The service, which costs Ј7.99 a month, offers unlimited access to a catalogue of more than 650,000 ebooks, as well as more than 2,000 audiobooks from Amazon’s Audible subsidiary…Amazon says that authors will be paid each time someone reads more than 10% of one of their books through the new service…. An inquiry into the market for electronic books (e-books) in the UK should be launched, the Publishers Association has said.
Orange Digit is one Korean startup getting into the interactive e Book space in a big way. Now all Amazon has to do is convince someone that any e-reader, even one as lovely as the Voyage, is worth 0. But that expansion is also creating a handful of challenges for those who use such tools, and quality assurance methods will need to adapt to keep pace… For an ebook distributor to succeed in a developing market they need to adapt to methodologies, in particular payment mechanisms, already prevalent in that market… Instead of offering a limited set of our own reports for your information and reading pleasure, we’re presenting a larger number of news lead-ins sourced from all around the globe. There’ll be links to those e-book related developments, events and opinions we believe you’ll find significant and interesting, gathered up as we roam the Web on your behalf.