eBook Scams

Better Business Bureau Warning Consumers About eBook Scams

News by Brandon Tietz December 14, 2011
With the popularity of eReaders on the rise, so are eBook scams. Here's some tips from the Better Business Bureau on how to avoid them.
Justice Department investigates eBook pricing

U.S. Justice Department Confirms Investigation Into eBook Pricing

News by Rob Hart December 9, 2011
The U.S. Justice Department has confirmed they're investigating the pricing of eBooks--the latest probe into whether Apple and publishing houses schemed to prevent discounting.
Giving the gift of eBooks

Give The Gift Of An eBook This Holiday Season

News by Rob Hart December 5, 2011
Did you know you can give eBooks as gifts? Think of all the space, time, and money you'll save! Here's some instructional videos on how to do it.
Fahrenheit 451 released as eBook

'Fahrenheit 451' Finally Published As An eBook

News by Rob Hart November 30, 2011
After years of refusing to allow 'Fahrenheit 451' to be published as an eBook, Ray Bradbury has finally given his blessing for a digital edition.

Does Borders Demise Signal the Death of Bookstores?

Column by John Jarzemsky November 23, 2011
A brief look at the demise of Borders, and the lessons that other brick and mortar retailers need to learn.

Can The Kindle Add Fuel To The Fire Of The Public Library System?

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen November 22, 2011
Amazon Kindle has changed the way consumers get their hands on books. Now the little eBook that could is showing that it can do more, by quietly creeping into libraries. Could this be a good thing?
FU Librarian

Penguin Opts Out of Lending Library

News by Brandon Tietz November 22, 2011
Adding yet another questionable move to a string of questionable moves, Penguin decides to opt out of libraries with their eBook titles.
eBook Hologram

HarperCollins to Include Ads in eBooks

News by Brandon Tietz November 11, 2011
HarperCollins will be including ads in their factual books. Would Don Draper approve?
Self-published author Amanda Hocking breaks sales record

Self-Published Author Amanda Hocking Breaks Sales Record

News by Rob Hart November 10, 2011
Amanda Hocking has become the second self-published author to sell more than a million eBooks through Amazon.
Barnes & Noble announce the Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble Enters The Tablet Wars

News by Rob Hart November 7, 2011
The eReader wars are heating up: Barnes & Noble just announced the Nook Tablet, to rival the Kindle Fire and Kobo Vox.
Amazon introduces the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

Amazon Is Getting Into The Book-Lending Business

News by Rob Hart November 4, 2011
Amazon Prime members can now access the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, allowing them to rent one eBook at a time for free--although the selection is a little anemic.
Wall Street Journal eBooks

Wall Street Journal to Include eBook Best-sellers

News by Brandon Tietz October 31, 2011
The Wall Street Journal has made an agreement with Nielson BookScan to include e-book best-sellers, even the self-published ones.

The Case Against Ebook Self-Publication

Column by Paul Graham Raven October 21, 2011
Ebook self-publishing is a cop-out, it’s a settling-for-less born of laziness, and - lipstick the pig as much as you like - it’s no different from the self-publishing of old.
Kobo Announces New Tablet, The Vox

Kobo Enters The Tablet Wars With Vox

News by Rob Hart October 20, 2011
Kobo enters the tablet wars with the Vox, which they're positioning as a rival to the Kindle Fire
Library lending of eBooks up 200 percent

eBook Borrowing From Libraries Up 200 Percent

News by Rob Hart October 14, 2011
More than 12 million eBooks have been checked out from libraries so far this year, an increase of 200 percent over last year--and that number could climb to 16 million by year's end.

Authonomy To Actually Start Releasing Books... Sort Of

News by Brandon Tietz October 13, 2011
Authonomy, a HarperCollins project, announces they'll be publishing books, but is it really the kind of deal you want?

The Case for eBook Self-Publication

Column by Paul Graham Raven October 7, 2011
A hyperbolic exercise in Devil's advocacy for electronic publication.