Phil the Web Crawler – BC Government initiates open textbooks, Netflix of eBooks, KOBO gets into comics, and a look inside Google’s data centres.

– Thanks to Allan Webner for bringing this to our attention: BCcampus to co-ordinate provincial open textbook project.

– Oyster Wants to be the Netflix of eBooks and Raises 3 Million in Funding to Make it Happen.

– Kobo Acquires French company which could lead to offering more digital comics and illustrative material.

– To sell books to China, foreign publishers may have to play by its rules.

– In self-publishing push, Amazon expands Kindle Owners’ Lending Library to Europe.

– Around the world, no set rules for ebook pricing or digital reading.

– Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Self-publishing, cell phones and startups.

– Applied Science and Technology Source new from EBSCO Publishing.

– Where your computer goes: an inside look Google’s data centres.

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