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June 24, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
L INDSAY LOHAN'S house arrest got a bit more boring yesterday. She can't have any more house parties. She can, however, still listen to house music. And watch reruns of "House. " Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner chided Lindsay for having rooftop parties at her home while serving out her probation violation, but said that the actress hadn't violated any other rules. "If you are guilty of some violation of your probation, I don't see it," Sautner said.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1998 | By Michael L. Rozansky, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It is late at night. The bedroom is dark, and I am lost in a novel about a 9-year-old girl who is sold into slavery to a geisha house in 1930's Japan. The book has no pages, no binding. Reading it requires no external light; my face is bathed in the blue-white glow of its backlit screen. It is an electronic book, the Rocket eBook, a gadget the size of a mass-market paperback. Like the SoftBook - on which you see these words - it is among the first of a new generation of electronic books.
NEWS
March 18, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK- The e-book boom has reached new heights, but not high enough to boost book sales overall. Helped by millions of Kindles, Nooks and other digital devices given for holiday gifts, e-book sales jumped in January and surpassed purchases of hardcovers and mass-market paperbacks, according to a new survey. The Association of American Publishers reported yesterday that e-sales more than doubled from $32.4 million in January 2010 to $69.9 million in January 2011. Hardcovers sales fell from $55.4 million to $49.1 million, and mass-market paperbacks, a format that's declining as baby boomers seek books with larger print, fell from $56.4 million to $39 million.
BUSINESS
October 19, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Buyers of e-books should make sure they get their fair share of a settlement agreed to by several of the nation's biggest publishers, advises the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. The $69 million credit-or-refund deal applies to e-books purchased in every state but Minnesota from April 1, 2010, to May 21 of this year if they were published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Macmillan, or certain imprints or subsidiaries of those companies, which allegedly charged inflated prices or fixed prices.
LIVING
May 26, 2010 | By Molly Baker FOR THE INQUIRER
'I don't go anywhere without my boyfriend Kindle," says Jen Pechet, a self-professed addict to Amazon's popular e-book reader. She takes it to bed, the dentist's chair, the sidelines of her sons' baseball and lacrosse games, the grocery store parking lot, and the carpool line at school. Pechet was a serious reader before, but the Kindle has upped the ante, luring her to read as many as three books in a single day. Since getting the device in June, she's lined the shelves of her digital library with more than 500 books (that's an average of 41 a month!
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2011 | By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
At age 91, Ray Bradbury is making peace with the future he helped predict. The science fiction/fantasy author and longtime enemy of the e-book has finally allowed his dystopian classic Fahrenheit 451 to be published in digital format. Simon & Schuster released the electronic edition Tuesday at a list price of $9.99. First published in paperback by Ballantine in 1953 and as a hardcover by Simon & Schuster in the 1960s, Fahrenheit 451 has sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into 33 languages.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2013 | By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Apple Inc. broke antitrust laws and conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices significantly in spring 2010, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing "compelling evidence" from the words of the late Steve Jobs. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said Apple knew that no publisher could risk acting alone to try to eliminate Amazon.com's $9.99 price for the most popular e-books, so it "created a mechanism and environment that enabled them to act together in a matter of weeks to eliminate all retail price competition for their e-books.
NEWS
October 9, 2007 | By Frank Wilson INQUIRER BOOKS EDITOR
In July, when I went on vacation, I decided to take along the essays of Michel de Montaigne - all of them, in a single volume running to 3,271 pages. A heavy and unwieldy choice, right? Not at all. The whole thing fitted nicely into a packet less than half an inch thick and weighing just nine ounces. Welcome to Sony Reader. I downloaded the Montaigne volume from Sony's online e-book store - cost me about $3, if memory serves - but the model of Sony's digital device that I was sent for review already included four other complete books (among them, oddly enough, George Orwell's 1984)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
NORTH PHILLY-BORN and -raised comedian Kevin Hart is opening his wallet to give kids free e-book access to Lorene Carey 's Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad . Illustrations for the children's book, about the harrowing experiences of brave individuals who escaped the tyranny of slavery, were done by Please Touch Museum artist-in-residence, Beth Lewis . The free e-book, made possible through Hart's generous...
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