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http://www.bookweb.org/news/aba-criticizes-president%E2%80%99s-choice-venue-jobs-speech American Booksellers Association president Oren Teicher joined the chorus of booksellers and other publishing industry figures criticizing Obama for giving a jobs speech on Tuesday at Amazon’s Chattanooga, Tenn. warehouse. “For more than a decade now, Amazon has flouted sales tax laws in an effort […] Read more at GigaOM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/technology/the-faithful-embrace-youversion-a-bible-app.html?pagewanted=all YouVersion was the first Bible app in the App Store; since 2008, it’s been downloaded over 100 million times and now includes over 600 Bible translations in 100 languages. “This is a remarkable tech startup by any measure,” Kleiner Perkins partner Chi-Hua Chien says. Read more at GigaOM »

http://www.pearson.com/news/2013/july/pearson-2013-half-year-results.html?article=true Ebooks accounted for 33 percent of Penguin’s U.S. revenue in the first half of 2013, parent company Pearson reported Friday, up from 31 percent this time last year. Worldwide, ebooks made up 21 percent of Penguin’s revenue, up from 19 percent last year. This is […] Read more »

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