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  • With HarperCollins Deal, Scribd Unveils Its Bid To Become The Netflix For Books

    With HarperCollins Deal, Scribd Unveils Its Bid To Become The Netflix For Books

    The latest company making a bid to bring the subscription model to the book world is one that may already be familiar to TechCrunch readers — social publishing service Scribd. Scribd first launched in 2007, offering users a platform for users to share documents and other written content. We use it ourselves as a way to upload and embed documents that are relevant to our stories. For… Read More

  • Big Win For Amazon, B&N In Europe: Apple, Four Big Publishers Terminate Their Agency Deal

    Big Win For Amazon, B&N In Europe: Apple, Four Big Publishers Terminate Their Agency Deal

    Some development in the e-book price war being played out in Europe — and an indirect victory for Amazon and any other retailer not called Apple in the process: the European Commission has announced that Apple and the four big publishers Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster have offered to drop their agency pricing agreement for e-books sold in Europe —… Read More

  • Rethinking The Bible As A Social Book

    Are books better as standalone, pristine works or as social objects to be modified and commented on by those who read them? We are about to find out. Today, Rethink Books is launching its SocialBooks software which allows publishers to turn their books into iPad apps. The apps makes it possible for readers to share their highlighted text from a book on Twitter or Facebook, along with… Read More

  • HarperCollins Debuts Inkpop, An Interactive Writing Platform For Teens

    News Corp-owned HarperCollins this morning put out a release about the launch of Inkpop.com, an interactive writing platform for teens. Which caught us off guard, because the U.S. publisher had already soft-launched the website on its Authonomy blog on November 24, 2009. Anyway: Inkpop is a project from HarperTeen, HarperCollins Publishers’ teen publishing unit. The platform aims to… Read More

  • HarperCollins Offering iPhone Books

    News Corp. continues its quest to dominate the mainstream media. One of the publishers it owns, HarperCollins, is now planning to offer selections from 14 books available for iPhone viewing. The move comes as HarperCollins tries to dive into the digital world and hype surrounding Apple’s successful phone. You’ll be able to use your iPhone, come August and September, to view… Read More