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UK charity warns parents to check their children’s e-books
August 26, 2013 | 10:09 am

Two kids using an iPadParents, make sure you know what your kids are reading. That’s what one charity is saying after a mother reportedly found her 13-year-old daughter and a friend reading “It's All About the Sex Face: A Guide to Becoming a Celebrity,” according to The Telegraph. The book is how-to guide on becoming a celebrity, which is about making a sex tape. The children were reading the book on a Kindle; the e-book costs $1.51 on Amazon. The NSPCC is a UK-based child-focused charity. It aims to protect children and help those that are neglected or abused. It issued the warning after Melissa Crighton reported...

Thanks to E-Books Sales in the UK, Bloomsbury Looks Bullish
January 17, 2013 | 4:39 pm

Along with the Financial Times, The Telegraph, and The Guardian, just about every UK-based newspaper that covers the publishing industry ran the sort of 'E-Books Will Save Us!' story yesterday that seems forehead-slappingly obvious at first glance ... and yet is nevertheless rather comforting to read—especially considering that the good news has been officially confirmed with real figures. Here's the deal: Bloomsbury Publishing, it seems, has just reported "a [two percent] overall decline in [print] title sales" for the last four months of 2012. However, due to the fact that the company's e-book sales jumped 58 percent year-on-year in the same period, Bloomsbury's year-on-year operating...

In the UK, e-book sales are up, and (some) book prices are down
September 19, 2012 | 10:33 am

Yesterday, The Telegraph reported that digital sales of fiction titles in the UK were up an impressive 188 percent (by value) in the first six months of 2012, when compared to the same period last year. As for digital sales of nonfiction e-books, they've raised 128 percent in the UK. Sales of children's e-books, meanwhile, have increased 171 percent.           Also yesterday, The Guardian published an interesting piece about the e-book price war currently underway in the UK. Some ebook discounts from Sony and Amazon have reached as high as 97 percent, including digital fiction titles from authors including Jeffrey Archer and James Herbert, which...

Morning Roundup — Links to Start Your Day
September 12, 2012 | 9:05 am

Kindle Fire HD Roundup of Reviews {via The Digital Reader} Newspapers See Disappointing Print & Digital Ad Revenue {via Good E-Reader} Man Booker Shortlist Turns its Back on 'Readability' {via The Telegraph} Bye Bye 9.99 {via An American Editor} Kindle Daily Deal: Collision of Evil {and} Corduroy...