4 Publishers Agree to Sale of E-Books on Yahoo
Short announcement about Penguin Putnam, Simon and Schuster, Random House and HarperCollins publishers. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
AOL Retreats From Big Push for E-Books
AOL Time Warner eliminates its iPublish division. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Amazon.com Launches e-Books Store
News announcement that the online superstore now offers e-books. [E-Commerce News]
Another Format in the E-Book Field
News of Reciprocal's introduction of another e-book data format. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Are Digital Books Good Enough to Curl Up With?
An overview of how electronic books read and manage e-titles. [PC World]
Battle Over Access to Online Books
Librarians' efforts to provide online access to electronic holdings. Free registration required to view.
Beyond Hypertext: Novels With Interactive Animation
Self-published books with electronic artistry. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Book Lovers Fail to Click with E-Pages
Several major booksellers have shelved the idea of selling online editions. [Christian Science Monitor]
Compressed Data: Tags Could Help Keep E-Book Links Alive
The use of digital object identifiers (DOIs) in e-books. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Copyright Battle: Is an E-Book a Book?
News and implications analysis of the lawsuit between Random House and RosettaBooks. [CNet]
Downloading Literature - E-books change the face of reading
Electronic books have finally arrived and now represent a challenge to the traditional paper and ink, but how good are they and how do they work? [CNN]
E-book Devices Yet to Hit Bestseller's List
News on the slowly developing e-book hardware devices market. [CNet]
E-books Remain Niche Reads
The e-book market is hampered by immature, expensive technology and a limited number of people willing to consider reading books on electronic devices. [CNet]
E-books and Their Future in Academic Libraries
An overview of e-book issues, based on a development strategy for the University of California libraries. [D-Lib Magazine]
Electronic Books: Reports of Their Death Have Been Exaggerated
Review of companies, market issues and outlook for the e-book industry. [Online]
Evolution of Portable Electronic Books
Charts the development of portable electronic book hardware. [Ariadne]
Evolving E-Books Let Authors Answer Critics
News on a Princeton University Press project with adaptive e-books. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Report on the eBook World conference and the future of publishing. [Digital Reader]
First Monday - Will E-books Change the World?
Argues that the evolution of e-book technology is related to the penetrating impact of networks and information technology on society.
Forbes.com: Simon & Schuster Leads The E-Book Charge
Early promotional titles sell well.
Forecasts of an E-Book Era Were, It Seems, Premature
Cases of the slow growth of the e-book industry. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Getting a Read on E-Books
Electronic books have been slow to catch on among consumers, but big Internet companies are betting that the time for e-books has come. [CNet]
In Lean Times, E-Books Find a Friend: Libraries
Digital book collections continue to grow at libraries. [requires free nytimes.com registration to read]
Is Digital Publishing Taking Off?
An update on recent e-book business deals. [InternetNews]
Is This the End of the Story for Books?
"Books will still be around, many scholars say, but we may read in a different way." Free registration required. [NY Times]
Mystery of E-Books: Who Reads Them?
Report on the suggestion that anybody actually reads e-books. [USA Today]
Publisher's Web Books Spur Hardcover Sales
A look at some companies making money with online books. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Racing to Convert Books to Bytes
Meeting the rising demand for online access to books. Free registration required. [NY Times]
Random House Sues Over Rights to Publishing E-Books
News of a lawsuit over the digital sales of books. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Rebooted Any Good Books Lately?
A lengthy overview of electronic book readers. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Report: E-Book Industry Set to Explode
Announcement of the report "Electronic Publishing Forecast and Analysis, 2000-2004: Digital Books and Print on Demand." [E-Commerce Times]
Stephen King's Net Horror Story
An interpretation of the demise of "The Plant." [Slashdot]
Struggles Over E-Books Abound
A detailed analysis of the electronic book business. Free registration required. [NY Times] Free registration required to view.
Textbook Publisher Sees Future in E-Books
Harcourt College Publishers inks a deal with e-book company goReader to offer electronic college textbooks. [CNet]
The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World
A thorough look at the competing economic, technological, and social factors influencing the development of e-books. [First Monday]
The End of Books?
Simon Midgley wonders whether hard-up students will need to buy textbooks in a few years' time. [Guardian Unlimited]
The Future of Books
Summarizes a bits vs. books argument. [Wired]
The Future of the Book
A series of articles examines how the digital revolution is changing what and how we read. [Salon]
The Good E-Book
A thoughtful look at the e-book movement, concluding "Can anyone really be against that?" Free registration required. [NY Times]
The Story Of E-Books
Current business efforts to move e-books to the mainstream. [Forbes]
Will We Ever Want E-Books?
Commentary on why consumers don't want or need e-books. [E-Commerce Times]