ebooks

How to pick the right e-reader

Are you ready to take your book collection digital and buy your first e-book reader? We're here to help. We break down the best e-readers from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others.

Buying Guides

Self-publishing is the new Internet gold rush

If you've thought about self-publishing your writing as an eBook, then the good news is that mainstream print publishers are paying more attention to that medium, even going so far as to purchase companies to make it easier for you. The bad news is, you'll…

Web

Why an Amazon smartphone makes sense

Amazon may be prepping a smartphone. Is the company just looking to extend its Kindle empire to another device...or to expand its mammoth e-retailing business?

Android Army

David versus Goliath: Children’s book publisher pulls its titles from Amazon and what it means for you

The Educational Development Corporation, the latest publisher to go head to head with web giant Amazon, has pulled its books from the retailer's virtual shelves. But what does this relatively small move really mean for the future of book-selling and online…

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One company, one store: Why Google axed Android Market for Google Play

Google is unifying Android Market as well as its book, music, and movie services under the moniker Google Play. But is it clearer, or more confusing?

Android Army

Apple blocks links to Amazon in iBookstore

Apple has reportedly blocked eBooks from being published in its iBookstore that contain hyperlinks to rival Amazon

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Amazon pulls 5,000 titles from Kindle store in dispute with distributor

Following a dispute with America's second largest independent book distributor, Amazon has pulled 5,000 of its titles from the Kindle store.

Mobile

Chinese authors sue Apple’s iBooks for piracy

A group of Chinese authors is suing Apple for piracy, claiming the company's iBooks is selling unauthorized copies of their work.

Apple

Why Barnes & Noble should (and shouldn’t) spin off the Nook

Barnes & Noble says its Nook business should generate $1.5 billion this fiscal year, even as it scaled back its forecast for overall earnings for the year. Is it time to spin the Nook off into a separate business?

Cool Tech

Nintendo could open an eBook store for the Wii U console

Nintendo is rumored to be planning an eBook download service for its forthcoming Wii U console, with downloaded publications being read on the touchscreen controller, or a Nintendo 3DS.

Gaming

Justice Department confirms ebook pricing investigation

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.

Mobile

Understanding the EU’s antitrust inquiry into Apple’s iBookstore

The European Commission is investigating whether Apple worked with five major publishers to raise e-book prices when it launched iBookstore. Here's why.

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Book smarts: Why Barnes & Noble is wheeling out big legal guns to back the Nook

Barnes & Noble's Nook business continues to succeed while traditional book sales falter, potentially making it a product worth fighting one of the largest companies in the world for.

Android Army

Penguin ebooks return to libraries

After pulling its books due to "security concerns," Penguin is resuming letting Kindle owners borrow ebooks from libraries - just not new titles.

Mobile

Will piracy kill e-book lending?

Penguin has pulled its new books from e-lending by libraries citing "security issues" with digital editions. Is it just a bump in the road, or will piracy doom e-book lending?

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