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Barnes & Noble sends out invitation for a special event next week

05/17/2011, Remember our report about the new eReader Barnes & Noble will be releasing this month? Well, it looks like the announcement is imminent. The media has started receiving invitations to a Barnes & Noble invitation-only event that is happening on...

Rookcase turns old books into functional tablet covers

05/04/2011, While we’re all for going green, sometimes we can’t help but miss the feeling of holding a regular paperback or hardcover novel in our hands. Well, an Etsy artist named Heather Schnelle has come up with a solution – by hollowing out old...

NOOKcolor eBooks to support autographs

04/26/2011, One of the best things about owning paperback books is that you can attend book signings of your favorite authors for them to leave their signatures on your books. It seems like Barnes & Noble has realized the importance of a book signing and will be...

Apple iBooks updated

04/22/2011, When it comes to book reading apps, users of iOS devices have got plenty to choose from – from big name apps like Kindle from Amazon, Nook from Barnes & Noble, and Apple’s own offering – iBooks. Folks who use iBooks on their iOS devices will...

Amazon.de launches the German Kindle Store

04/21/2011, Amazon.de has just announced the launch of the German Kindle Store. With over 650,000 titles, 71 of 100 Spiegel bestsellers and over 25,000 German-language titles with thousands of German classics downloadable for free only on Kindle, it is the...

Paranga offers tactile feedback when reading e-books

03/23/2011, Reading e-books are fine and dandy, but what happens when you want to up the ante during the reading experience? This is where Paranga comes in – it offers the ability for an e-book reader to experience tactile feedback whenever going through those...

Lendle goes down for a day

03/23/2011, Lendle, the book lending service that provides an easy way for users to lend and borrow lendable Amazon books, was shut down yesterday when Amazon decided to revoke Lendle’s access to their APIs. The reason that Amazon gave was that Lendle does not...

Kindle app announced for webOS

02/09/2011, Amazon has just announced that they will be releasing their popular eBook reader/store app for the webOS. The app will be specially designed for the HP TouchPad and will read any Kindle eBook, even if it was purchased on another platform. At least someone...

Sesame Street e-book arrives

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...

Apple rejects Sony Reader Store app

02/01/2011, Looks like Apple is tightening its iron grip over the iTunes App Store. The big fruity company has been reported to have rejected Sony’s eBook store app – the Sony Reader Store from the iTunes App Store. The reason for the rejection was due to...

NOOKcolor hacked with Android 3.0 Honeycomb

01/30/2011, Developer/hacker “@deeper-blue” recently posted a video on how he managed to port over the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system which has been specially optimized for tablet use over to the NOOKcolor. So far, the port isn’t working all...

Kindle eBooks outsell paperbacks earlier than expected

01/28/2011, This news has actually come a little earlier than expected as Amazon has announced that it has reached its goal of seeing eBooks outsell paperbacks. The milestone was expected to be achieved in the spring, but thanks to the holiday rush, Amazon saw 115...

Nook: ‘Biggest bestseller ever’ for B&N

12/30/2010, Barnes & Noble has announced that the Nook has officially become their “Biggest Bestseller” – ever (B&N is a 40-year old company). B&N has announced that the Nook Color has been selling very well and is the number one selling...

Loan Kindle eBooks to your friends

12/30/2010, Way back in October, Amazon announced that they will be adding the loan a book feature to Kindle. Looks like it’s finally here, while it’s nothing groundbreaking (Nook already has it) for what it’s worth, it’s a pretty handy...