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Amazon makes another move to compete with Apple. Amazon introduced a web-based Kindle Store for the iPad to let readers purchase and read Kindle ebooks. See PC Magazine’s report and Paid Content’s article for more.

Amazon launches new publication for the Kindle. Calling it the “The Kindle Compass,” Amazon signed up Kindle customers without telling them, in hopes they would begin to pay for the subscription after the free 2 week trial period. See Media Bistro’s report.

U.S. book sales up. According to The Bookseller, B&N and independents experience promising holiday sales numbers.

Shocker to the publishing world. Librarian and NPR commentator Nancy Pearl announced she would be publishing a series entitled “Book Lust Rediscoveries” with Amazon. This leads some to believe independents and libraries she has worked with in the past may feel disappointed and betrayed. Read more.

One more strike against Amazon, with cited plagiarized works.  Fast Company reports hundreds of plagiarized works in the Kindle store.

Ways to revolutionize the book business.  The Houston Chronicle reports on five things book publishers and retailers should do in 2012.

Is anyone else confused by what’s going on at Barnes & Noble? Digital Book World takes a stab at what’s really going on at B&N right now.

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