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Amazon paying authors based on page reads: Is it a good or bad thing?

Amazon paying authors based on page reads: Is it a good or bad thing?

By 22 June 2015

Amazon has announced that it will begin paying its authors based on the number of pages read, rather than books sold. From 1 July Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library authors will no longer be paid for each title downloaded, but rather... >>

52 worst Kindle eBook covers ever: You have to see these shockers

52 worst Kindle eBook covers ever: You have to see these shockers

By 6 April 2015

There is no doubt that technology has improved people's lives no end. And while book lovers have got cause to complain about the advent of eBook readers and eBooks, in terms of diminishing the sales of hardbacks and paperbacks, there's little doubt that... >>

Netflix for books becomes Netflix for comics too

Netflix for books becomes Netflix for comics too

By 10 February 2015

Scribd, the eBook subscription service that gives access to over a million books and audiobooks, has added comic books to its content. Subscribers can now also read over 10,000 comic books from publishers including Marvel, IDW, Top Cow and Top Shelf as... >>

Amazon ‘Kindle Unlimited’ will be the Spotify subscription service for books

Amazon ‘Kindle Unlimited’ will be the Spotify subscription service for books

By 16 July 2014

Amazon is currently testing a subscription service for books that it calls "Kindle Unlimited". The Kindle Unlimited service will cost $10 per month and deliver ebooks and audiobooks to subscribers, much like Spotify does with music. In total there will... >>

Watch Dogs game release to get eBook sequel tie-in on same day

Watch Dogs game release to get eBook sequel tie-in on same day

By 17 April 2014

Watch Dogs will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC from 27 May and its one of the most eagerly anticipated games for all platforms. And has been for some time. Since E3 2012, where it was first teased from inside a cupboard (of sorts),... >>

Sony Reader eBook store to shut down in US and Canada, will move customers to Kobo

Sony Reader eBook store to shut down in US and Canada, will move customers to Kobo

By 6 February 2014

Starting next month, Sony will begin closing the doors on its Sony Reader Store for eBooks in the US and Canada. Sony's Reader and Xperia tablet and smartphone users will not be left in the lurch though, as the company also revealed that all Reader accounts... >>

Caribu for iPad app lets you read picture eBooks to kids during a video call

Caribu for iPad app lets you read picture eBooks to kids during a video call

By 23 January 2014

There's a new eBook reading app available for iPad that uniquely works with video calls. It's called Caribu for iPad. Caribu is geared toward children, with a focus on bedtime stories. Specifically, users will be able to read picture books on their... >>

Oyster continues down path to become Spotify for books thanks to $14 million investment

Oyster continues down path to become Spotify for books thanks to $14 million investment

By 15 January 2014

Oyster, the book subscription service rather than the London Underground travel pass, has raised $14 million in investment in order to further expand its company and plans to become the go-to place to read digital literature. The service offers access... >>

Sainsbury's to ditch online sales of games, books, music, Blu-rays and DVDs

Sainsbury's to ditch online sales of games, books, music, Blu-rays and DVDs

By 21 November 2013

UK high street supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced that it will cease selling physical entertainment products online, with an eye to switching its internet retail experience to digital downloads. From March 2014, the store will not sell physical... >>

Apple found guilty of eBook price fixing, could prove very costly indeed

Apple found guilty of eBook price fixing, could prove very costly indeed

By 10 July 2013

Apple has been found to have conspired with several publishers to raise the prices of eBooks in order to break Amazon's dominance of the market. It is a judgement that could change the face of digital publishing entirely. US District Judge Denise Cote... >>