E-book articles

Settlement payments now going out in Apple price-fixing case

As of Tuesday, June 21, customers that purchased e-books from Apple and select retailers between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 will begin receiving payouts as part of a $450 million antitrust settlement levied against Apple and five of…

Customers could receive up to $3 per price-fixed e-book

Earlier this year a judge found Apple guilty of conspiring to raise the retail prices of e-books alongside the launch of the iPad in 2010. Three of the five publishers involved in the case – Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon &…

Nook Simple Touch gets integrated LEDs for night time reading

Although the E Ink Pearl display used by Kindle and Nook devices provides an excellent contrast ratio and power consumption, it doesn't have any integrated backlighting, making it difficult or impossible to view content in dark environments. Reading the Kindle…

Apple, book publishers probed over e-book price fixing

The U.S. Justice Department has warned Apple and five of the country's largest book publishers that it plans to file a lawsuit for their alleged price-fixing of electronic books unless the companies agree to change their business practices, the Wall…

E-book sales tripled in 2010

The trade association of the US book publishing industry tracks monthly and year-to-date publishers' net sales revenue in all categories of commercial, education, professional, and scholarly books and journals. E-book sales have tripled over the past year, according to the…