Google’s Phone-Centric E-Books Experiment

Google did not get to where they are today without a sense of innovation, and one of their latest experiments involves e-books that have been specially designed for the smartphone. In other words, you will not be able to find a hardcopy of these e-books anywhere at all, so don’t even bother trying in the first place. Known as Editions At Play, this is an experiment that would want to […]


Self-Destructing Book Is A Novel(ty)

So, you think you are one of the best speed readers out there? Since humans love nothing better than a good challenge of their capabilities as well as abilities, here is a little something for you to ponder over – what if there was a book which would allow you to actually beat a particular set time when it comes to reading? Speed reading, that is. Author James Patterson intends […]


E-Books Could Be Damaging To Your Health

The more you read about the wonders of modern day technology, accompanying it would also be their corresponding dangers, making you wonder whether you would be better off increasing your life expectancy by being a Luddite. Having said that, if you happen to find e-book readers to be an indispensable part of your technological regime, then you might want to take note that you could be damaging your health each […]


Amazon Kindle Matchbook Discounts E-Books For Hard Copy Owners

If you’re one of those book-reading folk who love nothing more than to play the latest classical music compilation CD while you completely immerse yourself in the latest novel by Dr. Seuss, you’ll know what a pain in the neck it has been to purchase a hard copy of a book as well as a digital version on your Kindle. Paying full retail price for the same product is a […]


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Justice Dept. Vs. Apple: E-Book Pricing Wars

The Justice Department’s showdown against Apple concerning e-book pricing is ready to enter the courtroom, and we look forward to a verdict soon.


Apple Fined $118K In Chinese Court Due To E-Book Copyright Violations

It looks like Apple is not the first company to get fined this week, as Google was hit with a fine by the German authorities for being guilty of Wi-Fi data snooping when their Street View cars were going around in parts of the Old World under Germany’s borders, snapping photos and in some cases, picking up unwarranted information. Well, a Chinese court this week has issued an order for […]


Apple and publishers agree to a settlement in EU’s antitrust investigation

Apple and a number of other publishers had been accused of stifling healthy competition in the e-book industry. Investigations on this antitrust case had been underway by European Union and a similar case is ongoing in the U.S. In U.S., a number of publishers have already agreed to a settlement which has resulted in a trend of decline in e-book prices.And now, Apple and a number of other publishers have […]


Samsung Readers Hub 2.0 leaves Kobo service out

Two’s company, three’s a crowd – and I suppose that Samsung has figured out that the Kobo e-book service would make the Samsung Readers Hub 2.0 too crowded, hence making the decision to leave this particular service out of the final equation. It is said that the Samsung Readers Hub 2.0 is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S3 at the moment, where it will handle all the nuances of Samsung’s […]


E-book sales overtake hardcovers in the US at last

The race between e-book and traditional hardcover book sales sparked off a few years ago, and at long last, e-books have finally overtaken hardcover books in terms of sales figures – at least in the US. This bit of news is brought to us by a report which was published by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The figures pointed towards net sales revenue from e-books which exceeded that of […]


E-book has mood-dependent endings

When you were a kid, do you remember those mood rings that were all the rage? Of course, some swear by them while others think it is nothing but a bunch of baloney, but here we are with a modern interpretation of the mood ring – albeit it comes in a totally different form, that of an e-book. It is said that the e-book “99 Reasons Why” by Caroline Smailes […]


Sony Reader Wi-Fi

In addition to its tablets, Sony is launching its new elegant Reader Wi-Fi that features a 6-inch e-ink Pearl V220 glare-free touch screen display which gives access to over 2 million titles from the Sony Reader Store. The company partnered with over 11,000 public libraries across the country to allow users to wirelessly borrow e-books from their local library.The Sony Reader Wi-Fi now offers pinch and zoom and the ability […]


Pandigital STAR e-book reader goes through FCC motions

The e-book world is littered with plenty of options in this day and age, which is a far cry from what consumers had to put up with a few years ago. Heck, even e-book readers now support color for a more interactive experience, and hardware manufacturers are more adventurous now to venture into this particular niche market. Well, Pandigital’s STAR e-book reader has just gone through the paces at the […]


Sesame Street e-book arrives

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, […]


Nook: ‘Biggest bestseller ever’ for B&N

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 gift of the holiday season. And of course, the sales of NOOKbooks have been tracking the hardware sales: one million have been sold on Christmas day alone – that’s what […]