E-Books

E-book Buyers Are 21% More Likely to Be Female

From e-books to streaming music, people are moving to digital formats for their entertainment. But not all are moving at the same pace. The way we buy may be as much a factor of gender and ethnic group as spending power, according to this recent Nielsen U.S.

Apple Accused of Price Fixing

The Justice Department is accusing Apple of leading an e-book price-fixing ring, Reuters reported, citing documents filed in federal court on Tuesday.

Forbes Expands Contributor Approach

Two years after Forbes Media made a radical break with traditional journalism by letting outside contributors and advertisers publish content on its site, it’s taking the model a step further by having contributors publish e-books under its name.

First Mover: Shoshana Berger

Specs Age 42 New gig Director of editorial development, Wired Old gig Editor in chief, ReadyMade

Startups Aim to Share Books Better

The idea of "social reading" has been around for years, but there's a cluster of new companies trying to make it actually work. Two of these startups, Subtext and Findings, launched Oct. 25. Another, Readmill, built around sharing clips and excerpts, is currently being tested.

Penguin E-Book Biz Up 128%

In a half-year earnings disclosure from Penguin’s parent company Pearson, the firm announced that Penguin’s global e-book sales grew 128 percent over the last year and now totals 14 percent of the publisher’s total revenue, paidContent reported.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble Pull ‘Buy’ Links From Apps

In the latest development in Apple’s contentious relationship with booksellers, the country’s two biggest e-book retailers—Amazon and Barnes & Noble—have stopped selling their wares directly to customers through their Apple apps, reports

Amazon’s Publishing Plans Cause Rivals Some Unease

Earlier in the week, Amazon announced that it was hiring Laurence Kirshbaum, the former CEO of Time Warner Book Group, to head a new publishing imprint. This seems like an odd time for Amazon to be making its mark on the publishing industry.

Former Time Warner Book Group CEO to Join Amazon

Laurence Kirshbaum, former CEO of Time Warner Book Group, will join Amazon Publishing's New York office as vice president and publisher.

E-Book Sales Pass Print on Amazon

While the Rapture isn’t scheduled to occur until Saturday, according to members of certain religious fringe groups, it looks like doomsday has come early for publishers of print book