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  1. Entertainment

    BBC Books Is Giving Us One More Eleventh Doctor/Clara Story with Into Nowhere

    Oh, sure, Matt Smith has left Doctor Who, but that doesn't mean Eleven's story is over. He continues in the latest BBC Books Doctor Who "Time Trips" novel Into Nowhere by Jenny T. Colgan, and he's paired up with Clara, The Impossible Girl for one more story if the Christmas Special left you wanting.

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  2. Tech

    Formatting eBook Error Causes George R.R. Martin’s Name To Randomly Appear In A Feast For Crows

    If you're not a regular in the comments section of Gawker Media, then you might have missed this amazing gem of a story from an io9 thread last Thursday -- according to user Teshara, an error in the ebook copy of A Feast For Crows causes the author's name and book title to appear in throughout the book's texts in the most hilarious places possible.

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  3. Tech

    Want 500 Free Sandwich Recipes? Course You Do. Sandwiches are Delicious.

    If you're not familiar with The Art of Manliness blog, you probably should be. It covers things like how to dress and groom oneself, "Manly Skills", and building better relationships. Oh, also sandwiches. They declared April the "Month of Sandwiches" and they've compiled all 500 submitted recipes into a free eBook you can go get right now.

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  4. Tech

    Barnes & Noble Gives Up on In-House Nooks, Looks for Partners for New Tablets

    Hey, do you want to help Barnes & Noble make a color tablet that's mostly an e-reader, but also some other things? Because someone is going to have to. America's biggest book retailer is looking for a hand developing their next generation of Nook tablets, which will no longer be an in-house project going forward, the company announced today. By seeking manufacturing partners, the bookstore chain is hoping to stem its losses on the readers which have seen associated revenues drop over a third in the past year.

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  5. Entertainment

    Exclusive: Watch The Trailer For The Resurrectionist, A Beautifully Dark Art Book And Novel

    The Resurrectionist is part art book and part novel, but both parts are meticulously detailed, dark, and beautiful. It tells the story of the fictional work of Dr. Spencer Black whose field of study could best be described as Darwin meets Frankenstein. It's publisher Quirk Books asked us to give you an exclusive first look at the book's trailer.

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  6. Entertainment

    The Book From Last Night’s Doctor Who is Being Published And You Can Buy it April 4th [Updated]

    [Update] The original article said the book was being published April 2nd, but my source at BBC Books is now saying it will be available on April 4th. It is available now for pre-order on Amazon. Summer Falls, a book being read by a character in last night's Doctor Who episode "The Bells of Saint John" is being published as an eBook on Thursday, April 4th. It's being put out by BBC Books, and it could be more than just a fun merchandising tie-in. Here's what I think it could be:

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  7. Tech

    Amazon Wipes Woman’s Kindle, Closes Her Account, Won’t Explain Why When Asked

    Digital rights management, often referred to as simply DRM, is the all-encompassing term used for just about anything that's meant to combat online piracy. Part of the greater DRM schema is the current business model that most digital distribution sales actually only license out their content. This can lead to some odd situations. For example, Amazon recently wiped a woman's Kindle and closed her account, because the company had determined her account was "directly related" to an account that had been closed by the online retailer before. When asked to clarify, Amazon merely reiterated their stance.

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  8. Entertainment

    Douglas Adams On The Ebook, Animated [Video]

    Having tragically passed away in May of 2001, Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy fame never really got to see eBooks blow up the way they have in past years. That said, he totally knew they were going to. The man did think up the Hitchhiker's Guide, after all. Back in 1993, Adams recorded some audio, chronicling the history of the book and its imminent leap into the digital, and as part of a competition, U.K. designer and illustrator Gavin Edwards came up with some impressive video for the audio. Check it out.

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  9. Tech

    U.S. Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple Regarding eBook Prices

    A month ago, Apple and five other publishers were warned that the U.S. Department of Justice was seeking a case for collusion and price fixing regarding eBook prices. Now, it would seem those warnings weren't full of hot air, as the Department of Justice has officially filed a lawsuit against Apple, Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Penguin, claiming that these publishers colluded to fix eBook prices. Word on the people familiar with the matter street says Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, and HarperCollins already settled their suits, but Apple and Macmillan have refused to engage in talks, and deny that they have participated in an collusion to fix eBook prices.

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  10. Entertainment

    Young Adult Novels Lead Meteoric Across the Board eBook Sales This Year

    In the last few months, we've seen an incredible influx in the sale of tablets and eBook readers, and now a report from the Association of American Publishers says that those devices were put to good use with enormous increases in eBook sales across the board. Most of these sales were concentrated in the Children's/Young Adult category, which saw a whopping 475.1% increase over last year.

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  11. Entertainment

    Department of Justice Warns Apple, Publishers Regarding eBook Collusion and Price-Fixing

    According to a report on The Wall Street Journal, the Department of Justice has taken notice of eBook publishing and pricing. Federal prosecutors have sent letters to Apple, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, Macmillan, and HarperCollins, stating that the Department of Justice is seeking a case for collusion and price-fixing. Aside from potentially reading about a possibly long legal battle, what consumers could expect from this is, intriguingly, lower eBook prices.

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  12. Tech

    350,000 iBooks 2 Textbooks Downloaded in Three Days, But Does That Matter?

    According to Global Equities Research, Apple's outing into the textbook market with iBooks 2 seems to be off to a good start with some 350,000 textbook downloads in a mere three days. Add to that about 90,000 downloads of Apple's free textbook creation tool Author, the amazingly low cost for producers and consumers of digital textbooks, and it would seem that education is finally ready to jump the digital divide. Or is it?

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  13. Gaming

    Every Book in Skyrim is Now Available in eReader Formats

    For how humongous and detailed the worlds in Elder Scrolls games tend to be, it is continually impressive that the huge, detailed worlds are filled with many long, detailed books. Elder Scrolls players tend to become obsessed with the books, collecting them and arranging them on the bookshelves in their in-game housing, to the point where users have madd mods for past iterations of the franchise installments that make the book-arranging an easier process. The problem, though, with the long, detailed in-game books are that they're long and detailed, and we have a world to explore and quests to complete. Now, however, capane.us has compiled all of the in-game Skyrim books and made them available for you to read on the go, in both Kindle and Nook formats.

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  14. Tech

    Amazon Deals With Reluctant Publishers By Signing Authors Directly

    As you are doubtless aware, Amazon has been making a big push into the digital distribution of books. They've got several varieties of Kindles designed for the purpose and a terrific platform from which to do so, the main problem so far has really been reluctant publishers. It seems that Amazon has found a potential way around that, however; hire the authors yourself. Traditional publishers have been scared of eBooks pretty much from the start since their easy distribution undermines the problem publishing houses were made to solve. With Amazon's push to allow for Netflix-style book rental, most big publishers backed off even further, prompting Amazon to try and lure, coerce, or force them into cooperation. That hasn't worked so well, so Amazon is throwing down the gauntlet and publishing 122 books this fall, in physical and eBook form.

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  15. Tech

    Amazon Reportedly Looking to Launch Netflix Style Service for Books

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon is currently talking with a variety of book publishers in hopes of launching an eBook rental service in the same vein as Netflix. While book renting has been around as long as libraries have been, the prevalence of eBooks could, and probably will, permanently change the book rental landscape.

    Considering the amount of control publishers have historically had over the publication and distribution of the books in their stables, it's understandable that they might not be willing to surrender control to Amazon. It doesn't help that Amazon is looking to distrubute eBooks of all things, a product many publishing companies are still wary of. As such, it's reported that Amazon is prepared to offer publishers a sizable chunk of change if they agree to get involved in the program.

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