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Amazon Kindle Security Vulnerabilities Discovered

January 23rd, 2021

TechRadar talks about security vulnerabilities discovered in Amazon Kindle eReaders that could have led to account takeover by hackers.

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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.

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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.

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Is Color Kindle Coming?

January 17th, 2021

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

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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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TCL Color E Ink-like NXTPAPER Tablet

January 13th, 2021

TechRadar reports from CES 2021 on the TCL Color E Ink-like NXTPAPER Tablet.

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Libraries Loan 289-Million eBooks in 2020

January 9th, 2021

GoodeReader reports 289-million eBooks being loaned out from libraries in 2020.

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eBook Reader Options for 2021

January 5th, 2021

CNET lists its best eBook Readers for 2021.

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Dasung Releasing 25.3-inch E Ink Monitor “Paperlike 253” in 2021

December 29th, 2020

Liliputing reports that Chinese tech-company Dasung is releasing a 25.3-inch E Ink monitor in 2021. The Paperlike 253 sounds like a great escape from the eye-strain caused by LED and LCD monitors, and would be the perfect tool for reading, writing, or coding.

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Some Free eBooks for Christmas

December 25th, 2020

Merry Christmas from eBook Rumors!

Here are some FREE eBooks to enjoy on your new eReader or to stock your eLibrary for the New Year. 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.

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