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Kindle-exclusive ebooks get lots of business

Kindle-exclusive books have been purchased, downloaded or borrowed more than 100 million times, Amazon announced Tuesday.

iBookstore introduces welcome support options for publishers

When it comes to electronic publishing, the waters of ebook creation are murky and deep, full of confusing exceptions, varied formats, and non-existent support. But despite these problems, publishers may now at the least be able to seek solutions from Apple itself, thanks to a new telephone support option from the company.

TED Books brings popular lectures to iOS

TED Books hit the App Store last week, an app that promises to unleash a new idea-driven book to users every two weeks. The app is free to download, but there is a subscription fee for the books.

Hands-on with Reading Rainbow for iPad

The new Reading Rainbow for iPad app, which launched Tuesday, isn’t merely an exercise in nostalgia: It wants to create a new generation of readers using videos, multimedia, and a Netflix-style subscription plan.

Amazon updates Kindle for iOS with support for comics, book search

Amazon on Thursday released updates to both the Kindle iOS app and the Web-based Kindle Cloud Reader, adding support for comic books, graphic novels, and more.

Apple recognizes Mac and iOS apps with 2012 Design Awards

On Monday at WWDC, Apple handed out its annual Apple Design Awards to excellent iOS and Mac apps.

Weekly Wrap: Virgin Mobile gets the iPhone, USB 3 on the Mac, and more

You might think that the week before Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it's expected to unveil iOS 6 and potentially reveal a few surprises along the way, would be a quiet one. You'd be wrong, as our densely packed Weekly Wrap proves.

Apple denies colluding with publishers in price fixing case

In a response filed on May 29, Apple claims that publishers were not happy with Amazon's pricing tactics and wanted to set their own prices in the iBookstore.

iBooks, Cards updates add minor improvements, fixes

Apple on Monday released minor updates to both Cards and iBooks, bringing bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Weekly Wrap: Flashback malware, ebook litigation, and iPads for kids

The Department of Justice threw the book at Apple. Apple and several others threw their technical resources up against the Flashback virus. And Lex Friedman threw together this very edition of the Weekly Wrap, highlighting our most interesting and important stories from the past week.

Apple: DOJ's ebook collusion accusation 'is simply not true'

An Apple spokesman told Macworld that it believes the DOJ's allegations surrounding ebook price fixing are "not true" and that the company successfully broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry."

DOJ's antitrust case may have huge implications for publishing

The U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five book publishers over alleged e-book price fixing means that the publishers have to reinvent their digital futures, according to some experts.

Report: DOJ warns Apple, publishers on collusion over book pricing

The Wall Street Journals says the Department of Justice has warned Apple and five U.S. book publishers that it is planning to file lawsuits against them for allegedly colluding to fix the prices of e-books.

Marvel-ous: Graphic novels come to iBooks

If iPad owners found their Spidey-senses tingling on Tuesday afternoon, it was for good reason: Marvel announced it was making 80 graphic novels featuring Spider Man, the X-Men, Captain America, and other popular characters available in Apple's iBookstore.

iBooks 2 and iBooks Author

We've had the chance to test Apple's enhanced ebook reading and creation tools, and the authors of those reviews weigh in on both applications.