Amazon Brings Library Lending to the Kindle
September 22, 2011

The vision of people seamlessly downloading borrowed books to Kindles and Kindle apps on their phones and tablets is not exactly a comforting one for book publishers.

Sony Finally Fully Unveils Its Android Tabs, The Sony S and P
August 31, 2011

“It’s not about who makes them first, but who makes them better.” That’s how Sony’s Sir Howard Stringer announced his upcoming tablets. Zing.

Meet the S and P, everyone. Sony just took the wraps off its first generation Android tablets a few moments ago at its 2011 IFA press event. But, as with most non-Apple products these day, there isn’t much to report. Sony used teasers and planted leaks over the last few months to generate buzz, which in turn, makes today’s announce a tad anticlimactic.

Is Amazon’s New Tablet the iPad’s First True Challenge?
August 5, 2011

While Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) grab most of the headlines these days, Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) lingers like a sleeping giant. But not for long. What Amazon has planned could challenge both tech giants in one fell swoop.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Amazon will release a tablet PC by October. As more details emerge, we get a clearer picture of what Amazon will offer.

… There are even rumors surfacing … that Apple may be considering acquiring Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Bringing e-Readers Into the Discussion
July 28, 2011

How is the e-book revolution playing out in that beloved bastion of literary fandom, the book club? That's just a recent survey sought to find.

New Chapter for Kobo as Borders Liquidates
July 26, 2011

The impending shutdown of Borders Group Inc. has spelled uncertainty for Canadian digital bookseller Kobo, whose partnership with Borders marked the chain’s too-little, too-late effort to cross over into the digital realm.

Borders was an early investor in Kobo and still holds an 11% stake in the Toronto-based company, which is also backed by majority shareholder Indigo Books & Music Inc., Cheung Kong Holdings and others.

21 Tips For Developing Your Mobile Game Plan
July 1, 2011

Book Business asked several industry executives who have hiked the mobile mountain successfully to share their insights on how to develop a successful mobile strategy.

Desperate Times ... ?
June 7, 2011

No doubt you’ve heard that Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group USA and Hachette Book Group have agreed to create a shared website, to be called They will provide start-up financing, but … at least 14 publishers will participate. … My first reaction was that this really speaks to that whiff of desperation in the air for publishers.