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Ebook recap for February 2011

All things considered, February was a dismal month for ebook news. Apple dug a moat around its walled iOS garden, then filled that moat with lava; Rupert Murdoch launched a “daily paper” on the iPad but forgot to put decent … Continue reading

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Borders news: more closings, reports from the front line, the blame game and ripple effects

Here are some quick updates from the past few days about Borders’ ongoing implosion: More stores are being closed than just the 200 listed on the initial filings. Publishers Weekly says up to 75 additional locations might be shuttered, depending … Continue reading

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We’re doing just fine, says Kobo to its Borders customers

If you own a Kobo, don’t worry about what’s going to happen to your ebooks, Kobo announced yesterday in a blog post. Kobo handles all ebook sales for Borders, not the other way around, so no matter what happens to … Continue reading

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Ebook recap for January 2011

What was January like in the world of ebooks? Why, it was exactly like this list below! (More or less.) For our amusement, Electric Literature shoots bullets into books (and a Kindle) and films it. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) … Continue reading

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Does a Kindle make a good prison bribe? No, it does not.

The Los Angeles Times reported today that when a prison official returned from holiday vacation last month, she found a new Kindle on her desk. It had been given to her by Fabian Nuñez, former Assembly Speaker for California and … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Lies, Damned Lies, and Science" by Sherry Seethaler

Price: $0.00 Summary: Every day, there’s a new scientific or health controversy. And every day, it seems as if there’s a new study that contradicts what you heard yesterday. What’s really going on? Who’s telling the truth? Who’s faking it? … Continue reading

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Report from Frankfurter Book Fair on the state of e-readers

It looks like publishers have finally accepted the idea of e-readers being a legitimate part of the book market, judging by their comments at this year’s Frankfurter Book Fair, according to Reuters: Penguin publishers Chief Executive John Makinson told Reuters: … Continue reading

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