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What does Readmill's new iPhone app tell us? Smartphones and books are now inseparable
State Department withdraws $16.5m contract for Kindle ebook readers

The tablet is killing the ebook reader: Study says shipments to fall 36% this year

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Worldwide shipments of dedicated ebook readers such as the E-Ink Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook will fall by 36 percent to 14.9 million units this year, and plummet to just 7.1 million units by 2016. That’s the word this morning from industry researcher IHS, which blames the rise...
The tablet is killing the ebook reader: Study says shipments to fall 36% this year

War and Peace ebook readers find a surprise in its Nooks

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A 'search and replace' by Barnes & Noble switched every mention of 'kindle' with the name of the company's ereader, 'Nook'. What ebook mishaps have you come across?From one small corner of the internet this week comes a tale of an ebook glitch so deliciously absurd I've had to keep...
War and Peace ebook readers find a surprise in its Nooks

Pottermore conjures Harry Potter ebooks

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After a postponed launch last year, all of JK Rowling's seven bestselling Harry Potter books are now available as ebooks on the Pottermore websiteEbook editions of JK Rowling's seven bestselling Harry Potter titles went on sale for the first time today, marking what is being described as digital publishing's "Beatles'...
Pottermore conjures Harry Potter ebooks
June 2013 trial date set for U.S. Government versus Apple eBooks collusion case

Academic ebooks can succeed but publishers must play their part

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The era of academic ebooks is imminent, says Jonathan Wolff, but there are still improvements to be madeSurprisingly, there comes a time in life when the discussion of house prices and the quality of the local schools loses its charm. One then turns to marvelling at the bargain price of...
Academic ebooks can succeed but publishers must play their part

Freescale launches a chip for electronic book readers

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Electronic book readers are gaining so much traction that chip makers are starting to design custom chips to power them. The latest example is from Freescale, which is launching the i.MX508 applications processor today. The chip  uses an ARM Cortex A8 as its core brain and gathers a bunch of...
Freescale launches a chip for electronic book readers

Kindle Apps for Tablet Computers: Is It the King of Ereaders?

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There's no doubt about it: the iPad is the elephant in the ereader room but there's one thing I'm certain: it won't kill off the ebook readers. Amazon just took another length in the Kindle's already strong position on the ereader battlefield with the announcement of Kindle Apps for Tablet...
Kindle Apps for Tablet Computers: Is It the King of Ereaders?

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review

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Odds are, if I'm reading a book I'm doing it in bed. At night. In the dark. That's not so great for ebook readers, which (like a paper book) require a light in order to be seen. I've been asking ebook manufacturers why they wouldn't add lights to their...
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review

Berlin's Txtr introduces €9.90 e-reader subsidized by mobile carriers

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In an effort to turn mobile phone users into ebook readers, Berlin-based Txtr announced a tiny, cheap e-reader, the Txtr Beagle, at the Frankfurt Book Fair Tuesday. While the Beagle is very light — five inches and 128 grams with two AAA batteries — its main selling point is its...
Berlin's Txtr introduces €9.90 e-reader subsidized by mobile carriers
Library ebook lending stalls due to confusion, despite widespread interest

Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers

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San Francisco - What questions should consumers ask before buying a digital book or reader? Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published "Digital Books and Your Rights," a checklist for readers considering buying into the digital book marketplace. Over the last few months, the universe of digital books has expanded...
Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers
Sony entering the crowded iOS ebook market with its new Reader app
Ownshelf is a cloud-based network for eBook fans to share with friends

Kobo unveils new ebook readers

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Kobo unveils three new devices ahead of rival e-readers being made available in UK high street stores....
Kobo unveils new ebook readers
J.K. Rowling's new book on Kindle: Literally unreadable
Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

Waterstones deal with Amazon puts Kindle and ebooks instore

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Waterstones will sell Kindle ereaders on sale for the first time and offer free wifi, so customers can buy a book or download it instoreWaterstones has announced a surprise tie-up with Amazon that will enable shoppers to pluck ebooks as well as physical books from its shelves.The companies did not...
Waterstones deal with Amazon puts Kindle and ebooks instore

Kobo heads to Brazil this fall

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Kobo will launch in Brazil this fall, VP Todd Humphrey said yesterday. That would make it the first major e-reading company to launch in a Latin American country, unless Kindle gets there first. Writing for blog Ebook Friendly, Stella Dauer reports that Humphrey made the announcement at Kobo parent company...
Kobo heads to Brazil this fall
Amazon Kindle coming to Japan as early as April, says Nikkei

Report: Amazon plans to release own set-top box by fall

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Amazon is planning to extend its range of tablets and ebook readers by selling a set-top box, according to a report. The device, said to be coming out sometime in the fall, will provide streaming content, such as movies and TV shows to the user from the company's Instant Video...
Report: Amazon plans to release own set-top box by fall

Is Amazon working on its own version of AppleCare for Kindle products?

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Amazon may be considering extended warranty and repair services similar to Apple’s AppleCare, according to two trademark application the company filed earlier this month. The applications also suggest that the company may expand its Kindle brand far beyond the current segment of tablets and ebook readers. On December 13, the...
Is Amazon working on its own version of AppleCare for Kindle products?
Amazon reportedly to launch Kindle, ebook sales in Brazil

Koobe Mirasol ereader adds colour to Taiwan

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Qualcomm powered page-turner Mirasol colour eraders are like buses. You wait around ages for one and then two come along one after the other. Hot on the heels of the Kyobo eReader, we now have another Asian entrant by way of the Koobe Jin Yong Reader, which has been...
Koobe Mirasol ereader adds colour to Taiwan

BREIN Extends Anti-Piracy Activities To eBook Sector

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As suggested in our recent article, 2010 may prove to be the year where eBooks make their real breakthrough into the mainstream. With their increasing popularity among the masses it is inevitable that eBooks will become more widely pirated online. At the moment though, largely due to the fact that...
BREIN Extends Anti-Piracy Activities To eBook Sector

Amazon acquires book-based social network Goodreads

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Amazon announced Thursday that it is acquiring Goodreads, the book-based social network founded by Otis Chandler in 2006. The purchase price was undisclosed. Goodreads, which is based in San Francisco and launched in 2007, has 16 million members. The site lets readers keep track of the books they’ve read and...
Amazon acquires book-based social network Goodreads

Sorry, but e-readers aren't dying

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A very dramatic report released Monday by market research firm IHS iSuppli says the e-reader market is “on an alarmingly precipitous decline”, with shipments estimated to fall to 10.9 million units in 2013, down from 14.9 million this year and 23.2 million in 2011. The collapse is “virtually unheard of,”...
Sorry, but e-readers aren't dying
Sony's new PRS-T2 ebook reader focuses on sharing, speed
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