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Haiku-centric E INK eReader Available

February 20th, 2021

Hackaday writes about an E INK eBook Reader that is for Haikus only.

Kobo Updates eReader Page

February 18th, 2021

GoodeReader reports that Kobo has changed its eReader page.

Reasons Why You Should Switch to eBooks in 2021

February 5th, 2021

News Anyway lists all the reasons why people should switch to eBooks in 2021.

Digital Memo Pomera DM30 E INK Typewriter Reviewed

February 3rd, 2021

GoodeReader reviews the Digital Memo Pomera DM30 E INK Typewriter.

Amazon eBook Price-Fixing Lawsuit Unpacked

February 1st, 2021

PublishersWeekly offers a step-by-step unpacking of the eBook Price-fixing class-action lawsuit that is headed for Amazon and its Big-Five Publisher-accomplices.

E INK Kaleido 2 the Future of Full-Color eBook Reading

January 21st, 2021

GoodeReader updates us on the search for the best color E Ink eReader technologies with a focus on E INK Kaleido 2.

Price-Fixing Lawsuit Filed Against Amazon

January 19th, 2021

The Bookseller has more on the recent class-action lawsuit filed against Amazon and the big five publishers (Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins.)

Looks like a repeat of the 2011 Apple and the big-six price-fixing debacle.

So, if anyone is wondering why the eBook Revolution stalled: Unbridled capitalism = quest for monopoly = criminality.

More in PublishersWeekly article.

Is Color Kindle Coming?

January 17th, 2021

GoodeReader wonders whether Amazon will launch its Color Kindle eReader this year.

Amazon and Big Five Publishers Sued for eBook Price Fixing

January 15th, 2021

PublishersWeekly reports that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Amazon for eBook price fixing and names the big five publishers—HarperCollins, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin Random House as co-Conspirators.

The action is long overdue. Just one look at Amazon’s pricing of eBooks higher than their paper/hardcover equivalents is all the clue you need. Also, it’s the same big five publishers that colluded with Apple in 2011 for (you guessed it) price fixing. At that time, the publishers settled the claims for $188-million, and Apple lost at trial so had to reimburse its customers for $400-million.

Rationale:

The publishers over-price eBooks to force people to purchase paper/hard cover versions. (And support their out-dated business model.)

Price fixing is a win-win for Amazon. They get more money from their percentage of the inflated-eBook purchase price, and the high eBook prices nudge people toward Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited “all you can read” eBook subscription service.

 

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