Amazon and Apple customers to get credits for price-fixed e-books

Amazon and Apple customers to get credits for price-fixed e-books
Customers who bought qualifying e-books between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 are eligible for a refund, and won't need to do anything in order to receive their credits. If approved by the court, the credits can be used for future e-book purchases ...

E-Book Releases Are Coming for 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Novels
New York Times (blog)
The Amulet Books imprint of Abrams said on Monday that it would release the first six volumes of the illustrated “Wimpy Kid” novels in e-book — or is that wimp-e-book? — format on Oct. 30, leading to the simultaneous hardcover and electronic ...

New York Times (blog)

Some Book! 'Charlotte's Web' Turns 60
But when E.B. White recorded a narration of the book, he said something different: "This is a story of the barn. I wrote it for ... Sims is the author of The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American ...


The Phone Book Is Protected Speech
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The “yellow pages” phone book, despite its relentless decline in the digital age, still has something going for it: the highest level of First Amendment protection. In 2010, Seattle passed an ordinance requiring yellow-pages publishers to advertise an ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

'Great books at great prices': Cellar treasures await for readers
Laramie Boomerang
The book sale is a long-standing tradition through the library, drawing hundreds of patrons from the community each year who are interested in acquiring books at a steep discount, or as the Friends group described it, “great books at great prices.” “We ...

SKorea lifts ban on graphic Marquis de Sade novel
Huffington Post
In Asia, South Korea has lifted a monthlong ban on his graphic novel "120 Days of Sodom" after a national censorship board gave the book another read. The book, which follows four rich French libertines through orgies, pedophilia and rape, was written ...

California high school considers banning Stephen King book for rape scene
New York Daily News (blog)
Banning books is a dumb idea, but that hasn't stopped people from trying. On the heels of BannedBooks Week comes the news that a high school in Rocklin, Calif., a suburb of Sacramento, is considering a ban on a Stephen King book because it contains a ...

Found in Translation: Five Chinese Books You Should Read
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Readers who want to get a taste of Mo Yan before they commit to reading a wholebook may want to pick up “Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh!,” a collection of Mo's short stories, or check out Zhang Yimou's film version of the novel “Red Sorghum.

Wall Street Journal (blog)

'The Round House,' Louise Erdrich's New Novel
New York Times
With “The Round House,” her 14th novel, Louise Erdrich takes us back to the North Dakota Ojibwe reservation that she has conjured and mapped in so many earlier books, and made as indelibly real as Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County or Joyce's Dublin ...

Keith Richards' 'Autopen' Autographed 'Life' Book is Making Signature-Hunting ...
"We've managed to get our hands on 50 autographed copies of the book and they are on sale now in the Store," said the original sales pitch on the Keith Richards site. "Head to the store and order your copy now, because once they're ...

New book reveals Richard Burton's private diaries
TODAY's Matt Lauer reports and the book's editor, Chris Williams, reveals some of the content of the entries about the actor's storied career and marriage to Elizabeth Taylor. Share This: facebook · twitter · googleplus. Related videos; Transcript of ...

Tudor's Book Covers Implausible, Impossible Korea
Wall Street Journal (blog)
There's a bit of everything in it partly because there are not many books on South Korea today. If I were a China guy, I could not write a book called “China, The Something Something.” I'd have to write something very specific about China. I feel there ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Books for autumn reading: new novels by Wiggs, Jio and Macomber
The Seattle Times
Bainbridge Island author Susan Wiggs has had a string of successes in her "Lakeshore Chronicles"books, set in the Catskills. "Return to Willow Lake" is the ninth novel in that series. It's clear from this densely plotted book, full of lively ...

Raygun book salutes mighty Midwest
This ode to the unassuming awesomeness of a land that has produced, according to the book'sdedication, “Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, (the band) Tool, high-fructose corn syrup, Ranch dressing and clinging to guns and religion” is a more honest extension, ...

Agate Launches Chicago Tribune Ebook Collection
Publishers Weekly
The two companies are partnering to develop stand-alone e-books based on content originally published in the newspaper, including news and feature stories, columns, and photography. The e-books will draw from contemporary material, as well as that ...

Buyers of Kindle and Nook e-books to get credits after legal settlement
Greensboro News & Record (blog)
Buyers of Kindle and Nook e-books to get credits after legal settlement. I recently got an email regarding being eligible for a refund for e-book purchases I made for my Kindle app. You might also be eligible for credits of up to $1.32 per book under a ...

E-books making us fans of erotic literature
Times of India
Book Review: Danielle Steel's Friends Forever .... This is evident as The Perfect Submissive, Body Temperature And Rising and Dark Desires, the titles published by British specialist publisher Xcite, were unashamedly on display in the bustling ...

20000 Turn Out for the Southern Festival of Books
Publishers Weekly
The 2012 edition of the Southern Festival of Books, held October 12 -14 in Nashville's Legislative Plaza, drew over 200 authors, multitudes of fans, and more than 50 book related exhibitors. The freebook festivities, in operation since 1989, are a ...

Apocalypse wow in 'The Twelve'
Hitting bookstores October 16, "The Twelve" is the highly-anticipated new novel from award-winningauthor Justin Cronin. It's the second in a planned trilogy about a frightening man-made apocalypse. The first in the series, "The ... For this book what ...

Doris Kearns Goodwin: About the author
CBS News
Goodwin is currently working on a new book about the progressive era, focusing on Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the golden age of journalism to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2013. Goodwin lives in Concord, Mass., with...

CBS News

When Is an 'Unfilmable' Book Actually Filmable?
The Atlantic
The one, with an author who dismisses the whole film business as trivial and contrived; the other, with an author who applauds the ingenuity and depth of the directors' vision—and quips that "This could be one of those movies that are better than the ...

Living By Numbers: A Wired E-Book
Wired has been chronicling this revolution closely and passionately as it happens. In 2009 we dubbed it Living by Numbers, and that phrase still captures how the seemingly simple act of engaging with data can radically change lives. Our new e-book ...


Book Review: The Dirty Life (blog)
Kimball and her husband learn many of their farming skills–including using a team of draft horses to work the land–on the fly, from books and trial and error. But as you read the book, you can go online to the author's blog and find up-to-date notes ...

Blogger for Commentary blasts National Book Award nominees as 'dreadful'
New York Daily News (blog)
D.G. Myers of Commentary, who runs that publication's Literary Commentary blog, is one of our sharper commentators on the book scene – national-book-awards.jpeg and I say that as someone who has come into his crosshairs. The mark of a good critic, ...
Amazon Prepares Customers for eBook Lawsuit Payout - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
The email reminded readers that Amazon was not a party in the lawsuit filed by 55 state attorneys general, but noted that “the settlements impose limitations on the publishers' ability to set e-bookprices. We think these settlements are a big win for ... Citing estimates from state attorneys general, Amazon said eligible customers could get back between $0.30 to $1.32 for digital books they bought under the agency agreement. We've included a complete copy of the email below.

Ten questions for 'Lizard King' co-author Jamie Weinstein | The ...
By Peter Tucci
Let your friends help you discover the best news, features and videos on TheDC. Publish what you read and maintain full control. ... Daily Caller Senior Editor Jamie Weinstein is the co-author — along with Daily Caller Deputy Editor Will Rahn — of “The Lizard King” (HarperCollins), a partially fictionalized account of President Obama's origins that was released as an e-book on Oct. 9. I recently sat down with Weinstein to discuss his new book. The dialogue has been edited for clarity.
The Daily Caller

Tom Wolfe on His New Book, Back to Blood | Vanity Fair
James Wolcott interviews the author ahead of his new book, Back to Blood, which is set in Miami, Florida.
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Friday Night Lights Author Buzz Bissinger Explains Reaction to ...
By Erica Ritz
"Friday Night Lights" author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger kicked up a firestorm after becoming the most recent public figure to endorse Mitt Romney last week. Describing himself as a lifelong Democrat from New York's ... - Stories

Amazon Kindle E-Book Credits On Their Way | BostInno
By Sam Dwyer
In addition to the account credit, the settlements impose limitations on the publishers' ability to set e-book prices. We think these settlements are a big win for customers and look forward to lowering prices on more Kindle books in the future.

Germany honours dissident Chinese author - The Local
Chinese dissident author Liao Yiwu described his homeland as an "inhuman empire with bloody hands" as he scooped a prestigious German book prize on Sunday.
The Local - Germany's news in English

Amazon details ebook price-fixing refund policy, will give up to $1.32 ...
By Aaron Souppouris
Customers that purchased an ebook from Amazon between April 2010 and May 2012 will receive a partial refund soon. The Wall Street Journal says that Amazon has begun to email customers informing them...
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Best of the West: Our favorite books — High Country News
By Jodi Peterson
Her witty and irreverent books include Sandstone Seduction: Rivers and Lovers, Canyons and Friends, which describes adventures from Utah to Alaska. Both women were ahead of their time, boldly defying stereotypes and limitations.
High Country News - Current Issue

Book Club with My Babe | The Dating Divas
By Erika
You can either pick the book ahead of time OR you could kick it off with a date to the bookstore to pick a book together. I would have LOVED that option, but we were too far apart. Jot in your info (book, date you want to start/finish, author, and ...
The Dating Divas

Book Reviews - Chess Cafe
ChessCafe Book and Software Reviews. ... Some opening books and DVDs have featured offbeat moves or systems that require a specific series of moves to ...

Book Review: Everyday Cryptography - Slashdot
In the nearly 20 years since the book came out, a lot has changed in the world of en. ... A number ofbooks have been written to fill that gap and Everyday ... Author Keith Martin is the director of the information security group at Royal Holloway, ...

Customer FAQ for Attorneys General E-book ... -
Customers who returned these books or were refunded their money do not qualify. Residents of ...What if I bought a qualifying e-book from another retailer?

'Killing Fields' Author Remembers Cambodian King : NPR
Sydney Schanberg, who wrote the book behind The Killing Fields, and NPR commentator Ted Koppel talk about the life and legacy of Norodom Sihanou.

Philip Pullman Narrates Fairy Tale Book Trailer - GalleyCat
To prepare, the author of The Golden Compass narrated a brief animatedbook trailer ...

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