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Latest News from Book Business on E-Books & Digital Publishing (May 22, 2013)
Stephen King's decision to skip the e-book format gets renewed attention
Legendary author Stephen King’s decision not to released his new novel “Joyland” in e-book format is getting renewed attention as the book's June 4 publication date draws near. “I have no plans for a digital...
Leaked Memo Shows Barnes & Noble Bringing Web Browser And Email To Simple Touch eReaders In June
An upcoming update will bring a web browser, email and update store app to Barnes & Noble’s super affordable Nook Simple Touch line of e-readers, which will begin rolling out June 1 according to a source close to the matter who wishes...
OverDrive & SourceBooks Test Lending Same eBook to Millions of People
OverDrive has launched a pilot program that will allow millions of library patrons to check out the same eBook all at once during a two-week period. The Big Library Read project will let members of more than 7,500 libraries globally simultaneously...
U.S. Says Apple, Publisher Colluded to Fix Book Prices
Apple Inc. engaged in a horizontal price-fixing scheme with some of the U.S.’s largest publishers to violate antitrust laws by working “to strip retailers of pricing authority,” the U.S. Justice Department said in a court filing....
Children's progress hindered by e-books and Kindles, charity warns
Children’s progress in the classroom is being hindered by the use of iPads and Kindles, a charity has warned, as figures show pupils are now more likely to read on a device than from a traditional book. The number of young people reading...
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