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Barnes & Noble to pull Amazon Publishing titles

Barnes & Noble announced on Tuesday that they will be pulling titles off their shelves from Amazon Publishing. Barnes & Noble has over 700 retail locations and has decided that this was the best thing to do to protest against exclusivity deals that Amazon has been creating. The New York Times received word from Barnes & Noble’s chief merchandising officer, Jaime Carey, who said “Our decision is based on Amazon’s continued push for exclusivity with publishers, agents and the authors they represent…Their actions have undermined the industry as a whole and have prevented millions of customers from having access to content.” Fortunately for Nook users and eBook enthusiasts, Barnes & Noble is continuing the sale of Amazon Publishing titles through their online site.

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Audiobooks.com Launches Unlimited Cloud-Based Service

Audiobooks.com, will be providing the first unlimited audio book service that operates in the cloud. The service will cost $24.95 per month and will be available to use on iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and PCs. The company will operate this service on a proprietary technology called “cloudmark sync,” that will sync users bookmarks across any device they have Audiobooks.com running on. There is an option to browse their catalog of content before you sign up for a membership if you would like to make sure your membership is worth the cost.

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