Apple Claims US Government Sides with 'Amazon's Monopolistic Grip'

Apple Claims US Government Sides with 'Amazon's Monopolistic Grip' in E-book Case
The Department of Justice filed in April an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five large publishers, accusing the companies of working together to raise prices of e-books, in retaliation for competitor pricing most e-books at US$9.99 ...

Paul Fussell, Literary Scholar and Critic, Is Dead at 88
New York Times
Paul Fussell, the wide-ranging, stingingly opinionated literary scholar and cultural critic whose admiration for Samuel Johnson, Kingsley Amis and the Boy Scout Handbook and his withering scorn for the romanticization of war, the predominance of ...

`Fifty Shades' books now have fanfic of their own
Huffington Post
The writings range from parody to otherworldy to crossovers into other book worlds like "Harry Potter." Some is barely discernible in style from James's three – often the point in fanfic – advancing time or pushing it back with new imaginings of her ...

Literary scholar Paul Fussell dead at 88
Paul Fussell, an acclaimed literary scholar who won a National Book Award in 1976 for "The Great War and Modern Memory," died Wednesday morning at age 88. His stepson Cole Behringer said Fussell died of natural causes in a long-term care facility in ...

Hay book fest marks 25th at "Woodstock of the mind"
Writers explore every aspect of our lives, and books are traditionally how we both store and share everything we know," he told Reuters in an email. "The festival just shoots off in new directions just following trains of thought.

Apple reaffirms fight against e-book antitrust case
by Josh Lowensohn May 23, 2012 4:39 PM PDT Follow @Josh Apple this week once again took aim at the antitrust lawsuit filed against it by the Department of Justice, arguing that its entry into the e-book market improved competition.

Apple claims US government sides with monopoly in ebook case
Macworld (blog)
by John Ribeiro, IDG News Service The US government has sided with monopoly rather than competition in bringing a case of ebook price-fixing against Apple, the company said in a filing on Tuesday before a federal court. The Department of Justice filed ...

Apple: US e-book lawsuit 'fundamentally flawed'
The Justice Department accused Apple in April of colluding with five publishers to boost e-bookprices in early 2010, as the Silicon Valley giant was launching its popular iPad tablet. Amazon, which makes the Kindle e-reader, had long sold e-books for ...

Paul Fussell, 88, author and Penn professor emeritus
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Robert Moran Paul Fussell, 88, an acclaimed author of books on war, poetry, and class, and a professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, May 23, in Medford, Ore., of natural causes. His stepson Cole Behringer said Mr.

DoJ's eBook Price Fixing Lawsuit Could Harm Apple's Customers
The company claims that the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit about the alleged eBook price fixing sends the wrong message to the market. They've pointed out that the DoJ is retroactively questioning a “perfectly proper” business strategy.

Author explores cross-cultural marriage in "The Newlyweds"
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marriage has been a hotly discussed topic since President Barack Obama voiced his support for same-sex unions, but author Nell Freudenberger looks at the institution from a different perspective in "The Newlyweds.

E-books: Apple rails against DOJ and 'monopolist' Amazon
Apple isn't merely contesting allegations that it conspired with major book publishers to fix prices in the e-book industry, it's disputing them vehemently. That much is clear based on a new filing from the company laying out its defense in the case.


Books: Kim Stanley Robinson's Latest Sci-Fi Gem "2312"
Huffington Post (blog)
Either an author is adept at extrapolating current scientific thought and expands our ideas of the possible (like Arthur C. Clarke's popularization of putting satellites into geosynchronous orbit) or an author uses a futuristic setting to shine a ...

Bob Woodward Book: New Untitled Volume Coming September 12
Huffington Post
Spokeswoman Tracey Guest of Simon & Schuster, Woodward's longtime publisher, said Wednesday the book would be out Sept. 12. She said she "had no other information to share." Since 2002, Woodward's books have come out every two years and provided inside ...

Book Talk: Author explores Jewish sect she left
By Elaine Lies | TOKYO (Reuters) - Like the characters of her book, Anouk Markovits grew up inside the strict Satmar Hasidic Jewish sect, where reading novels was frowned upon and she was expected to wed in an arranged marriage at a young age.

Apple says DoJ "sides with monopoly, rather than competition"
Ars Technica (blog)
by Jacqui Cheng - May 24, 2012 3:33 pm UTC Apple has accused the US government of siding "with monopoly, rather than competition" by suing Apple and six publishers for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices. Apple's response to the Department of ...

Ars Technica (blog)

Banned Book "Fifty Shades of Grey" at Fort Bragg Library
By Kelly Twedell This file combo made of book cover images provided by Vintage Books shows the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy by best-selling author EL James. Google images Many public libraries in several states are pulling the steamy romance trilogy ...

Literary scholar Paul Fussell dies
His work, The Great War and Modern Memory, earned him the 1976 National Book Award. Thatbook, which looks into World War I and its impact on literature, ranks in 75th place among the Modern Library's list of the best nonfiction of the 20th Century.

Book trailers: 'Chosen Ones' and 'Delirium'
If you have a book trailer that you think deserves 15 minutes of fame, drop me an e-mail This week, both of my video picks are from the YA genre. Now, I don't read YA on a regular basis and every time I stumble upon ...

Apple Accuses DOJ of Siding with Amazon Ebook Monopoly
The Mac Observer
In court documents, Apple argued that the DOJ has sided with Amazon's Ebookmonopoly, rather than competition. The DOJ has accused Apple and the five publishers of conspiring to raise prices for Ebooks in 2009 in advance of the launch of Apple's ...

The Mac Observer

Sylvia Day's 'Bared to You' sees word-of-mouth success
By Carol Memmott, USA TODAY The success of Fifty Shades of Grey — the erotic trilogy by EL James again holds the top three spots on USA TODAY's Best-SellingBooks list and has just topped 10 million units in sales — has other novelists baring all in ...


Do Not Invent Book Rockets to #115 Across All Categories in Amazon Debut
MarketWatch (press release)
It also ranked #35 in the Business and Investing Category, and most remarkably it ranked #115 overall for all books on Amazon. Do Not Invent - the second book by the award-winning author Ken Thurber (his last book big wave surfing:Extreme Technology ...

E-Books, Caveats And All, May Be Boon to Cash-Strapped Libraries
By Ben Bradford Digital books are the fastest growing area of publishing, and libraries are seeing a surge in demand for e-book titles — but finding an e-book can be tough. The Central Library in Queens became the first in New York City to start ...

Apple Says DoJ's eBook Antitrust Case Fundamentally Flawed
Tom's Guide
"Apple's entry into e-book distribution is classic pro-competitive conduct [that created competition where none existed]," Apple said in its court papers. "For Apple to be subject to hindsight legal attack for a business strategy well-recognized as ...

iBook Lessons: Book samples and rookie mistakes | TUAW - The ...
By Erica Sadun
Talk about rookie mistakes! We finally discovered the reason the iPad-only iBooks Author version of our Mountain Lion ebook got stuck on its way to release: we hadn't submitted a custom sample along with the full ebook. Every iBooks Author submission requires a sample book for paid bookaccounts: "[A] custom created required for all Multi-Touch books offered for sale in the iBookstore" For further details, Apple has a support article about publishing requirements here.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

5 Must-Read Books for Small Space Organizing : TreeHugger
By Blythe Copeland
Try these five books for tips, advice, and suggestions on making the most of small spaces. But keep your end goal in mind from the start: Instead of buying all five, look for them at your local library, download the electronic versions, or borrow ...
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Electric Literature launches online literary magazine - TeleRead
By Paul Biba
Recommended Reading is released on a four week curation cycle: beginning with a story chosen by Electric Literature, followed by excerpt from an indie press, then an author recommendation, and finally a selection from a magazine's archive. ... Gutenberg's press meant that manuscripts, once printed and illustrated by hand, became (gasp) common, reproducible books. And in the twenty-first century, well, it's been chaos: Blogs! Apps! iPads! Kindles! eBooks! Self-publishing!
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

The Facebook Effect Author David Kirkpatrick Talks Facebook's Ad ...
By Sarah Perez
This afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012, our own Josh Constine sat down with David Kirkpatrick, author of “The Facebook Effect,” to discuss what they thought about the future of the newly IPO'ed social network. Specifically, the two ...

Book of Hours | Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog
By Guest Blogger
In the Middle Ages, Books of Hours—private prayer books for daily use—were in high demand.Books of Hours made for wealthy owners were often lavishly decorated and individualized. This is the case with three delicately painted, richly ...
Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog

Apple calls DOJ's antitrust lawsuit over eBook price-fixing - 9to5Mac
By Jake Smith
While it's known that the folks in Cupertino aren't exactly thrilled to be going to trial over allegedly conspiring with eBook publishers to raise prices, Apple has still gone to trial to fight it out. Some analysts ... However the real kicker that comes into play is that Apple's move to let publishers set their own prices—and it is a requirement that publishers do not sell their digital books for cheaper elsewhere—forced consumers to pay millions more for eBooks than they should have. The courts ...

On The Road To Awards Season? Kerouac Book Finally Makes It To ...
Critics may have been mixed after this morning's press screening, but the World Premiere audience at Wednesday night's Cannes gala of director Walter Salles' long-gestating film On The Road was highly enthusiastic giving the film about the ...

Dogs In Cars, A Photography Art Book by Martin Usborne
By Rusty Blazenhoff
Those images are now being made into a book titled Dogs In Cars, A Photography Art Book. He recently began a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to cover the book's publishing costs. The images in this series explore that feeling, both in ...
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Apple claims e-book lawsuit is 'fundamentally flawed' | iLounge News
By Charles Starrett
Apple is continuing to reject charges that it conspired with publishers to fix the price of electronicbooks. Reuters ... “Apple's entry into e-book distribution is classic procompetitive conduct” that helped to foster competition, Apple said in its filing.
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Apple calls e-book suit “fundamentally flawed”, says it created ...
By Christian Zibreg
Apple in court documents wrote that the government's complaint over an alleged price fixing related to digital books is fundamentally flawed. Moreover, ... Apple calls e-book suit “fundamentally flawed”, says it created competition ... Apple's executive Eddy Cue recently argued that the government doesn't really understand the agency model, under which publishers are free to price their e-books on the iBookstore themselves while Apple gets to keep 30 percent of the proceeds.

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