The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing.
1. Are self-pubbed authors killing the publishing industry? (Indie Reader)
2. Amazon joins crowded field with Japan Kindle release (Reuters)
3. Number of self-published books up 287% since 2006 (paidContent)
4. Rewarding readers with e-books via credit/debit card (Digital Book World)
6. Penguin and Random House in deal talks (Media Decoder)