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Parents worried about use of interactive e-books
Parents worried about use of interactive e-books
The majority of British parents are concerned about their children using interactive e-books, according to a new survey, with respondents suggesting they feared e-books would negatively affect their children’s attention span or expose them to inappropriate content....
E-books in France a non!starter
E-books in France a non!starter
François Hollande, who was once photographed engrossed in French History for Dummies on a dinghy, will no doubt find that his holiday...
King of horror returns to old-school publishing
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, but the master...
Apple, publishers sued for e-book price fixing
Apple, publishers sued for e-book price fixing
The US government sued Apple and five publishers, saying they conspired to fix the prices of e-books, and reached a settlement with three of the...
Amazon kindles its own fire
Amazon kindles its own fire
Years ago I interviewed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos in a sushi restaurant. He asked if we could sit somewhere quiet in the corner, away from other...
Digital piracy casts shadow over ebook world
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, much as the music...
Creative destruction
Creative destruction
There's something special about your favourite book shop. The smell of all those crisp pages, the comfy armchairs, those ranks of beautiful new...
Harry Potter and the digital era
Harry Potter and the digital era
JK Rowling has shocked and thrilled her fans in equal measure with the revelation that her new venture, a website called Pottermore, was set to...
PwC warns of end to paper and ink publications
PwC warns of end to paper and ink publications
Assurance, tax and advisory services group PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on Thursday cautioned publishers, content owners and retailers to act...
Sales of ebooks jump in January past hardcovers
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
Durability not a bug for ebooks
When I was a high-school student in Toronto, I loved working in libraries.
Beyond the printed word
Beyond the printed word
September is literacy month -- a time to celebrate reading and writing. September 8 is International Literacy Day and, on home ground, the South...

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