Image via Wikipedia It’s official: electronic Kindle books are now outselling paperbacks on Amazon, marking a historically significant milestone in the publishing industry. Read the full story on Mashable.
The new e-book pricing level of $12.99-$14.99 agreed to by Amazon recently in a major concession to the power of the big publishing houses is under a grass roots attack by the e-reading public, per “E-Book’s Cost Is Going Up” (NYT 11 Feb 2010). Many committed e-book buyers are balking at this raise from the [...]
Boomnews reports that the new Nook firmware 1.2 update should hit later today. Tweaks include: • Enhanced in-store seamless connectivity to enjoy free Wi-Fi, with More In Store content promotions exclusively for Nook owners • Improved opening of eBooks and ePeriodicals • Improved response to Reading Now and Settings buttons • Current reading page and bookmarks on all [...]
The traditional publishing industry was dealt another blow by the digital winds of change this week when top business author Stephen R. Covey signed an exclusive deal with e-book retailer Amazon. The fear among traditional book publishers is that they will grow irrelevant as top authors ink deals with e-book retailers, bypassing them altogether. The [...]
E-book sharing offers one of the more intriguing differences between the Amazon Kindle and the Nook from Barnes & Noble — and, it turns out, a chance for Jeff Bezos to critique the upstart. After telling an interviewer for the NYT magazine that he would stick to his company policy of “not talking about other [...]