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Electronic books news and analysis from The Nation
August 3, 2021
Sell This Book!
Corporate publishing wants to turn all readers into renters. We’re trying to stop them.
September 10, 2020
Publishers Are Taking the Internet to Court
In a lawsuit against the Internet Archive, the largest corporations in publishing want to change what it means to own a book.
May 12, 2020
The Ingenuity Keeping Indie Bookstores Going
Amazon and the pandemic have left indie bookstores in a bind. They’re reinventing from the inside out.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 11, 2017
Don’t Fall for Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’
You might get a good deal now, but the company is gobbling up market share and bludgeoning competitors.
July 16, 2014
When Will the Justice Department Take On Amazon?
As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.
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May 6, 2014
University Presses Under Fire
How the Internet and slashed budgets have endangered one of higher education’s most important institutions.
May 29, 2012
The Amazon Effect
Amazon got big fast, hastening the arrival of digital publishing. But how big is too big?
December 13, 2001
The Eurocrush on Books
Mergers and the Internet are changing the publishing industry. What lies ahead?