01/16/2014, Just like how music lovers have started to embrace the digital life, we’re sure book lovers are starting to do so too with e-books and e-readers. Given that an e-reader can store hundreds, if not thousands of books in a device that’s thinner and lighter than a book, it makes sense especially if you’re tight on space or you want the convenience of your library being with you wherever you […]
11/26/2013, Libraries for the most part contain books, actual physical books, although with technology becoming more integrated into our lives, libraries have introduced computers and to a certain extent, e-books as well, but it looks like the BiblioTech library in San Antonio, Texas, is looking to shake things up as it is the first and only public bookless library in America. This was the brainchild of Bexar County Judge, Nelson Wolff, […]
10/29/2013, Amazon announced its new Matchbook program that would allow those who purchase a physical copy of a book to receive a discount for the e-book version of that same piece of literature just last month. Bookworms can now raise both their physical books and e-books and cheer as Amazon’s Matchbook service is now available.
12/28/2012, With the convenience and slightly lower prices of e-books, it only makes sense that more and more people are starting to turn away from the print medium to the digital medium, and according to a research by the folks at Pew Internet, that certainly seems to be the case. According to their report, Americans who read e-books rose from 16% in 2011 to 23% in 2012. Granted these aren’t exactly […]
05/10/2012, If you own an Amazon Kindle and you’d love nothing better than to be able to read the entire Harry Potter collection while on the go, you’re probably painfully aware that Harry Potter’s author, J.K. Rowling, has been holding out on releasing her books in electronic format on websites like Amazon or Barnes & Noble, choosing instead to release them via her own website, Pottermore. Well the good news is […]
11/16/2011, Amazon’s Kindle lending library feature for Kindle owners and Amazon Prime subscribers is a great idea. A free e-book to read each month, to be replaced with a new book the next month, is a great way for users to get their hands on the e-book format and encourage widespread adoption of e-readers. However it seems that the Authors Guild is not too pleased about it.
10/12/2011, If you’re in the market for a new e-reader device, Chinese e-reader manufacturer, Onyx, has outed the Onyx Boox i62 e-reader device. Based on the picture alone we can’t help but feel that there are some glaring similarities between the Onyx Boox i62 and Apple’s iPad, but putting that aside, it does look like a rather sleek device.
10/07/2011, For those living in France and were looking forward to getting on board Amazon’s Kindle, the good news is that the company has finally opened a French Kindle Store, adding to the list of stores outside of the US. For those living outside of France, not to worry as the French Kindle Store will also cover those living in Belgium, Monaco, Luxembourg and Switzerland. On top of that, Amazon will […]
02/06/2011, ScrollMotion has announced a new Sesame Street e-book that will arrive on both the iTunes App Store and the Google Chrome Web Store – simultaneously. This makes it the first title from Sesame Street which will hit Google Chrome, while voracious kiddie readers on the iPhone and iPad have already had nearly 12 Sesame Street e-books to date. Built using HTML5, this will be ScrollMotion’s first Chrome Web Store release, […]
12/16/2010, It looks like Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color won’t be the only color Android e-reader tablet in town as E FUN has teamed up with Borders E-Books for a digital storefront to connect with over the Next3′s built-in WiFi connection. The 8.4-inch tablet is slightly larger than the 7-inch Nook Color, and features a touchscreen, like the Nook Color, along with hardware buttons for page turns. The Next3 is available […]
12/15/2010, Apple today has rolled out an update to its PDF and EPUB e-book reading app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad tablet. The new update, now in version 1.2, brings the ability to sort books and PDFs into collections. Now, you can organize your books to have a collection for genres, if you want, or however you want to sort and organize your digital bookshelf. AirPrint integration has also […]
12/06/2010, In a push to gain ground in the digital book market, highlighted by digital books and e-readers, bookseller Borders may be acquiring its larger rival Barnes & Noble for $16 per share or a mixture of cash and stock according to the company’s filing with the SEC. The deal seems preliminary, and Borders is cautioning that there is “no assurance” that the buyout will go through. The buyout will give […]
11/30/2010, While Amazon is still a dominant player in the e-reader market with a 47% market share, Apple is quickly gaining ground having captured 32% of the e-reader market with its iPad consumer tablet. ChangeWave’s latest survey was completed by over 2,800 consumers, and the methodology for comparison is unclear as the iPad can do a lot more than be used as a dedicated e-reader as it is a multi-purpose content […]
11/12/2010, The New York Times Bestseller List is pretty much an industry standard to what’s hot and what’s selling in the print world, and now the newspaper publication will soon add digital books to its list. Although the Bestseller List for printed books cover various categories, e-books will be broken into fiction and non-fiction. Since 1935, The New York Times Best-Seller Lists have been the definitive metric that book publishers and […]