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  • Oyster Offers Spritz Speed Reading Technology

    Subscription e-book service Oyster is teaming with Spritz, the speed-reading venture, to offer Stephen Covey’s self-help bestseller, "The 7 Habits of High Effective People," for free in the Spritz format.

  • iBooks Bestsellers: Roth Back on Top

    After a brief stint at #1, Michael Lewis's "Flash Boys" fell four spots to #5 on Apple's iBooks bestseller list.

  • Apple Loses Another E-book Decision

    Judge Denise Cote yesterday rejected Apple’s November 2013 motion to dismiss the states’ class action claims for lack of standing.

  • Total Boox Offers a Week of Free Reading

    Total Boox, an unusual e-book delivery service based on metered reading, is making its library of 20,000 e-book titles available to the public to read entirely for free during the week of April 13 to April 20.

  • New Schedule Set for Apple Damages Trial

    It is official: Apple’s tentatively scheduled May damages trial has been moved to July. In an order filed yesterday, Judge Denise Cote set out a new schedule for the parties, culminating with a July 14 trial.

  • FarFaria App Offers kids’ Stories for $3.99 Per Month

    Offering a colorful and fanciful interface with more than 600 digital stories for kids, FarFaria is a subscription app for the iPad, providing unlimited access to its content for $3.99 a month.

  • Booktrack Raises $3 Million, Expands to Classrooms

    The e-book soundtrack platform is moving into the education space.

  • HarperCollins Canada Publishes Rock Star’s E-book Serial

    HarperCollins Canada experiments with publishing a multimedia digital original fiction series with text, illustrations and soundtrack created by Bedouin Soundclash frontman.

  • iBooks Bestsellers: Lewis Unseats Roth

    For the first time in nearly two months, Apple has a new top seller.

  • Sequential App Adds Top Shelf Graphic Novels

    Sequential, the digital comics storefront app focused on literary graphic novels, is adding a selection of Top Shelf graphic novels for purchase.

  • BISG, Firebrand Partner on E-book Training Program

    eBook Ninjas will provide professional development for e-book developers, managers, and publishing execs.

  • Apple Moves For a Stay in E-book Case

    Despite a string of lopsided losses in court, Apple attorneys press for a stay, noting that an appeal victory would "radically change" the legal landscape.

  • London Book Fair 2014: New Blood

    On April 1, Michael Cairns officially replaced the retiring George Lossius as CEO of Publishing Technology.

  • Poetry Gets a Hip New Look

    The Academy of American poets, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, is one of the most important American organizations entirely devoted to poetry.

  • DC Periodical Comics Now for Sale on Google Play

    DC Entertainment’s list of serialized superhero comics will now be available for sale on Google Play along with digital editions of DC and Vertigo original graphic novels and collected editions.

  • iBooks Bestsellers: Patterson, Roberts Hit the List

    James Patterson and Marshall Karp's "NYPD Red 2," and "Shadow Spell," by Nora Roberts, were new to the top ten on Apple's iBooks bestseller list for the week ended March 31.

  • Authors Guild's Constantine Testifies

    In testimony delivered before a House subcommittee, AG counsel Jan Constantine recapped the AG’s long running copyright dispute with Google and offered one possible solution—a collective licensing agreement for digital presentation rights to out-of-print books.

  • Readmill to Close

    Readmill, a social reading app and company based out of Germany, is closing. TechCrunch first reported the news that Dropbox has acquired the app, with plans to shut it down.

  • Kobo Inks Deals with Nickelodeon, Blue Apple Books

    In separate announcements, Nickelodeon Publishing and Blue Apple Books reached agreements to make their children’s titles available for sale through e-book retailer Kobo.

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