New York U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin said Google’s scanning and cataloging of printed books fell within fair use because it was “highly transformative.”
The move comes after major retailers like Walmart and Target decided to yank their Kindle displays.
Amazon has launched a new digital publication dedicated to fiction and short stories called Day One, the company announced today.
Amazon has opened up its Kindle MatchBook service today, offering customers a way to buy digital versions of books they’ve purchased on Amazon for a discounted price.
A book about video game history doesn’t have to be a boring read.
“Instead of putting the content in the store, let’s put the store inside the product,” BitTorrent VP of Marketing Matt Mason told me last week. “We can bake interactions into the file itself, so that if something gets shared, it’s not a problem, but a driver of value for the artist and publisher.”
This is yet another move by Amazon to show its committment to becoming a powerhouse in digital media sales.
MALMÖ, Sweden — Reading books on my tiny iPhone screen is something I do out of circumstance, never choice. And apparently, I’m not the only one, as book reading on smartphones is higher than on tablets.
Get the scoop on which video game book adaptations you should be reading over the remainder of summer.
iAuthor wants to narrow the gap between “talent and opportunity” in the wild west of self-publishing online.
Book review community site Goodreads announced today that it has reached 20 million total users.
Parakweet’s core product Bookvibe combines natural language processing and social-media analytics to find the books that are right for you.
We’ve already outlined why your 8-year-old should be learning to code, but why not get them to start learning the lingo a little earlier? A recently released children’s alphabet book called A is for Array might just be the trick.
If YouTube is for video, Pinterest is for images, Twitter is for news, and Tumblr is for blogs, Wattpad is for stories.
Worldreader launches a new mobile program that makes thousands of books available to people in the developing world through their low-end feature phones.
Startup advising robot dinosaur FAKE GRIMLOCK has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new book on entrepreneurship. And good news for us — he blew past his goal of $10,000 in just two hours.
Education publisher Pearson has purchased a major stake in Nook Media, the company announced today.
Editor’s Pick Mather started writing his novel in 2010, and by 2012 had 150,000 words and 600 pages of The Atopia Chronicals. Using his background in startups and his savvy as an entrepreneur, he created an 11-step program to market and launch the book.
Apple has released the top media sellers on the iTunes formerly-just-music store, including the top albums, best blockbuster movies, and top-selling TV shows.
The U.S. Patent Office recently granted Apple a patent for the functionality of turning a page on an e-reader application.
Digital comics startup ComiXology is adding popular children’s book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid to its digital store and releasing Wimpy Kid-branded app today.
Apple debuted a new version of its e-book application iBooks today, which features improved iCloud and social sharing support and more customization over how you consume your e-books.
When it comes to Amazon book sales, arrows are now mightier than magic wands.
Online publishing service FastPencil is announcing a new agreement with Barnes & Noble that will allow self-publishing authors access to premium placement in Barnes & Noble retail stores, online store, and Nook store.
BookStats, the “center for publishing market data” just released its 2012 report. The big news? Ebook sales doubled last year, especially in the adult fiction category. Even bigger, overall industry revenue showed a small increase.
idreambooks.com launched this week in an effort to help people read less rubbish. The site aggregates literary reviews from publications like the NYTimes and Washington Post and recommends books that were given a positive rating by 70% of critics.
Guest Post Flickr/Cliff1066This isn't going to end well.
Over an ice coffee on an unseasonably warm January day, Longform co-founder Aaron Lammer took VentureBeat for a test drive through the startup’s new iPad app, which debuts today at noon. The company, which curates the best long form journalism from around the web, is taking a gamble on an expensive $4.99 app, hoping its passionate audience will pony up for a premium experience.
For those who prefer to read with their ears, Audiobooks.com is offering unlimited streaming of audio books for a flat monthly fee.
Apple’s venture into digital textbooks is apparently already proving successful, according to a recent report from Global Equities Research.
Walter Isaacson’s biography of Apple visionary Steve Jobs has topped Amazon’s list of best-selling books for 2011, with print and Kindle e-books sales combined.
Not only do Kindle users get to avoid fighting through book store crowds to get their hands on Walter Isaacson’s new Steve Jobs biography, but they also got the chance to start reading it long before everyone else.
After years of turning the traditional brick-and-mortar bookstore business on its head, online retail giant Amazon is now taking aim at the publishing business by getting writers to ditch their publishers in favor of Amazon.
Pre-order book sales of the authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have jumped significantly since news of his death was made public yesterday.
MeMeTales wants to make reading “the funnest thing ever.” Yep, the funnest. The mobile application launched its publishing product today, with the intent of roping kids into a love of reading.