08/05/2011, So we all know that ebooks are starting to catch on despite the Kindle being around for so long. Perhaps its due to the rising popularity of tablets or the various improvements made to ebook readers, but either way if you’re considering getting yourself a Kindle, perhaps there might be some pros and cons worth considering before jumping in with both feet.
07/27/2011, Due to recent changes in the Apple App Store rules, many eBook retailers have removed in-app purchasing abilities from their apps so that they don’t have to give a portion of their revenue (30%) earned to the fruity company. Latest one to join the ranks of those apps was Google Books yesterday. However, some companies have found a way to get around Apple’s restrictions by offering in-app purchases through web […]
07/19/2011, If you happen to own a Kobo e-book reader, chances are you might have fret a whole lot upon hearing that Borders have filed for Chapter 11 some time back, and will be closing its doors sometime down the road. After all, Kobo’s e-book reader will receive downloads of e-books from Borders itself, so with the impending doom of Borders, does this mean the Kobo device in your hands would […]
07/12/2011, Panasonic has decided to take the plunge into the world of tablet readers as well, seeing that Toshiba did not miss the boat. Their latest effort will come in the form of the Panasonic UT-PB1, which will see a 7″ display at 1024 x 600 resolution LCD screen in action to boot. This model will eschew an e-paper panel that currently sees action in devices such as the Amazon Kindle […]
07/11/2011, The days of eReaders mainly being in black and white are coming to an end. Manufacturers are trying to inject color into readers that work well in full color and in difficult lighting conditions. It looks like Fujitsu are next up to the plate with the unveiling of its latest color e-Paper Module. Designed to be used in eReaders, the color e-Paper Module uses Cholesteric LCD technology instead of traditional […]
07/07/2011, Have you heard of Augen before? Perhaps not, if low end e-book readers and Android-powered tablets are not your cup of tea. For those who tend to be more budget minded where the mentioned niches are concerned, then surely you would have heard of Augen before. This outfit has finally called it quits, as they could not be contacted for more than a month now according to The Digital Reader, […]
06/30/2011, Interested in upgrading your eReader to a NOOK? Well, Barnes & Noble are giving you a good reason to do now. Starting this Friday (tomorrow), Barnes & Noble will be having a promotion where you can bring in any eReader into a Barnes & Noble bookstore to redeem 30 NOOK books worth $315 – provided you purchase a new NOOK reader as well. The promotion is available with the purchase […]
06/27/2011, many users intuitively have a good instinct about what tablets can do when it comes to consuming content. There’s something familiar, yet exciting about it. Why? Because the content that users can consume on tablets is familiar: everybody can relate with books and magazines
06/13/2011, Kobo, the folks behind the Kobo eReaders, has decided t expand its services, by allowing authors to submit their own books to the Kobo eBook store. In a recent interview, Kobo CEO talks about the eBook self-publishing service. The service will be simple to use. All users have to do is upload their work in TXT, RTF, or DOC and Kobo will convert it into an EPUB file for them […]
06/01/2011, For those of you who’ve been clamoring to get your hands on Barnes & Noble’s new NOOK eReader, you’re in luck. The company has just announced that it has started shipping the new NOOK yesterday, getting the pre-ordered devices to customers well ahead of schedule.
05/24/2011, In a decade from now, the physical book could be a quaint, archaic remnant of a by-gone past akin to wax records and black & white tube TVs, thanks to devices like the All-New Nook and the new Kobo Touch, essentially ereaders for the rest of us, especially the least tech savvy readers. I got a chance to see the next-generation Nook in action at this morning’s introductory event. Unfortunately, […]
05/23/2011, We all know that tomorrow, Barnes & Noble will be introducing a new NOOK at their special event, but it looks like someone decided to leak details of the new eReader today. The folks over at CNET received some information from a tipster, detailing the specs of the new NOOK. According to the tipster, the new NOOK is a “squat, black, touch-screen e-ink reader that has been profusely speculated about […]
05/19/2011, If we need any proof about the success of eBooks, Amazon’s latest sales figures are a good judgment of how well they’ve been doing. Amazon started selling both hardcover books and paperbacks in 1995. In 2007, they introduced the Kindle and started selling books for the eReader. In July 2010, sales of Kindle books finally surpassed the sales of hardcover books. And now, 6 months later, Kindle books also outsell […]
05/17/2011, Aluratek has just announced the release of two new additions to its Libre eBook reader lineup. Called the Libre Air and the Libre Touch, these eBook readers now have WiFi support which will allow users to load new books into the readers without any wires. The Libre Air has a 5″ reflective light LCD screen that looks like paper, which eliminates flickering during page turns. It also doesn’t use any […]