Mon, 09/05/2011 - 08:51
Random House is publishing its first "instant e-book exclusive" with William Heinemann's rapid response to the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.
Beyond Bin Laden: The Future of Terror will be published tomorrow (10th May) as an e-book and audio download, both priced £2.99.
Sun, 31/10/2010 - 09:18
The controversy surrounding the Publishers Association's guidelines on e-book lending, which recommend that users go to a library to borrow a digital title, shows no signs of abating with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals the latest library body to accuse it of being "restrictive" for library users....
Mon, 02/08/2010 - 09:05
Bloomsbury has become the latest publisher to warn against hiving off digital rights, as publishers move to reinforce their position on digital rights after agent Andrew Wylie signed an exclusive digital deal with Amazon, following his many criticisms of the low royalties being offered for e-books. But the publishers' stances were in...
Thu, 01/04/2010 - 05:52
Waterstone's plans to stock a new e-book device similar to the Amazon Kindle within the next few months. M.d. Dominic Myers said Waterstone's was training all staff in the functions and differences of various e-book reading devices.
"We have found that if you explain to someone how an e-book reader works they are four times...
Thu, 28/01/2010 - 15:14
The pace of change engendered by digital has quickened again, with the launch of Apple's iPad yesterday coming at the end of a week that has alread proved to be illuminating for some, and perhaps worrying for others....
Thu, 17/12/2009 - 09:00
London independent Foyles has begun selling the paperback sized Cybook Opus e-book reader. The device went on sale in stores yesterday [Wednesday] and is priced £199.
More than 1,000 e-books can be stored on the 1GB memory. Owners can read titles in either portrait or landscape view. The device weighs just over five ounces.
Wed, 16/12/2009 - 09:37
Jane Friedman and Jeffrey Sharp unveiled their Open Road duo act to the crowd at Mediabistro's eBook Summit Tuesday morning in New York. Two days after a page-one story in the New York Times about Random chief executive Markus Dohle's pre-emptive letter to agents reiterating Random's claim to "book rights"...
Wed, 19/08/2009 - 14:22
Amazon.com is to guarantee publication-day delivery for the hardback edition of Dan Brown’s long-awaited The Lost Symbol in the US so book buyers will receive it on the same day as those who have pre-ordered the Kindle digital edition.
Amazon.com is selling the hardcover at $16.17, a 46% discount on the publisher's...
Tue, 30/06/2009 - 14:21
The first point to make on the Elonex [pronounced like the name Elle] ebook is that it is very simple to use. It really is just a Reader: unlike the Sony device it doesn't play music. Unlike the iLiad you can't take notes, or annotate. Unlike the Kindle it cannot connect to the web for accessing Kindle-formatted blogs or newspapers. It's not an...
Tue, 30/06/2009 - 11:49
Borders UK has unveiled its new 'cheaper' ebook reader. The Elonex ebook has been launched in all of the bookshop chain's stores today (30th June), and is being marketed at £189 as a cheaper option to the Sony Reader.
The new device comes with 100 titles already pre-loaded and can hold up to 1,000 books (on a separate...