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  • March 21, 2013
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Here’s some good news for readers in Mexico. Reports are coming in today that Google Play Books has expanded into Mexico. I haven’t found an announcement from Google, but Google’s support pages confirms the news. It also indicate that the expansion includes only Mexico but not the rest of Spanish speaking Latin America and South…

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  • March 17, 2013
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JManga broke some hearts this week when they announced that they were ceasing operations. This digital manga distributor announced earlier this week that they would no longer sell manga as of 26 March and planned to shut down completely in May. Any customers with store credit would get a refund in Amazon.com gift cards, and…

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  • March 17, 2013
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JManga broke some hearts this week when they announced that they were ceasing operations. This digital manga distributor announced earlier this week that they would no longer sell manga as of 26 March and planned to shut down completely in May. Any customers with store credit would get a refund in Amazon.com gift cards, and…

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  • March 16, 2013
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When the German ebook coalition Tolino formed earlier this month it looked like a desperate move by 5 also-rans who couldn’t see any other way to compete against Amazon. But now that a similar partnership has been announced in France, I think we could be seeing a trend. Numilog and ePagine, 2 of the leading…

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  • March 16, 2013
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When the German ebook coalition Tolino formed earlier this month it looked like a desperate move by 5 also-rans who couldn’t see any other way to compete against Amazon. But now that a similar partnership has been announced in France, I think we could be seeing a trend. Numilog and ePagine, 2 of the leading…

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  • March 16, 2013
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When the German ebook coalition Tolino formed earlier this month it looked like a desperate move by 5 also-rans who couldn’t see any other way to compete against Amazon. But now that a similar partnership has been announced in France, I think we could be seeing a trend. Numilog and ePagine, 2 of the leading…

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  • March 14, 2013
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Have you caught the post on Read Write today about TotalBoox? If you have not read it, don’t bother. The article is wrong, and I can show you why. In that article the author, Antone Gonsalves, argues that the pay-as-you-read startup TotalBoox won’t amount to anything. The tl;dr version is: readers won’t want to pay…

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  • March 9, 2013
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When 5 German ebooksellers got together last Friday and announced that they were joining forces against Amazon, I was far more pessimistic than most. I thought that this coalition wouldn’t be a real competitor to Amazon until the members were better at selling ebooks than Amazon. I still haven’t seen any sign of salesmanship but…

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  • March 8, 2013
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It seems Amazon isn’t the only one interested in helping you sell your used digital files; the US Patent Office released new documents today that show that Apple filed for a similar patent in 2012. This patent describes a process that is different from the patent Amazon received last month, but from the outside the…

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  • March 7, 2013
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Google is celebrating the first anniversary of Google Play today. This 4 and a half year old content store was originally launched in 2008 as the Android Market to provide an app store for Google’s fledgling Android OS. My how it has grown. Google is boasting today that gPlay stocks over 700 thousand apps, 18…