Since May, Amazon and the publisher Hachette have been locked in a battle over the pricing of e-books. And it’s upset many authors because it’s made their work less available.
For customers it’s meant that they can’t pre-order books from authors such as J. But Amazon is willing to upset some customers and authors as it pursues a long-term strategy for books.
Palimpsest, a company based in Falkirk that produces e-books for JK Rowling, Stephen King and more than half the current Booker shortlist, is to launch a series of literary classics.
The service, which costs Ј7.99 a month, offers unlimited access to a catalogue of more than 650,000 ebooks, as well as more than 2,000 audiobooks from Amazon’s Audible subsidiary…Amazon says that authors will be paid each time someone reads more than 10% of one of their books through the new service….
An inquiry into the market for electronic books (e-books) in the UK should be launched, the Publishers Association has said.
In a document setting out its recommended range of policies the next UK government should adopt, the trade body said that an inquiry should seek to better facilitate competition in both the e-books market and the online market for print books, which it said should be treated as separate markets…. trade books, according to monthly and year-to-date figures released today by the Association of American Publishers (AAP)… com Inc is in talks with a number of Dutch publishers to sell e-books in the Netherlands, the Financial Times reported, citing a Dutch publisher… Clearly the company thinks there is a place out there for a premium e-reader and, while we can’t vouch for the vibrancy of the high-end e-reader market, we can confirm that Amazon has put together a stunner of a device.
Orange Digit is one Korean startup getting into the interactive e Book space in a big way. Now all Amazon has to do is convince someone that any e-reader, even one as lovely as the Voyage, is worth $200.
Gumroad currently offers 35,000 ebooks and digital comics in addition to 8,000 movies and 15,000 music products…
THE lost works of Scottish authors including James Hogg, Neil Munro and Robert Louis Stevenson are being resurrected by the company behind e-books for the biggest names in contemporary publishing.
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Oh, and don’t forget your browser’s back arrow to return for more stories, or Ctrl D to bookmark this page. October 2014 It’s now legal to make backups of movies, music, and e-books in the UK Back in June, the United Kingdom outlined new copyright rules that would allow citizens to make backups of their music, movies, and e-books. Digital content sales platform Gumroad is launching an i OS app today to help authors and other content creators sell their work directly to consumers.
The new i Phone app allows users to create custom mobile libraries of digital content purchased through Gumroad.
The millennial generation may not have heard of Malayalam novelist Pamman, but his novels that titillated young Malayalees in the 1970s and 80s are once again selling like hot cakes, thanks to an app that sells the ebook versions cheap.