Internet giant Google will remove all books still on sale in Europe from a US online market offering millions of titles that are out of print in the United States, the company said Monday.
Authors and booksellers are urging US antitrust officials to investigate whether online retail titan Amazon is abusing its considerable power to the detriment of readers, following a similar move in Europe.
Amazon.com on Thursday announced that it is buying book lovers social network Goodreads in a move that could give Kindle tablets an edge over rival electronic readers.
US bookseller Barnes & Noble said on Tuesday it would launch a video service with films and television programs which can be purchased by owners of its Nook tablet in the United States and Britain.
US bookseller Barnes & Noble unveiled a new version of its Nook tablet computer Tuesday, a device with the same $199 price tag as Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Pundits might put a different spin on how and when it will happen but all see a struggle for survival by traditional booksellers thanks to a growing shift to electronic books and Internet sales.
(AP) -- Borders Group Inc. has begun taking orders for the Kobo electronic book reader and pushing it at a lower price than competing devices.
(AP) -- Three universities testing Amazon's Kindle in the classroom have agreed to shelve the electronic book readers until they are fully functional for blind students, under a deal struck Wednesday with the Justice Department.
The threat of growing competition in the e-reader market does not seem to have cooled demand for Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle, but the online retailer will likely face its toughest test in the coming holiday season.
Publishers, booksellers and authors are holding a major annual convention in New York this week as the industry reels from a global recession and readers migrate to digital formats.