Posts tagged as: E-book

Amazon Brings Kindle Unlimited e-book Subscriptions to the UK

Amazon has expanded its all-you-can-eat e-book subscription service to the United Kingdom, just two months after the retailer’s original United States launch. Kindle Unlimited offers book readers over 650,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks to read and listen to, with the UK subscription priced at £7.99 ($13) per month accompanied by a 30-day trial. Despite […]

Shareholder Files Suit Against Cook and Other Apple Executives Over E-book Case

An Apple shareholder has filed a lawsuit in California against CEO Tim Cook and several Apple executives and directors. In the filing it’s alleged that the parties involved “showed a reckless disregard for their duties” at Apple, therefore causing “significant damage” to the company in the process for the E-Book Price Fixing case. The suit […]

Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited e-book Subscription Service

Amazon has launched its subscription e-book service. Named Kindle Unlimited, the service operates as a form of “Netflix for e-books,” providing all-you-can-eat access to over 600,000 Kindle books and thousands of Audible audiobooks via Kindle devices or the Kindle apps on smartphones and tablets for $9.99 per month. Just as leaked, it appears that the […]

Apple Will Pay $450 Million to End Class Action Suit Over e-book Price Fixing

Apple has agreed to pay $450 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over e-book price fixing, brought against it by states and consumers, according to New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman. The payment will settle allegations made in 33 states and territories, including New York. Schneiderman says that of the total amount, up to $400 […]

Samsung to Close Its Music Hub and E-Book Service

Samsung today confirmed it will close its Music Hub and e-book store on July 1. The Music Hub served alongside the Samsung Hub – which sold music, videos, books, games, and educational content – on last year’s Galaxy S4 handset. The Music Hub was a full music store, much like Google Play Music or the […]

Macmilllian, Penguin Release Settlement Notices to e-Book Customers

Two of the five publishers accused of conspiring with Apple to inflate e-book prices, Macmillan and Penguin, have started issuing emails to e-book customers, informing them of rights, responsibilities, and proposed terms in the legal settlement the companies negotiated. Under current terms, the publishers would distribute approximately $162.25 million to customers who bought e-books at […]

Apple Now Alone Fighting the DoJ in e-book Lawsuit – Macmillan Reaches Settlement with Government

The US Department of Justice has settled with publisher Macmillan in a long-running e-book price-fixing lawsuit, says AllThingsD. “Under the proposed settlement agreement, Macmillan will immediately lift restrictions it has imposed on discounting and other promotions by e-book retailers and will be prohibited until December 2014 from entering into new agreements with similar restrictions,” a […]

Kindle for iOS V.2 Now Sports New Layouts, Rapid Highlight

Amazon has posted a new version of its Kindle app for iOS, v3.2. On the iPad the app now offers three different margin sizes, which alter the amount of whitespace. Both the iPhone and iPad interfaces have gained a quick highlighting tool, and better brightness adjustment, including a more responsive slider and refined font hues. […]

All About Steve: The Story of Steve Jobs and Apple from the Pages of Fortune

Fortune magazine has released a new book profiling Apple’s co-founder, former CEO and current chairman, Steve Jobs​, exclusively for the Kindle and Kindle apps as an e-book, reports AppleInsider. The book, which can be read on Macs, PCs, Android or iOS devices using Amazon’s Kindle applications as well as on a Kindle itself, is compiled […]

Microsoft Reader to to Close on August 30 2012

Microsoft announced today it would end its Reader app within a year. Stores carrying the LIT format will pull the format on November 8 of this year, while the app would no longer be available to download after August 30, 2012. The app and any downloaded books will continue to work after the cutoff point. […]

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