The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing

1. Farhad Manjoo: “Buying books online is better for authors, better for the economy, and better for you” (Slate)

2. Richard Russo: “Amazon’s ham-fisted strategy has the potential to morph into a genuine Occupy Amazon movement” (New York Times)

3. Readers return to brick-and-mortar stores for holiday book purchases (New York Times)

4. New website will offer Groupon-style deals on e-books (paidContent)

5. Crayola moves from magic markers to e-books (paidContent)

6. Byliner has sold more than 100,000 original e-singles (paidContent)