The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty

NYU Press has just released a scathing analysis of the moral and legal questions surrounding the Global Financial Crisis -- Christine Lagarde's lost decade. An...

Test drive eBooks.com’s desktop reader app

If you read ebooks on a computer, then eBooks.com's online ebook reader app is for you. It lets you read ebooks in a browser,...

The ultimate “Lit-inerary” of Homer’s Greece

Jason Kottke just highlighted this brilliant map that traces the home towns of everyone mentioned in Homer's Iliad; effectively a Litinerary of Homer's Greece. So here's...

“Digital Comps” service for book publishers just issued its millionth* freebie

Digital Comps is the name of a very simple service that lets book publishers send out, and track, secure free copies of their ebooks...

The Nightingale, a novel by Kristin Hannah

FRANCE, 1939. In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't...

The Wife of Martin Guerre

The Wife of Martin Guerre, Janet Lewis’s most celebrated novel, emerged from the gift of a good book from husband to wife. Sometime in the...

Stephen Cole books his 20th year in the ebook business

Stephen Cole thought up the idea of ebooks on a sweltering hot summer's day in 1997. Twenty years later he is still an ardent ebook evangelist.

Call of nature: the secret life of dung

We don’ t talk about it much in polite society; it’ s something we do quietly, alone, discretely, behind closed doors. But we all...

Nothing but a circus: misadventures among the powerful

Most of us glean an understanding of wealth and power from the breathless media outlets that report on them. In Daniel Levin's case, he...

The end of print is nigh

A recent report from the Association of American Publishers signalled that the apparently inexorable growth in ebook sales has stalled. Having captured 24 per...

24,000 new titles processed every month

From the outset eBooks.com focussed on aggregating content from established book publishers, primarily in the English language. eBooks.com’s production platform is a suite of proprietary software...

Obama’s books: the reads that helped him lead

President Obama has shared some of the books that helped him survive his years in office. In a revealing interview with the New York...

Thousands of Shakespeare illustrations released free online

If you're a lover of pictures for their own sake, here's a treasure trove for you. Miriam Harris at Digital Arts reports that a new...

eBooks.com dubbed “most ethical” e-bookseller

In a report just released by Ethical Consumer Magazine, eBooks.com is cited as the most ethical e-bookseller. The report is published in the January-February edition...

Here’s where to fetch your eBooks.com sales report

Just a reminder: sales and currency exchange reports can be obtained at any time via your publisher interface account. Simply log in here and...

Desktop beats mobile devices at eBooks.com

It's hard to tell if this is peculiar to eBooks.com, or just peculiar but, as this chart shows, people are still a lot happier...

Please update your records: eBooks.com has moved

Time to update our contact details. After 13 years in Claremont, eBooks.com took up residence this week in new offices in the colonial heartland...

Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome

There are few disciplines as exciting and forward-looking as medicine. But many modern practitioners have lost sight of the origins of their discipline. A Cabinet...

Are Animals Conscious?

Do birds have feelings? Can fish feel pain? Could a honeybee be anxious? For centuries, the question of whether or not animals are conscious like...

Populism: the pure people versus the corrupt elite

Populism is a central concept in the current media debates about politics and elections. However, like most political buzzwords, the term often floats from...