Morning Roundup: Is Amazon rigging prices? Cozy reading nooks for kids and more
April 22, 2014 | 9:07 am
By Joanna Cabot
Lawsuit Alleges Amazon is Rigging Prices to Cover Shipping Costs (The Digital Reader)
A group of consumers in Washington state are suing because sometimes the “free shipping” price Amazon offers to Prime members is more expensive than prices offered by 3rd-party sellers.
10 Cozy Reading Nooks for Kids (Apartment Therapy)
So while I know that a kid doesn’t need a special spot dedicated to reading in order to be a bookworm, it certainly doesn’t hurt to gussy up a corner or a closet with a pile of soft pillows and a few favorite books within arm’s reach.
The Library eBook Situation is Appalling (GoodeReader)
Publishers have been heavily resistant about selling their catalog of eBooks to libraries in the US and Canada.
Slate Tries to Buck the Paywall Trend by Focusing on Membership (GigaOM)
Instead of a paywall around its existing content, Slate is trying to convince its biggest fans to become members of a community — membership that will bring them additional benefits, including preferential access to writers and editors at the site. But will it be enough to move the revenue needle?
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