Apple appeal rejected by Supreme Court (Round up)

supreme-court-546279_1280Here is a round up of some of the coverage from today on the Supreme Court’s rejection of the Apple books appeal:

Supreme Court summary decision (PDF)

Supreme Court rejects Apple’s appeal (Publishers Weekly)

Apple rejected by US High Court in $450 million e-book case (Bloomberg)

Supreme Court will not hear Apple antitrust appeal – lower court decision stands (Teleread)

Apple is On the Hook for the $450m Settlement after Supreme Court Rejects Apple’s eBook Conspiracy Appeal (The Digital Reader)

Apple loses e-books price-fixing appeal in U.S. Supreme Court (Techcrunch)

Over the next few days, there will be a lot of discussion about lessons learned, what happens from here and when consumers will see credits from their ebook retailers. Apple’s damages are over double the damages paid by the Big 5 publishers and released back in 2014, so it should be interesting.

I, for one, am glad that it’s over. How about you?

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Daily Links and Deals: Two Workarounds for Missing Book Length Dots with New Kindle Update

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, March 7, 2016:

Two Workarounds for Missing Book Length Dots with New Kindle Update (The Ebook Reader) –  Yes, the new update is that bad….

Onyx Boox Max eReader Up For Pre-Order – 13″ Screen, Android, 585 Euros (The Digital Reader)

Welcome to Canada, American techies! And, yes, we love e-books (Teleread) – Hysterically funny piece of facts we should know before we say “If ___ wins, I am moving to Canada.”

Scottish chapbooks now online! (National Library of Scotland) – These are absolutely delightful, especially the ones for children!

Apple users, beware: First live ransomware targeting Macs found ‘in the wild’ (CNET) –  Time to get rid of the idea that MAC users are safer from this stuff than PC users.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes four books in the Dominic Grey series for $1.99 each.

As part of Today’s Deals, Amazon is offering a Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote with Customizable Touch Screen and Closed Cabinet RF Control – Black (915-000201) for $179.99. One of these smart remotes is on my tech wish list so I can replace the 5 remotes sitting on the coffee table, LOL!

And, Amazon is still offering $20 off the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids Bundle. You can also save $30 on the Fire HD 6 – it’s only $69.99. I own 2 of these and love them –  my review is  here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Two Across by Jeffrey Bartsch for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Hard to Come By (Hard Ink Series #3) by Laura Kaye for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Full Throttle: Six Thrillers by Robert Swartwood for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Big Kitty by Clare Donally for $1.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.