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Weekend eBook News Roundup: Amazon’s Frenzied Phone Calls and More


Maybe you decided to take a weekend away from the Internet, maybe because you were doing something REAL, like riding a horse along the Appalachian trail. If that’s the case, here’s a roundup of some of the weekend’s eBook coverage the you might have missed.

The Huffington Post ran a nice piece by Smashwords founder Mark Coker on his impressions of the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference, which wound up last week.

There was also this New York Times story about the frenzied phone calls top Amazon managers made to various publishers while Steve Jobs was still on stage at the iPad unveiling.

The New York Times ran a little survey of Bowker’s sales tracking of the book business, showing that eBooks still account for a very small percentage of sales.

Crain’s New York talked up the lead Conde Nast seems to be taking with developing periodical content for the iPad.

Finally, in other Apple news, eWeek speculated that Apple might lower the price of new iPhone’s once the iPad hits the streets.

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