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That Christmas Kindle has Strings Attached

by Jay Heiser  |  January 4, 2013

We’ve recently moved house, and my collection of books, many of them heavily marked up with multi-colored highlights, Post-Its, and bookmarks, remains something of a storage issue.  Over the last...

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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft: A Marriage Made in Study Hall

by Allen Weiner  |  April 30, 2012

The story is rather simple: Microsoft is investing in the formation of a strategic partnership in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary referred to as "Newco," which will bring  together...

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Google Takes Publishers, Consumers to the Cloud

by Allen Weiner  |  December 6, 2010

Google’s entry into the digital publishing space with the launch of its eBookstore, partner program and device neutral distribution scheme is a big deal. On first look, there is the...

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2009 Holiday E-Reader Bonanza Set to Fizzle

by Allen Weiner  |  November 30, 2009

As suggested in our research report, “E-Readers Will Take off With Holiday Shoppers in 2010,” Gartner stated that the pieces were not in place for e-readers to be the must-have...

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Taking a Page from the Apple iPod Marketing Playbook

by Allen Weiner  |  November 24, 2009

Kudos to Sony and Random House (U.K.) for some innovative marketing for its ereader. In the U.K., Sony is launching a pink ereader for fans of John Patterson (alas, one...

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Ereading in South Africa?

by Allen Weiner  |  November 16, 2009

Every time I read a blog post, like this one, reviewing the Kindle's arrive in South Africa, I retreat to the notion that the future of ereading is on smartphones....

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John Grisham on The Today Show Talk Ebooks

by Allen Weiner  |  November 4, 2009

Author John Grisham talks about the devaluation of books as well as "uncertainty over ebooks" in this insightful interview on NBC's "The Today Show."...

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John Grisham on Ebooks

by Allen Weiner  |  November 3, 2009

Don't get too excited, in this video, Grisham only acknowledges the fact that ereaders will make an impact on the number of authors who get published (as a result of...

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Author Ebook Royalties in Play

by Allen Weiner  |  October 28, 2009

Macmillian, perhaps believing it will face some tight margins as ebooks sales become as competitive as print products have become of late, has rewritten its author contracts, with boilerplate language...

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A Barnes and Noble EReader Seems Likely

by Allen Weiner  |  October 9, 2009

Putting aside my instincts to avoid writing about rumor (oops. I have said that before), an overwhelming number of published reports indicate that book retailer Barnes and Noble is about...

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