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  • April 12, 2011
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This week is the London Book Fair, one of the world’s largest trade shows for the publishing industry. Given everything that’s happened in their world over the last few years — from the Kindle to the iPad to the Google Books Settlement — it’s no surprise the halls are full of people chattering about the…

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  • April 7, 2011
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Speaking of e-books versus p-books, the Oroville Mercury-Register has an article on the frictions that e-readers can cause in book clubs—not the kind where you get a book a month, but those in-person meetings where readers get together to discuss a particular book they’ve all read. E-readers can complicate activities based on physical books, such…

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  • March 22, 2011
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Kindle lending community site has its API access revoked by Amazon The new ebook lending community site Lendle, set up last month to take advantage of Amazon’s free Kindle ebook loan facility, has gone off-line after having its API access revoked by Amazon. The site’s homepage now warns users the service is “unavailable indefinitely”. Lendle…

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  • March 21, 2011
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It’s small, light and portable – and it doesn’t need charging. So could the new ‘flipback’ book be the next big thing in publishing? If you’ve ever whined about how the Kindle, compact though it may be, doesn’t have the look or feel of a nice printed novel – put this in your pipe and…

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  • March 11, 2011
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‘People Who Love Books Don’t Steal Books’ floated as slogan for drive to protect writers’ incomes A campaign is needed to educate the new wave of e-reader owners that downloading illegal ebooks from torrent sites is theft, amid signs that the piracy of books is increasing, authors claim. Crime writer David Hewson, author of the…

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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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  • 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…