E-Books

19 Jul

New York’s Sen. Schumer Calls on DOJ to Drop E-Book Suit

In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, New York Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat, called on the Department of Justice to drop its lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers for allegedly colluding to raise prices on e-books.

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18 Jul

New & Upcoming E-Book Promos

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page has been updated with seven promotions underway now or starting soon.

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17 Jul

BTW News Briefs

A new plan for the University of Missouri Press; 2012 Thriller Award winners announced; Chain launches e-book gift card program

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12 Jul

BTW News Briefs

HarperCollins completes acquisition of Thomas Nelson; Google’s Nexus 7 tablet gets strong reviews; European e-book growth slow but inevitable

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11 Jul

ABA Thanks Booksellers for Rising to the Challenge

On behalf of the ABA Board, association CEO Oren Teicher thanks the hundreds of booksellers who wrote to the Department of Justice during the public comment period regarding the proposed consent decree in the e-book pricing suit — and calls on DOJ to publish the comments well ahead of the court-ordered deadline. 

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02 Jul

BTW News Briefs

E-reading — measurable and quasi-public; Chelsea Green becomes employee owned; U.K. celebrates Independent Booksellers’ Week; July 6 deadline for NEIBA’s Rusty Drugan Scholarship; BISG on the move

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21 Jun

An Update From ABA’s CEO on Progress Towards a New E-Book Solution

ABA CEO Oren Teicher provides an update on ongoing work to have a new e-book solution in place that will meet the needs of all members well before the termination of the Google eBook program and in time for the holiday season.

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21 Jun

New & Upcoming E-Book Promos

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page has been updated this week with one promotion just underway and two upcoming for the month of July.

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14 Jun
14 Jun

ABA Submits Comments to DOJ Re Agency Model

On Thursday, June 14, ABA submitted its public comments to the Department of Justice on the proposed consent decree in regard to the proposed settlement with three of the five publishers involved in the DOJ’s civil suit regarding the agency model.

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31 May

25 Days Left to Submit Comments to DOJ

The deadline to submit comments to the Department of Justice about the proposed settlement with three of the five publishers involved in the DOJ’s civil suit regarding the agency model is June 25.

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24 May

Agency Model Comment Period Ends June 25

As of Thursday, May 24, booksellers have 32 days to submit a letter to the Department of Justice expressing their opinions about the proposed settlement with three of the five publishers involved in DOJ’s civil suit regarding the agency model.

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24 May

New & Upcoming E-Book Promos

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page was updated this week with two free samplers, a YA science fiction series, and two Workman promotions that begin  June 1.

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23 May

Free E-Book Creates Buzz for Fall Titles

Bookstores can now start promoting sales of more than 30 of the fall season’s “buzz” books, thanks to a free e-book out this week from Publishers Lunch.

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17 May

Time to Act: DOJ E-Book Settlement Comment Period Underway

As BTW arrives in your inbox, there are 39 days left for booksellers to submit a letter to the Department of Justice expressing their opinions about the proposed settlement with three of the five publishers involved in DOJ’s civil suit regarding the agency model.

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