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Smashwords Reaches a Milestone: Publishes 250,000th Book

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The Smashwords self-publishing platform has published a quarter of million books containing 8.5 billion words in six years in business.

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Datapoint Discussion: “10,000” Titles Offered Through Kindle MatchBook

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Amazon is merely predicting that 10,000 books will be available through its Kindle MatchBook program by the time it launches in October. Will they get there?

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BookBub Ebook Deals Site Closes in on 1.5 Million Subscribers

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With the simple concept of alerting readers to a curated list of discounted ebooks, Bookbub has attracted nearly 1.5 million users in just a year.

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Survey: Does Apple’s Guilty Verdict in Ebook Trial Damage Publishing?

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Apple has been found guilty of colluding to raise ebook prices. Financial ramifications aside, has the judgement damaged publishing’s reputation with consumers?

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What Would Happen if Amazon Gave Every Ebook Away for Free?

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Last week two of China’s leading ebookstores Dangdang.com began offering nearly all of their ebooks for free, a move criticized by authors and publishers alike.

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SURVEY: Do You Favor or Oppose Fixed Book Price Laws?

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Fixed book price laws are commonplace across Western Europe and parts of Asia and the Americas, but many oppose them. Where do you stand?

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Top SF Authors Raise $1m With Pick-Your-Price, DRM-Free E-Titles

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Humble Bundle is offering a pay-what-you-will, DRM-free bundle of 13 e-books from top SF authors have sold close to $1m of bundles to 68,000 customers.

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E-Book Pricing Settlement Approved Between DOJ and Publishers

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A settlement with three of the five publishers accused by the Department of Justice of price fixing e-books has been approved, opening the door for discounting.

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Are Bigger Discounts for E-Books on Horizon? If Then, What?

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The coming decision from the Department of Justice could mean cheaper e-books for consumers in the USA, which is likely a problem for Barnes & Noble.

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Spain Hikes E-book VAT to 21%, Likely Slowing Growth

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As part of austerity measures VAT on e-books has been raised to 21% in Spain, a move that is likely to slow growth in the nascent segment.

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