Why e-books make things complicated for libraries

Dec 4, 2019
Digital books are more expensive than physical books and create logistical challenges for libraries.
A librarian displays a recently-arrived e-book at the Chicago Public Library in 2000.
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Book printers are reporting a surprising end-of-year crunch

Jan 1, 2019
For the first time in a decade the industry is seeing more demand than it can supply.
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E-book subscription services have tricky business model

Sep 22, 2015
The e-book subscription service Oyster is calling it quits after a couple years.

Crowd-sourcing hits the bookshelf

Feb 25, 2015
Kindle Scout, Amazon’s new online publishing platform, to release books.

Barnes & Noble move may signal a spinoff

Dec 4, 2014
Bookseller bought back Microsoft's stake. But it's still unclear if company might split in two.

How tech is changing reading at libraries

Sep 3, 2014
A conversation with Courtney Young, president of the American Library Association.

A famous London bookstore hits back at digital trends

Jun 12, 2014
Celebrated British bookstore Foyles defies trends to bet on paper books.

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Navy sailors get an e-reader called 'NeRD'

May 15, 2014
The Navy is giving submarine crews very expensive tablets that let sailors read pre-loaded books.

In which Kai Ryssdal has to settle for $22.40

Mar 25, 2014
The individual results from Amazon's e-book price fixing settlement.

Ding! You are now free to use your tablets during takeoff

Oct 31, 2013
The FAA is allowing airline passengers to use some mobile devices during takeoff and landing. NOT cellphones.