Why is the Ebook Business So Out of Sync with Consumers?

Confusing licensing rules, walled gardens, limited bundling, subscriptions, and library borrowing, buggy platforms. Why do we put up with this ebook nonsense? Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Smiths News boosts business with airline and ebook business

Smiths News, the newspaper and magazine wholesaler, has completed the purchase of the remaining assets of Dawson Holdings, which include its ebook unit and its newspaper and magazine airline distribution business. Continue reading at Media Week

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HCCP Names Senior V-p of Direct to Consumer Business

HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus appointed Kate Johnson to lead the expansion of its direct-to-consumer business as senior v-p of direct. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Maryland ebook consumers to share in $9 million Apple settlement

Thousands of Maryland consumers who bought electronic books at artificially inflated prices will get their share of $9 million in credits and checks from Apple this week, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said Monday.The credits, first announced in March, are part of a $400 million... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Assessing the State of the Consumer Magazine Print Business

In the rush to the digital future, publishers have taken their eyes off the “print-ball.” The post Assessing the State of the Consumer Magazine Print Business appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2015-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple's ebook business is no longer under scrutiny

Three years ago, the Department of Justice brought Apple, and major publishers, to book for trying to maintain the prices at which ebooks could be sold. As part of its punishment, the firm had to suffer the presence of a court-approved monitor, Mi... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Columbia business 'honest broker' between farmers and consumers

In Michael Lewis's best-selling book Flash Boys , a group of do-good stockbrokers abscond from their cushy, high-paying jobs at big Wall Street banks to become the honest broker in what is depicted as increasingly corrupt stock market, one that rewards leaving the everyman on the raw end of the... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2014-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple settles ebook antitrust dispute with U.S. states, consumer group

Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement in the ebooks price-fixing lawsuit with U.S. states and a consumer group ahead of a trial for damages scheduled for July 14, according to records in a New York federal court.The iPhone maker will, however, continue its appeal of a verdict in July last... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2014-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In appeal, Apple says ebook ruling will harm consumers

Apple had no knowledge that publishers were engaged in a conspiracy in December 2009 or at any other point, the company said in its appeal against a district court ruling which found Apple and five major U.S. publishers had conspired to fix ebook prices.The district court’s findings show that... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2014-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Will states and consumers sue Apple over ebook prices?

This summer a judge ruled that Apple arranged a conspiracy with major publishers to raise ebook prices. Now Apple faces a class action lawsuit from plaintiff states and a consumer class. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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HarperCollins goes direct-to-consumer for global ebook sales

HarperCollins has begun selling ebooks direct to consumers through new brand-specific websites,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon's Kindle MatchBook will let consumers buy print and ebook versions together

The new program, which is scheduled to launch in October, would let Amazon users buy a discounted ebook for qualifying titles if they bought the print version as well. But many publishers have yet to come aboard. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Busy Negotiating First Russian Ebook Contracts

Amazon has contracted Rosman to supply its first ebook titles for sale in Russia. For now, the retailer is concentrating on digital in lieu of establishing a Russian print supply chain. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Federal judge rules that used ebooks cannot be sold by consumers

Start-up company ReDigi had planned to allow users to sell used ebooks but were told by a judge that doing so would be illegal. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-05-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Report: consumers switch between print and ebooks

A new study by the Book Industry Study Group says readers are choosing both print and ebooks. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-08-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SnapMeUp to sell business ebooks via QR codes

Bookshops are being offered 40% commission on the sale of books simply by hanging a poster in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook ebook business options

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Busy Busy Busy: Books Urge, Slow Down

Tethered to our smartphones, over-scheduled, spiritually and physically fatigued--all symptoms of a society gone crazy busy. Is running from work to school to church to practice to home and back again really the best way to live? A crop of new books says no. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The ebook is dead. Long live the ebook

Reports that physical books are gaining ground at the expense of digital are just plain wrongHas the ebook had its day? If you’ve skimmed a newspaper over the past month you could be forgiven for thinking just that. “The physical book market is making a comeback after years of decline,”... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Bobit Business Media Acquires Newport Business Media

Bobit Business Media, the b-to-b media company specializing in the vehicle-fleet business, announced Tuesday that it has has acquired Newport Business Media, whose brands include Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and Newport Poster Network. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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