better, both Google and Amazon let you access their ebooks on pretty much any device you like. This has removed the single biggest obstacle to the proliferation of ebooks—the worry that they would be "locked" to specific devices.[more ...] Continue reading at 'Slate'

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Amazon's new China app store could help pave way for Kindle products

Amazon.com has updated its mobile app store to include support for its Chinese customers, in a sign that the U.S. company could be preparing to sell its Kindle e-readers and tablets in the country.The update effectively launches a new version of Amazon's app store built in the Chinese language.... Continue reading at PC World

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Amazon releases Kindle apps and ebooks into China

Amazon has started its Chinese Kindle incursion by launching the reader app for Android and iOS in that market, along with a large selection of ebooks. There's no mention of any Kindle devices like the Fire HD in the nation yet, but Amazon just did a similar launch in Brazil and said the... Continue reading at Engadget

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Amazon launches Kindle eBook store en Español, over 33,000 libros to choose from

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Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store

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Kindle Store for iPad Dodges Apple's 30 Percent Rule

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Amazon bypasses Apple rules with Cloud Reader app

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Amazon, B&N comply with Apple app rules

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Google Books Bows to New Apple App Store Rules

The Google Books iOS app is now in line with Apple's newly enforced rules that ban links bypassing Apple's own in-app purchase mechanism, which means Apple can retain its 30 percent cut. Continue reading at PC World

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Apple confirms rule change over ebook apps

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China crackdown on Apple store hits holy book apps, Audible

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Why Nordic publishing giant Schibsted joined the coalition lobbying for Apple App Store ‘fairness’

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Powell’s Books will stop selling books through Amazon due to its “detrimental impact” on stores.

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Kindle Kids Edition -- Amazon launches ebook reader for younger bookworms

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Walmart squares up to Amazon with a new ebook store

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