E-Books

AP

E.B. White Classics Will Soon Be E-Books

NEW YORK - Three E.B. White classics read by millions of parents to their children will soon be available on the digital screen. HarperCollins announced Wednesday that "Charlotte's Web,'' ''Stuart Lit...
Alamy

How E-Books Are Ruining the Next Generation of Writers

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

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."
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E-Readers Send Erotica Sales Soaring

Sales have soared for erotic literature with the advent of e-readers such as Kobo and Kindle, with one company in British Columbia reaping the benefits. Tina Haveman, who's based in Squamish, B.C., n...
Kobo

Kobo Bought

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-time subsidiary of Indigo, Canada's largest bookseller...