Morning Roundup: E-book customers receive price-fixing settlement letters
September 2, 2013 | 11:43 am
By Dan Eldridge
Ebook Customers Receive Price-Fixing Settlement Letters (TidBITS)
Users of Apple’s iBooks app who have purchased books from Apple’s online iBookstore and purchasers of Kindle books from Amazon and have begun to receive email notifications from the administrator of the State Attorneys General and Class Counsel E-book Settlements.
Apple Blasts Feds’ Proposed Remedy in E-Books Conspiracy Case (TIME)
Apple is not happy with the U.S. Justice Department, according to a letter released Monday responding to the government’s proposed remedy in the closely watched e-books price-fixing conspiracy case.
Readers Quite Negative on Pre-Ordering eBooks (Good e-Reader)
Many of the leading online digital book stores offer pre-orders for ebooks that are not yet out. Many tend to only focus on books that are coming out within a few months and most never disclose their actual sales figures. According to a recent data report Good e-Reader ran, readers overwhelmingly are quite negative about ordering books in advance.
Storyful and the open newsroom: Journalism gets better when more people do it (GigaOM)
Using a Google+ group and an open Twitter account, Storyful is trying to build a crowdsourced “open newsroom” that can help verify user-generated content in real time during events like the war in Syria.
Kindle Daily Deals: “A Thread Unbroken” by Kay Bratt (and 3 others)