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HarperCollins

HarperCollins Now Adding Digital Watermark DRM to eBooks

HaperCollins has started using a new digital watermarking DRM, in addition to regular ebook DRM, to add additional security to their ebooks. HaperCollins and LibreDigital are the first companies to start using Digimarc’s new Guardian Watermarking DRM technology, which inserts unique, traceable code into ebooks at the time of transaction. The watermark DRM gives publishers […]

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Nook for PC

How to Download Nook eBooks Now That B&N has Removed the Option

It looks like B&N is intent on ticking off what little Nook customers they have left. Lots of reports are coming out online, and in Barnes and Noble’s own Nook support forum, about how B&N has removed the option to download Nook ebooks to a computer for backup from their website. Many people are reacting […]

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kindle-lending

Amazon Now Offering Kindle eBook Credits with “No Rush Shipping” Option

Amazon has recently started offering Amazon Prime customers that choose the “No Rush Shipping” option during checkout a $1 credit that can be applied toward the purchase of a print book or Kindle ebook. Previously the $1 credit offer for choosing slower shipping could be used for Amazon Instant Videos. But now both Kindle ebooks […]

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Amazon Reveals Interesting Kindle eBook Sales Statistics

Amazon and Hachette have been having an ongoing dispute for several months over terms of a new contract. Negotiations haven’t gone well, and both companies have resorted to calling each other out publicly—to the point where the whole thing has turned into a huge spectacle. Amazon has stopped taking pre-orders for books published by Hachette, […]

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Comixology

Comixology Now Offers DRM-free Comics for Backups

Last week at Comic-Con in San Diego Comixology announced that they will now offer DRM-free downloads of comics purchased from Comixology. This allows readers the option to save comics for backup outside of the Comixology app. Not all titles are available DRM-free; it’s up to individual publishers to decide if they want to offer a […]

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Oyster Web Reader

Oyster Adds Web Reader to eBook Subscription Service

This past week Oyster, an ebook subscription service that grants subscribers unlimited access to a library of over 500,000 ebooks, announced the release of the Oyster Web Reader. The Web Reader makes it possible to read Oyster’s ebooks from any computer or mobile device using a web browser. This adds to Oyster’s iOS and newly-released […]

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Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited Now Available in the United States

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription service is now live in the United States, with more countries getting access to the service soon. Customers can sign up for a free thirty-day trial to get unlimited access to Amazon’s list of Kindle Unlimited ebooks and audiobooks. Not all of Amazon’s Kindle ebooks are available through Kindle […]

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Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited: Amazon to Offer eBook Subscription Service for $10/month

It looks like Amazon is going to get into the ebook subscription service business in the near future, and it’s likely to include audiobooks as well. There’s been no official announcement from Amazon just yet, but there’s a story at Gigaom with very compelling evidence that Amazon is close to revealing a new service called […]

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Scribd Windows App

Scribd Launches Windows App and Updates iOS and Android Apps

Scribd is among a small group of companies offering ebooks as a monthly subscription service. Instead of buying individual ebooks, you pay a monthly rate of $8.99 to get unlimited access to Scribd’s growing catalog of ebooks that now consists of over 400,000 titles. Today Scribd announced the addition of a Windows app to go […]

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Harry Potter Sale

Harry Potter eBooks on Sale Through July

Pottermore is running a 25% off sale on Harry Potter ebooks from now until July 31st. The 25% off sale price applies to the first book in the series, as well as collections for books 1-3 and the complete collection of all seven ebooks. That takes the price of the first ebook, Harry Potter and […]

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