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

1. Apple won’t settle in DOJ e-book case (PaidContent)

2. Barnes & Noble gets downgraded amid increased e-book competition (Reuters)

3. Some libraries try to buy e-books directly from smaller publishers (SF Chronicle)

4. Why the growth of digital books has slowed (Forbes)

5. A guide to self-publishing on the web (NYT)