| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The Department of Justice began presenting its case against Apple Monday in a New York City courthouse. "Apple knowingly and actively participated in a scheme to raise e-book prices," DOJ lawyer Lawrence Buterman said.
Apple is the last defendant...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DC Entertainment has found a new way to tell its superhero stories.
The publisher today announced enhancements to its digital comicbooks, adding a new dimension to the artwork while also giving readers the chance to determine how the plots unfold....
| Jun 1, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Name: Scott Dorsey
City in which you reside: Martinsburg, W.Va.
Day job: Professor of Information Technology for Kaplan University
Book title: “Son of a Succubus”
Short synopsis of book: Everyone has been told that...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Amazon has a plan to monetize fan fiction: It's called Kindle Worlds. On Wednesday, Amazon announced a new scheme in which writers of fan fiction can self-publish and sell that writing with the sanction of the original copyright holder.
The idea is that...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Barefoot Books is a small house based in Cambridge, Mass., that publishes children’s book. As of this week, you can call it “The Mouse that Roared.”
The people who run Barefoot Books are frustrated with the business practices of...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I value money, but when it comes to the hassle of selling “stuff” online, all that comes to my mind is “Ain't nobody got time for that,” as intoned by YouTube viral sensation Sweet Brown.
While you are reading this, my iPhone 4...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Nokia, taking a chapter right out of Apple's playbook, is sending invitations for a press event that gives only a hint of what it might be about.
It's unclear what the Finnish phone maker will unveil at the May 14 event in London, but the invitation...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Amazon announced Thursday that it is acquiring social reading website Goodreads. The deal, which will be finalized in a few weeks, is the most prominent acquisition of a major book-focused startup in recent years.
On Thursday afternoon, Goodreads...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Dear sir or madam, will you read my book? It took me years to write. Will you take a look?
So begins the Beatles' "Paperback Writer," a song whose lyrics take the form of a query letter by a fledgling author to a publisher. The subsequent verses nail...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:25 AM
In a move to bump up physical book sales, Stephen King will not release an e-book version of his new novel, "Joyland," the Wall Street Journal reports.
It’s something of a radical move for the man who stood onstage with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:35 PM
She's been called a mother, a lawyer and the "Queen of Erotic Romance."
It's an exciting time, a fertile time for new writers, and a time of opportunity for established romance writers like Burbank's Cheryl Holt. Today, romance writers, as all authors,...