Tag Archives: e-readers

Tablets to Take Over?

19 Mar

Unless you’ve been in a coma lately, you realize how quickly the market for tablets such as the iPad has grown. Many think iPads and other tablets eventually will outsell traditional computers as people continue to want smaller and more user-friendly devices.

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Penguin vs Amazon – Book Fights Reach Libraries

20 Feb

Previously on Penguin vs. Amazon, Amazon cut prices for Penguin’s new releases of ebooks down to a discount price of $9.99. Penguin retaliated on April 1st by refusing to let Amazon carry any of its new ebook releases anymore. Amazon counterattacked by making those same books, in hardback form, that $9.99 price. Other companies had long since come to agreements with Amazon on pricing deals, but Penguin was stubborn. Eventually, Penguin too came to an agreement, and all seemed finally at peace. The peace was tenuous, however, and all knew that it would only be a matter of time.

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Great Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers

17 Nov

With the festivities of the Christmas season just around the corner, it’s never too early to start thinking about what to get the book lover in your life. Whether it be books, gift cards or electronic devices, any book lover will be sure to love our top five ideas for Holidays. Continue reading

Newest Ebook Reader Promises Much

26 May

Barnes & Noble recently unveiled its newest digital reader: the Nook Simple Touch Reader. The Barnes & Noble website brags the new device has the longest battery life of any digital reader on the market with Wi-Fi off, seven font sizes (from extra extra small to extra extra large), and a super portable size and weight. It also has a full touch screen and has improved e-Ink. It also will provide access to NOOK Friends, a social reading experience.

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Where will books end up?

16 Jul

Matt Stewart, a San Francisco-based writer, posted his entire book, The French Revolution, on Twitter. All 95,000 words of it. This experiment took him four months and 5,000 tweets to complete. With the advancement of technology and all the new forms of communication, Stewart was seeking another way to reach his audience. Now his book is coming out in print form but that isn’t stopping him from trying to make book reading more interesting. He has teamed up with Ricoh Innovations to create a free companion iPhone application to the book. He is intrigued with the idea of giving books the same kind of bonus features and deleted scenes as movies have. An iPad would be able to do this, showing pictures of different locations from the book and interviews, but not many people are reading books on the iPad yet.

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Comparisons of E-readers

22 Jun

Previously I talked about whether or not buying an e-reader would even be worthwhile, so today I thought I would compare the different e-readers.

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E-reader, Here to Stay or Gone Tomorrow?

15 Jun

If you have stepped into a Barnes & Nobles lately, you would have noticed all the advertisements about the Barnes & Nobles e-reader, the Nook. It’s impossible not to notice since the booth is set up directly in front of the doors with a salesclerk holding one of the Nooks up in your face. And who hasn’t heard of the Kindle or the iPad? I always have been curious about these new e-readers. Would it really be more convenient for reading? Would it hurt my eyes over time? And then, if these answers were encouraging…is it going to be worth the cost?

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