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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... >>

Amazon launches Kindle Worlds, a way to make money from fan fiction

Amazon launches Kindle Worlds, a way to make money from fan fiction

By 22 May 2013

Amazon has launched a new initiative for promising authors who love to write about TV shows and other licensed properties they adore. Fan fiction is huge on the net, and is often posted on fan sites for free, but Amazon is offering a royalty scheme for... >>

Plants vs Zombies to become series of children's books and eBooks

Plants vs Zombies to become series of children's books and eBooks

By 12 April 2013

Book publisher Penguin Children's has signed a rights deal with PopCap and EA Games to release a series of books and eBooks featuring app sensation Plants vs Zombies. Initially this will result in a Plants vs Zombies Official Guide, sticker book and joke... >>

Waterstones founder to launch Read Petite, Spotify-style online book service

Waterstones founder to launch Read Petite, Spotify-style online book service

By 11 April 2013

Tim Waterstone, the founder of high street book retailer Waterstones, has revealed his new venture: Read Petite, effectively the Spotify for books. Like the music-streaming service, Read Petite will offer access to content for a flat-rate monthly fee.... >>