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  • Amazon's allnew Kindle Paperwhite goes up for preorder at Rs 10,999, to ship starting February 4 January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Amazon has announced the launch of its allnew Kindle Paperwhite in India. The device is now available for preorder at www.amazon.in and begins shipping February 4. The new Kindle Paperwhite features new display technology with higher contrast, the nextgeneration builtin light and a faster processor. The new topoftheline Kindle Paperwhite...
  • Amazon reportedly working on nextgen, highres Kindle Paperwhite November 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Amazon is reportedly working on a new Kindle Paperwhite, which is likely to be unveiled in the second quarter of the next year. According to a report from TechCrunch, the new ebook reader will come with a highresolution 300 ppi screen. Apart from a higher resolution screen, the new...
  • Apple faces possible May 2014 trial on ebook damages August 16, 2013

    New York: The federal judge who ruled that Apple Inc violated antitrust law by conspiring with five major publishers to raise prices of ebooks has scheduled a May 2014 trial to determine damages, according to an order made public on Wednesday. Absent an earlier resolution, US District Judge Denise Cote in...
  • US seeks tighter control over Apple in ebook case August 3, 2013

    New York: Apple Inc is headed for a showdown with the US government and dozens of states, which on Friday urged that tough new restrictions be imposed on the company for illegally conspiring to raise ebook prices. The changes proposed by the US Department of Justice and 33 US states and...
  • Penguin India launches esingles short digital reads June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Curlupwithabook now can get a lot easier with the launch of Esingles short and digitalonly reads by Penguin Books targeted at people who are short of time but still love to read books. "Esingles are Penguin's short, digitalonly reads meant for people who, while sometimes short on...
  • Amazon to launch Kindle range of products in India June 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Online retailer Amazon, which recently announced its foray into India, said today it will introduce its Kindle range of products, including Fire and Paperwhite in the country by the end of this month. World's bestselling ereaders Kindle Fire and Kindle Paperwhite are coming to Amazon.in, making it easier than...
  • Online demand boosts market for rarest books, says expert June 4, 2013

    Wales: Prices of the rarest books are rising as the Internet drives the trade off dusty shelves and into the digital age, a leading expert said this weekend. Matthew Haley, head of the books, manuscripts and photographs department at auction house Bonhams in London, said the rise of online catalogues and...
  • US blames Apple for driving up ebook prices June 4, 2013

    New York: A US government lawyer has accused Apple Inc. of teaming with publishers in 2010 to drive up the prices of electronic books. The Justice Department attorney, Lawrence Buterman, opened a New York trial by telling a judge Monday that Apple's scheme cost US consumers hundreds of millions of dollars....
  • US takes Apple to trial over ebooks pricefixing June 3, 2013

    New York: Apple Inc goes to trial Monday over allegations by federal and state authorities that it conspired with publishers to raise the price of ebooks. The trial pits the maker of the popular iPad and iPhone against the US Justice Department in a case that tests how Internet retailers interact...
  • CEO Tim Cook may have to testify in Apple e-books case March 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Apple CEO Tim Cook could be deposed in the US government's lawsuit against the company over alleged price-setting in the e-book market. In a one-page order, US District Judge Denise Cote on Friday said she will hold a telephone conference on March 13 to consider the government's request for Cook's...
  • Reading ebooks easier than printed versions for older people February 11, 2013

    New York: Older people may find ebooks much faster and easier to read than their paper editions, a new study has claimed. While people young and old prefer reading paper books to tablets and ereaders, older individuals could find themselves reading faster and with less effort on a tablet, found...
  • How long does the book made of paper have? January 10, 2013

    The one thing that can be said with certainty about the state of the publishing industry in India is that nothing can be said with any certainty. After 1972, when the government commissioned the National Centre for Applied Economic Research to do a survey of book publishing in India, there...
  • People dumping paper books for ebooks December 28, 2012

    New York: The tastes of the reading public are turning digital. A Pew Internet Research Center survey released on Thursday found that the percentage of Americans aged 16 and older who read an ebook grew from 16 per cent in 2011 to 23 per cent this year. Readers of traditional...
  • Amazon to win ebook pricing tussle with Apple November 7, 2012

    Brussels: European Union regulators are to end an antitrust probe into ebook prices by accepting an offer by Apple and four publishers to ease price restrictions on Amazon, two sources said on Tuesday. That decision would hand online retailer Amazon a victory in its attempt to sell ebooks cheaper than rivals...
  • Dear Digital Diary: 'Wimpy Kid' ebooks coming October 17, 2012

    New York: The 'Wimpy Kid' is returning to his digital roots. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" creator Jeff Kinney, a major eholdout among children's authors, has agreed to make his illustrated, topselling series about the trials of middle schooler Greg Heffley available electronically. "The decision came after a lot of thought and...
  • JK Rowling prefers paper books to ebooks October 1, 2012

    London: Celebrated writer JK Rowling prefers the romance of the printed book rather than ebooks even though she has recently acquired a tablet that has a library of over 200 books. Speaking to journalists and others at a book reading event at the Southbank Centre here, Rowling said that until...
  • 18th Delhi Book Fair: Ebooks, religion and kids September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The 18th Delhi Book Fair that kicked off in the capital over the weekend has more than just books to offer to little bookworms. From vocabulary building sessions to interactive books there are many mind building activities for children this year. Lallan Singh, Grolier, Divisional Manager, says,...
  • Ebook library borrowing takes slow pace: Study June 24, 2012

    New York: Ebook readers have been relatively slow to borrow digital works from the library, frustrated by a limited selection and by not even knowing whether their local branch offers ereleases, according to a new study. The Pew Research Center published a survey Friday that reports around 12 percent of ebook...
  • Authors win class status over Google digital books June 1, 2012

    New York: Thousands of authors can sue Google Inc in a classaction lawsuit over its plan to create the world's largest digital book library, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. US Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan also rejected Google's bid to dismiss claims by The Authors Guild and several groups...
  • Free Potter ebooks to be offered through Kindle May 13, 2012

    New York: Harry Potter has joined the Kindle lending library. Amazon.com announced on Thursday that on June 19, the ebook editions of JK Rowling's seven Potter novels will become part of the Kindle service available to Amazon Prime subscribers. Members can download a book for free once a month. Amazon's...
  • Free Potter ebooks to be offered through Kindle May 11, 2012

    New York: Harry Potter has joined the Kindle lending library. Amazon.com announced Thursday that on June 19, the ebook editions of J.K. Rowling's seven Potter novels will become part of the Kindle service available to Amazon Prime subscribers. Members can download a book for free once a month. Amazon's library...
  • Railways to upgrade ebooking of tickets May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said over one lakh vacancies in Railways will be filled up during this fiscal, including the safety related posts, and the ebooking site will be upgraded to enable one million ticket sale per day. Railway Minister Mukul Roy said while 75,000...
  • Apple denies alleged price fixing on ebooks April 14, 2012

    Washington: Apple Inc. said Friday the government's accusation that it conspired with major book publishers to raise the price of ebooks is untrue. Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said that instead, Apple fostered innovation and competition by introducing its iBookstore in 2010. He said customers have benefited from ebooks that are more...
  • US sues Apple over ebook price fixing scheme April 12, 2012

    Washington: Apple and five of the publishing industry's top firms have been accused of conspiring to raise prices and block Amazon.com from selling ebooks at $9.99 in a US Justice Department suit. The suit filed Wednesday stems from the 2010 release of the iPad, when Apple reached an agreement with the...
  • Ebooks settlement talks advancing: Sources March 31, 2012

    Washington: The Justice Department could reach a settlement in the next few weeks with Apple Inc and some of the major publishers suspected of colluding to push up electronic book prices, according to two people close to the negotiations. While negotiations are still fluid, the settlement is expected to eliminate Apple's...
  • Harry Potter breaks ebook lockdown March 28, 2012

    New York: When the Harry Potter books finally went on sale in electronic form on Tuesday, it was as if Harry himself had cast the "Alohomora" spell on them the one that unlocks doors. In a break with industry practices, the books aren't locked down by encryption, which means consumers...
  • MWC 2012: Nokia announces Reading app for Lumia phones February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Nokia announced a new ereader app for its Lumia range of Windows Phone devices called Nokia Reading at the ongoing Mobile World Congress at Barcelona. The Nokia Reading app will compete with Amazon's Kindle app for Windows Phone 7. The app which will start rolling out for UK, France, Italy,...
  • Harry Potter ebooks coming to schools, libraries February 28, 2012

    New York: Harry Potter ebooks are coming to schools and libraries, at a date to be determined. OverDrive Inc., a leading distributor for the school and library markets, announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with J.K. Rowling's Pottermore website to make downloads of the seven Potter books available for...
  • Qbend launches its eBooks services in India February 26, 2012

    New Delhi: US based publishing company, Qbend has launched its ebook service in India. The company is not only offering users to buy ebooks from its website but also one can publish their books for a nominal fee. Using the services, customers can now buy eBooks or Electronic Books from a...