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At Open Culture, you can download all 51 Harvard Classics as free e-books. Call me Ishmael. [HT: Instapundit]

Judge Approves $450 Million Settlement in Apple E-Book Case

A deal in the antitrust case would give consumers $400 million in cash and e-book credits, and lawyers $50.million. But an appeal is still pending.

Apple’s $450M plan to settle ebook price-fixing gets green light

Apple could begin paying out $400 million worth of cash and e-book credits by the end of the year, after a federal judge approved an unusual deal related to an Apple-led…

Judge approves Apple's $450 million e-book settlement

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday accepted Apple's $450 million proposal to settle a class action lawsuit regarding e-book price fixing leveled by 33 states and territories.

Apple's $450 million e-book settlement gains court approval

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote had approved Apple's agreement to settle its case where the iBooks-seller was accused of conspiring with five different publishers to raise e-book pricing for customers. The $450 million settlement had...Show More Summary

Should your e-commerce brand market on emerging social networks?

Joey Kotkins is the CMO and co-founder of Inside Social. This is an excerpt from Inside Social’s e-book on ecommerce social-selling best practices – a study of 100 top brands. We all know social networks are not to dismissed when itShow More Summary

Apple $450 Million E-book Settlement Gets Final Court Approval

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. During a hearing in Manhattan, U.S. Show More Summary

The Oyster Review

The e-book subscription service Oyster has recently launched The Oyster Review, and we have reason to be excited: the first issue names our own Emily St. James Mandel‘s Last Night in Montreal “The Book of the Week” and features a look at the novel written by former Millions intern Rachel Hurn.

A Kindle Designer's Touching Online Memorial To The Marginalia Scribbled In Books

With The Pages Project, a designer of early e-books revels in the inky, intimate musings from the margins of used books. Erik Schmitt's obsession with marginalia—handwritten scribbles or notes in the margins of books—began after he inherited a chunk of his grandfather's library. Show More Summary

E-book review: ‘Find Me I’m Yours’ visionary piece of crap

In our multimedia world, it’s odd that books still constrained. Amy Poehler recently released “Yes, Please,” which includes snapshots, handwritten notes and bold graphic elements, such as a hot pink spread that simply says, “LIKE WHO LIKES YOU.” But with the advent of ebooks, it’s thrilling to see someone push, really push, the medium. Hillary Carlip has done just that.

S&S Expands Library E-book Lending

Simon & Schuster is opening up its e-book lending program to all libraries. Previously, the publisher's catalog was available only to those libraries participating in its “Buy It Now” merchandising program, which gives the library patron...Show More Summary

Employee Engagement: The Free Iatrogenic Disengagement E-Book

Employee Engagement: Let’s guard against creating disengagement in our efforts to improve employee engagement. (Reading & Viewing Time =  2 minutes and 41 seconds) Iatrogenic disengagement is the disengagement caused by trying to measure or increase engagement. Show More Summary

E-Book Deal: Executive Orders by Tom Clancy ($2.80)

Executive Orders, the 8th novel in the Jack Ryan series, is on sale in the Kindle store for $2.80 here. I remember reading the book prior to this, which had a heck of an ending. Sounds like this one picks up right where that one left off.

Jamaican Govt allocates $70m to put e-books on tablets

Government is to spend $70 million on e-books for on tablet computers currently being issued to several schools island wide. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell, said the initiative forms part of efforts to reduce the amount of money spent by parents on textbooks for children.  The distribution of computer tablets comes under […]

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3 days agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note for Kindle-Loving Friends of Fatty: I know that a lot of people these days prefer to read their books as e-books. In fact, I am one of those people. So it bothered me that I couldn’t figure out a way to make it possible to pre-order an e-book version of The Great Fatsby [...]

How Pelican Books Is Reimagining The Cover In The Age Of E-Books

Penguin's storied non-fiction brand is trying to redefine the book cover, as well as bridge the gap between physical books and e-books. The covers of our favorite books are doors that lead into their internal literary worlds, and that's enough to make their designs important: a book's cover is the focus point for our experience with it. Show More Summary

Start Discriminating Among Your Donors

Editors’ Note: The following is an excerpt from Roger’s Retention Fundraising: the new art and science of keeping your donors for life. Available here in paper or e-book versions. ————————————————————————- All donors are not equal. At least not when it comes to building retention and lifetime value. The sooner you identify your best donors and […]

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