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TECH 21 Dec 2018 | 8:30 AM

Virtual garage sales for used digital music are barred by court

Purchasers of digital music files from services such as Apple Inc’s iTunes cannot resell them through a virtual marketplace, an appeals court said in a ruling that recalls an era dominated by vinyl records and CDs before streaming services reshaped the music industry.

TECH 29 Jan 2018 | 8:04 AM

Wal-Mart joins Japan’s Rakuten to counter Amazon’s dominance

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has forged another alliance to counter Inc., partnering with Japan’s Rakuten Inc to sell e-books in the US and improve its online grocery business in Asia’s second-largest economy.

TECH 19 Jun 2017 | 3:00 AM

Sweden's Storytel aims to become Spotify of books

Fast-growing audio books company Storytel will expand into several new markets in the coming years while steering clear of English-speaking countries where rival Audible dominates.

Books 14 Jan 2017 | 6:32 AM

What 2017 needs is one BIG book

Who’s the next Rowling/Meyer/Brown/Larsson? The English language publishing world can’t keep living off the fumes of the boy wizard.

TECH 28 Sep 2015 | 7:30 AM

Page-turner: After sizzling growth, e-book sales cool

Sales of electronic books have turned lower in 2015 in a stark reversal following several years of spectacular growth, an industry group said.

Technology 15 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

US sees stronger e-book sales, but growth slows

Electronic books provided 23% of US publishing revenues in 2012 but sizzling growth rates have eased, according to industry figures.

World 12 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Authors oppose Amazon control of .book websites

SAN FRANCISCO: Groups representing US authors and publishers called Monday on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to deny online retailer Amazon exclusive rights to websites ending with .book, .author, or .read.

Business 11 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Publishers oppose Amazon's bid to gain Web names

NEW YORK: Two publishing industry groups, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, are opposing Inc's request to own new domain names, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Technology 11 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Publishers oppose Amazon's bid to gain Web names: WSJ

The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers are opposing Inc's request to own new domain names.