Monday, July 20, 2009

Ebook News

Not with a bang, but a Whisper.
In the wake of discovering that certain books offered to Kindle's were not legal copies, Amazon outraged some readers by showing the are willing and able to retractively "unsell" Kindle editions, deleting them from reader's devices. As Publisher's Lunch explained: "For customers ... it was a reminder that they are licensing the right to view a file rather than owning it. And it showed how the cool Whispernet--which downloads books "in 60 seconds or less," can also make those books disappear just as quickly."

EBNooks
"Barnes & Noble made its long awaited entrance into the e-book market with an announcement late Monday afternoon of the launch of the Barnes & Noble eBookstore (www.bn.com/ebooks)." [via PW]

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