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Topic: E-Books

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

And other facts about digital entertainment

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…

Apple Accused of Price Fixing

Justice Department case centers around collusion with 5 major publishing houses

The Justice Department is accusing Apple of leading an e-book price-fixing ring, Reuters reported, citing documents filed in federal court on Tuesday. Apple is accused of colluding with five major publishing…

Forbes Expands Contributor Approach

Unconventional model moves to e-books

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…

First Mover: Shoshana Berger

The 'ReadyMade' founder marries her crafty side with the tech world of 'Wired'

Specs Age 42 New gig Director of editorial development, Wired Old gig Editor in chief, ReadyMade What do you do as the director of editorial development at Wired? Basically, my job is to create new editorial…

Startups Aim to Share Books Better

Two companies try to refine the social reading experience

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…

Penguin E-Book Biz Up 128%

Electronic sales now total 14 percent of the publisher's revenue

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…

Amazon and Barnes & Noble Pull 'Buy' Links From Apps

Apple is starting to enforce its new app guidelines

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…

Amazon's Publishing Plans Cause Rivals Some Unease

Traditional publishers wary of big hire

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…

Former Time Warner Book Group CEO to Join Amazon

He will head a new general interest imprint

Laurence Kirshbaum, former CEO of Time Warner Book Group, will join Amazon Publishing's New York office as vice president and publisher. Kirshbaum, who will head a new general interest imprint,…

E-Book Sales Pass Print on Amazon

Critic: 'One more nail in the coffin' of traditional bookstores

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 books. Amazon announced…

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