Here is the latest coverage of all things ebooks - ebooks, ebook readers and more - from Writers Write:
New York Times Dumps Comics and Mass Market Paperback Bestseller Lists (2017-01-31): Publishers and authors were shocked to learn that the New York Times is dropping a number of its bestseller lists, including comics and mass market paperbacks.
Apple Distributes Settlement Money to Ebook Customers (2016-06-21): Ebook customers will see a credit in their Amazon, BN, Apple or Kobo accounts today. The credit is Apple's portion of the settlement in the ebook price fixing case.
Apple Smacked Down by Supreme Court: Ebook Price Fixing Case is Over (2016-03-07): Apple has lost the ebook price fixing case. The Supreme Court refused to hear the case, so now Apple must pay out $400 million to ebook consumers.
Amazon Opens Real Bricks-and-Mortar Bookstore in Seattle (2015-11-03): Amazon has opened its first real physical bookstore in Seattle. It is located in Seattle's University Village.
Simon & Schuster and Hotels.com Team Up to Help Bored Travelers (2015-08-20): Simon & Schuster and Hotels.com team up to get bored travelers bestselling ebooks.
Apple Loses Ebook Price Fixing Case, Must Pay $450 Million to Consumers (2015-07-06): Apple just lost its appeal in the ebook price fixing case. It will pay $450 million to consumers unless it decides to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Scribd Slashes Number of Romance Titles Available (2015-07-02): Scribd is losing money due to voracious readers of romance novels. As a result the company is reducing the number of titles available for monthly subscribers.
Court Appointed Monitor Complains About Apple in Latest Report (2015-04-17): Court appointed monitor Michael Bromwich is butting heads with Apple again. In his new report he says no one will talk to him since January.
Amazon and HarperCollins Come to Terms, Sign New Deal (2015-04-14): Amazon and HarperCollins have settled their differences and inked a new deal for ebook pricing.
Macmillan Reaches Ebook Deal With Amazon (2014-12-23): Macmillan CEO John Sargent announced a new, multiyear deal for print and ebooks with Amazon.com. He wrote to authors explaining how the ebook lawsuit settlement will affect pricing
HarperCollins to Provide Ebook Excerpts for JetBlue Passengers (2014-11-26): HarperCollins teams up with JetBlue to provide ebook excerpts on JetBlue's new wifi service.
1,100 German Authors Take Aim at Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com (2014-08-18): 1,100 German authors have penned an open letter to Jeff Bezos taking him to task over his negotiations with Bonnier Group over ebook pricing.
Judge Cote Gives Preliminary Approval to Apple Ebook Settlement (2014-08-02): Despite her reservations about some of the terms of the deal, federal judge Denise Cote has given preliminary approval to the Apple ebook settlement.
Federal Judge May Not Approve Apple's Ebook Settlement (2014-07-25): Federal Judge Denise Cote is not happy with the terms of the settlement between Apple and the Department of Justice.
Apple Settles Ebook Price Fixing Suit With Department of Justice (2014-06-17): In a surprise move, Apple has reversed course and is settling the ebook price fixing case with the U.S. DOJ. The settlement is secret and subject to court approval.
Judge Denise Cote Allows Australian Ebook Retailer to Sue Apple, Book Publishers (2014-06-10): Judge Denise Cote has ruled that Australian ebook retailer DNAML may sue Apple and the book publishers in the never-ending ebook price fixing case.
Harper Lee Agrees to Ebook Version of To Kill a Mockingbird (2014-04-28): Harper Lee turns 88 today and has has agreed to allow the ebook and digital audio versions of To Kill a Mockingbird to be published by HarperCollins.
Authors Guild Attorney Testifies on Capitol Hill About Creating New National Digital Library (2014-04-03): Jan Constantine, the general counsel of the Authors Guild, testifies before Congress about authors' copyrights and the Google digitization project.
Waterstone's Founder Says Ebook Revolution is Over (2014-04-02): Waterstone's founder declares that the ebook revolution is over and that print books will prevail.
Amazon Issues Credits in Connection With Ebook Price Fixing Settlement (2014-03-26): Amazon has issued credits to customers in connection with the ebook price fixing case in which the publishers settled with the Department of Justice.