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

    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 Kindle Paperwhite...
  • Amazon reportedly working on next-gen, high-res 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 e-book reader will come with a high-resolution 300 ppi screen. Apart from a higher resolution screen, the new...
  • Apple faces possible May 2014 trial on e-book 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 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 in...
  • US seeks tighter control over Apple in e-book 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 e-book prices. The changes proposed by the US Department of Justice and 33 US states and...
  • Penguin India launches e-singles short digital reads June 20, 2013

    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 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 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 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 e-book 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 e-books price-fixing 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 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 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 e-books easier than printed versions for older people February 11, 2013

    New York: Older people may find e-books 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 e-readers, 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 e-books 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 e-book grew from 16 per cent in 2011 to 23 per cent this year. Readers of traditional...
  • Amazon to win e-book pricing tussle with Apple November 7, 2012

    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 rivals...
  • Dear Digital Diary: 'Wimpy Kid' e-books 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 e-holdout among children's authors, has agreed to make his illustrated, top-selling 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 e-books October 1, 2012

    London: Celebrated writer JK Rowling prefers the romance of the printed book rather than e-books 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: E-books, 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,...
  • E-book library borrowing takes slow pace: Study June 24, 2012

    New York: E-book 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 e-releases, according to a new study. The Pew Research Center published a survey Friday that reports around 12 percent of e-book...
  • Authors win class status over Google digital books June 1, 2012

    New York: Thousands of authors can sue Google Inc in a class-action 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 e-books 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 e-book 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 e-books 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 e-book 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 e-booking 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 e-booking 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 e-books April 14, 2012

    Washington: Apple Inc. said Friday the government's accusation that it conspired with major book publishers to raise the price of e-books 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 e-books that are more...
  • US sues Apple over e-book 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 e-books 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...
  • E-books 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 e-book 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 e-reader 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 e-books coming to schools, libraries February 28, 2012

    New York: Harry Potter e-books 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...