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New federal rules blamed in disappearance of Kindle erotica titles

The upcoming Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, in addition to making Microsoft move to reduce obscenity on its platform, has hit erotica authors on Amazon. After many authors saw their rankings stripp

Pronoun, an ebook service for writers, shuts down

Pronoun, a self-publishing service for authors, is shutting down after promising free ebook distribution for authors. The company, which raised millions in funding and ended up being sold to Macmillan

What’s next for books?

I like Digital Reader editor Nate Hoffelder. He is one of the few bloggers about publishing who doesn’t suck up to the industry, nor does he particularly gild the lily. He basically believes tha

Print and ebook revenue down as Amazon slashes prices

It’s good news and bad news for the publishing industry. The good news is that print revenue was up 3.4 percent in April, primarily in trade paperbacks, with some solid grown in young adult prin

HarperCollins inexplicably turns to Bookshout to offer ebook downloads

If there’s one thing readers love it’s extra reading apps on their iOS and Android devices. A few years ago there were about a dozen – apps for long-form writing, apps for books, app

Owners of (older) Kindles have to update their software or lose Internet connectivity

People who have Kindles made before 2012 need to update their software by March 22 or lose Internet connectivity, Amazon announced. Procrastinators and people who missed the message will have to perfo

Apple loses e-books price-fixing appeal in U.S. Supreme Court

Apple looks to have come to the end of the road in a long running legal saga involving allegations of an e-books price inflating conspiracy.

Flipkart Exits The E-Book Business, Transfers Users To Rakuten Kobo

Flipkart, one of the biggest players in India’s booming e-commerce market, has conceded that there is one part of online retail it can’t win, and stopped selling e-books. Users who have already ma

On The Dark Matter Of The Publishing Industry

Metaphors about textual dark matter or a "Shadow" ebook industry actually fail to capture the dramatic nature of what is happening. Perhaps it would be better to say that a new, parallel universe of p

Shelfie Is Shazam For Your Bookshelf

If you're like me, you have a lot of Mad Magazine books from the 1970s, a classic copy of Oui from 1979, and three Hungarian cookbooks. In other words, you're a well-read individual. But how do you ge

Writers Are Going Cuckoo For KU

If you haven’t been following the Indie writing market I don’t blame you. It’s pretty crazy right now. After Amazon decided to tweak the royalties payouts to reflect how much readers

Microsoft Launches New Project To Help Enterprises Improve Their DevOps Practices

Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help developers and IT pros in the enterprise -- and even smaller development shops -- improve their DevOps practices. The company today launched b

Amazon’s Kindle Scout Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Goes Live

Amazon wants to take some of the mystery out of predicting what books will sell with its new Kindle Scout publishing program, which lets readers vote on their favourite excerpts from unreleased books

Apple Might Have To Let Kindle And Other E-Reader Apps To Offer Store Links For Books

Apple would also be prohibited from entering into agreements with suppliers of e-books, movies, TV shows or other contents that would make it likely that prices would rise at its competitors, but the

The Weekly Good: Worldreader Wants To Put A Digital Book In Every Child’s Hand

One of the amazing things about technology is that it opens the doors to things for less fortunate folks that many of us take for granted. Being able to sit down and read a good book is something that

When Dinosaurs Ruled The Books

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/dinos.jpg"> This is a really weird time to be a writer. Agents are <a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2010/07/andrew_wylies_p

Kobo Releases Free Kobo Desktop Application

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Kobo_Logo.png" />The e-book world is slowly evolving into a number of fairly similar, homogenized ecosystems. No one wants to be shackled

Samsung Bails On E-Paper – Keeps Making E-Readers

Samsung has bailed on the e-paper reader market, citing the display costs as being too expensive. Electronista reports that this doesn’t mean they are completely out of the business though, as t

The e-book reader price war continues, with Sony joining the fray

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/sony-reader-700.jpg" />With the prices finally starting to drop on e-books, it's not a surprise that Sony has decided to jump in as well.

Fujitsu shows off new prototype e-book reader

So fair warning, there’s not a whole lot of detail on this one. Fujitsu just showed off their latest e-book reader prototype at a trade show in Japan. It probably won’t hit the US, but exp
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