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Are you surprised that you pay so much for an e-book?

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A US judge is confident that government evidence will prove Apple knowingly participated in a conspiracy to raise the price of ebooks, ahead of a trial due to start next month.

US District Judge Denise Cole is set to oversee the trial starting 3 June and this week gave her views during a pretrial hearing, and although she stressed her tentative view was not final, she believes the US government can prove Apple engaged in a price-raising conspiracy with five book publishers. Apple is the sole remaining defendant in the case, after the five publishers accused of colluding with Apple to set ebook prices all settled with the US Department of Justice. “I believe that the government will be able to show at trial direct evidence that Apple knowingly participated in and facilitated a conspiracy to raise prices of ebooks, and that the circumstantial evidence in this case, including the terms of the agreements, will confirm this,” Cote said.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/470945/20130524/apple-ebook-price-fixing-judge-comment-blow.htm

 

Penguin pays $75m to settle ebook price-fixing case

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/23/penguin_agrees_to_pay_75m_ebooks/

 

 

Very Famous Faces – A Word a Week

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http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/a-word-a-week-challenge-face/

Maybe you have seen this before…

If not :-

This can be addictive so be careful.

It kept me up one night.

How many famous  faces can you identify?

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Click on the picture or

Click here for the big picture

Jakesprinters Sunday post – Windows

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Shop Windows

Little town in Italy with charming shops.

Free after hours!

 

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Another illusion….

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I have seen this before, it is not new but today it was in timeline photo’s.

Move your hand from right to left over the picture and see how the face changes.

Illusions are such fun!

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The (un)truth be told :(

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Sorry I have to be very, very careful what I say on my blog for everything gets a twist and a tail.

And thereby hangs a tale!

BTW

Don’t forget the free download  link of the Great Gatsby on my previous blog

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FREE – The Great Gatsby

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From  http://www.ereadingtrends.com/the-great-gatsby-ebook-is-free-dont-waste-money-buying-it/

 

The Great Gatsby eBook is Free – Don’t Waste Money Buying It!

Published May 12, 2013

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It irritates me to no end when I see big companies trying to capitalize off of a book being turned into a movie so they can rake in every little cent that they can squeeze out of consumers.

Unfortunately that is the case with The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. Ever since it has been turned into a movie, ebookstores everywhere are trying to make as much money as possible off of what is a public domain ebook that is freely available (in most countries except the U.S.) to anyone who knows where to get it.

At Amazon, The Great Gatsby is currently the #1 bestseller in the Kindle store. That shows just how popular the ebook is right now. Amazon is charging $4.99, which isn’t half as bad as B&N who is selling it for a ridiculous $10.93. Sony has it for $9.62 and Kobo has it for $7.99. In my opinion that is way too much to pay for an ebook, much less one that was published in 1925 and is now in the public domain.

None of those ebookstores want you to know that you can simply go to Feedbooks.com and download The Great Gatsby for free in ePub, Mobi (for Kindle), and PDF formats. What I like about Feedbooks is their ebooks are nicely formatted, so there’s no reason to go spend $5-$10 elsewhere.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that everyone is trying to cash in on the success of the movie, but I still don’t like it. The same thing happened to George Martin’s A Game of Thrones, which used to sell for $6.99 in ebook form until HBO started airing the Game of Thrones TV series. Then it shot up to $9.99 and has remained there ever since.

The Great Gatsby eBook is Free – Don’t Waste Money Buying It! | The eBook Reader Blog.

http://www.feedbooks.com/book/5543/the-great-gatsby

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