Category: eBook Stores

A growing list of web sites that sell eBooks. Pros and Cons...

Interesting development at MP Publishing.

From a press release: “MP Publishing is acquiring thousands of book titles from publishers all over the world and making them available for instant download through their website, www.skoobestore.com, and through mass distribution channels.” Read the full release here. What I like about this crew is they’re open to established publishing houses and independent authors. …

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Kindle DX ‘sold out…’

Amazon.com’s new Kindle DX with the 9.7 inch screen and $489 price tag sold out within three days of its June 10 release. Read a story about it here. The Kindle DX should be back on sale (restocked) by June 17. I’ve been skeptical of market babble like ‘sold out’ ever since I discovered that …

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Simon and Shuster gets into the act…

Stephen King publisher Simon & Shuster has taken the leap and opened a virtual storefront at Scribd.com. Read the story here. Called the Youtube for eBooks, the document sharing site, Scribd.com, allows publishers and independent authors to offer samples of their eBooks and make direct sales to readers. Simon & Shuster is making 5,000 titles …

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And it’s WAR!

Okay. ‘War’ may be overstating, but you have to agree this is going to stir the pot. I love it! Borders is offering a Sony® Reader Digital Book PRS-505 with a list price of $299.99 for just $199.99. Check out the specifics here. It’s a sale, yes. A limited time offer too, but it’s exactly what …

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Steampunk Tales Issue #1 NOW AVAILABLE!

Steampulp Publishing LLC  has released the world’s first electronic pulp fiction magazine created exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Emulating the style of the pulp adventure magazines of the 1920s and ’30s, Steampunk Tales #1 contains first-run and original fiction written by an A+ list of award-winning authors. Issue #1 contains 10 short stories …

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Digital book “ecosystem?”

Here‘s a story at Top News about Google’s plans to get up in Amazon’s grill and offer a sales and search platform to eBook authors, publishers and stores. I’m cool with it. Competition is good for business. My only concern is we’re really talking about an online marketplace for digital books, aren’t we? It worries me when …

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It’s a good day to read…

Okay. A slow eBook news day is a good day to read an eBook. Check out these collections and free offers. The libraries and web sites in the list are constantly adding new titles and different editions so it’s always worth going back to download something to read, or to grab eBooks old or new …

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More interesting moves in the eBook Revolution

The Financial Times reports a story here about the Taiwanese screen-maker for Amazon’s Kindle, Prime View International, cutting a check to buy E Ink, the US company that owns key tech for making the screens. The $215 million purchase is going to get North American and European publishers howling about monopolies…especially since they’re all seeing a digital …

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Printing Moves Closer to the Readers

We’ve been waiting for print-on-demand kiosks to break out, and it looks like it’s finally happening. The Ingram publishing services on-demand book printing unit has started delivering digital books for printing on compact Espresso digital printing machines at retail centers and libraries. The machines are being called the “ATM” of on-demand book printing. (I knew …

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Random House Group Sees the Light!

An article here at Bookseller.com announces the unbelievable. Venerable publisher Random House Group has joined the eBook Revolution by releasing mass market editions for sale at the Apples Apps store . Listen to the way RHG’s digital publisher says this, it kills me: “The iPhone and iPod are fantastic convergence devices and we’re delighted customers can …

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