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  • April 23, 2013
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The Australian electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi clearly wasn’t satisfied with simply selling Kindle, Sony, Kobo, and other ereaders because they launched their own ebookstore this weekend. JB Hi-Fi Books sells ebooks in Epub and PDF from all the major publishers, including Hachette, Lonely Planet, Penguin, Random House, Allen & Unwin, Pan Macmillan, HarperCollins, and Text Publishing. The…

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  • April 20, 2013
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Amazon is expanding into Russia – or at least the Kindle Store is. Forbes.ru reported this morning that Amazon has opened a new office in Russia, and  hired a publishing industry insider to run it. Arkady Vitrouk has left his position as the CEO of the Russia’s Atticus Publishing Group to take this new position…

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  • April 19, 2013
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Book reviews are important. Good or bad, real or fake, book reviews are often the cornerstone of the book buying experience. Few readers are comfortable with risking their money on an unknown, so we seek out other opinions before buying a book by an author we don’t know. This is part of the reason why…

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  • April 17, 2013
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For as long as I can remember it hasn’t been hard to make a Kindle ebook. Assuming you only want to use text and at most a few images, you can find any number of tools online that will do the job quite nicely. There’s calibre, Jutoh, Feedbooks,, Mobipocket Creator (and that’s just the handful…

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  • April 16, 2013
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While most ebookstores are following Amazon in trying to use discovery engines to match readers with similar books, Sony has decided to move in a completely different direction. Yesterday Sony posted an infographic in the Sony Reader store. This infographic contains a flow chart that asks the user questions and then directs them to a…

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  • April 11, 2013
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One of South America’s leading ebookstore has expanded into the US market. BajaLibros announced today that they were officially launching in the US ebook market. This ebookstore had originally launched in Argentina in 2010, and later expanded to include the rest of South America, Mexico, Latin America, and Spain. At first glance BajaLibros looks to…

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  • April 6, 2013
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BooksOnBoard has updated their website this morning with a drastic change. They’ve shut down their ebookstore, and replaced it with this notice: Please sign in on the login page to download books you have purchased. BooksOnBoard has temporarily stopped selling books. We are re-structuring to compete more effectively against Goliaths who have entered our marketplace…

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  • April 4, 2013
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The cover image for an ebook is important to its success, but it’s also a rather difficult skill to master. Not everyone has the artistic skills to design a good cover, but in the not too distant future that will no longer be a problem. There’s been no announcement from Amazon, but I have just…

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  • April 4, 2013
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Have you ever returned a Kindle ebook? That option might soon be going away, thanks to a petition over at Change.org. The petition calls on Amazon to change their customer-friendly Kindle ebook return policy. Even though this petition is only 4 days old it has over 2 thousand signatures from authors and publishers, all of…

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  • March 23, 2013
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Australia’s own ebook distributor Booki.sh announced today that they will stop selling ebooks in June 2013. We have been privileged to work with Australia’s best independent booksellers as we all fought for a place in what is a difficult market, and we did not come easily to the decision to end our retail operations. We…