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  • November 15, 2010
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Nate has an interesting tidbit about US bookstore chain Books A Million rebranding Barnes & Noble’s NookColor as the BAM! NookColor. He said that, according to staff at the store the BAM! Nook would be tied to the BAM! ebookstore for purchases, and sport BAM logos. It’s curious, however, that none of the Nooks on…

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  • November 12, 2010
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Colour me excited. In recent months, a few things have happened in our sunburnt country that have left it teetering on the brink of the ebook mainstream. And they said it would never happen in our backwards, sundrenched, animals-made-from-bits-of-other-animals land. So look out North America, Britain and others … Here are five reasons why we’re…

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  • November 11, 2010
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Discount Code: save20% | Offer expires November 15, 2010 CROSS FIRE » By James Patterson THE CONFESSION » By John Grisham HAND ME DOWN WORLD » By Lloyd Jones $ 18.79 AUD $ 18.79 AUD $ 22.79 AUD THE DISTANT HOURS » By Kate Morton MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND » By Helen Simonson THE ROMANTIC…

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  • November 9, 2010
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Amazon has launched a major offensive against the Zinios of the world by upping the commission paid to suppliers of magazines to the Kindle store and associated subscriptions. Amazon will now pay publishers 70 per cent of the sales price – the same as their Kindle Digital Text Platform – as long as they satisfy…

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  • November 5, 2010
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Little more than a day since the launch of paid Aussie titles in Apple’s local iBookstore, Borders has hit back with price cuts across their ebook range. Due to the “old publishing” paradigm of geographical restriction, Borders in Australia can’t formally guarantee to beat Amazon’s price on ebooks, as they do (incl. postage) with paper…

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  • November 4, 2010
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Yesterday’s announcement of the first Australian paid content released into Apple’s iBookstore has been met with a mixed response locally. In a market only boasting one major player – REDgroup Retail, with their Angus & Robinson and Borders/Kobo offering – the more the merrier, right? Maybe. Some are worried about Apple propensity to adopt the…

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  • November 3, 2010
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Apart from a bland smattering of out-of-copyright offerings, the Australian iteration of Apple’s iBookstore has been a wasteland, but that all changes today, sort of. Apple is trumpeting that thousands of local titles are now available, from “both major and independent publishers, including Macmillan, Hachette Book Group, Hardie Grant, HarperCollins Publishers, Murdoch Publishers and Wiley”….

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  • November 2, 2010
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Who would have though Amazon’s Kindle would be the tool du jour to protect free speech in China? Certainly not Amazon, I’m guessing. But that’s what’s happening, thanks to Amazon’s “Whispernet” free 3G coverage, which extends across the globe, thanks to its telco of choice (AT&T) and a string of partner deals with carriers in…

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  • November 2, 2010
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Amazon can’t hold back the agency pricing tide Amazon UK has been fighting against a growing British publishing bloc that wants to take the competition out of ebook retail pricing. It’s called the “agency model” but I prefer the epithet “the anti-competitive model”. Amazon published an open letter to British publishing decrying the onset of…

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  • October 25, 2010
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Engadget has been all over the impending release of the worst-kept secret in eReaders – the colour-screen Nook. Barnes & Noble are at unbackable odds to announce a full-colour version of the Nook tomorrow, Tuesday 26th Oct US time – and it looks as much like a tablet as an ereader. And let’s just ignore…