GoodeReader has postedÂ Smashwords data from an eBook sales study.
Pocket-lint says Microsoft is considering a $1-Billion buyout of Barnes and Noble’s Nook digital assets.
Bloomberg has more on Google’s ongoing quarrel with Authors.
The New York Times has an update on the eBook Piracy debate with industry leader Tor Books UK’s DRM-FREE title list showing no discernible increase in piracy.
Digital Book World reports on increases to Indie author eBook Â pricing.
According to CNET, Google and the Authors Guild are still wrangling in court over $3-Billion in damages demanded by the latter over the Google digital books project.
Everyone’s been waiting for Google Books to take off, and one wonders if their perpetual lackluster performance isn’t linked to these ongoing legal issues with the Authors Guild.
Phys.org reports that according to an Indiana State University doctoral student, students perform equally well if they read from an eBook or physical textbook.
The Los Angeles Times has an update on the possibility of used eBook sales. So far, the attempt to re-sell digital content has been defeated by judges in the U.S. and Germany (since selling an eBook requires making a copy of it, thus infringing on the author’s copyright).
It would be nice to think that saner minds will prevail. And it is not inevitable just because Amazon wants to do it. The only way you can sell a used eBook is to make a copy of it…and that’s infringement.
GoodeReader reports on a positive development in the shaky relationship between publishers and libraries. A fix may be on the way.
Paid Content posted that the Atlantic is launching a new eBook division that will deliver singles and curated collections.
PCR Online says eBook growth encourages UK book purchases.
According toÂ The Christian Science Monitor, publisher Hachette is finally making its eBooks available to libraries.
Digital Book World has more about the impact of digital publishing on the future of traditional book sales.
ZDNet reports that Barnes and Noble is introducing two for one Nook eBook weekends.
GoodeReader says Indie authors have better access to sales information than traditional scribes. Does this make them more adaptable and competitive?
Forbes suggests in a post that Indie authors are in the process of making publishers irrelevant. Will writers and readers hold all the cards in the future?