EBook Week in Review: Amazon Adds Video; Apple Opens iBookstore in Canada; Woot Sells 5,000 Kindles

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As you head off for a long weekend, here is a wrap up of this week’s eBook news.

Amazon added video to eBooks on Apple devices and developers responded.

LibreDigital acquired an e-commerce platform from a HarperCollins company.

Toshiba plans to launch an online book store using Ray Kurzweil’s Blio software.

Literary agents talked about making eBook deals and not making eBook deals.

Amazon announced its 70% royalty rate for books published through Kindle.

The Department of Justice took on Amazon, claiming that having Kindles in the classroom isn’t fair for blind students.

Amazon’s new version of the Kindle DX went on presale.

Amazon bought a company called Woot, an online vendor that sells discounted products for one day only, and then sold almost 5,000 Kindles in 9 hours on the site.

Steig Larsson topped Overdrive’s eBook download list.

Apple opened the iBookstore in Canada.