Ebook News

Harry Potter History of Magic Books to Published in Conjunction With Exhibition (July 19, 2017): Two Harry Potter books about the History of Magic will be published by Bloomsbury in October 2017.

New University of Colorado-Ricoh Study Finds Readers Won't Give Up Printed Books (December 9, 2013): Ricoh and the University of Colorado study finds consumers won't give up on printed books for ebooks. Says 60% of downloaded ebooks are never read.

Harry Potter Ebooks Arrive on Pottermore (March 27, 2012): The ebook versions of the Harry Potter novels are finally here. They can be found on the Pottermore site.

Barnes and Noble Releases Major Software Upgrade for Nook Color (December 13, 2011): Good news for Nook Color owners: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Nora Roberts Passes 1 Million Kindle Books Sold (April 16, 2011): Author Nora Roberts is the third author in the Kindle Million Club.

Amazon Reports Ebook Sales Oustrip Paperback Book Sales (February 3, 2011): For the first time, ebooks sales have surpassed paperback book sales at Amazon.

Ads are Coming to Ebooks (December 20, 2010): The Wall Street Journal warns readers that advertisements are coming soon to an ebook near you.

Prolific James Patterson Becomes Second Member of Kindle Million Club (October 28, 2010): Amazon.

James Patterson Has Sold Over 1 Million Ebooks (July 8, 2010): Hachette Book Group announced that author James Patterson has has sold 1,141,273 ebook units.

Amazon.com Releases Free Kindle for PC Software (November 10, 2009): Amazon.

Ebook Version of King's Under the Dome Delayed to Boost Hardcover Sales (October 25, 2009): The Wall Street Journal reports that the ebook version of Stephen King's Under the Dome was delayed six weeks to help stores sell the hardcover version.

Sony Unveils New Wireless Ebook Reader (August 26, 2009): At a press conference yesterday, Sony unveiled its new wireless touchscreen reading device which will retail for $399.

Ebook of The Lost Symbol to be Released Simultaneously With Hardcover (August 14, 2009): The New York Times reports that the ebook version of Dan Brown's upcoming novel, The Lost Symbol will be released at the same time the hardback is released.

Simon & Schuster Cuts Deal With Scribd (June 12, 2009): Simon & Schuster has cut a deal with Scribd, a popular ebook website.

Two More iPhone Book Apps: Shortcovers and Iceberg (January 16, 2009): Walt Mossberg for the WSJ has written a review of two new iPhone apps that let you read books.

Random House and Penguin Launch Mobile Book Offerings (December 8, 2008): Random House and Penguin have both announced mobile book plans including plans to provide books for the iPhone.

Random House Expands Ebook Offerings (November 24, 2008): Random House has announced plans to expand its ebook library.

Falling in Love With the Kindle (November 6, 2008): Virginia Heffernan of The New York Times finally falls in love with the Kindle ebook reader.

Steve Jobs Disses the Kindle (January 19, 2008): At Macworld Expo, Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air -- a super thin laptop computer that looks fabulous but doesn't have much power and only one USB port.

Unboxing the Kindle (November 23, 2007): Robert Scoble was so excited to receive his new Amazon Kindle ebook reader that he videotaped the exciting unboxing.