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Reading: Not Just For Solitary Bookworms Anymore

CBC | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Living

"Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Ya ain't seen nothing yet!" -- Al Jolson, The Jazz Singer (1927) Those were the opening words spoken in the...

How E-Books Are Ruining the Next Generation of Writers

Marko Sijan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Living
Marko Sijan

Literary writing is a worthless profession. Few who write novels, stories and poems make a living from them. This has been true for millennia. Lately the Internet has regressed into a society of feudal manors lorded over by tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Yahoo, who sell e-books for 99 cents or give them away for free. Their "competitive pricing" is threatening traditional publishers and physical books with extinction.

The E-commerce Tipping Point

Mitch Joel | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Recently, a very senior marketing professional who works at one of the world's largest corporations was recounting a story of how they saw a postal truck outside of their corporate head offices in Silicon Valley, and every single parcel that was being offloaded from this truck was from Amazon. He thought to himself: "This is the what retail looks like in 2012."

E-Readers Send Erotica Sales Soaring

CBC | Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada Business

Sales have soared for erotic literature with the advent of e-readers such as Kobo and Kindle, with one company in British Columbia reapin...

Kobo Bought

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada

Canadian e-book and e-reader company Kobo has been sold to Japan's Rakuten for $315-million. Kobo, a Toronto technology company which was a one-ti...