A day long remembered: ‘Star Wars’ books go digital

As of today, Random House’s full catalog of Star Wars novels — including those published under the Del Rey and Bantam Spectra imprints — is available in e-book formats. Extra content for Bantam and Del Rey titles include an updated novels timeline and an introduction to the six major eras in the Star Wars “Expanded […]

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Genre writers have their say in Amazon-Macmillan dispute

Angered by Amazon’s removal of one publisher’s books from its online store in a recent e-book pricing dispute, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has removed links on its website to its authors works on Amazon.com. “Our authors depend on people buying their books and since a significant percentage of them publish through […]

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Amazon reads writing on the wall, relents in e-book price dispute; customers can kiss $9.99 best-sellers goodbye

Amazon.com has yielded to pressure from publishers who sought higher prices for electronic book downloads, ending a standoff that culminated over the weekend with all books from Macmillan being pulled off the online retailer’s virtual shelves. Update: Amazon seems to be dragging their feet in relisting the Macmillan books it pulled down over the weekend. […]

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Books are flying off Amazon’s virtual shelves …

… but not in a good way. The Associated Press reports that books published by Macmillan have been removed from Amazon.com’s physical book catalog, as well as the e-tailer’s digital book inventory. The root of the reversal is a dispute over e-book prices. Amazon charges $9.99 for new best-sellers in e-book format for its Kindle […]

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