Publications from online news services, newspapers, books, magazines, e-zines, and journals with electronic books as a principal topic.
Short announcement about Penguin Putnam, Simon and Schuster, Random House and HarperCollins publishers. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
News announcement that the online superstore now offers e-books. [E-Commerce News]
News of Reciprocal's introduction of another e-book data format. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
AOL Time Warner eliminates its iPublish division. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
An overview of how electronic books read and manage e-titles. [PC World]
Librarians' efforts to provide online access to electronic holdings. Free registration required to view.
Self-published books with electronic artistry. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Several major booksellers have shelved the idea of selling online editions. [Christian Science Monitor]
The use of digital object identifiers (DOIs) in e-books. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
News and implications analysis of the lawsuit between Random House and RosettaBooks. [CNet]
Electronic books have finally arrived and now represent a challenge to the traditional paper and ink, but how good are they and how do they work? [CNN]
News on the slowly developing e-book hardware devices market. [CNet]
An overview of e-book issues, based on a development strategy for the University of California libraries. [D-Lib Magazine]
The e-book market is hampered by immature, expensive technology and a limited number of people willing to consider reading books on electronic devices. [CNet]
Review of companies, market issues and outlook for the e-book industry. [Online]
Charts the development of portable electronic book hardware. [Ariadne]
News on a Princeton University Press project with adaptive e-books. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Report on the eBook World conference and the future of publishing. [Digital Reader]
Argues that the evolution of e-book technology is related to the penetrating impact of networks and information technology on society.
Early promotional titles sell well.
Cases of the slow growth of the e-book industry. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Electronic books have been slow to catch on among consumers, but big Internet companies are betting that the time for e-books has come. [CNet]
Digital book collections continue to grow at libraries. [requires free nytimes.com registration to read]
An update on recent e-book business deals. [InternetNews]
"Books will still be around, many scholars say, but we may read in a different way." Free registration required. [NY Times]
Report on the suggestion that anybody actually reads e-books. [USA Today]
A look at some companies making money with online books. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Meeting the rising demand for online access to books. Free registration required. [NY Times]
News of a lawsuit over the digital sales of books. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
A lengthy overview of electronic book readers. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Announcement of the report "Electronic Publishing Forecast and Analysis, 2000-2004: Digital Books and Print on Demand." [E-Commerce Times]
An interpretation of the demise of "The Plant." [Slashdot]
A detailed analysis of the electronic book business. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Harcourt College Publishers inks a deal with e-book company goReader to offer electronic college textbooks. [CNet]
A thorough look at the competing economic, technological, and social factors influencing the development of e-books. [First Monday]
Simon Midgley wonders whether hard-up students will need to buy textbooks in a few years' time. [Guardian Unlimited]
Summarizes a bits vs. books argument. [Wired]
A series of articles examines how the digital revolution is changing what and how we read. [Salon]
A thoughtful look at the e-book movement, concluding "Can anyone really be against that?" Free registration required. [NY Times]
Current business efforts to move e-books to the mainstream. [Forbes]
Commentary on why consumers don't want or need e-books. [E-Commerce Times]
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