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eBook news site axed

eBookNet.com - 4 April 2001

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GemStar has decided to pull the plug on eBookNet.com the eBook news and information site acquired along with NuvoMedia in January 2000. Despite being owned by an eBook hardware manufacturer, the site offered largely unbiased coverage of eBook news, titles, hardware and authoring tools.


Thank you for visiting eBooknet.com. The site is currently unavailable.

Gemstar-TV Guide International, which inherited the sponsorship of eBooknet.com through its acquisition of NuvoMedia in January 2000, has decided to step out of the ebook journalism space at this time.

We made this decision with great difficulty and appreciate your support of and interest in the electronic book category.

Gemstar believes strongly in the future of the ebook sector and will continue its industry-leading position in providing consumers with state-of-the art eBook technology and the largest selection of high quality books, magazines and newspapers available for any electronic reading platform.

To keep abreast of Gemstar’s eBook offerings, please visit our web site at: www.ebook-gemstar.com


Casualties of Type

eBookNet joins a number of recent typography and design sites shuttered in recent weeks. At the end of March popular online font retailer Makambo.com closed its online doors and the Webtype.org site is currently missing in action.



article posted 4 April 2001 and last updated 4 April 2001.


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