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  • BRUSSELS, March 5- France and Luxembourg lost their battle to apply reduced VAT rates to ebooks on Thursday when a top European court agreed with EU regulators that only paper books qualified for lower taxes. EU rules allow member states to set lower rates of value-added tax on printed books but the European Commission decided two years ago that the 5.5 percent...

  • Ayn Rand is 110, and still influential years later Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    Ayn Rand, Russian-born American novelist, is shown in Manhattan with the Grand Central Terminal building in background in 1962.

    More than three decades after her death, Ayn Rand remains both influential and controversial in the debate over free markets.

  • Feb 5- News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins, reported quarterly revenue and a profit just above analysts' consensus forecast as its book publishing and real estate businesses offset dwindling print revenue. News Corp's revenue is largely dependent on its newspaper holdings in the United States, Australia and Great Britain.

  • UPDATE 1-News Corp posts revenue above estimates Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    Feb 5- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which publishes the New York Post, reported quarterly revenue and a profit above average analyst estimate as its burgeoning book publishing and real estate businesses offset dwindling print revenue. News Corp and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc were part of the same company until they were spun off into separate listed...

  • News Corp posts 1.9 pct rise in revenue Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:11 PM ET

    Feb 5- News Corp, which publishes the New York Post, reported a 1.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by its book publishing and real estate businesses. Net income available to shareholders fell to $142 million, or 24 cents per share, for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, from $150 million, or 26 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue at the publisher, helmed by...

  • TORONTO/ OTTAWA, Jan 20- Canada's Competition Bureau said on Tuesday it has asked for records from Indigo Books and Music Inc, the country's biggest bookstore chain, as part of a probe into alleged anti-competitive practices in the e-book market. The competition watchdog said it sought a court order last week to compel Indigo and Japanese e-reader maker Kobo Inc...

  • Move over, Oprah: Zuckerberg starts a book club Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 3:22 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening kenote at the Facebook f8 conference on April 30, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.

    Zuckerberg invited his 30 million Facebook followers to read a book with him every other week. Re/code reports.

  • Not just for nerds: Comic books are big business Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 2:24 AM ET
    Fans peruse the vast 	array of comic books during the 2009 New York Comic Con, Feb. 7, 2009, in New York.

    Comic books and other pieces of nerd culture have entered the mainstream in 2014. Here's why comics are now cool.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- It sounds like the usual setup for a knock-knock joke: Who is the best-selling author on all of Amazon.com this holiday season? Yet it's no laughing matter for Rob Teigen, a father of five in Grand Rapids, Michigan who, under the pen name Rob Elliott, currently owns the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on Amazon.com' s best-selling book list, outpacing such hits as "...

  • Amazon's best books of 2014   Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Amazon's best books of 2014

    Discussing this season's hot holiday books on Amazon, with Sara Nelson, Amazon Books editorial director.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. It calls for Apple to pay $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers if the company is unsuccessful in appealing a ruling that found it liable for antitrust...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. It calls for Apple to pay $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers if the company's appeal of a ruling finding it liable for antitrust violations is...

  • Oh, boy! Engineer Barbie book enrages readers Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:57 PM ET
    Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer book cover

    Readers have slammed a Barbie picture book for portraying men as more capable than women in technology, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.

  • Reading the future: What's next for the Kindle? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    Amazon Kindle Voyage.

    It's the seventh anniversary of Amazon’s Kindle, and the device continues to generate a lot of money for the e-commerce giant.

  • Tony Robbins: The one thing all top investors do Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 9:35 AM ET
    Tony Robbins, Squawk Box, Tony Robbins CNBC

    Successful investing boils down to creating consistent, winning strategies and regularly measuring them, author Tony Robbins tells CNBC.

  • Nov 13- Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of fighting that pitted authors, agents and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Amazon, which pulled several of Hachette's books from its inventory, will immediately resume selling all of...

  • Hachette and Amazon reach agreement for eBook sales Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    Nov 13- Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for eBook and print book sales after months of acrimonious fighting pitting authors, agents and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Amazon, which earlier pulled several of Hachette's books from its inventory, will immediately resume...

  • Nov 5- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported quarterly revenue and profit above estimates, helped by higher sales at its book publishing and online real estate businesses. Along with from the Journal and the New York Post, News Corp's properties include the Australian newspaper, book publishers HarperCollins and Harlequin Enterprises,...

  • News Corp revenue rises 4 pct Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    Nov 5- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported a 4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher sales at its book publishing and online real estate services businesses. Net income available to the company's shareholders was $65 million, or 11 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of $27 million, or 5 cents per...

  • Oct 20- Online book retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has signed a multiyear deal with Simon& Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books. Amazon, which had been in talks with Simon& Schuster since July over pricing, confirmed the deal first reported by the Business Insider news blog that the two had reached an agreement.