Mon, 18/06/2012 - 08:20
Gardners has said it will not join Google's affiliate scheme for e-books once the giant search company's reseller's initiative comes to end this year. Gardners plans to continues to grow its e-book platform model for independent booksellers, endorsing a new e-reader and launching an app.
Gardners e-commerce manager Julie...
Fri, 23/12/2011 - 08:10
Google Books and the French online publication ActuaLitté have launched a digital library of out-of-copyright books that have been scanned by the US firm.
All the titles in the Google Books catalogue will be available through actualitte.com/bibliotheque for free downloading in PDF or ePub format.
The library is fully...
Thu, 24/06/2010 - 15:39
The French and European publishing industries must close ranks to lobby for authors’ rights, according to Antoine Gallimard, who was elected president of the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) today (24th June) as expected.
"We know that intellectual property could be serious undermined...
Mon, 28/09/2009 - 06:30
French group La Martinière has become the first publisher worldwide to sue Google in court, demanding €15m (£13.8m) in damages for copyrighted books digitised by the search engine without permission.
The publisher is also seeking a penalty of €100,000 per day, and €3m for prejudice to its image. The trial...
Thu, 17/09/2009 - 05:50
Google has acquired a company that provides security questions that help prevent website fraud and spam on more than 100,000 websites, and also assists with the digitisation of books and newspapers.
According to the Financial Times, terms of the deal to buy ReCaptcha were not revealed.
The acquisition is thought to...
Thu, 19/03/2009 - 09:06
Sony has entered into a deal with Google to make a half million copyright-free books available for its Reader device, a rival to the Amazon Kindle. The books – which join 100,000 titles already available – will be available to download from Sony's eBook store. The deal represent a significant challenge to Amazon.com, whose...
Mon, 03/11/2008 - 17:09
After three years of bitter argument and behind-the-scenes wheeler-dealing a concord has been struck between Google and the US publishing community. Essentially, Google has bought the right to reproduce books online for $125m (£77.5m), in what has been described as the largest publishing deal in history.
Several points need to be...