Waterstones is removing Kindles from stores
Waterstones is removing Amazon’s Kindle devices from many of it stores as sales “continue to be pitiful”.
Why is this any surprise?!
People have large phones to read on.
And better tablets.
When — and if — they read at all something other than narcissistic IMing.
Apple Conspired to Fix E-book Prices: U.S. Appeals Court
By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that the conspiracy violated federal antitrust law, and that the judge acted properly in imposing an injunction to prevent a recurrence.
Writing for the majority, Circuit Judge Debra Ann Livingston said that by organizing the conspiracy, “Apple found an easy path to opening its iBookstore,” while ensuring that marketwide prices rose to a level that Apple and the publishers wanted.
Apple Guilty Of eBook Conspiracy
Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.
Let me fix the headline: Shitheads Who Have No Business Writing Whine Their Free Ride Is Ending
On Twitter, I railed against that article.
I’m publishing those tweets here. Because fuck you.
iLevon shares some information that seems to indicate three 4G phones are coming from Xiaomi.
This is the iTunes Preview listing for iBooks (which is now, with iOS 8, pre-installed on all iOS devices):
It has an Age Rating of 4+.
Weibo communiqué sent to Xiaomi’s Duokan eBookstore:
Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries
Now I wonder if Apple’s iBooks software collects data? I know that Kobo does — otherwise they couldn’t give out their steenkin’ badges.
PCPop has an article with “recommended” (most popular?) eBook reading apps [Google Translate].
Support for Web, iPad, Android, Kindle, and other platforms.
I’m intrigued by the claim that Watercress can do Kindle format eBooks. Do they really mean DRM-free MobiPocket?