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New Amazon Fire Tablet on the Way?

April 23rd, 2021

GoodeReader says that Amazon might have a new Fire Tablet in the works.

Amazon Amazes by Evolving Kindle Display Surface to Meet Industry Standard

April 16th, 2021

Slashgear reports on Amazon’s breakthrough update to Kindle eReaders. You can now set the device to show the cover of the book you’re currently reading.

Honestly? This is news primarily because Kobo and other eReaders have been doing this since the early days of the eBook Revolution.

The truth is, Amazon resisted that logical step because it was reluctant to give up the self-promotion and advertising space on your property.

They considered every Kindle display surface to be theirs to exploit.

Sigil EPUB Creation Tool

April 12th, 2021

ItsFoss writes about EPUB-editing software Sigil for Linux, Windows and MacOS.

Borrow eBooks & Audiobooks with BorrowBox

April 6th, 2021

TechGuide writes about the BorrowBox app that will let you borrow eBooks and Audiobooks from your local library.

Barnes and Noble Glowlight 3 eReader Returns

April 4th, 2021

GoodeReader reports that the Barnes and Noble Glowlight 3 eReader is back in stock after selling out in March.

Amazon and Big Five Publishers Collude in Anti-trust/Price-fixing

April 2nd, 2021

ArsTechnica untangles the anti-trust and price-fixing litigation surrounding Amazon and the big five legacy publishersHarperCollins, Hachette, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Random House.

The same publishers pulled this scam colluding with Apple (that paid $450-mil settlement on denial of appeal) in 2007, but the five settled out of court. (Publishers paid out tens of millions …)

Read Your Way Out of Quarantine

March 26th, 2021

Looks like COVID restrictions are continuing to give us great reasons to dig into a good eBook. Isolated or quarantined? Here are some web sites with Free eBooks to help pass the time while social distancing, and to stock your eLibrary. You’ll find a wide selection of classics, contemporary and non-fiction titles. Bookmark these pages.

Manybooks.net This has become my favorite with thousands of free titles in a wide variety of trouble-free formats.
GetFreeeBooks.com Just what it says.  A huge selection.
Project Gutenberg  Their mission statement: to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks. Too many titles to count…
G. Wells Taylor has several FREE and/or affordable titles/sequels that are receiving great reviews at GWellsTaylor.com. Multiple formats available.
Smashwords offers a long list of FREE eBook titles in formats to suit your new eBook reader.

Amazon KDP Ditches MOBI File Format for Publishing

March 20th, 2021

GoodeReader reports that Amazon KDP will no longer support the MOBI, PRC or AZK file formats for Kindle eBook publishing.

Amazon vs Public Libraries vs Legacy Publishers

March 18th, 2021

Techdirt offers an update on the current Amazon vs. Public Libraries debate, and the ongoing struggle between legacy eBook publishers and eBook Lending Institutions.

Haiku-centric E INK eReader Available

February 20th, 2021

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