The real agenda of Apple’s ebook partners: death to ebooks by Aaron Pressman

The head of one of the big book publishers, Macmillan CEO John Sargent Jr., is out with an “open” letter about his dispute with Amazon over the pricing and timing of electronic books. It’s telling that this “open” ebook letter wasn’t released publicly and isn’t directed towards readers, book lovers and customers. It was placed […]

Your Library and the Ebook Format Wars—A Good Change? by Tony Bandy

I noticed that in the stories following CES this year, lots of media outlets were amazed at the sheer quantities of e-readers, tablets and other media devices on parade. Library Journal,, also noted this but mentioned as well new companies such as COPIA,, and Blio,, which are advocating new methods and […]

Amazon capitulates in Macmillan e-book disagreement: Higher e-book prices ahead?

It appears the feud is over, with the publisher winning this time. Turns out Amazon’s pulling Macmillan titles was just a token gesture.
Amazon has posted the following announcement to its Kindle Community forum:
Dear Customers:
Macmillan, one of the "big six" publishers, has clearly communicated to us that, regardless of our viewpoint, they are committed to […]