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Amazon on the “Clean up the world” track again. Ebook censorship rampant

by Tony Cole Amazon want to clean up the world’s literature – well some of it……………. You may have noticed that Amazon have withdrawn a number of ebooks lately from their online shop.  apparently what they are now objecting to is any book that has a title with the word “rape” in it. This was ...

Interactive Fiction comes to the Kindle – Dusk World

Do you recall when I told you about KindleQuest, a website that runs adventure games like Zork for your Kindle? Amazon just released an app that removes the need for an internet connection. It's called Dusk World, and after playing with it for a few minutes I'd say it's closer to the old Choose-your-own-Adventure books than ...

Digital Book World Announces the Publishing Innovation Awards

Digital Book World

From the press release: Digital Book World, the publishing community for the 21st century, has announced a new awards program focused exclusively on ebooks and book apps – the Publishing Innovation Awards. The Publishing Innovation Awards will recognize the best ebooks and book apps based on their merits in the areas of origination, development, production, ...

Guinness World Records 2011 now available as an ebook

You might recall that back in May I showed you that Guinness World Records were working on an app. This isn't it, unfortunately. No, today Guinness announced the digital edition of the Guinness World Records 2011. You have all the same content as the paper edition but without the weight. I've found it on Amazon ($9.99), ...

China announce new regulations for the world’s second largest ebook market

Over the past weekend the GAPP (General Administration of Press and Publication) released the first set of guidelines for China's digital publishing industry. I can't find an actual copy of the regulations, so I don't know what they say. But I've found a couple English language reports that mention the fact that the GAPP just completed ...

150k students use Flat World Knowledge textbooks this fall

From the press release: Flat World Knowledge, the leading publisher of commercial, openly-licensed college textbooks, today announced another dramatic increase in the number of colleges and classrooms adopting its textbooks. This fall semester, more than 800 colleges will utilize Flat World textbooks, up from 400 in the fall 2009 and up from 30 colleges in the ...