Hachette boss Michael Pietsch has put his side of the argument in the US publishing giant's ongoing spat with Amazon over e-book pricing, and calls on the e-commerce company to end "punitive actions" against its authors.
Definitely a direction that many libraries around the country are heading towards, the first digital-only library opened this weekend stocked with several hundred e-readers and 10,000 e-books to check out.
Kobo's new tablets and e-reader are nice, but not groundbreaking. Reading content from your Pocket account on an E-Ink screen? Now that's interesting. How long will it be before B&N, Kindle, and Sony start cuddling up to the competition?
The ebook publishing industry is beginning to implement a new watermark on digital books that will allow them to track, and punish, those who legally purchase books, assuming their book somehow ends up on a piracy website.
A judge found Apple guilty of colluding with publishers to fix e-books prices in order to level the playing field against Amazon. Who is the real big bad guy here? And who ultimately suffers when giant companies collide?
A federal judge this week found Apple guilty of conspiring to raise the price of e-books across the board. It's a big loss for Apple – but depending on how the judge punishes Apple, you may end up with a few more dollars in your wallet.
E-books are firmly in the mainstream and no longer a new, scary technology. So why is it still so difficult to borrow an e-book from the public library? E-reader makers, software developers, and publishers all appear to be working at…
There was no big announcement but Google has issued a major update to Google Play Books, allowing you to upload your purchased book collection. We think Google may have something even more exciting in store down the road.
And now it's Amazon's turn to be named in an anti-trust lawsuit over e-books. Three small booksellers are suing the online retailer and "Big Six" publishers over the way that digital books are coded, arguing that it shuts booksellers that…