- The Dark Glamour by Gabriella Pierce * $0.99 * A | BN | K | S – this is the sequel to 666 Park Avenue
- 666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce * $0.99 * A | BN | K | S
- The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
- Burglars Can’t Be Choosers by Lawrence Block * $0.99 * A | BN | K | S
Penguin, Macmillan respond to DOJ in e-book price fixing suit — paidContent – “Throughout the filing, Penguin cites enhanced e-books as one of the reasons it wanted to enter into a relationship with Apple. Books like “Penguin’s enhanced version of A.A. Milne’s classic Winnie the Pooh, which is pre-loaded as a complementary eBook on every iPad,” weren’t possible before iPad because “the Amazon Kindle was not then capable of accommodating color or other enhancements.” The much-cited publishing executive dinner at Picholine was actually intended to welcome Markus Dohle as the new CEO of Random House, Penguin says in its complaint; Macmillan says the same and notes in italics for emphasis that Random House was “a house not even alleged to be part of the alleged conspiracy.”” Paid Content Personal Note: I haven’t had time to read the responses yet and will do so this weekend and update a response.
OverDrive introduces browser-based ebook reader | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics – “Leading global eBook distributor OverDrive today announced plans to launch later this year a new eBook reading platform, “OverDrive Read.” Based on open standards HTML5 and EPUB, OverDrive Read creates a fresh, direct and immersive reading experience offering significant benefits for publishers, booksellers, libraries and schools. Unlike eBook apps or devices, OverDrive Read enables readers using standard web browsers to enjoy eBooks online and offline without first installing any software or activating their device. “ Teleread Personal Note: Overdrive acquired an Australian company called Book.ish for this technology. Book.ish had touted itself as offering a cloud based ownership. It sounded like “Steam”, a video game service. “Steam” allows for resale of access.
Vanity Author Rampages Again | Cuddlebuggery Book Blog – Personal Note: This is a pretty disturbing recount of some behavior by an author who has published the real name of a goodreads reviewer, identifying her husband, where they both work, and the number of pets the two have. This is an author who has been banned from Goodreads for creating fake accounts and upvoting her own books, downvoting others. I’m not certain what can be done in this circumstance but the chilling effect is ominous. Wendy Darling, the reviewer, admits that her passion for reading and reviewing is greatly diminished. Who would blame her.