E-commerce giant Amazon.com will pay independent authors self-publishing on its Kindle ebook platform based on the number of pages read, rather than the number of times their book has been borrowed.
The move, which will go into ef
Amazon.com has reduced the price of Kindle, a popular e-reader, from $259 to $189.
Kindle is the 3G wireless portable reader that allows users to think of a book and be reading in 60 seconds, from wherever they are, said a statement.
With the excitement around the launch of Apple's iPad and the growing popularity of other digital devices, it is a challenge to retain the romance of the printed book, according to the head of publisher Penguin.
The iPad, a cross between a
Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc said on Monday that its Nook electronic reader would be available in most of its physical stores as of Wednesday, ahead of Valentine's Day, ending weeks of delays.
The Nook e-reader, which Barnes &am
SanDisk Corp CEO Eli Harari said investors' concerns about the computer memory maker's exposure to the US consumer economy are misplaced, pointing to the company's robust overseas sales.
Shares of SanDisk fell 11.67 per cent to $25.42 on F
Google plans to launch an online store for electronic books in the first half of next year, offering about half a million books initally in partnership with publishers with whom it already cooperates.
The Web search giant said on Thursday
Amazon.com is introducing Kindle, its wireless electronic reader, in over 100 countries, including China and most of Europe, intensifying a battle for the burgeoning digital book market.
The move gives the world's largest online retail