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  • March 5, 2011
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Brussels suspects a cartel where publishers see a defence against distributors with the clout to drive down prices below cost The European commission has launched morning raids on several publishing houses suspected of fixing the prices of ebooks, as a huge battle for the future of the sector is fought within the publishing and technology…

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  • March 4, 2011
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New sites are springing up to help owners of Amazon’s Kindle ereaders share their books Amazon’s Kindle ebook lending scheme has taken on a life of its own in the hands of canny book-lovers, with community loaning sites springing up in America to take advantage of free ereading. The latest site, Lendle, was launched this…

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  • March 1, 2011
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HarperCollins’s plans to limit libraries to 26 loans of each ebook declared ‘backward-looking and retrograde’ Furious librarians are calling for a boycott of publisher HarperCollins over its decision to put a limit on the number of times its ebooks can be loaned. Under the new policy, announced by distributor Overdrive in a letter to customers…

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  • February 27, 2011
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Stephen Leather has established a parallel ebook career that has rocketed him to the top of the Kindle bestseller lists Self-publishing has traditionally been a surefire route to obscurity and dismal sales. Now a British thriller writer who sells his novels as ebooks for as little as 70p is proving the naysayers wrong. Not only…

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  • February 25, 2011
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Unlike ebooks, book apps offer a decent degree of animation and interactivity This year is a fun – and challenging – time to be a book publisher. Ebooks are growing fast, bringing digital distribution opportunities, but also arguments about revenue shares and business models. A parallel trend, too, is the increasing popularity of book apps,…