After years of inflicting sleepless nights on book retailers the world over, Amazon is now opening a bricks-and-mortar store in Seattle.
Apple faces court over an accusation of colluding with publishers to artificially inflate the price of e-books in its iBookstore.
Google looks likely to be launching Editions soon, which it hopes will propel it to the forefront of the burgeoning ebook industry.
Sci-Fi writer Neal Stephenson has set up a new e-publishing venture to develop a new platform for creating and publishing digital novels.
IFA 2010Sony is set to reveal its next-generation range of Reader e-books at IFA in Berlin later this week. Sony's new electronic readers are set to be slimmer than previous models, with a range of new features, including touchscreen control.
Apple and Amazon are being taken to task by Connecticut's Attorney General over what he refers to as 'anti-competitive' ebook pricing deals with publishers.
Sharp has demonstrated its new range of e-reader devices in Japan this week, with a clear design nod to the Apple iPad.
Following the earlier news that Amazon's sales of Kindle e-books are outstripping sales of traditional hardbacks, Japan's Sharp Corp has indicated that it plans to enter the booming electronic reader market.