Weekend Links: Libraries and eBooks–Still Fighting, Surprise! Apple Appeals eBook Pricing Case

Kobo Writing Life Introduces Free eBook Download Tracking (GoodeReader)

Up until now, all reports were sales reports, and free books downloads weren’t captured in that data. Now, however, you can also stay informed of which of your free books are being downloaded and where.


Libraries and eBooks: Fight Not Over Yet (Digital Book World)

From the perspective of libraries, a tremendous amount of progress has been made on the issue of ebooks: All of the largest U.S. publishers are selling at least some ebooks to some of them.


Apple Officially Appeals in eBook Pricing Case (GigaOM)

Apple is appealing a verdict that it conspired to fix ebook prices. The company isn’t required to file the full appeal until early 2014, but here are some of the arguments to expect. Simon & Schuster, one of the settling publishers in the case, is appealing the injunction as well.


Is Publishing Still Broken? The Surprising Year in Books (Forbes)

A flood of self-published books washes ashore. Bestseller prices are down significantly. Bad grammar speeds through the ether at a faster pace than ever before.  This should be a dreadful year for publishers. Only it’s not.


Kindle Daily Deals: Girl with the Pearl Earring (and 4 others)

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