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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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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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OverDrive Counts 33% Increase of eBook Downloads from Libraries and Schools

January 11th, 2021

An OverDrive press release reports an increase of 33% for downloads of Digital Books from libraries and schools.

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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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Digital Library Lending Surge in 2020

January 7th, 2021

PublishersWeekly says OverDrive has reported a surge in digital library lending in 2020.

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Farrago Wants Piece of Lockdown eReading Market

December 22nd, 2020

Bookseller reports that Duckworth imprint Farrago is launching its own eBook store in response to the growing adoption of digital titles due to the Covid-19 lockdowns.

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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.

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Pocketbook InkPad X Review

December 7th, 2019

GoodeReader reviews the Pocketbook InkPad X.

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The Kindle eBook as Present

December 5th, 2019

With Christmas on the way, TechAdvisor tells us how to give Kindle eBooks to the ones you love.

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Amazon Kindle Oasis 3 eReader Sold Out

December 3rd, 2019

GoodeReader reports that the Amazon Kindle Oasis 3 eReader is sold out in the US.

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