eBooks

Competition Bureau Reaches Deal with Apple, Publishers Over Ebook Pricing in Canada

Canada’s Competition Bureau announced today it had reached an agreement with Apple and three other publishers, over allegations of conspiring to raise ebook prices for Canadians. The ruling means other online retailers can offer discounts to consumers now. The Bureau’s investigation concluded Apple and publishers colluded, which resulted in inflated prices for ebooks in Canada....

iBooks Adding 1 Million Customers Weekly Since iOS 8 Launch

It looks like Apple’s decision to have iBooks on iOS 8 and Yosemite pre-installed paid off: since last fall, when the latest operating system launched, the app has averaged one million new customers each week (via GigaOm). The numbers were shared by Keith Moerer, the director of iBooks at Apple, who appeared at the Digital...

Apple Settles Ebook Pricing Antitrust Case, Avoids Going to $840 Million Trial

Bloomberg reports tonight Apple has reached a settlement in its ebooks price-fixing case, avoiding a July trial which would have saw up to $840 million in claims pit against the company: Apple Inc. reached a settlement with U.S. states and consumers seeking damages over the company’s fixing of electronic book prices, avoiding a trial in...

Apple Urges Appeals Court to Remove eBook Antitrust Monitor

Apple continues its legal fight against the court-appointed antitrust monitor. After gaining temporary relief, the company asked a federal appeals court to halt the antitrust monitor's work, as his efforts harm its business, reports Reuters. "We can't turn back the clock,'' said Theodore Boutrous, a lawyer for Apple, in explaining why the company would suffer...

Apple Hit With $840 Million Damages Claim Over E-Books

Apple has received a new damages claim of $840 million for allegedly conspiring with companies to raise e-book pricing across the entire industry. This comes after Apple lost its e-book antitrust trail last summer, however Apple has yet to pay anything as a part of its punishment. State attorney generals and consumers who have sued...

Apple Adds Gifting Option to iBookstore

Just in time for Christmas, Apple has added a gifting option to the iBookstore. First spotted by Macworld, this tiny little feature that was missing from Apple's digital bookstore is a welcome addition for all those who like to read eBooks and also have family and friends who opt to read digital books instead of...