The move comes after major retailers like Walmart and Target decided to yank their Kindle displays.
As of today, App Annie’s analytics solution isn’t just about apps anymore. Now, publishers can get detailed statistics about their digital book sales from the app store analytics solution as well.
After being found guilty of e-book price fixing in July, a U.S. District Court judge has finally laid out Apple’s punishment.
Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice wrapped up their arguments in a lawsuit claiming Apple led publishers to help it fix prices on e-books. Check out the closing statement slides here.
Presumption of innocence is a fundamental component of law in many nations, including Canada, France, Russia, and yes, even, yes, the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is not however, enshrined in the constitution of the United States of America.
Thanks to Amazon, writing fanfiction about popular television show characters just became more than a passionate hobby that earns you ridicule from friends and co-workers.
“Apple has not ‘conspired’ with anyone, was not aware of any alleged ‘conspiracy’ by others, and never fixed prices,” the company stated in a reply to the suit.
In a move that’s sure to make readers very happy, publishing company Penguin has decided to reintroduce its newly released ebooks to public library lending programs.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos largely credited the strong earnings increase to ebooks, which he said is now a multi-billion dollar category for Amazon.
The biggest piece of data revealed by the company was the number of packages it sold on the peak day of 2012. On November 26, Amazon sold 26.5 million items worldwide across all product categories.
Apparently, Amazon isn’t cool with any self-published book with the appearance of copyright infringement — specifically, something related to Star Wars.
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.
Ownshelf lets fans share their favorites across devices.
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.
Berlin-based Txtr, a major European ebook services company today released what it claims is the world’s smallest e-reader – the Txtr Beagle.
Making books effortlessly easy has allowed Amazon to take over the e-book market. But the company has bigger plans.
Judging by the numbers, Amazon Kindle Singles program has been a successful one.
Online retail giant Amazon is reporting that its exclusive ebooks have been downloaded over 100 million times, the company announced today.
U.S. bookstore chain Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook e-reader device to the U.K,
When it comes to Amazon book sales, arrows are now mightier than magic wands.
Just a few days ago Eric Ligman, Microsoft’s director of partner experience, posted a massive list of free e-books from Microsoft on programming everything Redmondish.
Amazon is planning to release its long-rumored tablet before October, in addition to two new Kindle models (one touchscreen, one cheaper than the current Kindle), the Wall Street Journal reports.
Amazon’s Kindle e-reader will finally play nice with libraries. The company announced today that it will debut a Kindle library lending feature later this year with participation from more than 11,000 US public libraries.
During Apple’s press event for the iPad 2 today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed some impressive new statistics: Apple has sold 100 million iPhone as of last week, users have downloaded 100 million ebooks via its iBooks store, and it just recently surpassed $2 billion paid to app developers through its App Store.
AT&T has joined the ranks of Staples, BestBuy, and Target and will start selling Amazon’s Kindle e-reader. Beginning March 6, shoppers keen on getting a hands-on experience with the device can hit an AT&T store nationwide.
Apple may be considering more restrictions for its App Store, which runs counter to the company’s more relaxed stance over the last few months.
Starting today, Kindle users on the lookout for quick and cheap reads can purchase Kindle Singles, Amazon’s short-format ebooks, which were first announced in October.
With Apple readying subscription options for digital newspapers and magazines, it was only a matter of time before Google took its own stab at a digital newsstand — and that’s exactly what seems to be happening now, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
As promised back in October, Amazon has just introduced the ability to lend Kindle ebooks, opening up a world of opportunity for Kindle users.
Amazon still isn’t talking Kindle numbers, but at least we know its e-reader is a smashing success. The company announced this morning that its third-generation Kindle is its best-selling product ever, surpassing the final Harry Potter book.
We knew that Amazon was making a killing with its $139 third-generation Kindles, but since the retailer doesn’t discuss Kindle sales numbers, it’s always been unclear just how well it’s doing.
It’s no surprise that video is the most popular type of content shared on the controversial peer-to-peer protocol BitTorrent – according to one report, at the height of its popularity each episode of the TV show Heroes was downloaded five million times over the network – but the number of digital books and magazines that are available as ‘torrents’ is growing fast as well.
Signaling renewed competition in the e-reading space, Amazon today debuted a web-based extension to their existing Kindle platform with a new product called Kindle for the Web, which is nearly identical to a product Google announced yesterday dubbed Google eBooks, which is also a cloud-based ebookstore and reading webapp that lives within the browser.