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U.S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT VS. PUBLISHING INDUSTRY : OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Annabell Cadiz U.S. Justice Department vs. Publishing Industry and Apple Co. E-books are on the rise and traditional publishing may soon become a thing of the past. The writing industry is one of the slowest changing industries in the creative arts world. But due … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: STEAMPUNK EDITION

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger $1.99 (TODAY ONLY) Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: UNDER $5 EDITION

I usually do e-books under $3, but when really good books are floating around under $5, I want to share them. So here are some Best Selling books under $5 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith $4.79 “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: UK CASSANDRA CLARE EDITION

More UK titles that I totally wish I could get. So enjoy the affordable Cassandra Clare e-books! The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare £2.49 Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: UK FANTASY EDITION

Last week we had Sci Fi e-books for our UK readers, and this week we have fantasy! Enjoy! Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith £0.99 While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: UK SCI-FI EDITION

Since e-books are dependent on IP address location, we have some UK specific affordable e-books today! I have to say, I’m really jealous that such awesome books are only available in the UK! We’ll have more UK e-books on the 18th, so definitely check back! How to Live Safely in … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: FAVORITE AUTHORS EDITION

There are some authors who get discussed a lot on OBS, and some of them have awesomely priced e-books! Check out these four from some of the staffers favorite writers! Winter’s Passage (Iron Fey Series) by Julie Kagawa $2.39 (novella) Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl…until she discovered … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: ZOMBIE EDITION

Infected by Scott Sigler $0.99 (until June 30th) Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families. Working under the government’s shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: DYSTOPIAN EDITION

We have more great e-books for you! check out these four Dystopian stories Feed by Mira Grant (Hugo Award Nominee $2.99 (until the end of May) The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: VAMPIRE EDITION

We have more e-books for you! Check out these three vampire books (including a free one!) Marked (House of Night, Book 1) By P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast $2.99 Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampyre and joins the House of Night, a school where she … Continue reading

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BOOK HOTLINKS FOR FEB 14TH: FOREVER EXCERPT, E-BOOKS, VAMPIRE FICTION GAME, TOLKIEN, AND MORE

Maggie Stiefvater reads from FOREVER via Maggie Stiefvater Forever is the third book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series (after Shiver and Linger) and will be out July 12th. I cannot recommend Shiver enough. The Pitfalls of E-Book Buying: What to Look Out for Before You Purchase via PC … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 1ST, PART 2: NEAL STEPHENSON & GREG BEAR, SCI FI, STAR WARS, AND MORE

Best-Selling Authors Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear, With Subutai Corporation, Announce The Mongoliad on World’s First Social Book Platform via PR Newswire Bestselling authors Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear, along with Subutai Corporation, announced today the launch of The Mongoliad, the first digital novel on a social book platform. A … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 7TH: FANTASY’S COMEBACK, AND THE LONGEVITY OF PRINTED BOOKS

Garth Nix kicks off this year’s Book Festival via The List Garth Nix, the bestselling Australian author of young people’s fantasy fiction, is both honoured and alarmed that he’ll be kicking off this year’s Book Festival with its very first session. ‘I have a new one I’ve been working on.’ … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 29TH: I AM NUMBER FOUR, LOVECRAFT & HORROR, AND MORE

I AM NUMBER FOUR: Trailer and First Chapter For The Book That Is Heading For The Big-Screen By Jason Moore at Sci Fi Mafia We have previously told you about the D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) directed adaptation of the upcoming young-adult science fiction book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 21ST: HISTORICAL FANTASY, 99 CENT E-BOOKS, AND AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

A blurring of fact and fiction By David Larsen the New Zealand Herald Having received his professional education from Tolkien, Kay decided to make his first work of fiction – his graduate project, so to speak – a tribute to the master: a heroic fantasy trilogy very much in the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 19TH, PART 1: DYSTOPIA, FREE E-BOOKS, AND MORE

Which Dystopian Future Is Right For You? by Chelsea Bauch at Flavorwire Call it society’s weirdest guilty pleasure, but lately it seems like there are more apocalyptic fantasies than those of the fairytale variety. From zombies to pandemics, tyrannical dictatorships to machine takeovers — and plenty of foreboding real world … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 9TH, PART 2: VAMPIRES, FREE iBOOKS, ANDROID KARENINA, AND THE HUNGER GAMES

Marmee Noir returns in Blake vampire series By J. Stephen Bolhafner at St. Louis Today Anita Blake’s guns blaze and her love life becomes ever more complicated in “Bullet,” the 19th book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. Those who think the erotic interludes in Laurell K. Hamilton’s novels … Continue reading

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