BBC has a story about Yota’s new phone that boasts two screens. On one side the Android device offers the traditional full color screen, while on the other you’ll find an E Ink screen. The designers have incorporated the low-energy E Ink for static displays, but one wonders if you can read eBooks on it. There are a lot of people out there squinting to read eBooks on traditional (glaring) smartphones who might jump at this innovation.
The TechHive offers one of the first eBook buying guides we’ve seen for the 2013 gift giving season. (Video at the link.)
Digital Book World has eBook best-seller lists for the week ending Dec. 1, 2013.
MediaBistro reports that Scribd has gift cards available for eBook subscriptions.
According to a MetroNews Canada story, the Edmonton Public Library just got 2,000 eBooks richer.
GoodeReader posted on the Ad-based eBook reading service Readfy.
Digital Book World reports on making the most of digital publishing’s middle ground.
Digital Trends gives us a list of the 100 Best Free eBooks for Kindle.
Computerworld tells you how to add PDFs to your iBooks.
and GoodeReader also offers a story on NewsHunt’s move into the India eBook marketplace.
Digital Book World tracks the downward trend in eBook pricing.
The Geeks of Doom report on Neil Gaiman and his Dr. Who eBook. Video at the link.
Library Journal posts on the unpleasant realities of eBooks in libraries.
Digital Trends writes about Flickr Photo Books where digital photography meets print-on-demand technology.
And Digital Book World offers a post on Simon & Schuster’s release of an Interactive Shakespeare App.
GoodeReader posted on HarperCollins’ move to sell their eBook titles directly to readers. They’re launching the dedicated app for Android and iOS.
We saw this one coming a long time ago, the question now is whether publishers that make this move will also make it cost-effective and logical for the consumer to purchase directly. (I have a feeling they will not offer discounts, or extras… at first.)
Tech2 posted on the challenges facing publishers as the eBook Revolution grows and online retailers take the dominant position.
GoodeReader compares the new Sony PRS-T3 and the well-received Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 E Ink eReaders. Specifics and video at the link.