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  • Amazon's all-new Kindle Paperwhite goes up for pre-order at Rs 10,999, to ship starting February 4 15-01-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: Amazon has announced the launch of its all-new Kindle Paperwhite in India. The device is now available for pre-order at www.amazon.in and begins shipping February 4. The new Kindle Paperwhite features new display technology with higher contrast, the next-generation built-in light and a faster processor. The new top-of-the-line...
  • Amazon reportedly working on next-gen, high-res Kindle Paperwhite 25-11-2013 11:36 AM

    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 e-book reader will come with a high-resolution 300 ppi screen. Apart from a higher resolution screen, the...
  • Apple faces possible May 2014 trial on e-book damages 16-08-2013 10:56 AM

    New York: The federal judge who ruled that Apple Inc violated antitrust law by conspiring with five major publishers to raise prices of e-books 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...
  • US seeks tighter control over Apple in e-book case 03-08-2013 12:12 PM

    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 e-book prices. The changes proposed by the US Department of Justice and 33 US states...
  • Penguin India launches e-singles short digital reads 20-06-2013 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: Curl-up-with-a-book now can get a lot easier with the launch of Esingles - short and digital-only reads by Penguin Books targeted at people who are short of time but still love to read books. "E-singles are Penguin's short, digital-only reads meant for people who, while sometimes short on...
  • Amazon to launch Kindle range of products in India 13-06-2013 05:58 PM

    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 best-selling e-readers Kindle Fire and Kindle Paperwhite are coming to Amazon.in, making it easier than...
  • Online demand boosts market for rarest books, says expert 04-06-2013 05:07 PM

    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...
  • US blames Apple for driving up e-book prices 04-06-2013 11:03 AM

    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...
  • US takes Apple to trial over e-books price-fixing 03-06-2013 10:52 AM

    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 e-books. The trial pits the maker of the popular iPad and iPhone against the US Justice Department in a case that tests how Internet retailers...
  • People dumping paper books for e-books 28-12-2012 12:52 PM

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  • Amazon to win e-book pricing tussle with Apple 07-11-2012 09:58 AM

    Brussels: European Union regulators are to end an antitrust probe into e-book 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 e-books cheaper than...
  • eBook pirates cash in on Kindle boom 03-01-2012 11:42 AM

    London: Increasing sales of eReaders is good news for Amazon, which produces the best-selling Kindle and collects 30 per cent of the price of downloaded books. But profits could be hit by the sheer number of pirate eBooks available for free download. Just as pirates and websites, including Napster, undermined...
  • Michael Chabon e-book rights for his work 20-12-2011 11:42 PM

    New York: Starting this week and continuing into 2012, virtually all Michael Chabon novels, stories and other writings will become available as e-books; news the author looks upon with pleasure and resignation. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," Chabon has been a published...
  • 'Fahrenheit 451' finally out as an e-book 30-11-2011 10:38 AM

    New York: At age 91, Ray Bradbury is making peace with the future he helped predict. The science fiction/fantasy author and longtime enemy of the e-book has finally allowed his dystopian classic "Fahrenheit 451" to be published in digital format. Simon & Schuster released the electronic edition Tuesday at a...
  • Elderly people 'read iPads faster than books' 24-10-2011 02:36 PM

    London: It may come as a surprise to many, but elderly people read three times faster when using an iPad than a traditional book, a new study has found. Researchers in Germany have found that people of different ages could read just as well from iPads as they do from...
  • Harry Potter e-book sales postponed until 2012 01-10-2011 09:50 AM

    London: Harry Potter fans will have to wait a bit longer to buy the magic tales in electronic form. The creators of the online Potter portal said on Friday that the launch of an e-book store has been pushed back to next year. The seven Harry Potter books had been...
  • Amazon in talks to launch digital book library 12-09-2011 06:29 AM

    New York: Amazon.com Inc is in talks with book publishers about launching a media library service similar to Netflix Inc for tablets and other digital books, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Seattle-based Amazon, which makes the popular Kindle electronic reader, is also expected to release a tablet to...
  • Tiny Spanish company launches book-sharing site 05-07-2011 07:44 AM

    Madrid: Tiny Spanish firm 24symbols has launched a digital book reading and sharing site modelled on European digital music service Spotify, aiming to generate income from publicity and subscriptions. Users can read books for free if they accept viewing display ads in the margins, or pay a monthly fee to...
  • E-book sales surpass printed books: Amazon 20-05-2011 12:43 PM

    New York: Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday said that, after less than four years of selling electronic books, it's now selling more of them than printed books. The online retailer said that since April 1, it has sold 105 e-books for every 100 printed books, including printed books for which there...
  • Technological changes may lead to 'reading divide' 17-03-2011 05:34 PM

    Tokyo: The rapid rise of e-books could lead to a "reading divide" as those unable to afford the new technology are left behind, even as US reading and writing skills decline still further. At particular threat are African-American communities where many students are already falling behind their majority peers in...
  • Google introduces online payment system 17-02-2011 10:29 AM

    Berlin: Google Inc. is undercutting rival Apple Inc. with an online payment system that lets publishers keep more of the fees charged for reading their digital editions. Google CEO Eric Schmidt unveiled the one-stop payment service, called One Pass, at Berlin's Humboldt University on Wednesday. Three German publishers, including the...
  • The book is dead? Long live the book 23-01-2011 12:20 PM

    Jaipur: Rubbishing those who hail the digital age as the end for books, publishing industry players and best-selling authors on Saturday hailed a new dawn for publishing, with India's voracious readers at its forefront. Book sales have been squeezed in recent years by e-books and the huge success of Amazon.Com's...
  • e-Books can make your memory dull 17-01-2011 01:19 PM

    London: Readers using e-books are less likely to absorb what they have read because of the simple presentation. For instance, Amazon's Kindle and the Sony Reader display text in such a clear, legible format that this fosters a 'lazy' brain. The findings go against the conventional wisdom that legibility makes...
  • Why using e-book makes your memory dull 16-01-2011 04:59 PM

    London: Readers using e-books are less likely to absorb what they have read because of the simple presentation. For instance, Amazon's Kindle and the Sony Reader display text in such a clear, legible format that this fosters a 'lazy' brain. The findings go against the conventional wisdom that legibility makes...
  • Google exploring digital newsstand 03-01-2011 09:32 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc has approached several magazine publishers about creating a digital newsstand, in a move that could open a new front in the Internet company's rivalry with Apple Inc, according to a news report. The digital newsstand would provide a way for media companies to sell versions of...
  • Kindle best-selling gadget in Britain, US 01-01-2011 03:14 PM

    London: Kindle, that allows users to download and read digital copies of books and newspapers, is the most popular product of all time on Amazon - selling an estimated eight million in Britain and the US in 2010. It appeals to consumers whose priorities are convenience and portability, and follows...