PaidContent updates us on the eBook settlement between states and offending publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster) but says the personal payback will be delayed until 2013 when a February hearingÂ concludes.
Technabob shows us that the Department of Justice brokered eBook settlement with publishers (who are not admitting guilt for their involvement in Apple price-fixing scam) doesn’t look like much of a punishment.
The dollar back on eBook purchases will not feel as satisfying as the drop in eBook prices that is heralded by the settlement.
I think we’re about to see the eBook Revolution shift into high gear again.
eBook Rumors will be on vacation from July 7 to July 15, 2012. Â We’ve left some reading for you to enjoy while we’re away. Thanks again and see you soon!
John Cypher, Editor
GoodeReader says we should expect new budget tablets coming from Skytex this summer.
ComputerWorld gives us the lowdown on the Archos 70d 7-inch eReader. (1/2 the price of iPad.)
A story at CNN says rumors out of Apple suggest a smaller 7- or 8-inch iPad is on the way.
Hexus highlights waterproofing products for eBook Readers and tablets.
GoodeReader says Sony will soon release a new PRS-T2 Reader.
The NextWeb reports J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter eBooks will be released in Japan this summer.
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Manybooks.net. This has become my favorite with thousands of free titles in a wide variety of trouble-free formats.
GetFreeeBooks.com. Just what it says.Â A huge selection.
Project Gutenberg – Their mission statement:Â to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks. Too many titles to count…
Google eBooks. A huge selection of free eBooks in the Internet search giant’s eBook store.
Jennifer L. Armstrong hostsÂ Free Online Novels where sheâ€™s postedÂ an impressive list of free online novels along with her own.Â Various formats. Huge Selection!
The New York Times has an article entitled “The Antidote to e-Books” that details a sidebar to the whole eBook Revolution. In this case, Indie author Clare Dickens published her book using the print-on-demand technology, The Espresso Book Machine.
We’ve all been waiting for this machine to find its niche in the changing publishing landscape because it is the perfect tool for publishers to transition from paper to digital titles.