This week marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, a censorship-awareness campaign backed by “the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types,” according to the American Library Association.
Think your local public library is hot stuff because it’s loaded with DVDs, e-books, and audio books? Some libraries not only loan out these items—oh yeah, regular old print books, too—but laptops, digital cameras, MP3 …
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Forty years ago, when Borders opened its first store in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the book industry was a different place. But for years, Borders acted like it wasn’t, culminating in the announcement this week that it would …
If your vacation plans include a little light summer reading, you couldn’t ask for lighter fare this year. Most of us won’t be packing any physical books to go along on our vacations; we’ll just whip out some kind of device and …
With one week before Black Friday, and with the Black Friday ads from most retailers leaked to the media, the time seems ripe to put together your list of must-gets, sharpen your elbows to fight off other shoppers, and plot your trip to the mall.
Angry readers are showing that a price will be paid by publishers that try to charge more than $9.99 per e-book. Online guerrilla saboteurs are leaving one-star ratings and awful reviews, apparently as acts of vengeance.
You just bought an HDTV, an iPhone, and a Kindle, but now there’s 3-D TV, Google’s Nexus One, and the Kindle 2 (or the Nook) that all want you to take them home too. Can’t the marketers and innovators at least wait until we’ve gotten used to all the gizmos and features of our current great “new” devices before they introduce the new-new ones?
Electronic book readers like Barnes & Noble’s Nook are selling for around $260, if you can get your hands on one of these hot-selling gifts at all. There are much cheaper alternatives—free, actually—although you have to deal with a much smaller screen.
The upcoming winter holiday period is shaping up to be one of the most competitive, wildest shopping seasons ever. Stores started hosting Christmas displays way back in July, and toy store skirmishes are already well under way. And now, preeminent online retailer Amazon is fighting battles on several fronts.