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Canada Investigates Apple for Possible eBook Pricing Conspiracy

Here in the US the DOJ may have completed its investigation into the price-fixing activities of Apple and 5 major trade publishers and gone after the parties involved, but Canada is a different matter. 37 more words

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Forgotten Books Buys 500,000 ISBNs, Makes Bid for Title of World’s Largest Spam and Scam Book Publisher

Forgotten Books just gave us another example of why ISBNs can’t be used to measure the number of titles released by a publisher any more than they can be used to track self-published book releases. 40 more words

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Infographic: Famous Fictional Schools

Here’s something fun. Did you ever wonder just often a school is used as a setting in a story? It happens more than you think – just not in books.  46 more words

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Rabbi Doesn’t Like the Books Some People are Publishing, Wants Amazon to Stop Selling Them

The LATimes reported on Monday that a rabbi is Sacramento is calling for Amazon to stop carrying books which deny the Holocaust: Rabbi Mendy Cohen, the co-founder of Chabad of Sacramento, says the online retailer should pull the books from its inventory. 31 more words

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ImcoSys Adds 8″ Android eReader, 7″ Tablet to Its Catalog

Here’s an interesting bit of ereader market trivia. ImcoSys, a Swiss company which first came to our attention in late 2013 with the novel imcoV6L Android ereader, has expanded its catalog. 44 more words

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Canada’s Indigo Bookstore: “Throw Pillows Are the Future – No Wait! Books! We Mean Books!”

For the past several years Indigo, the leading bookseller in out neighbor to the north, has shown a willingness to shift its focus as the market winds change direction. 42 more words

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Visual Editions Wants to Reinvent the eBook

It’s that time again.   Every couple years some outsider comes up with the brilliant idea of reinventing ebooks. If it’s not Vook, it’s Atavist. If it’s not Inkling, it’s Colliloquy. 42 more words

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