Tag: ebooks

Anti-trust Laws and eBooks

L. McMaken 12-12-11 Cincinnati, OH   The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation on the eBook industry. The focus of the investigation is to determine if any anti-trust laws have been broken in the pricing...

eBooks Taxed in Europe

L. McMaken 12-9-11 Cincinnati, OH Over the last few months, Amazon has been opening Kindle Stores in Europe. While eReaders are not nearly as popular in Europe as they are in the U.S., the taxes...

Ray Bradbury a “New” eBook Author

L. McMaken 12-05-11 Cincinnati, OH   As eBook readers become more affordable, and readers begin to embrace the eFormat, many of modern literature's classic tomes are becoming eBooks. The classic Fahrenheit 451 by master science fiction...

They Will, They Won’t, Well, Maybe

L. McMaken 12-2-11 Cincinnati, OH We reported last week that Penguin Publishing had yanked it's eTitles from libraries. Overdrive which is the digital provider of eBooks to libraries was told by Penguin to "disable it's...

Penguin Publishing Pulls Books from Libraries

L. McMaken 11-26-11 Cincinnati, OH   OverDrive the digital distributor for publishers to libraries, has been notified that Penguin Publishing is reviewing it's lending terms for eBooks to libraries, and they are to suspend their distribution...

Use Google Alerts to Find eBooks

L. McMaken 10-29-11 Cincinnati, OH   Google once again has found a way to simplify our searches. Users can now set up a Google Alert to search just for eBooks in Google Books. All you need...

Library eBooks Check Outs Soar

L. McMaken 10-21-11 Cincinnati, OH       OverDrive, a digital book distributor for libraries nationwide, reports a 200% increase in eBook checkouts this year. They estimate that eBook checkouts will total more than 16-million books by the...

Nora Roberts Goes eBook

L. McMaken 10-21-11 Cincinnati, OH Penguin Group's Berkley and New American Library announce the launch of Intermix eBook Imprint. The first releases from this new imprint will be eleven titles from author Nora Roberts. Nora,...
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