Bloomberg reports on Amazon bullying publishing partners in Japan by denying inclusion in Kindle Unlimited during contract negotiations. (No wonder Amazon has a hard time coaxing publishers and Indie authors to sign up to its far from “unlimited” Netflix for eBooks.)
Tech Crunch highlights the insanity that has taken hold of publishing. The legacy publishers’ plans to force people to buy “print” books by pricing their eBooks too high has been countered by Amazon slashing the price of their print titles.
The lopsided results are lower revenues for everyone, and a print and eBook marketplace that is out of balance.
Softpedia posted on a Calibre 2.69 update to the eBook management and reader software that offers support for Kobo driver 4.1 and OverDrive eBooks.
AppleInsider reports on enhanced Game of Thrones eBooks arriving “exclusive” to the iBooks store.
Pity that they’re exclusive. Any attempt to control the digital product that way only guarantees that the eBook pirates will lift it.