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Mapping the e-book wars

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 1, 2012 at 10:22am   |   0 Comments

Titans such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Sony and Microsoft are vying for majority stakes in digital readers and distribution.

The network of the book

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 28, 2010 at 5:59am   |   0 Comments

All the excitement over the iPad, Apple’s multimedia competitor to the Amazon Kindle and lesser foes, set us to thinking about books and networks.

Can book publishers learn from newspaper experience?

By Muckety   |   December 29, 2009 at 8:14am   |   0 Comments

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The financially debilitating “information yearns to be free” ethic that has dominated the web since its inception has spread to e-books.

As the Washington Post recently noted, most of the bestsellers at Amazon’s Kindle store are free.

Although the list can change moment to moment, when we checked Tuesday morning, 75 of the top 100 titles were giveaways. The top price was $9.99.

The book industry is being transformed by digital distribution just as the newspaper industry has been. Let’s hope book publishers have been paying attention.


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