E-Book Sales Get The Jump On Paperbacks For The First Time

E-Book Sales Get The Jump On Paperbacks For The First Time

Robots are taking over the world and soon we’ll all be slaves to technology! Maybe not, but e-books are finally surpassing sales of traditional hardcovers and paperbacks, according to a new report. [More]

Judge Rejects Google's Digital Books Settlement

Judge Rejects Google's Digital Books Settlement

A district court judge told Google its $125 million settlement with authors and publishers is invalid because it’s too favorable to the company. The ruling stalls Google’s plans to complete a massive digital library and bookstore. [More]

Libraries Launch Collection Of 80,000 Free E-Books

Libraries Launch Collection Of 80,000 Free E-Books

A group of libraries has gathered its resources to launch an e-book lending collection, filled with 80,000 entries, most of which are from the 20th century. [More]

Report: Apple Tells Sony It Can't Sell E-Books Through Its App

Report: Apple Tells Sony It Can't Sell E-Books Through Its App

The battle over the e-book market has just gotten a little nastier. According to Sony, Apple is now telling some application developers that they can not create apps for the iPad and iPhone that would allow users to purchase content — or even be able to access content — that isn’t sold through its App Store. [More]

Author Claims To Manipulate Amazon Rankings By Buying Own Book Every Day

Author Claims To Manipulate Amazon Rankings By Buying Own Book Every Day

Authors, publishers and agents live and die inside — mostly die — by monitoring their product’s position on the Amazon charts, which are adjusted hourly. Thomas, an author who penned the Kindle book Wealth Hazards, says literary types should take a step back because the system is easily corrupted. He says he’s manipulated the system by buying his book 200 times and posting fake reviews hailing his self-described masterpiece. [More]

Google Oh So Close To Launching E-Book Store

Google Oh So Close To Launching E-Book Store

Back in May, it was being reported that Google was planning on having its new E-book store up and running by the end of summer. Obviously that didn’t happen. Now the Wall Street Journal says Google Editions is likely to be a reality by year’s end. [More]

How To Choose The Right E-Reader

How To Choose The Right E-Reader

Sales of e-book readers, also known as e-readers, are way up and prices are dropping. Consumer Reports has tested a wide variety and has advice if you’re in the market for an ebook reader. [More]

Connecticut AG Investigating Apple & Amazon Over E-Book Price Fixing

Connecticut AG Investigating Apple & Amazon Over E-Book Price Fixing

Amazon’s Kindle e-reader is the online retailer’s top-selling single item, and the company recently announced that its sales of e-books has outpaced sales of hardcover titles. Meanwhile, Apple has jumped into the e-book market with both feet, selling titles for reading on its iPad tablet computers. But now the Attorney General in Connecticut has launched an investigation into the pricing plans that both companies have hammered out with book publishers. [More]

Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Hardcovers

Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Hardcovers

Hardcover books have a lot going against them — they’re expensive, often unwieldy, easily damaged. And now Amazon.com, which first made its name by selling books at deep discounts online, says it sells significantly more titles for its Kindle e-reader than it does in hardcover. [More]

Kindles Will Be Available At Your Local Target Next Week

Kindles Will Be Available At Your Local Target Next Week

After a pilot program selling Kindles at some Targets succeeded back in April, Amazon is ready to spread the Kindle virus to all Targets starting Monday. But it might not be the best time to buy one, since there’s reportedly an updated model on the horizon. [More]

Could Next Generation Of Kindles Have Color Displays?

Could Next Generation Of Kindles Have Color Displays?

Apple’s full-color iPad tablet thingy is set to launch in the coming weeks and it’s predicted that the device will eat away at the huge e-book market share enjoyed by Amazon’s Kindle e-readers. Among the knocks against Kindles by some has been that their E Ink display — while much easier on the eyes than a traditional backlit screen — does not display color images, text or video. But that may change in the next year. [More]

Barnes & Noble Sells Me Broken E-book, Won't Refund

Barnes & Noble Sells Me Broken E-book, Won't Refund

Brantley says he bought an e-book from Barnes & Noble via his Nook device, but improper formatting gutted the content. He feels burned and asked for a refund, but B&N refuses. [More]

How To Load Up Your Kindle With Non-Amazon Ebooks

How To Load Up Your Kindle With Non-Amazon Ebooks

So you’ve got a Kindle, and you have books on it, and you want to keep those books—no matter what Amazon or a publisher decides you deserve in the future. Your legal options are limited, but you do have some.

Amazon Deletes Your Books, Has Always Been At War With Eastasia

Amazon Deletes Your Books, Has Always Been At War With Eastasia

Sure, electronic books are portable and have all sorts of advantages. But Borders has not, to date, broken into my house and stolen back my copy of The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide.

Amazon Tries To Clarify Download Limits For Kindle Books, Doesn't Quite Succeed

Amazon Tries To Clarify Download Limits For Kindle Books, Doesn't Quite Succeed

Dan, the Kindle owner who last week found that some of the books he’d purchased were no longer available to download due to unspecified limitations set by the publisher, spoke to more Amazon reps on Sunday. They clarified the DRM policy. Well, sort of.

Amazon Kindle Books Can Only Be Downloaded A Limited Number Of Times, And No You Cannot Find Out That Limit Before You Hit It

Amazon Kindle Books Can Only Be Downloaded A Limited Number Of Times, And No You Cannot Find Out That Limit Before You Hit It

[The CSR said] that there is always a limit to the number of times you can download a given book. Sometimes, he said, it’s five or six times but at other times it may only be once or twice. And, here’s the kicker folks, once you reach the cap you need to repurchase the book if you want to download it again.

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/26/if-you-own-a-kindle/

If you own a Kindle, you can now access your notes and highlights via the web at kindle.amazon.com. [TechCrunch]

Oprah Giving Away Women & Money!

Oprah Giving Away Women & Money!

Now you don’t have to dress up in corporate casual-wear and spend half the day screaming in a studio audience to get something free from Oprah, because for the next day she’s giving away digital versions of Suze Orman’s new book “Women & Money” on her website, from now until 8/7c February 14th. Downloads are available in English and Spanish versions, PDF only.