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Parents worried about use of interactive e-books

The majority of British parents who responded to a new survey voiced concerns over the negative impact of interactive e-books on their children.

E-books in France a non!starter

Reading habits were back on the political agenda in France this week when Hollande's government, vowing to protect the printed word.

King of horror returns to old-school publishing

Stephen King's digital publication of "Riding the Bullet" in 2000 made him one of the pioneers of the e-book movement.

Apple, publishers sued for e-book price fixing

Apple and five publishers have been sued by the United States's justice department for conspiring to fix the prices of e-books.

Amazon kindles its own fire

At $199, the wireless media player/book reader/web browser/geegaw will be the cheapest of its kind when it is released.

Digital piracy casts shadow over ebook world

With electronic books growing in popularity, the publishing world focuses on fighting the threat of digital book pirates.

Creative destruction

There's something special about your favourite book shop. The smell of all those crisp pages, the comfy armchairs, those beautiful new covers.

Harry Potter and the digital era

Author unveils collaborative website that will have extensive background material, sell e-books and create an opportunity for fans to submit content.

PwC warns of end to paper and ink publications

PricewaterhouseCoopers on Thursday cautioned publishers and retailers to act quickly to secure positions in the ebook and e-reader market.

Sales of ebooks jump in January past hardcovers

The ebook boom has reached new heights, but not high enough to boost book sales in the United States overall.

Durability not a bug for ebooks

HarperCollins's attempt to ensure ebooks in libraries can be loaned out only 26 times is indefensible.

Beyond the printed word

In a digital age, the wonderful world of books is accessible to many more people, writes <b>Steve Vosloo</B>.

Kindling the bonfire

On July 19 a collective shudder of horror swept through the global book-printing industry.

Sony opens up e-book reader

Sony is trying a new tack in the e-books market: untethering the latest model of its e-book reading device from its own online bookstore.

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