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eBOOK HEADLINE NEWS
GD Deckard
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:44 AM
OVERSTOCK.COM TEAMS WITH BARNES & NOBLE          
6 Dec 11:
Overstock.com is looking to expand its brand into the realm of ebooks. But the online retailer is doing it a tad differently. Instead of signing partnerships with publishers, building a vertical retail platform and establishing a presence in the marketplace, the company briefly known as O.co simply inked a deal with ebook giant Barnes & Noble.
http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/06/overstock-barnes-noble/
GD Deckard
Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 7:01 AM
JUSTICE DEPT. CONFIRMS EBOOK PRICING INVESTIGATION
7 Dec 11
On the heels of the European Commission opening an investigation into ebook pricing, the U.S. Justice Department confirms the issue is on their agenda, too.
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/justice-department-confirms-ebook-pricing-investigation/
GD Deckard
Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 9:27 AM
CREATING A RICH SOCIAL EXPERIENCE AROUND eBOOKS
9 Dec 11
Readmill is doing some interesting things to add a social layer to reading, allowing a reader to annotate books, share those comments, track what their friends are reading, and generally have a very rich reading experience.
http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/12/09/creating-a-rich-social-experience-around-ebooks/?mod=google_news_blog
GD Deckard
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011 9:29 AM
AMAZON's NEW KDP SELECT PREVENTS YOUR BOOK FROM BEING SOLD BY OTHER RETAILERS
9 Dec 11
KDP Select Option Terms and Conditions. Y'gotta scroll way down to see this:
"1 Exclusivity. When you include a Digital Book in KDP Select, you give us the exclusive right to sell and distribute your Digital Book in digital format while your book is in KDP Select. During this period of exclusivity, you cannot sell or distribute, or give anyone else the right to sell or distribute, your Digital Book (or content that is reasonably likely to compete commercially with your Digital Book, diminish its value, or be confused with it), in digital format in any territory where you have rights."

Story at Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-coker/amazon-ebooks-kdp-select_b_1139260.html
Dennise Sleeper
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011 2:15 PM
Wow, Amazon sure is putting their fingers into a lot of places. Pushing the publisher around just like they have other markets.

Did you see the article about their request that consumers use their price app in brick and mortar stores today, the 10th, and they'll give the consumer up to $ 15.00 if they purchase that item through Amazon? Their app has gps so Amazon has the consumer giving them price quotes from around the world to compare and adjust if they so desire on their stock. What are they going to do when there are no brick and mortar stores? Oh, set the price wherever they want. Hopefully getting that big is still a difficult and hopefully impossible process.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-amazon-app-20111210,0,2186683.story

http://www.pcworld.com/article/245995/amazon_price_check_discount_has_competitors_crying_foul.html


GD Deckard
Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011 7:41 AM
eBOOK SALES RISE & FALL
11 Dec 11
Ebook Sales Both Rise and Fall in Wiley’s Divisions

Publisher John Wiley & Sons released its digital sales figures for several areas of its professional & trade paperback divisions this week and the numbers could speak volumes about the reading habits and the buying habits of consumers for both digital and print.
http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/ebook-sales-both-rise-and-fall-in-wiley%E2%80%99s-divisions/
GD Deckard
Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 6:27 AM
SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS FIND E-SUCCESS
13 Dec 11 USA Today
E-book business is booming
According to the Association of American Publishers, e-books grew from 0.6% of the total trade market share in 2008 to 6.4% in 2010, the most recent figures available. Total net revenue for 2010: $878 million with 114 million e-books sold. In adult fiction, e-books are now 13.6% of the market.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/story/2011-12-14/self-published-authors-ebooks/51851058/1
GD Deckard
Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:31 PM
RISING eBOOK PRICES CAUSING STICKER SHOCK
Readers getting cheaper, but rising e-book prices causing sticker shock
15 Dec 11 Wall Street Journal/Chicago Tribune
The price gap between the print and e-versions of some top sellers has now narrowed to within a few dollars -- and in some cases, e-books are more expensive than their printed equivalents.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/technology/chi-readers-getting-cheaper-but-rising-ebook-prices-causing-sticker-shock-20111215,0,2820218.story
GD Deckard
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:00 AM
ANY COMIC BOOK CREATORS OUT THERE?
20 Dec 11 The Wall Street Journal
DM Studios Rolls Out eBook and Hard-Copy Comic Series.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/got-a-comic-book-fan-on-your-shopping-list-dm-studios-rolls-out-ebook-and-hard-copy-comic-series-2011-12-20
GD Deckard
Posted: Monday, December 26, 2011 8:19 AM
PHENOMENAL RISE OF EBOOKS
26 Dec 11 Sky News
Success Story: Phenomenal Rise Of eBooks
The industry is reluctant to give out detailed sales figures, but David Roth-Ey from publisher HarperCollins said: "The electronic market is really booming. "We are seeing 600% growth year on year in eBooks. That is in a frankly stagnant book selling market."
http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16137474
GD Deckard
Posted: Sunday, January 1, 2012 8:46 PM

eBOOK PIRATES
1 Jan 12 Daily Mail
Online pirates threaten Kindle profits as thousands turn to sites to download free eBooks

Just as pirates and websites including Napster undermined the music  industry by putting music on the web for free, so the same is now happening with eBooks.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2081072/Online-pirates-threaten-Kindle-profits-thousands-turn-sites-download-free-eBooks.html?ito=feeds-newsxml">http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2081072/Online-pirates-threaten-Kindle-profits-thousands-turn-sites-download-free-eBooks.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


Kenley Tan
Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 5:19 AM
Joined: 4/27/2011
Posts: 27


This Month's Apple Event to Focus on Publishing and iBooks.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/02/this-months-apple-event-to-focus-on-publishing-and-ibooks/
GD Deckard
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 10:45 AM
THE eREADER IS DOOMED
4 Jan 12 The Loop
Why the E-Reader, as we know it, is doomed
http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/01/04/the-e-reader-as-we-know-it-is-doomed/
GD Deckard
Posted: Sunday, January 8, 2012 10:22 AM
eBOOK AUTHORS SUE APPLE
8 Jan 12 Slash Gear
Apple faces $1.88m Chinese illegal ebook lawsuit
Nine well-known Chinese writers have filed a case in Beijing over unofficial copies of their works uploaded to Apple’s store. The authors’ ire is raised by Apple’s 30-percent cut on paid downloads that means the Cupertino firm is actually profiting from the unofficial versions.
http://www.slashgear.com/apple-faces-1-88m-chinese-illegal-ebook-lawsuit-08207125/
GD Deckard
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 8:00 PM
THE SEASON FOR eBOOK SALES
9 Jan 12 USA Today
E-books sales surge after holidays
Sales data from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, shows a remarkable burst of digital book sales after e-readers were unwrapped as gifts.
"The two weeks after Christmas is what the two weeks before Halloween is to pumpkins," says Michael Norris, an analyst with Simba Information, a market research firm.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/story/2012-01-09/ebooks-sales-surge/52458672/1
Alexander Hollins
Posted: Monday, January 16, 2012 3:14 PM
Joined: 3/13/2011
Posts: 416


On the ebook piracy issue. This isn't "happening now".  Its been happening for as long, no, actually, longer, then music piracy online. Text files were downloadable over 24.4 modems when music was not. There were lawsuits over books being scanned and distributed online long before napster ever existed.

GD Deckard
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:51 PM
APPLE BIDS TO OWN PUBLISHING'S FUTURE
19 Jan 12 Los Angeles Times
The iPad-maker attempts to reinvent book-making by way of an app called iBooks Author. Adding interactive 3-D models, photos, videos and diagrams to your book is as easy as clicking and dragging a built-in widget.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2012/01/apple-ibooks-author-free-mac-app.html
Alexander Hollins
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:11 PM
Joined: 3/13/2011
Posts: 416


a lot of my friends are complaining that the new app requires the latest mac os.

GD Deckard
Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:20 PM
NBC NEWS TO PUBLISH eBOOKS
23 Jan 12 Los Angeles Times
NBC Publishing will begin as a digital-only publisher; although the title of its first e-book is not yet announced, the company says it will be released in February.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/01/nbc-news-to-begin-publishing-ebooks.html
GD Deckard
Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:26 PM
OWNERS ARRESTED for eBOOK FILE SHARING SITES
February 16, 2012 Financial Times

The two sites, Library.nu and Ifile.it, are based in Ireland, and allegedly made more than 400,000 copyrighted ebooks available as free downloads. According to publishing groups who helped build the case, the operators of the sites earned more than $10m annually from advertising and donations.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/08c911d4-57f4-11e1-ae89-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links/rss/companies_europe/feed//product#axzz1mVWEcRFT
GD Deckard
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 11:01 AM
PENQUIN eBOOK SALES DOUBLE
27 Feb 12 The Press Association UK

Digital ebooks accounted for 12% of revenues at publishing giant Penguin last year after download sales doubled on a year ago, owner Pearson has announced.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5ikBLzemGcj9NBFhp7WvceNnnuY_Q?docId=N0781971330343351015A
GD Deckard
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2012 8:22 PM

U.S. WARNS APPLE, PUBLISHERS
8 Mar 12 Wall Street Journal
Justice Department Threatens Lawsuits, Alleging Collusion Over E-Book Pricing
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203961204577267831767489216.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection


GD Deckard
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 2:07 PM

Pricing of ebooks set for new upheaval
April 6, 2012 Financial Times

Macmillan and Penguin, a division of Pearson, which also owns the Financial Times, are expected to resist a settlement, both to preserve the agency model and to contest collusion allegations.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0d245d42-7fef-11e1-b4a8-00144feab49a.html#axzz1rHiGvMg1


 

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