News by Rob Hart June 13, 2012
The famously reclusive author has shunned digital conversions of his work--but Penguin Press has just announced they finally got him to acquiesce.
News by Rob Hart June 7, 2012
We still need editors in the digital age. Case in point: A find/replace swap goes awry, replacing every instance of the word "kindled" with the word "Nookd" in a digital copy of 'War and Peace'.
News by Rob Hart May 31, 2012
Stephen King's novel 'Joyland' will come out in June 2013 from Hard Case Crime--but it'll only hit physical stores. Citing his love for paperbacks, King said there'll be no eBook version just yet.
News by Kimberly Turner
A Douglas Adams audio recording predicted the rise of eBooks in 1993. Now animators from around the world are illustrating the late author's prophetic essay with videos as part of an online contest.
News by Rob Hart May 22, 2012
Unglue.it, a new crowdfunding website modeled on Kickstarter, is seeking to pay copyright holders to release free electronic editions of their books.
News by Dave Reuss May 17, 2012
The digital age and market-minded publishers are forcing writers to bump up their production.
News by John Jarzemsky
Byliner has pulled copies of "After Friday Night Lights" from Amazon after a Starbucks promo lowered the kindle edition of the book to $0.00.
News by Rob Hart May 1, 2012
Warner Brothers will take four of its most iconic films and release the scripts as eBooks. They'll be bundled with supplemental material and retail for $10 a pop.
News by Rob Hart April 24, 2012
The publisher behind Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape and Tor Teen--imprints of Macmillan--will stop applying DRM to its eBooks.
News by Rob Hart April 18, 2012
Amazon's Thomas & Mercer imprint will re-release the classic spy series in eBook and physical formats, with a deal that covers the next ten years.
News by Rob Hart
Looks like settlement talks have collapsed--the Department of Justice is suing Apple and five of the Big Six publishers for colluding on eBook pricing, charging that the agency model is anti-consumer.
News by Rob Hart
Google will no longer assist indie bookstores in selling eBooks--a blow to the stores that could have used the additional revenue (had the program ever taken off).
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 5, 2012
Rejoice, Spanish speaking individuals! Amazon has finally rolled out an all-Español Kindle section, complete with trashy Harlequin novels and English classics like 'Pride and Prejudice.'
News by Rob Hart March 27, 2012
For nearly an hour today, you couldn't buy any eBooks from Amazon. Considering they control a lion's share of the market, they just lost a lot of sales--and maybe some faith from the consumer?
News by Rob Hart March 27, 2012
The 4,000 page long Harry Potter series is finally available in eBook formats, through the online Pottermore store.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 21, 2012
Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing makes profiting from a book or novel seem ridiculously easy. I've got an unpublished manuscript that I'm willing to sacrifice, so let's see just how simple this is.
News by Rob Hart March 16, 2012
J.A. Konrath and Barry Eisler dissect the Authors Guild response to the Justice Department's proposed eBooks lawsuit. It is very interesting.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Here's something that doesn't suck about eReaders: it allows women to read whatever dirty, dirty literature they want, without fear of being scorned by judgmental commuters or co-workers.
Column by Phil Jourdan March 14, 2012
Never mind Jonathan Franzen's rants on eBooks and Twitter. He poses a more serious threat: the decline of literary difficulty.
News by Rob Hart March 8, 2012
The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to sue Apple and five of the Big Six publishers over eBook pricing, alleging collusion that is anti-consumer and anti-competitive.
News by Rob Hart March 7, 2012
The new iPad has arrived and it comes with some sweet new features, like a high-resolution retina display, an A5X processor, and 4G LTE. Those eBooks are going to download faster than ever...
News by Rob Hart March 5, 2012
The New York Times wonders if tablets aren't that great for reading eBooks, because they can be too distracting. We wonder why The New York Times wrote this story.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 2, 2012
Libraries can't seem to catch a break when it comes to eBooks. Yesterday, Random House's new prices took effect--which means big increases for cash-strapped libraries.
News by Rob Hart February 29, 2012
PayPal is pressuring eBook retailers like Smashwords to take down content related to rape, incest, pedophilia and bestiality--and if they don't, PayPal will stop doing business with them.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen February 23, 2012
Amazon continues to strong-arm its way into improved sales at the cost of small publishers. They should go pick on someone their own size but... there really isn't anyone left.