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Apple to pay out £315 million in eBook price fixing case

Apple has officially lost its appeal to get out of paying a £315 million fine for conspiring to fix the prices of eBooks in order to push out competitors. A US Supreme Court rejected Apple’s appeal this week, sticking to the original ruling that Apple had violated antitrust laws by …

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Apple to pay $450 million in e-book lawsuit

Apple has been fighting many legal battles over the years, with one of the most prolific being the e-book price fixing lawsuit. Today, Apple lost its appeal in the case and will have to pay up $450 million, mostly back to customers that ended up having to pay more due …

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Kindle Convert allows you to digitize your library

Kindle convert

Amazon have released a PC application that you can use to turn your dusty old physical books, into Kindle ebooks. The app will allow you to scan any book while running text recognition to properly digitize the text and preserving any notes and pictures as well. These ebooks can then …

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Amazon launched eBook subscription service in the UK

Amazon has officially launched its eBooks and audiobooks subscription service in the UK. The service is called ‘Kindle Unlimited’ and allows customers to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to a pre determined library. In the UK, the service will cost £7.99 a month, Amazon Kindle EU Vice President, Jorrit …

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KitGuru interviews Story Bundle founder, Jason Chen

If you’ve been reading the news here at Kitguru for any reasonable period of time, you know we’re big fans of the Humble Bundle. Specifically I, Jon, am a big fan of the Humble Ebook Bundle, because I’m a self-published author and we need all the help we can get. …

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Humble ebook Bundle II adds XKCD and more

The Humble ebook Bundle II is still going apace, despite not selling quite as many as the average gaming bundle. However now, if you pay above the average, you’ll get a few extra ebooks added to your library, including volume 0 of the XKCD comics. The basic stack of ebooks …

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New ebook DRM surfaces in Germany

While gamers might complain about DRM ruining games, readers might soon be saying the same when it comes to ebooks, as a German research group has just invented a new method of locking down digital copies of the world’s novels, by injecting them with text and punctuation changes. The technique …

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Technology killing paperbacks

I fondly remember as a kid, getting a new book and wondering what cool and exciting adventures lay within. The smell of the paper, the feel of the pages on my fingers as I flipped them over.  It appears as if the charms of a paperback are dwindling, as electronic …

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