| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Amazon made a semi-public statement about its dispute with Hachette in a post in its own Kindle discussion forum late Tuesday. An Amazon representative has confirmed that the statement, signed "The Amazon Books Team," is an official post from the company....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Samsung Electronics will pull the plug on its video storefront for smart TVs and mobile devices on Aug. 1, marking its full exit from the digital-media business, while the company also said it has exciting new video products" in the works.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Bill Gates has performed quite a few feats of business magic in his day. Now he's performed a literary resurrection: He's lifted up one of his favorite books from that purgatory called "out of print."
John Brooks published "Business Adventures: Twelve...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book-reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books they have no intention of reading? And, how can one ever find the time to read a book at all?
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Amazon is trying out a new e-book subscription service for its Kindle users, reports Laura Hazard Owen at GigaOm.
According to cached pages that have since been taken offline, the service would allow Kindle users unlimited access to more than a half a...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:29 PM
SIMSBURY — Dennis Golden, a former president and longtime member of the Metacon Gun Club, is CEO of IM-SAFE LLC, a training and education firm in Simbury specializing in personal safety and self-defense.
The 70-year-old Simsbury man, who started...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:08 AM
County teens took "reading from a chair" to a new level this summer with an exhibit at the La Crescenta Library this week.
Dubbed "The Library Chair," the exhibit showcases wooden chairs transformed into art pieces. Each chair was created by a Teen...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Amazon.com appears to be testing a new subscription model that would give members all-you-can-read access to more than 600,000 ebooks for $9.99 a month.
The Kindle Unlimited program was first spotted by eagle-eyed users over at a Kindle forum. Most...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SEATTLE In this city famous for its independent bookstores and pungent coffee shops brick-and-mortar institutions that value touch, taste and long, rainy afternoons a high-profile conflict about the business of selling e-books has left many readers...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The Seattle Times recently invited children's book author Nina Laden and writer Frank Schaeffer to debate on the fractious contract negotiations between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette.
Laden argues Amazon is a marketing behemoth...