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Students vs. textbook gouges: How they’re coping—and how ‘bought’ our copyright system is

By David Rothman
August 8, 2015 // 3 Comments

Mary Jarvis of Cornell University, a campus correspondent for USA Today, tells how college students are coping with outrageous textbook prices—sometimes with cameras or copying machines. I’m [...]

SEC probing Barnes & Noble accounting

By libertyc
December 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble has been hit with more bad news. On Friday, it was revealed the SEC was investigating B&N’s accounting, according to an Associated Press report in USA Today. According to the [...]

Poll: More than one-third say they are reading more books because of reading devices

By libertyc
October 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

E-readers and tablets have changed the way we read. It’s a simple statement, one that is surely to be true. But the question that needs to be asked is ‘how.’ USA Today and Bookish have [...]

Over 1M Downloads for Tim Ferriss' BitTorrent Bundle

By Dan Eldridge
January 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

The publishing industry (understandably) made a lot of noise last November when the news broke that self-improvement author Tim Ferriss would be promoting his newest book project, The 4-Hour [...]

Should Universities Force E-Textbooks on Students?

By libertyc
September 7, 2012 // 4 Comments

By Stephanie Brooks Last month, USA Today reported that a few colleges and universities in the U.S. now require students to purchase e-textbooks instead of traditional textbooks. The USA Today [...]

Ebooks take off over the holidays, says USA Today

By Paul Biba
January 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

From USA Today: It’s reflected on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list, which tracks combined sales of e-book and print editions. The latest list, based on sales data from Dec. 26 to Jan. [...]

USA Today launches Kindle Fire app

By Paul Biba
January 4, 2012 // 1 Comment

I guess this will be the start of custom Fire apps.  According to the Amazon Android webstore the app has: • An all new look and feel optimized for the Kindle Fire • Browse through the latest [...]

USA Today covers e-books’ transformation of reading

By libertyc
July 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

USA Today had an interesting, rather long piece today on all the new ways that e-reading changes the reading experience for its fans. Citing stories like a playwright being inspired by something he [...]

Tools of Change: Workship – designing iPad apps

By libertyc
February 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Jennifer Brook (The New York Times), William Couch (USA TODAY), Craig Mod (PREPOST / Flipboard) Brook: designs mobile apps for the Times. Bad things happen when past and future collide. Gadgets often [...]

USA Today reports more best-seller e-books outselling the print books than ever

By libertyc
January 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

USA Today reports that its next best-selling books list is going to show a milestone in the field of e-books: the e-book editions of the top six books on the list (and 19 books in all out of the top [...]

Ebooks top print books in USA Today list

By libertyc
January 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

From Shelf Awareness: First signs of a Christmas e-bonanza: of the top six titles on USA Today’s bestseller list that appears tomorrow, e-book versions outsold the print versions. Of the top 50 [...]

E-readers make great gifts, says USA Today

By libertyc
November 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

USA Today has an article pointing out that e-book readers make gifts because even the “single-purpose” ones like the Kindle or Nook can be used for more than just reading e-books. It mentions [...]

My iPad hands-on: Stellar for nonDRMed indie and public domain e-books, not just locked bestsellers

By libertyc
April 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Where to start—in this first look at the iPad and some major e-reading apps for it? How about the new ones like iBooks and oldies like Stanza? A 32G WiFi-only iPad, almost fresh off the jet [...]

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