Just when you thought the US government couldn’t possibly be any more ineffective than it is, they go and sue Apple and the book publishers to try to increase competition in ebooks. Yes, they are going after mighty Apple and its 5-10% share of the ebook market. [Read more…]
Amazon had a press release today that provided some pretty revealing statistics on their Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. The announcement contained highlights for the past month just like previous press releases on the lending program, but it also provided some extremely important information for libraries and book publishers. [Read more…]
The US National Archives made history yesterday by putting the entire 1940 census online. Previously, census data was only released on microfilm. This is the first time that a decennial US census has ever been made available online. [Read more…]
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum yesterday announced that they have fifteen letters written by Ernest Hemingway to his friend Gianfranco Ivancich that are now available for scholars.
The earliest of the letters was written in 1953 and the last one was written in 1960. They were written from various parts of the world including Cuba, Kilimanjaro, and Paris. [Read more…]
Great news for Harry Potter fans that have been anxiously waiting for the digital editions of the treasured series by J.K. Rowling. All seven Harry Potter titles are now available for purchase in a variety of ebook formats at Pottermore.
That’s right. Harry Potter ebooks are available at “Pottermore” and not at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. [Read more…]