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  • September 20, 2012
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‘Preliminary assessment’ accuses Apple and four publishers of illegal ‘concerted’ move to inflate pricing Ebook prices in the UK are set to plummet after the European Commission said that four major publishers and Apple “engaged in a concerted practice” to raise the price of ebooks, and required them to stop. The EC said in its…

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  • September 18, 2012
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As digital fiction sales rocket, Sony and Amazon push dramatic price cuts – raising concerns from authors Bestselling ebooks by authors including Jeffrey Archer and James Herbert are being sold for just 20p from Sony and Amazon’s digital stores, prompting concerns from writers that the “relentless downward pressure on book prices” could lead to industry…

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  • September 8, 2012
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Online retailer takes a leaf out of Charles Dickens’ book by publishing fiction ranging from romance to crime in instalments Amazon is following in the grand old footsteps of Charles Dickens by launching a series of serialised stories for the Kindle. Just as Dickens published novels including The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist in regular…

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  • September 7, 2012
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US department of justice’s $69m settlement with Simon & Schuster, Hachette and HarperCollins is approved by a federal judge, but Penguin, Macmillan and Apple still face trial next June Citing Emily Dickinson’s mantra that “There is no Frigate like a Book / To take us Lands away”, a federal judge yesterday approved the US department…

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  • September 5, 2012
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Mike Shatzkin has another interesting post in his blog discussing how traditional publishers are starting to unbundle some of their traditional services. He starts by citing HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray complaining about the common use of the term “legacy publishers” to describe the Big Six and their ilk, himself preferring the term “full-service.” (I usually…

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  • September 4, 2012
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Is self-publishing too “hard”? Some people seem to think so, even as other people quite happily trundle along dealing with all the hard stuff. And, as with any case where something hard for one person is easy for someone else, businesses have sprung up to take advantage of that in return for a cut of…

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  • August 25, 2012
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When we look at the decision Kodak announced today to sell its film division, are we looking at the future of the book publishing industry? For decades, Kodak’s name was synonymous with film. Now, as the company struggles in bankruptcy during a costly patent fight versus Apple, it is selling the very thing that once…

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  • August 9, 2012
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Mark Staufer’s ebook/app project will blend video, audio, images and text on iPhone, iPad, Android and other devices Screenwriter Mark Staufer has hit his $75k target on crowdfunding site Kickstarter for a project called The Numinous Place, which will be released as an ebook and app for iPhone, iPad, Android and e-reader devices, as well…

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  • July 19, 2012
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After publishers’ reluctance to provide digital titles for libraries, the government says a review into ebook lending is imminent The government is preparing to announce a review into ebook lending following calls from the opposition to move libraries “into the 21st century”. Although some of the UK’s library authorities do offer ebook lending, many do…

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  • July 12, 2012
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The actions of the fantasy author, who published the photo and details of The First Confessor pirate, have divided digital opinion Wizard hero Richard Rahl smites wrongdoers with his Sword of Truth. His creator, the bestselling fantasy author Terry Goodkind, turned to Facebook to name and shame a fan who pirated a digital version of…