Thu, 19/05/2011 - 09:59
Amazon has told US publishers that it will begin accepting digital files in the ePub format in the near future and will also allow users of its Kindle device to read ePub files.
Users of the Kindle have up to now only been able to use Amazon's own format, meaning they have been locked into buying e-books off the Amazon e-commerce...
Tue, 15/02/2011 - 09:39
Indie publisher Salt has launched a digital imprint, Embrace Books, comprising four series of erotica and romance titles.
Red Velvet is billed as "sexy, sophisticated romance", while After Dark is an "intense, page-scorching romance and erotica" strand. There are also two historical series, Embrace Regency and...
Thu, 22/10/2009 - 04:54
Software developer Adobe Systems and bookseller Barnes & Noble have announced they are joining to standardise the open ePub and PDF e-book formats and will collaborate on a content-protection standard.
The latter enables users of nook, B&N's new e-book reader, other compatible devices, and B&N eReader software for iPhone...
Fri, 28/08/2009 - 10:34
It is just under a year since Waterstone's first entered the e-books market with the launch of the Sony Reader in its stores, backed by a nationwide campaign, and an online e-books store.
With Amazon.com's Kindle seemingly poised for a European launch, UK publishers have been holding their breath wondering whether Sony was serious...
Thu, 13/08/2009 - 07:10
Sony is to announce that by the end of the year it will sell e-books from its online store only in the ePub format, which is supported by the Reader, Plastic Logic and other e-book readers.
Sony will also scrap its anticopying software in favour of Adobe technology which restricts how often e-books can be shared or copied, reports the...
Wed, 16/07/2008 - 14:31
Publishers are being urged to adopt the epub format for digital files, following a recommendation made at the latest meeting of the BA/PA Liaison Group.
The group described the file format as "a flexible consumer e-book file compatible across different devices". The BA and PA councils have been asked to back the recommendation...