12/11/2013, Personally I find books nicer and more comfortable to read in its traditional format, but I suppose for the sake of convenience and also for the sake of saving paper, going the digital route is understandable. If you’re a fan of digital books and/or magazines, you might be interested to learn that just like the UK and Finland, Norway has undertaken efforts to begin digitizing its entire library collection, an […]
04/09/2013, As a kid when I wanted to search for information, my best bet would be to either ask my parents, go through thick and heavy encyclopedias (some of you guys might remember them), or head to the library and go through books one by one. Now with technology, tapping a few keys on the keyboard, a couple of clicks and I would have found what I want, thus reducing the […]
03/06/2013, While tablets and smartphones are certainly entertaining devices for children, a balance should be made between playing games, watching videos as well as reading. If your kid finds that reading a book seems like an archaic sort of activity, then perhaps ebooks could be the answer and Sony might have something for you. The company has recently announced that they have launched a special Kids Corner in their Reader Store. […]
10/01/2012, It seems that the cost of living is rising everywhere you turn – gas, education, medical care, the works! All but your salary, and when it comes to education, college students will be able to identify with the fact that they spend thousands of dollars on textbooks which will only be used for a few months, or just several semesters. The state of California has decided to ease the financial […]
09/11/2012, Recently, a U.S. court approved the settlement of some major e-book publishers. The publishers had been accused of price fixing and it was accused the many publishers had lobbied to maintain unfairly high prices of the e-books they published. While most of them chose to settle, some have decided to fight on. Among those who had agreed to settle are HarperCollins and Hachette. Within days of this settlement, the results […]
01/16/2012, Last week we reported about Apple sending out invitations to an “education event” in New York this Thursday, and while there has been speculations about what the event will be about – the Wall Street Journal and Ars Tecnicha seem to have confirmation about the event’s agenda, provided that their inside sources are on the dot. According to the WSJ, Apple’s event will be focusing on the launch of a […]
10/21/2011, Amazon has officially announced that along with its Kindle Fire tablet, a new format for Kindle books will be introduced. Replacing Mobi 7, Kindle Format 8 (KF8) is the next generation file format for Kindle books. One of the most important features about KF8 will be the inclusion of HTML5 support. This will allow publishers to create great-looking books with rich formatting and design to take advantage of the Kindle […]
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 available for borrowing from over 11,000 local libraries in the US. Starting today, the public can borrow books from their libraries without having to set foot outside of the […]
08/30/2011, As we move further into the digital future, there has slowly been less need for physical, printed copies of books as ebooks are not only more convenient, they save the environment since they don’t require any paper. It’s not surprising that it’s not just books that is the transition, but it appears that comics will be making that transition too.
08/24/2011, If you enjoy reading books but you’re looking for a more immersive experience without resorting to watching a movie or listening to audio book, Booktrack might have the solution for you. The company has just launched its new technology today with the release of a new novel by Pittacus Lore called The Power of Six. Trying to strike a balance between more immersive and lively entertainment with the experience of […]
08/12/2011, Remember back in June we reported on the topic of spam books taking over Amazon’s Kindle book store? Well, just in case you forgot, spammers have re-publishing books (both out of copyright and those still under copyright) as their own titles; indirectly stealing money from many self-published authors who have worked hard to write them in the first place. After months of these scams going on, it seems like Amazon […]
08/08/2011, While ebooks could very well be the future of books it goes without saying that there are still plenty of people left in the world who prefer reading and holding a physical book. The smell of a new book along with the fresh and crisp pages is an experience that an ebook reader will never be able to recreate. Perhaps in an attempt to merge the digital with the physical, […]
08/02/2011, With the growing popularity of ebooks, the number of ebook readers have also started popping up as well. While Amazon’s Kindle reigned supreme back in the day, it now faces stiff competition from the Nook and Kobo just to name a few. While Pandigital has also been producing ebook readers, they have not managed to garner the same amount of notoriety and fame as the other brands mentioned, but perhaps […]
07/29/2011, Digital rights management (DRM) was one of the methods introduced in order to help combat the piracy of digital media, such as ebooks and MP3s. Unfortunately DRM also limits how you go about sharing your files, which can be troublesome if you were hoping to transfer them to another medium or to a new computer. In a way it acts as a double-edged sword.