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  • NEW YORK, July 18- Amazon.com Inc launched a $9.99- per-month subscription service on Friday that lets customers read as much as they choose from its library of more than 600,000 digital books. Subscribers to the Kindle Unlimited service can read e-books, including "The Hunger Games" and "Life of Pi," on Amazon's Kindle e-reader or any device with a Kindle app.

  • Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon's new "unlimited" e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you'll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted. Kindle Unlimited and Oyster both cost $10 a month, while Scribd goes for $9.

  • How Kindle Unlimited compares with Scribd, Oyster Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    Amazon is the latest— and largest— company to offer unlimited e-books for a monthly fee. Here's how Kindle Unlimited, which Amazon announced Friday, compares with rivals Scribd and Oyster. PRICE: Kindle costs $9.99 a month, while Oyster costs $9.95 and Scribd $8.99.

  • Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.

  • Teen metal band plans book after Sony label deal Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The teen metal band Unlocking the Truth, which recently signed a multi-album deal with Sony, plans to release a book next year. G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, part of Penguin Group, said Friday that it would publish a book written by the Brooklyn trio chronicling the group's "path to success."

  • Guess how much Marx's 'Das Kapital' sold for Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Karl Marx

    A first edition of Karl Marx's "Das Kapital" was sold in a digital sale on Amazon-owned AbeBooks earlier this month.

  • Amazon ponders Netflix-like service for ebooks - report Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- Amazon.com Inc is considering a new e-book subscription service called " Kindle Unlimited," that aims to replicate popular video-streaming models for the digital books market, according to several online reports and a test page that briefly appeared on the Internet retailer's website.

  • July 16- Apple Inc has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve U.S. state and consumer claims the iPad manufacturer conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices, according to court records filed Wednesday.

  • Amazon plans unlimited e-book offering: Report Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    The Amazon.com homepage and Amazon Kindle logo

    Amazon is working on a subscription that would offer unlimited access to e-books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month, according to a report in Gigaom.

  • Amazon in talks with Simon & Schuster -Moonves Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:18 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Amazon.com Inc is in talks with Simon& Schuster Inc, the chief executive of the book publisher's parent company said on Tuesday, representing a second front in Amazon's feud with the publishing industry over digital book pricing.

  • Filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Costco pulled Dinesh D'Souza's book 'America' from shelves on July 1, despite its popularity, but now is reshelving it.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 8- Amazon.com Inc proposed that Hachette Book Group authors keep 100 percent of revenue from e-book sales while the two sides work through a thorny contract dispute that has kept some of the publisher's books off Amazon's website for months. In its own statement, Amazon countered with "We call baloney."

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 8- Amazon.com Inc has proposed that Hachette authors keep 100 percent of revenue from digital book sales while both sides work to resolve a contractual dispute that has kept some Hachette books off its website for months, the Wall Street Journal cited people familiar with the matter as saying.

  • Harry Potter's back...for a short story Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:07 PM ET
    Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final.

    Since March, J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories about the imaginary 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for Pottermore.com.

  • Barnes & Noble splitting     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Michael Huseby, Barnes & Noble CEO, about the company's decision to split its retail and Nook Media businesses into two separate public companies looking to boost shareholder value.

  • UPDATE 1-Hachette Books to buy Perseus Books Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    June 24- Lagardere SCA's Hachette Book Group said it would buy Perseus Books Group, keeping the books business of the sixth-largest U.S. publisher and selling the client services businesses to Ingram Content Group.

  • Hachette nears deal to buy Perseus Books - NY Times Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    June 24- Hachette Book Group is close to buying Perseus Books Group, the sixth-largest U.S. publisher, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • June 17- Apple Inc reached an out-of-court settlement with U.S. states and other complainants in an e-book price-fixing class action lawsuit, effectively avoiding a trial in which the iPad maker faced as much as $840 million in claims.

  • June 17- Apple Inc reached an out-of-court settlement with U.S. states and other complainants in an e-book price-fixing class action lawsuit on Monday, effectively avoiding a trial in which the iPad maker faced more than $800 million in claims.

  • Being in the closet was 'exhausting': Ex-BP CEO Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 5:13 PM ET
    Lord John Browne, former Chief Executive of British Petroleum.

    John Browne kept his life as a gay man a secret. Had he been true to himself, he believes he would have been a much different leader.