e-book

Barnes & Noble's Executive Suite Gets Shuffled

CEO Steve Riggio is stepping down, though he'll remain vice chairman and stay "actively involved." Taking over as CEO is William Lynch, who has been leading B&N's e-commerce efforts. And Mitchell Kipper will become CEO of B&N's retail group.

Are 'Enhanced' Textbooks the Digital Future?

Why buy an expensive e-reader if all you're going to read on it is the same text you'd get in a paperback? Companies hoping to preempt that question have an answer or two: multimedia-enhanced books, and textbooks that professors can add to and edit a la Wikipedia.

Amazon's E-Book Market Share to Drop: Good News?

Amazon's current 90% share of the e-book market will plummet to 35% over the next five years, according to predictions from Credit Suisse analysts. That sounds alarming, but on closer inspection, the prognosis should have Amazon uncorking the champagne. Here's why.

Macmillan Books Return to Amazon

Amazon has put Macmillan books back onto its virtual shelves and may have reached a settlement on Macmillan's e-books as well.

Amazon War: Hachette Sides with Macmillan

With no end in sight to the war between Amazon and Macmillan, the publisher fighting the retailer's pricing on digital books, rival publisher Hachette is taking Macmillan's side, adopting the agency model and releasing e-books simultaneously with the first print edition.

Amazon Loses First Battle in E-Book War

Macmillan, one of publishing's Big Six, has become the first company to fight Amazon's pricing of e-books. Amazon lost this battle, but it's going to be a long and costly war, with the other five publishers and with Apple, which unveiled its Kindle rival iPad last week.

Publishers Weigh When to Release E-Books

When should an e-book be published? Before the physical copy gets published, or months later, or at the same time? Next year, publishers will increasingly weigh tradition against the tide of consumers who want to read their e-books when they want them, and on any device they choose.

Another competitor for Kindle

How many Kindles is too many Kindles? When Amazon (AMZN) first introduced its e-reader over a year ago, its sales made it a spectacular consumer...