Ebook News: Apple & Big Publishers Under Investigation For Alleged Collusion To Fix Ebook Prices

Apple and five major publishers, suspected of colluding to artificially raise and fix prices for ebooks, are under investigation by regulators in the U.S. and European Union. The whole thing began when Apple introduced its “agency pricing model” for ebooks last year. Up until that time, Amazon, as the dominant player in the ebook field, had … Read more

Ebook Spotlight: Fifty Shades of Grey, The Controversial Book Everyone’s Buzzing About

50 Shades of Grey

If you haven’t yet heard about E.L. James‘ Fifty Shades of Grey, you soon will. This Story of O -esque erotic novel (intended for adults only) has been climbing the bestseller charts like a bullet, and sparking heated commentary and discussion wherever it goes. The Slate Book Club recently discussed the book, with a touch … Read more

Music on Fire: Stick It In Your Ear

The key to a good music experience on the Fire is a good—though not necessarily expensive—pair of headphones. The Fire’s built-in speaker is far from the high-fidelity experience you’re used to getting from a quality home stereo, heard through quality speakers, but that doesn’t mean the Fire can’t deliver audio worth listening to. A good pair … Read more

Audible Unveils The A-List Collection: Great Books Performed By Hollywood’s Finest

Audible has invited some of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors to lend their voice talents to new releases of some beloved classic novels. Anne Hathaway was selected to narrate the children’s literature staple The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Hathaway had this to say about the experience: “It’s such a wonderful book and I was so happy to … Read more

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