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Category Archives: Ebooks

Public Libraries and Ebook Lending Pilot Programs

The popularity of ebooks and ereaders has led to a demand for ebooks in public libraries, but the number of digital titles available is low. Over the past few years, … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Digital Streaming Service for Short Fiction Due This Fall

Digital streaming services are offered for films, TV shows, video games, and music. It looks as though book publishing is the next industry to adopt this business model. This fall Tim … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Innovative E-Novel Inspired By iPod Shuffle

Ebooks have largely been criticized for being too similar to print editions, but a trend towards incorporating more dynamic and interactive features has led to some truly inventive new ebook  … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Publishers Settle with DOJ in Price-Fixing Suit

On April 11, 2012 the U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five of the big six publishers, Macmillan, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Penguin, … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Original Ebooks: The Millions Launches Epic Fail

On January 22, 2013, the online literary magazine The Millions announced the sale of its first original ebook Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amazon Prepares to Sell Used Ebooks

A market for used digital ebooks may soon exist thanks to Amazon’s recently approved patent. The patent could realistically allow for Amazon to sell “used” ebooks, applications, music, videos, and … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment