Week In Review: Apple Breaks Records; Verizon iPhone Ad; New Amazon Royalties

Happy Friday! As you wrap up and get ready to head out this weekend, here is a roundup of eBook news from the past week.

A Barclays analyst said that Amazon will likely sell 12 million Kindles this year.

Apple had a record first quarter.

Amazon extended its 70% self-publishing royalty rate on books sold in Canada.

Verizon debuted its first iPhone 4 commerical.

AT&T renewed its contract with Apple under non-exclusive terms.

A Kobo eReader was featured on NBC’s sitcom “The Office.”

We raised questions about regional rights issues in the era of eBooks.

Film, eBooks and print are coming together in a new Little Red Riding Hood story.

eBookNewser readers debated the merits of eBook piracy.

Amazon’s computers delayed the released of a new bestseller by three hours.