Amazon Now Offering Users Discounted Or Free Digital Versions Of Print Books Bought Through Its Site

Amazon announced a new program today called Kindle MatchBook, which offers digital versions of print books purchased through its online bookstore to customers for between free and $2.99, depending on

Google Play Adds Digital Textbooks For Rent And Purchase

Google today <a target="_blank" href="http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/2013/08/get-ready-for-college-with-textbooks-on.html">announced</a> that its Play store now <a target="_blank" href="https://p

When Will Doom Come To Hollywood?

Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Tolstoy? Hacks. Beethoven? Bach? Mozart? Wildly overrated. Statistically speaking, at least. It's a curious fact that while the long-dead titans of literature and music ar

Hullabalu, A Startup With A Different Take On Touchable Storybooks, Arrives On iPhone

<a target="_blank" href="https://hullabalu.com/">Hullabalu</a>, the New York-based kids app maker <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/06/06/to-spark-childrens-imaginations-hullabalu-raises-1-8-m

Me Books Brings Children’s Favorite Books To iPad, Lets You Be The Narrator

Many of the children's e-book applications for iPad today use a combination of animations, video or even games to make books more "interactive" for their young readers. <a target="_blank" href="http:/

“The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up”

If you love books--heck, if you even <i>like</i> 'em--run, don't walk, and read this <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2013/spring/nash-business-literature/">magnificent, magi

Bookboard Launches App To Encourage Children To Read More By Limiting Their Choices

Bookboard, a subscription service for children’s books, has launched its iPad app, which gives parents and children streaming access to its library of books. Like many kids apps startups, thre

Thai E-book Provider Ookbee Adds 6,000 New Users Each Day

It seems the e-book market in Thailand has been quietly flourishing, at least according to a local provider of digital books and magazines, Ookbee. The company is the country’s biggest e-bookstore,

Retail Giant Tesco Gears Up For Amazon Fight With Blinkboxmusic, Blinkboxbooks And TV Service In UK; Devices, Int’l Push Next?

The race for online consumers continues to heat up in the UK, and local retail giant <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tesco.com">Tesco</a> wants to make sure that it doesn't blink and let Amazon ge

Inkling Takes Dead Aim At Apple And Amazon With New Google Search-Friendly Digital Publishing Tools

This won't come as a surprise, but the publishing industry is in trouble. Digital technologies have transformed the publishing landscape -- just as they did for music -- from the way companies distrib

Amazon To Set Up Secondhand Ebook Marketplace

Amazon wants to sell your used ebooks. It recently won a patent to allow people to hock off their read ebooks on its marketplace. Of course, ebooks don’t suffer from wear and tear, but think of the

Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons

Since first emerging early last year, Boston-based startup <a target="_blank" href="https://www.boundless.com/">Boundless</a> has been on a mission to give students a free alternative to the financial

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Writers

So this is awkward. <a target="_blank" href="http://ownshelf.com/">Ownshelf</a> is a new service that lets people store and share ebooks online. Pretty nifty, huh? They reached out to me in part becau

Moglue Lets Authors Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks On iOS And Android The Simple Way

New York- and Seoul-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.moglue.com/">Moglue</a> (last year's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/31/moglue-lets-anyone-make-a-childrens-book-for-tablets/

The Humble Ebook Bundle Is Back With Works By Doctorow, Gaiman, and Scalzi

Everyone's favorite <a target="_blank" href="https://www.humblebundle.com">ebook bundle charity online sale thinger</a> is back and you have 13 days to grab eight sci-fi books from folks like Neil Gai

Rovio Flies Into Frankfurt To Unveil Its First Book App: Expect Lots Of Pigs, Maybe An Angry Bird Or Two

Angry Birds has become such a mobile institution, and its maker, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rovio.com">Rovio</a>, has gone so far in its extension of that brand -- <a target="_blank" href="ht

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 <a target=

Amazon’s Kindle-Only Titles Downloaded Over 100M Times

Apparently, Amazon has been crunching its own internal data this week in order to tout the traction surrounding its various products. Only yesterday, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/27/am

Notes From The Ebook Trenches

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drakegoodman/7159848907" rel="attachment wp-att-571585"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/trenches.jpg?w=300" alt="

EBook Revenues Beat Hardcovers For The First Time

The Association of American Publishers released a report today that shows that ebooks have beaten hardcover revenues for the first time. Ebook revenues topped out at $282.3 million YTD while hardcover
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