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

1. New York Times launches e-book programs (Publishers Weekly)

2. How a tech entrepreneur became a best-selling Amazon Kindle author (VentureBeat)

3. Macmillan CEO: no, we won’t settle with the DOJ in the e-books case (paidContent)

4. Simon & Schuster open to selling e-books to libraries in certain circumstances (dbw)

5. E-books unlikely to replace cookbooks (The Star)