Jewish eBook Store Launched

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Online eBookstores seem to be a dime a dozen these days, with every company trying to get their slice of the eBook pie. While many like Apple, Google, and Amazon try to provide everything under the sun to potential customers, there is one bookstore that is going a very different route. The recently launched Jewish-e-books.com is perhaps the most specialized eBookstore out there with a […]

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BookLamp: eBook Purchases Made Easy

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There is nothing more frustrating than trying to find a new eBook for your digital reading device and struggling to narrow down your search parameters. The creators of BookLamp are hoping to end this frustration and make shopping for an eBook much easier. The idea behind BookLamp is not much different from Pandora’s music program. The program works by establishing a so-called “Book DNA” by […]

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Amazon Dropping the Hammer on Duplicate eBooks

Amazon Kindle users are soon going to find the library of books available to them diminishing, but fear not it is for a very good reason. Amazon has decided to drop the hammer on authors abusing their “private label rights” or PLR system. Amazon’s PLR system is being misused in the eyes of the company. What is happening is akin to a student stealing another’s […]

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Kindle, Nook and other eReaders Will Kill Books….One Day

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A recent report from IHS iSuppli, a market research firm, found that the exponential growth of eReaders such as the Kindle, Nook will eventually lead to a significant decrease in the production of printed books. By 2014, the report predicts that eBooks will constitute about 13 percent of U.S. book publishing revenue, more than twice its current level. However, since the profit margins on eBooks […]

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Global eBook Market Reports Rise of 200% in 2010

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According to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, the global eBook market grew by more than 200%, exceeding more than 90 million purchased eBooks in 2010, reports eBook Newser. Fiona Hoy, market analyst at Futuresource Consulting said in a statement: “This equates to a value of more $900 million and was largely attributable to growth in the US region, which represented more than 80% of […]

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Virginia Hamilton Backlist to be Released as eBooks

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Looks like some of Virginia Hamilton’s greatest works are about to be released as eBooks. According to eBookNewser, Open Road Integrated Media has made a deal the estate of the Newbery Medal- and National Book Award-winner to release seven of her books as eBooks. Titles will include: The House of Dies Drear; The Planet of Junior Brown; M. C. Higgins, the Great; Zeely; Cousins; and […]

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eBook Technologies Acquired by Google

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Though the terms have yet to be disclosed, eBook Technologies has announced that it has been acquired by Google. According to eBookNewser, the acquisition comes only a month after the launch of the Google eBookstore and is bound to help Google deliver even more media eBooks on tablets and eReaders. eBook Technologies made the announcement on their website and it reads: “Working together with Google […]

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Most College Kids Prefer Print Textbooks To eBook Textbooks

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America’s college students are generally considered to be among the most technologically savvy groups within American society, but apparently they are not sold on all technology just yet. A new study shows that 75% of college students still prefer print textbooks over eBook versions. The survey was conducted by the Book Industry Study Group and found that the vast majority of college students prefer print […]

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The First Art eBook: Swarovski Crystal Palace

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Another publishing genre has entered the eBook craze sweeping the globe as teNeues recently released its first ever eBook. The art publisher choose Swarovski Crystal Palace as its first digital release, just a month after the print version was published. The full title of the book is “Crystal Palace—The Art of Light and Crystal,” and tells of the joint effort between crystal design company Swarovski […]

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Guinness World Records eBook Version Coming Soon

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The Guinness Book of World Records is going to set a new milestone of its own, launching a new eBook edition. The next edition of the world record book will be formatted specifically as an eBook. The newest book, “Guinness World Records 2011,” will launch in an eBook format soon and will include 288 pages and 4,000 records. The book will also include updated and […]

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