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.
This week Amazon announced a program that will allow indie bookstores to sell Kindles and get a cut of ebook profits. Indie booksellers took one look, laughed, and rode away with their collective middle finger in the air.
Oyster Books wants to be the Netflix of books. It'll have a better chance as it grows but for the time being it's one of the best ways to read on iOS devices, especially if you don't want to pay to expand your book collection.
If you can't wait to read new eBooks, the Amazon's new Kindle First program has been designed especially for you. It allows subscribers to buy an eBook a month before its official release date, so you can get started early.
Ebooks are clearly superior to paper books. So why do we still want to have physical libraries that take up space, are a pain to move, and have only a fraction of the features that tablets and other ebook readers have?
The Kindle MatchBook program will give you free or cheap e-book versions of physical books bought through Amazon. But what about all those other books you have taking up space? There are options, but few of them are strictly legal...
Protect the books you paid for from Amazon, Google, and the whims of any other bookseller who wants to control where and how many times you can access them. Break the DRM and keep a local backup you control.
Barnes & Noble released Nook Video apps on iOS and Android this week and recently updated its ebook reader apps to bring them up to par with the experience on the Nook HD. There's very little exclusive to B&N's home-grown tablets left…
Simon & Schuster has signed new pricing agreements for its ebooks, closing out the new discount structure for the three publishers who settled with the DOJ earlier this year over the issue of agency pricing.