Amazon launches Jet City Comics imprint

Amazon launches Jet City Comics imprint to turn 'great books' into comics | The Verge: "The new imprint, Jet City Comics, launches today with the first issue of Symposium, a series set in the "Foreworld" realm that Stephenson in part created. In October, Jet City will publish an adaptation of one of the Game of Thrones creator's stories, Meathouse Man, and in 2014 will serialize a graphic novel adaptation of the dystopian hit Wool by Hugh Howey."

With Declining Nook Sales, B&N Says Lynch Out As CEO, Huseby Steps Up, Big Strategic Review Planned | TechCrunch: "Where will this ultimately go? Don’t forget that we heard a while back that Microsoft was eyeing up a $1 billion purchase of Nook Media, so a sale to someone, somewhere, could be in the wings. Barnes & Noble owns 78% of the tablet and e-reader division, with Pearson and Microsoft the other shareholders."

For Apple, a Tough Legal Road Grows Longer - Law Blog - WSJ: "The verdict also clear the path for a consumer class action. Consumers would have less to prove now that a federal Manhattan judge has said that the government proved Apple “played a central role in facilitating and executing” a conspiracy. Under federal law, they would have to establish that they were direct purchasers of e-books who paid too much because of an illegal pricing scheme. “The verdict clearly makes a lawsuit more valuable,” said Mr. Hovenkamp. A group of state attorneys general are seeking damages on behalf of consumers in their states. But a private lawsuit could also be filed on behalf purchasers in other states, according to Steven Semeraro, a professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law."

NEW YORK: NY judge: Apple conspired to raise e-book prices - Technology -"She (Judge Denise Cote) quoted (Steve) Jobs, who died in 2011, as saying he understood publishers' concerns that Amazon's $9.99 price for new releases was eroding the perceived value of their products and that Apple was willing to try pricing e-books at $12.99 and $14.99. She noted that Jobs bought an e-book for $14.99 at the launch of Apple's e-book store and told a reporter that day that Amazon's $9.99 price for the same book would be irrelevant because soon all prices will "be the same.""

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