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Convert MS Word docs to e-books for free

The Smashwords e-book-publishing service transforms Word's DOC files into the EPUB, MOBI, and other e-book formats, but only if you shun text boxes, tables, and other common formatting elements in the file, as the handy Smashwords guide explains.

By July 3, 2012

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Kindle Unlimited: Good for customers, not so good for authors?

The terms of service for Amazon's new e-book subscription offering mean uncertainty for self-published Kindle authors, whose work is automatically rolled into the program.

By July 19, 2014

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Oyster all-you-can-read e-book service extends to browsers

The monthly subscription service that lets you read an unlimited number of e-books is now available on any desktop or mobile browser.

By July 24, 2014

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Sony ramps up e-book self-publishing options

Sony announced that it's re-launching its Publisher Portal and has partnered with two self-publishing companies, Author Solutions and Smashwords, to bring independent titles to the Sony eBook Store.

By September 29, 2009

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Bookviser Reader (Windows Phone)

Despite its sluggishness, the Bookviser Reader for Windows Phone is a great way to get free classic literature on your Windows Phone.

July 31, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 31, 2014

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How to self-publish an ebook

Interested in self-publishing an e-book? CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy offers some basic tips for e-book publishing and lays out your best options for publishing quickly and easily.

By June 1, 2012

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PayPal reverses its ban on 'obscene' e-books

Back-and-forth talks between the online payment company and e-publishers leads PayPal to change its position on the sale of e-books containing bestiality, rape, incest, and underage erotica.

By March 13, 2012

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PayPal demands 'obscene' e-books be pulled

Working to comply with banking and credit card partners' rules, PayPal tells certain e-book publishers to get rid of books with bestiality, rape, incest, and underage erotica or else.

By March 7, 2012

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Amazon and the problem with plagiarism

Publishing houses may worry about DRM, but there's a far more problematic issue plaguing the writers of ebooks.

By July 25, 2012

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How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

Oyster has grown its library of books available to its all-you-can-eat subscribers to more than 100,000 titles. CEO Eric Stromberg told CNET how it happened, and how the company is changing the world of reading.

By January 25, 2014