Kindle Textbook Creator Now Lets You Embed Audio & Video

Amazon released the first major update for their three-month-old textbook creation app today, and it’s finally getting useful. Kindle Textbook Creator still accepts only PDF as the source file, and it’s still listed as being in beta, but now the tool lets educators embed video and audio files in the e-textbooks they make. It also now supports… Read More »

Kindle Paperwhite Now Banned in Russia

Amazon has hit a snag in the launch of its Russian Kindle Store. Several local sources have reported that the Kindle now requires a special license before it can be imported into Russia. The-eBook.org, Pro-Book.ru, and novostiliteratury.ru all report that a “specialist in information security” (?) by the name of Alex Lukatskii had recently tried and failed to… Read More »

HarperCollins to Bring Back Agency Pricing as Early As Next Week

Following tense months-long negotiations with Amazon, HarperCollins is reportedly planning to force ebook retailers to adopt agency pricing as early as next week. Publishers Lunch reports that: Multiple retailers report that Harper has informed them their selling terms will change as of Tuesday, April 14. (The change is actually effective midnight Pacific time, rather than Eastern. Amazon would… Read More »