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Amazon Introduces Subscription Service for Kindle – NYTimes.com

After months of speculation, Amazon announced Friday that it was introducing a digital subscription service that allows subscribers to download unlimited e-books and digital audiobooks for $9.99 a month. The service, Kindle Unlimited, offers a Netflix style, all-you-can-read approach to a library of more than 600,000 e-books, including blockbuster series …

98 British publishers folded last year due to e-books, discounts – latimes.com

Ninety-eight British publishers closed their doors in the year ending August 2013. The cause? E-books and online discounts. Closures were up 42% over the previous year, according to the Guardian. The companies that folded included the 26-year-old healthcare publisher Panos London, and Evans Brothers, which published popular children’s book author …

E-books are changing reading habits

It also has altered the way people find books, since they don’t walk around the bookstore as often. David Delk, 47, remembers “the old days,” when his extended family went on vacation carrying three or four bags filled with about 30 books and another 30 magazines. In a digital age, …

E-book sales are leveling off. Here’s why.

Nicholas Carr parses some new data to show a fascinating trend: Sales of e-books are no longer rising at extraordinary, double-digit rates. In the first quarter of 2013, sales were up only 5 percent from a year earlier, compared with 28 percent in the same period of 2012 and a …

Fallout From Apple’s Loss on E-Books – NYTimes.com

For Apple, the words of Steven P. Jobs were often used to win negotiations. But after his death, they have proved damaging. A federal judge on Wednesday said that some of Mr. Jobs’s words helped persuade her that Apple had violated antitrust law in conspiring with publishers to raise prices …

“Bookless library” set to open in Texas – Salon.com

Some are calling it a “bookless” library, but paperless is a more accurate description of the all-digital public library branch set to open in Texas this fall. The $1.5 million facility in Bexar County will not house a single printed book, but will offer 100 e-readers on loan, and 10,000 digital titles …