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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 Jul. 3, 2012

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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 Jun. 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 Mar. 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 Mar. 7, 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 Jan. 25, 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 Sep. 29, 2009

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Covers gone wild: Are Amazon, Apple and B&N selling soft-core porn e-books?

With the self-publishing revolution, some of the e-book covers in the Kindle, iBooks, and Nook stores have become rather revealing--perhaps too revealing.

By Oct. 5, 2011

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Indie book publishers call Amazon, not Apple, a 'predator'

Amazon will price everyone else out of the business, indie publishers warn. Then again, lowering prices and grabbing market share worked well for Apple's iTunes -- and aren't consumers better off as a result?

By Apr. 16, 2012

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B&N's PubIt self-publishing platform goes live

Barnes & Noble has officially launched its DIY e-book publishing platform, allowing independent publishers and self-publishing writers to sell their works on BN.com and Barnes & Noble's e-book store.

By Oct. 4, 2010

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MegaReader: 1.8 million e-books on your iPhone

If there's a free book on the Internet, chances are good you can download it with this app. Get public-domain classics, modern freebies, and more, all for $1.99.

By Sep. 16, 2010