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Kobo to develop Metro-style apps for Windows 8

12/08/2011, While Kobo doesn’t seem to have an eBook reader for the Windows Phone operating system yet, it looks like the company already has plans for the Windows 8 version of its app. The company recently announced on its blog that it will be developing...

Kobo offers a free e-book each month

12/04/2011, Terms and conditions apply, of course. After all, there is no such thing as a free lunch in this world, right? Amazon’s recent introduction of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library will enable them to borrow a free e-book each month, where you can...

Kobo Touch introduced

11/23/2011, The e-book reader market is certainly a growing and competitive one – especially for a country like the US where plenty of people get their reading done while they are on a subway or taking public transport somewhere. With so many e-book readers to...

Barnes & Noble announces first four NOOK First authors

11/18/2011, The E-book business has been pretty competitive of late, and while Amazon has got dibs on some DC Comics, it looks like Barnes & Noble has got its own exclusives as well. The company announced its NOOK First program: books that will be available...

Kobo acquired by Rakuten

11/08/2011, Kobo, the eBook reader platform developer and eBook reading app provider has been reported to have been purchased for $315 million by Rakuten, one of the world’s top 3 e-commerce companies by revenue. It looks like Rakuten wants to take a stab at...

Hyperink publishes eBooks based on search data

10/28/2011, Most book publishers choose to publish books that they link as opposed to what they know will sell. And if it’s a book by someone famous, it’s usually not a problem as his/her books will be snapped up from the shelves regardless. But most of...

Android tablet boasts physical QWERTY keyboard

10/21/2011, Now, it goes without saying that a smartphone these days tend to come with a virtual keyboard on their touchscreen displays – and there is only a bunch of models that offer a slideout physical QWERTY keyboard just in case you haven’t gotten...

Library eBooks for Kindle now live

09/21/2011, It was only yesterday that we reported that the Library eBooks for Kindle was available for folks living in Seattle, well starting today, the service goes live nationwide. According to a press release from Amazon this morning, Kindle Books are now...

Library eBook for Kindle undergoes testing

09/20/2011, Announced way back in April, Kindle’s eBook lending service is now live – at least for folks living in Seattle. There have been reports of users noticing the appearance of the Kindle download option on the sites of two library systems – the...

Scuba Divers use Sony Reader 300ft underwater

09/13/2011, Ever used a tablet while you’re underwater in the middle of an ocean? Can’t say I have, but some folks do it on a daily basis especially professional divers like Mark Thurlow and Robin Jacoway. Since they go down to depths of 300-400 ft, they...

Amazon to deliver digital book library

09/11/2011, Amazon certainly has a new tablet up their sleeves, but it is still surrounded by a shroud of secrecy. Well, the company is said to be working on a digital book library that will be not too different from that of what Netflix is offering with their e-book...

Waterstone e-book reader set for 2012 launch

09/09/2011, Waterstone, a US bookseller, has every intention to introduce an e-book reader sometime next year which will go head-to-head with Amazon’s Kindle. According to Waterstone’s managing director, James Daunt, he mentioned to Radio 4′s You...

Microsoft discontinues support for Reader

08/15/2011, Anybody out there who uses Microsoft Reader? Nope? Well, to the handful of you who use the app, unfortunately we’ve got some bad news for you. Microsoft has just announced in an official statement that no new content for the app will be sold after...

eBooks sales increased more than 1,000% since 2008

08/09/2011, It looks like eBooks are one of the few things that are still selling well in the country’s current depressing economy. According to BookStats, a company that studies the US publishing industry, eBooks have been doing really well. Sales of eBooks...