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Amazon Pleads With Hachette To Cut Ebook Prices

In the ongoing spat between Amazon and Hachette over pricing, Amazon has now called for Hachette to simply cut its ebook prices — a move which, it claims, will lower consumer prices on digital titles and provide writers with a larger paycheck at the same time.


The Onion Profiles A New Kindle That Brags About Your Taste In Books

Bookworms who’ve baulked at upgrading to an ereader have a long list of reasons why they won’t give up their paper copies. But there’s only one real reason why anyone would carry around a book anymore: It lets them show off what they’re reading in public. And as The Onion reveals, that’s what led Amazon to create a new version of the Kindle that shouts the title of your current book so everyone knows how well read you are.


The Top 5 Rules For Mobile Security

Mobile security ultimately relies on a mixture of smart technology choices and well-communicated policies. These are the key rules you need to remember.


Apple Is Happy To Take Your Money If Amazon Won't

Fresh off settling a lawsuit that accused it of collusion with publishers, Apple is ready to take the money you were planning to give to Amazon but can’t. Since Amazon is in a fight with Hachette — the world’s largest bookstore and one of the world’s largest publishers respectively — and refuses to let customers pre-order any books from the publisher, Apple has stepped up to fill the void.


Five Past Predictions For The Future Of The Ebook

The dream of the electronic library dates back to at least the 1950s — and arguably much earlier! But it wasn’t until the 1980s and ’90s that our ebook dreams slowly became a high-tech reality.


From Sexting To Sacraments: How Mobile Apps Are Taking On Religion

At this point, our entire lives could be boiled down into a series of apps. Schedules, diets, friends, family, play — it’s all there in a set of brightly coloured, easy-to-digest icons that have come to define the way we see ourselves. And though it may be hard to reconcile, even religion is no more than a Google Play or App Store click away. The salvation of your eternal soul is now downloading.


Amazon Can Take Away Your Digital Books And Movies Whenever It Wants

In light of the holiday season, what better time than now to remind ourselves to give thanks for all that we have. Although, in the case of any digital goods you’ve “purchased,” maybe don’t add those to the list quite yet. Because remember: You don’t actually own any of it.


You Can Now Get Calvin And Hobbes As Ebooks

Words cannot express how giddily excited we are by this news: you can finally get Calvin and Hobbes ebooks for the first time. Goodbye, weekend.


Amazon Throws Independent Booksellers Kindle Lifeline

Amazon’s Kindle Fire and other ereaders are usually considered nails in the traditional independent bookstore’s coffin. Amazon’s flipping all that around, with a program that lets bookstores sell Kindle ereaders and make money off the ebooks their owners buy.


Amazon's Kindle MatchBook Service Is Now Live

In this modern age of tablets and ereaders, it’s always a little bit tough to decide whether to buy the hardcopy of a book or just go for the ebook. Now, you don’t have to choose with the newly launched Kindle MatchBook service that offers cheap ebook versions of hardcopy books you’ve purchased on Amazon.