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New Kobo eReader Coming Soon

February 8th, 2021

GoodeReader reports that a new Kobo eReader is coming soon.

Reasons Why You Should Switch to eBooks in 2021

February 5th, 2021

News Anyway lists all the reasons why people should switch to eBooks in 2021.

Digital Memo Pomera DM30 E INK Typewriter Reviewed

February 3rd, 2021

GoodeReader reviews the Digital Memo Pomera DM30 E INK Typewriter.

$70 M5Paper E Ink Programmable eReader

January 29th, 2021

GoodeReader talks about the $70 M5Paper E Ink touchscreen programmable device.

This multi-function machine offers affordable eBook Reading among other things.

Convert eBooks for Kindle eReading

January 27th, 2021

MakeUseOf offers up four ways to convert any eBook file format to read on your Kindle.

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.

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.

 

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.

Libraries Loan 289-Million eBooks in 2020

January 9th, 2021

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

Digital Library Lending Surge in 2020

January 7th, 2021

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