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The top-selling digital photography book can be yours for free now

To celebrate their YouTube channel reaching a million subscribers, popular photography vloggers Tony and Chelsea Northrup have launched a limited-time free offer for their top-selling book.
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Kobo’s new Aura H20 still survives a dip in the deep end, holds even more books

Kobo's new Aura H2O packs double its predecessor's storage, plus an upgraded processor, more RAM, and a blue-light filter. It's fully waterproof, to boot, and no more expensive than the competition.
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Kobo acquires Shelfie to help turn your physical library into a digital one

Rakuten Kobo Inc. acquired Shelfie, a service that allowed users to obtain free or discounted eBook versions of books they already owned in hard (or paper) back. Kobo will be integrating Shelfie's features directly into its own e-readers.
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Amazon and Apple agree to end exclusive audiobook distribution deal

Apple and Amazon have announced an agreement with the European Commission (EU) and German Federal Cartel Office that will see the two tech giants' exclusive audiobook distribution deal come to an end.
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Amazon’s Kindle for Kids bundle aims to inspire next generation of readers

Amazon's updated Kindle for Kids bundle includes a Kindle ereader, of course, but also a durable case (in a selection of colors) and generous two-year warranty. It's shipping now.
Mobile

Read ebooks? You may be about to receive a payment from Apple

If you bought an ebook from Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo between between 2010 and 2012, you could be about to receive a payment. The refunds are linked to Apple's $450 million settlement of its long-running ebook price-fixing…
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Apple must cough up $450 million in ebook price-fixing case

The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Apple in the six-years long ebook case. The company stands accused of fixing ebook prices with publishers like Hachette, Penguin, and so on.
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Amazon’s Kindle Convert turns paper books into digital ones

Amazon's new Kindle Convert tool helps reading fans turn their physical books into digital ones, though the fact that it probably takes an age to do means it's likely aimed more at occasional users with unique material rather than those…
Mobile

Oyster and Scribd beat Amazon to snag big-five publisher Macmillian’s ebooks

Macmillian has added around 1,000 of its ebooks to the Scribd and Oyster unlimited digital book subscription services. Oyster now has more than 1 million titles, while Scribd has more than half a million.
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Buy a book from Barnes & Noble and get the Nook ebook version for $5

If you buy a book at Barnes & Noble, you can get the Nook ebook version for just $5. The promotion is part of the new B&N Sync Up service and is geared toward holiday shoppers.
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Kindle Unlimited book buffet now available for voracious readers in the UK (Updated)

Amazon's popular $10 per month ebook subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, has been available since July in America. Now, the company has opened it up to customers in the UK too.
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Digital watermarking is HarperCollins’ new weapon against ebook piracy

HarperCollins and Digimarc join forces to prevent ebook piracy during the distribution of high-profile ebooks to retailers. The invisible watermarks help publishers pinpoint the source of leaks.
Web

E-book pricing spat: Hachette CEO calls on Amazon to end ‘punitive actions’

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.
Web

E-book pricing: Amazon urges readers to help solve ongoing dispute with Hachette

As Amazon's dispute with US publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing continues to rumble on, the Web company is now urging readers to contact the company's CEO directly to ask for lower prices.
Mobile

Apple balks at $138,000 bill from court-appointed ebook watchdog, files complaint

Apple has filed a complaint with the court after receiving a bill of nearly $140,000, following just two weeks work, from the watchdog in charge of monitoring its antitrust policies.
Mobile

Fading print: E-book reading on the rise along with e-reader and tablet ownership

The results of a new survey suggest more Americans than ever are reading e-books, reflecting the rapid rise in e-reader and tablet ownership.
Mobile

Hands On: Sony goes back to basics, brings e-book ‘Reader’ app to iOS

Sony might not be the first name you think of when you think written word, but it would like to be. The multimedia giant is bringing its e-book Reader app to iOS devices so Apple users can get the Sony Reader experience. We go hands on to…
Emerging Tech

Amazon Kindle ‘Lending Library’ breaks 100,000 titles

With tons of new Kindle Fire owners using the tablet for all kinds of media consumption, Amazon is aggressively increasing the amount of titles available to borrow for Amazon Prime members.