E-Books

15 May

BTW News Briefs

Judge denies motion to dismiss e-book class action suit; Indie bookstore to open in Kent, Ohio; Lambda Literary names Mid-Career Novelist Prize winners; Kids Right to Read Project opposes removal of John Green novel; NEIBA arrives at new home; NAIBA names Helmuth Sales Rep of the Year

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09 May

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page was updated this week with two promotions from ABA’s Publisher Partners.

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03 May

ABA Members Urged to Make Their Voices Heard Re Agency Model

On Thursday, May 3, ABA CEO Oren Teicher e-mailed member stores about an important opportunity to make a public comment about the Department of Justice consent decree in regard to the agency model.

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02 May

BTW News Briefs

B&N and Microsoft form partnership; Court deals blow to e-book pricing class action lawsuits; Target stops selling Kindles; Tablet popularity grows among e-book consumers; BEA pin board highlights ABA members

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25 Apr

New & Upcoming E-Book Promos

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page was updated this week with a slew of new promotions from ABA’s Publisher Partners.

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25 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Tor/Forge e-books to go DRM-free; SBA and Constant Contact offer Small Business Week webinar; First Chautauqua Prize winner named; 2011 bestsellers in 10 major cities

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18 Apr

DOJ Suit Elicits Strong Media Response

In the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice’s filing of a civil suit in district court in New York against Apple and five of the major publishers with agency model pricing for e-books, there were a lot of opinions about the nature and fairness of the suit, as well as some of the implications for the industry. Here is a roundup of some of the press coverage.

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12 Apr

Publishers and ABA React to Justice Department Suit

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil suit in district court in New York against Apple and five of the major publishers with agency model pricing for e-books. Three of the publishers have agreed to settle; Apple and the other two publishers appear to be headed for court.

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12 Apr

Upcoming and Ongoing E-Book Promotions

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page currently features seven active promotions.

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05 Apr

Upcoming and Ongoing E-Book Promotions

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page currently features seven active promotions.

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05 Apr

ABA CEO Update on Google eBooks and Association’s Meeting With DOJ

In a letter to members, ABA CEO Oren Teicher discusses Google’s decision to discontinue the Google eBooks reseller program, worldwide, effective January 31, 2013, and provides an update on ABA’s meeting with the Department of Justice regarding agency model pricing of e-books.

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05 Apr

NCIBA Urges Legislators to Keep DOJ on Their Radar

NCIBA Executive Director Hut Landon wrote to Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein  and Rep. Nancy Pelosi to express concern that the DOJ investigation into charges of price fixing between Apple and five publishers using the agency model to sell e-books “is ignoring the real story.”

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05 Apr

IndieCommerce Stores Notified of Important Change Regarding E-Books

ABA CEO Oren Teicher sent this letter via e-mail to IndieCommerce stores on Thursday morning, April 5.

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05 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Ingram’s VitalSource adds Andriod application; Consortium launches Bookslinger app; Ghost Hero wins Dilys; Pew Research documents e-book rise

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29 Mar

Upcoming and Ongoing E-Book Promotions

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page currently features five active promotions.

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