Eric Schmidt-Backed Slice Moves Beyond Receipt Tracking With Debut Of Bookshelf, A Social Network For Readers

Is there room for another social network for book lovers, now that the biggest, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goodreads.com/">Goodreads</a>, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/03/28/amazo

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

One In Four Americans Owns A Tablet, Overtaking E-Readers, As Printed Book Consumption Continues To Decline: Pew

We're still waiting to hear from specific companies like Amazon with their latest (non-)numbers on how <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/27/more-on-amazons-kindle-non-numbers-sales-more-tha

With DoJ Suit Still In Play, Apple And Four Big Publishers Settle Price Fixing Probe In Europe

Good news for Amazon, and for consumers on the lookout for bargain prices for e-books in Europe. Apple, along with the publishers Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette and Holtzbrinck (Macmi

Amazon Looks East: Launches First Japanese Language Kindle, The Paperwhite; Debuts Japanese Kindle Store; Sells Kindle Fire Tablets

Take that, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.aegindia.org/2012/09/amazon-kindle-stores-japan-tackle-rakutens-kobo-touch-reader-october/213816.html">Rakuten</a>! Amazon continues to extend its reach

Blurb, The Custom Book Printing Startup, Is Tossing Its Hat Into The E-Book Ring

<a href="http://www.blurb.com">Blurb</a> has had a good amount of success as a disruptive player in the "traditional" publishing space. The San Francisco-based company, which lets anyone write and pub

The Tech Industry Takeaway From The Apple E-Book Lawsuit [TCTV]

The United States Department of Justice's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/04/11/u-s-files-antitrust-charges-against-apple-book-publishers">antitrust lawsuit filed yesterday</a> against Apple

Google Winding Down E-Book Reselling Program To Focus On Play

The American Booksellers Association sent a letter to its members today announcing that Google was putting an end to its reseller program, which allowed independent bookstores to operate an e-book sto

Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A ‘Dark Day’ For Publishers?

A milestone today in the world of publishing, as <a href="http://www.pottermore.com">Pottermore.com</a>, the site dedicated to all digital things Harry Potter, opened for business as the exclusive dis

Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

France has developed something of a reputation in trying to tax larger companies on the Internet to use the funds to help out smaller players. The latest development in that scheme: a proposal to tax

PayPal Updates Erotica Policy: Target Is Specific Books With Obscene Images, Not Just Words

This just in... As we reported it would do yesterday, PayPal has today issued a significant update to its acceptable use policy regarding payments for certain erotica-themed e-books. Now the eBay-o

Is PayPal Preparing To Reverse Its Erotica E-book Stance? The EFF Has A ‘Good Feeling’

A development in the ongoing story about PayPal and requirements it made on e-book distributors to remove certain kinds of erotica from their catalogs: there are signs the eBay-owned company could be

Collusion! Apple, Publisher Partners Accused Of Raising E-Book Prices

Apple was surely riding high after the announcement of their new iPad yesterday, but that doesn't mean that everything is OK in CA if a <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203961204

Necessary Evil? Random House Triples Prices Of Library E-Books

Random House, the world's largest publisher of the kinds of books you and I read, <a href="http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/03/ebooks/librarians-feel-sticker-shock-as-price-for-random-house-ebooks-

PayPal As Moral Police? Forces E-Book Sellers To Remove Certain Erotica Content

Adult content has long been a big draw, and one of the most profitable, in the world of digital media, but a recent move by PayPal is a sign of how one part of that business might be facing some probl

Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook

Last spring I wrote about Nature Publishing Group's plan for a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/05/24/would-you-like-a-49-electronic-college-textbook-with-lifetime-updates/">$49 electronic te

Kindle Sales Growing Faster Than The Nook’s

Barnes & Noble may be challenging Amazon's dominance of the e-book world, but the Kindle sales are still growing faster than the Nook's — at least if you connect the dots between some of the num

Thanks To Santa, Tablets And E-Readers Are (Almost) Everywhere

Ownership of tablets and e-book readers saw a big spike over the holidays — in fact, it nearly doubled in the United States, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet and Amer

Steal This Book!

Nobody wants to be told that their business model is obsolete. Ask <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/04/report-kodak-preparing-for-bankruptcy-auction-of-patents/">Kodak</a>. Or <a href="htt

Coliloquy Makes Romance E-Books A Two-Way Conversation

Right now, most e-books look an awful lot like their print counterparts, but startups like just-launched Coliloquy want to change that. In the past few months, other companies like Findings, Readmill,
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