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NY Judge Rules Apple Must Modify E-Book Contracts to Prevent Price Fixing

Friday, September 06, 2013

Tech giant Apple will have to modify contracts with publishers to prevent price fixing for electronic books as a result of a ruling by a federal judge in New York Friday.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: The Future of Amazon

Friday, June 07, 2013

This week in a courthouse in Manhattan, Apple is defending itself against federal charges that it colluded with the nation’s biggest publishers to raise the price of e-books.

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WNYC News

Libraries and E-Books: Another Publisher Makes Titles Available

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The publisher Hachette announced Wednesday that it will make its full catalog of e-books available to nonprofit libraries like the New York Public Library. The move makes it the last of the so-called "Big Six Publishers" to do so.

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On The Media

A Surprisingly Successful "Fake" "Erotic" E-book

Friday, August 31, 2012

Brooke speaks to Justin Robert Young, who, along with Brian Brushwood, inspired their podcast fans to write a fake erotic e-book and improve its ranking in the iBook store by buying it and leaving 5-star reviews. The idea was to mock the success of Fifty shades of Grey and its sequels. The book reached #4, but then something funny happened - people not in on the joke started buying and positively reviewing the book.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Understanding Amazon

Monday, July 16, 2012

Amazon started as an internet bookseller in 1994. Today, it sells everything from clothes to diapers -- and has revolutionized the e-reader market with the Kindle. Financial Times reporter Barney Jopson talks about how the company has evolved and how it's responded to increasing scrutiny.

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Features

In Reversal, Major Publisher to Offer E-Books to Some City Libraries

Friday, June 22, 2012

One of the largest book publishers will allow the Brooklyn and New York Public Libraries to begin lending its e-books under a pilot program this August.

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Features

E-Readers Uncovered: What and Why People Read on Devices

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rare is the New Yorker who can resist glancing at the magazine or book of the person next to them on the subway or in the park. But with an increasing number of people getting their magazines and books in digitized form, sneaking a peek has become much more difficult.

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Features

E-Books, Caveats And All, May Be Boon to Cash-Strapped Libraries

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Digital books are the fastest growing area of publishing, and now libraries are seeing a surge in demand for e-book titles. But finding an e-book can be tough.

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The Takeaway

Department of Justice Sues Apple Over the Price of E-Books

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple and five major publishers on antitrust grounds, alleging they fixed prices of e-books throughout 2010. According to the Department, consumers may have been paying as much as $5 too much for e-books. Three of the publishers have settled. Joe Nocera is an Op-Ed Columnist at the New York Times, and joins us to talk about how book pricing works, and what yesterday's legal actions mean for the future pricing of e-books.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Gift of Books

Friday, December 23, 2011

Julie Bosman, New York Times reporter who covers the book publishing industry, discusses how e-book sales compare to physical book sales this holiday season - and if giving an e-book has the same impact as giving a physical one. 

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WNYC News

Same Old Story: Romance Writers Recycle Pulp Books as E-Books, and Reap Rewards

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

For decades, romance novels have been printed on cheap paper with racy covers and sold in drugstores. But fans are increasingly buying their books online. At the annual Romance Writers of America Conference in New York this week, some canny authors say they are discovering clever ways to cash in on the shift to e-books.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: The Rise of E-Readers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

This week, two retailers introduced new tablet reading devices. We'll talk about why readers of romance novels are some of their best customers.

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WNYC News

At Book Expo, Romantic Feelings About e-Readers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

This week, the makers of several e-readers unveiled their latest tablets. The introductions coincided with Book Expo America at the Javits Center, North America’s largest trade fair for the publishing industry. Inside the Expo, much of the buzz was about e-books, and the e-bookstores that sell them.

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At Book Expo, Romantic Feelings About e-Readers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bibliophiles attending North America’s largest trade fair for the publishing industry at the Javits Center this week were abuzz about the unveiling of the latest e-readers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Digital Future for Magazines

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

David Carr, media columnist for the business section of the New York Times, will be talking about the new digital magazine subscription plans from Google and Apple, and how magazines are adapting to e-reader publishing.

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The Takeaway

Independent Booksellers and Google's New E-Bookstore

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple saw a new competitor enter the e-book market yesterday. Google launched its own e-bookstore, boasting more than three million titles. While paper book purists will very likely continue scoffing at the idea of electronic books, independent bookstores across the country are joining forces with Google on this venture, in hopes that it could bring some benefit to their businesses.

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