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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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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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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

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Ask us: where to get ebooks

One of the questions we're most commonly asked about e-readers is where in Australia one can obtain ebooks.

By September 11, 2012

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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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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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Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know

Considering self-publishing a book? CNET's David Carnoy discusses the ins and outs of what it's all about.

By June 13, 2012

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Do we really need DRM?

DRM exists, mainly, to keep content safe and minimise piracy. In the process, it manages to be an irksome, cumbersome beast that often hinders legitimate buyers from full use of the product in question.

By June 12, 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 June 1, 2012

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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 April 16, 2012