Harry Potter eBooks To Be Included in New Sony eReader

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When Sony releases their next generation eReader, it will come with a little bit of magic bundled with it. The newest Sony Reader will come loaded with the entire “Harry Potter” series on it; the first time the wizard hero will appear in digital print. Initially it was reported by The Register that the new Sony Reader would be the only device through which Potter [...]

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Here is What eBooks 2.0 Might Look Like [VIDEO]

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Check out this video of software developer Mike Matas demonstrating the first full-length interactive book for the iPad — “with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very cool data visualizations to play with”. The book is “Our Choice,” Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth.” (Source: TED)

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New Free eBook Site Intended for Smaller Devices

| Mar 23 | 1 Comment

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While free eBook websites seem to be popping up regularly, they don’t always provide a good experience for those trying to read on smaller mobile devices that weren’t intended to be ereaders. eBook.TaggedZi.com launched last week and is specifically designed with those devices in mind. From the site: “I have discovered there is little or no support of what I call “alternative” book readers. These [...]

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Bibliotastic Wants to Be YouTube of Ebook Market

| Mar 21 | 0 Comments

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There’s not much I like better than reading the work of a new author, hoping s/he is the next Margaret Atwood or J. K. Rowling, but ebooks aren’t necessarily cheap, and I’m not always willing to take the chance. Fortunately, the new site Bibliotastic launched last month addressing just that issue. Aiming to become the e-book version of YouTube, Bibliotastic publishes works of aspiring authors [...]

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HarperCollins Limits Ebook Lending from Libraries

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Publisher HarperCollins made more than a few librarians angry when they announced a significant revision to lending terms for ebook circulation. According to LibraryJournal.com, the publisher announced that new titles licensed from library ebook vendors will be able to circulate only 26 times before the license expires. Mention of the new terms was first made in a letter from OverDrive CEO Steve Potash to customers: [...]

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Amazon is Selling More Kindle eBooks Than Paperbacks

| Jan 28 | 2 Comments

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In yet another sign that technology is rapidly changing things in the book world, Amazon announced yesterday that sales of Kindle ebooks are now outpacing paperback sales. Amazon hadn’t expected this to happen until the second quarter of 2011, so they reached this milestone even sooner than expected. Amazon previously announced that Kindle books were outselling hardcovers, so that means the ebook is the most [...]

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Marketers Looking to Test Ads in eBooks

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Consumers of the world, brace yourselves because your last advertising free realm could soon be invaded by pesky ads. In a world in which we are bombarded by ads in magazines, newspapers, on television, and along our nation’s highways; only one bastion of freedom remains in the media world, eBooks. Now the ad-free realm of eBooks may soon be torn down and sullied with annoying [...]

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What Books Are You Embarrassed to Read in Public?

| Dec 10 | 7 Comments

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I’ve mentioned before how one of my favorites things about my Kindle is the privacy it provides when I’m reading in public. I could be reading a romance novel with a half naked man on the cover and no one would know. It seems like I’m not the only one who feels this way. According to a recent article in the New York Times, romance [...]

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Barnes & Noble Launches Spanish Language eBook Store

| Nov 19 | 0 Comments

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Barnes & Noble has launched the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States. Nookbooks en Español offers a collection of ebooks that include bestsellers, new releases, classics, self-help, and translations. The catalog currently offers more than a third of the top-selling trade Spanish-language titles in the US. “For the first time ever, NOOKbooks en español enables Spanish speakers in the U.S., and those [...]

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NY Times Bestseller Lists Will Soon Include eBooks

| Nov 12 | 0 Comments

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It seems like 2010 will be remembered as the year ebooks finally went mainstream. We told you yesterday that ebook sales in the United States are projected to hit almost $1 billion by the end of the year. Now The New York Times has announced they plan to launch ebook bestseller lists in early 2011. The two new lists will rank bestselling fiction and non-fiction [...]

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