E-Books

Renault Hits the Road with a Captivating App

Renault Hits the Road with a Captivating App

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The French automobile manufacturer goes mobile with an e-book app that takes users on an engaging tour of its newest offering, the Captur 2013.

Free Download: 2013 Marketing Hall of Femme e-Book

Free Download: 2013 Marketing Hall of Femme e-Book

Get your gratis copy of the 2013 Marketing Hall of Femme e-book, sponsored by Limelight Networks. Read on and be inspired.

Is Amazon an ally of the retail industry?

Is Amazon an ally of the retail industry?

When e-commerce titan Amazon sneezes, retailers get a cold — that much is clear.

DOJ collusion lawsuit ignites discussion about e-book pricing model strategies

DOJ collusion lawsuit ignites discussion about e-book pricing model strategies

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At the heart of the Justice Department's recent lawsuit against Apple and five other publishers is a difference in sales philosophy.

Justice Department threatens Apple, publishers with antitrust suit

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The U.S. Justice Department has warned Apple, as well as five major U.S. publishers, that an antitrust lawsuit may be brought against them for colluding to increase the prices of e-books, The Wall Street Journal reported on March 8.

E-books finally dust print on Amazon

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Twelve years after it sold its first book, Amazon now sells more e-books than printed copies.

My travels with Hemingway and The Godfather: Why you can shove your e-reader

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The closing of my neighborhood Borders reinforces my love for physical books and reaffirms my disinterest in e-reading.

Lack of e-comm strategy was Borders' big mistake

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Industry observers are blaming Borders' lack of action on the e-commerce front for its financial troubles. The book retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 16. "Its worst mistake may have been its decision to opt out of online sales," noted 'Washington Post' blogger Rob Pegoraro.

Amazon holiday sales fuel 36% growth in Q4

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Amazon.com's fourth-quarter 2010 sales increased 36% year-over-year to $12.95 billion, the company said January 27 in an earnings report. Net income in the quarter, which includes the holiday shopping season, improved by 8% to $416 million, while operating income dropped 2.5% to $494 million, compared with Q4 2009.

Barnes & Noble's e-book investments make company attractive to Borders: reports

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Google made the biggest bookselling news of the week when it launched its online bookstore on Monday. However, a shareholder of bricks-and-mortar retailer Borders also made a splash when it said it would finance a deal to buy larger rival Barnes & Noble.

Retailers prep for e-book education push

Retailers prep for e-book education push

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The growing popularity of e-readers is are pushing publishers and retailers to plan for a not-so-distant future when digital textbooks overtake their physical counterparts.

E-books race ahead of print editions, but for good?

Amazon.com sold more e-books than traditional books over the past three months. Sony, meanwhile, has also said that sales of e-books have grown steadily, according to a report in 'The Wall Street Journal.'

Growing e-book industry discusses challenges at MediaBistro event

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The paradigm shift in digital reading is happening, according to Steve Haber, president of Sony's digital reading business division, on a panel at the MediaBistro eBook Reader conference in New York today. "We are looking at how to maximize the experience going from traditional to digital readers," he said. "Reading on an LCD screen is not cozy. The back light is challenging on the eyes. So we have focused on the black and white design for reading text, which is more enjoyable."

Sony to convert e-book store to open format

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In a move to make its electronic book store compatible with multiple devices and its Sony Reader e-reader devices open to multiple sources for content, Sony has announced plans to convert the Sony eBook Store to the open format EPub e-book standard by the end of the year and adopt Adobe Content Server 4 for copy protecting downloadable e-books. "Our intention is to lead by example," said Steve Haber, president of Sony's Digital Reading Business Division, in a statement.

B&N opens e-book chapter

With an eye toward the expected growth in what is currently a $1 million annual market for e-books, Barnes & Noble Inc. has launched an online portal for selling electronic books that currently has more than 700,000 titles and is expected to grow to 1 million titles within the next year.

Barnes & Noble opens e-book chapter

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Barnes & Noble Inc. has launched an online portal for selling electronic books that currently has over 700,000 titles and is expected to grow to 1 million titles within the next year. This is the latest in a series of developments this summer in the increasingly competitive e-book and e-reader categories. Google recently announced plans to launch a program by the end of the year that will allow consumers to purchase access to digital versions of books via any Web-enabled computer, e-reader or mobile phone. And Amazon.com recently launched the Kindle DX, which is bigger than previous versions.

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