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The Evolution of Reading

March 2nd, 2021

Book Riot writes about the evolution of reading, and the digital format’s impact on the narrative.

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.

PocketBook Launches $329 InkPad Color eBook Reader

February 16th, 2021

Gizmochina reports PocketBook has launched the $329 InkPad Color eBook Reader with 7.8-inch display. Video at the link.

Free eBooks to Curl Up With

February 13th, 2021

Looks like COVID restrictions are continuing to give us good reason to curl up with 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.

E INK Innovates In Tech Market

February 11th, 2021

Liliputing reports that the E Ink technology driving “eye-friendly” eBook Reader display surfaces continues to innovate across the broader tech industry to bring amazing new products to the market.

First 7.8-inch Full-Color E Ink eReader

February 6th, 2021

Liliputing writes about the first 7.8-inch full color E Ink eBook Reader.

Digital Memo Pomera DM30 E INK Typewriter Reviewed

February 3rd, 2021

GoodeReader reviews the Digital Memo Pomera DM30 E INK Typewriter.

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.

 

Get Free eBooks

April 5th, 2020

Tired of binge watching Netflix? Here are some web sites with Free eBooks to help pass the time in quarantine and 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.