Roberto Bolano’s “2666” released as e-book for the first time (LA Times)
Roberto Bolano did not live to see his book “2666” become an American bestseller. Nor did he make it to the popularization of e-books — he died 10 years ago, on May 15, 2003. On Tuesday, “2666” saw its debut as an e-book.
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Food trucks inspire mobile bookstore (Detroit News)
By combining the concepts of bookmobile and food truck, book-publisher Penguin Group (USA) recently introduced its first mobile bookstore. And just like a good book, there’s a bonus inside: the Penguin Book Pushcart, which rolls out of the truck and down a ramp to make books even more accessible.
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Why the Apple Ebook Ruling is a Loss for Publishers, Authors and Readers (The Scholarly Kitchen)
Yesterday federal judge Denise L. Cote, of United States District Court in Manhattan, ruled against Apple in the United States vs. Apple Inc., et. al.ebook case. You can read Cote’s ruling here. Anyone who thinks this isn’t a terrible outcome for publishers, authors, and readers, isn’t paying attention.
iPad Rival in Education Isn’t a Tablet, Laptop or Desktop (Tab Times)
If you’ve been tracking education tablet deployments over the course of the last 12 months, you know that business is booming for vendors. iPad roll-outs have varied from the hundreds to the thousands, with the L.A. school district recently agreeing to fork over $30 million to deploy 35,000 iPads.
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Kindle Daily Deals: “Oberon’s Dreams” by Aaron Pogue (and 4 others)