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Sat September 13 2014

MobileRead Week in Review: 09/06 - 09/13

06:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

What was going on this week at MobileRead? Here's your chance to catch-up if you missed something!

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Fri September 12 2014

Pew Report on Younger Americans and Public Libraries

07:00 AM by ElspethB in E-Book General | News

An overview of a recent Pew report.

Some interesting findings here, including the fact that 88% of American adults under age 30 read at least one book in the past year versus 79% of those age 30 and older. Also, the use of e-books among young adults has increased.

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Charting Nook's Decline

07:00 AM by charmian in E-Book General | News

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014...nooks-decline/

Nook's revenues have been decreasing, but lately they have also decreased their losses.

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Sat September 06 2014

MobileRead Week in Review: 08/30 - 09/06

06:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time for our weekly roundup of what's new and interesting in the world of e-books.

E-Book General - News

Miscellaneous - Announcements


Fri September 05 2014

A Change in the "Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion)" Stickies

10:10 AM by WT Sharpe in Miscellaneous | Announcements

In the interest of making things easier for everyone, there has been a change in the way the book deal stickies for the various genres work in the Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) forum. Whereas before they all remained active for only one month, now each sticky will have a one year time limit. You will notice the change in the titles of the threads immediately. That means all of you who have been creating new threads each month and asking for them to be made stickies will now only have to do that one a year on the first of January.

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Joan Rivers Book Sales Spike 70,750 Percent

08:57 AM by Froide in E-Book General | News

Lewis, Andy. (09/04/2014 11:53 PM PST). "Joan Rivers Book Sales Spike 70,750 Percent (Yes, you read that number correctly)." The Hollywood Reporter

Familiar story, in most areas of arts and entertainment. For example:

About the image:
"Joan Rivers 2010 - David Shankbone" by David Shankbone - Cropped from Joan Rivers at Musto's 25th Anniversary. Licensed under
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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Mon September 01 2014

Terms of Use prohibiting reselling of ebooks are legal German Court rules

11:50 AM by mandy314 in E-Book General | News

A german consumer rights group lost a court case against a digital content (ebooks/downloadable audiobooks) retailer contending Terms of Use (Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen) prohibiting the reselling of bought items.

German news site:
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldu...n-2304262.html

I'm really not happy with all this "Terms of Use" castration of consumer rights. With all digital content you seem not to buy a product but only a service. Even for digital gadgets you almost give more rights away than you get to use the "damned thing" as you like.
Copying the content is illegal anyway. Circumvention of DRM is prohibited by state's law in most countries. If you sell a copy of your ebook and keep the original OR sell the original and keep a copy OR sell many copies and keep the original OR ... (I think you got what I'm getting at ) you break the law (no Terms of Use needed). So why can't the law-abiding cititzen sell an ebook he bought if he wants to do this? And where is the monetary reimbursement for giving up consumer rights?

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Sat August 30 2014

Listen Up - We've got a brand new audiobook forum

06:14 PM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Announcements

Dear fellow MobileReaders,

You asked for it, we delivered. Entrenching our community just a little deeper in the wide world of multimedia, there's a new main forum at MobileRead: Everything Audiobooks, where you can discuss your favorite audiobooks, rate their readers, and discuss the hardware, software, and technical issues that are unique to audiobooks.

So, without further ado, we invite all of you too-busy-to-read bibliophiles to join our audiobook forums and participate in any way you wish. And of course, if you find anything amiss, please drop us a note.

Links:

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