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Publishers (and Amazon) Continue Fight Against Public Libraries

March 27th, 2021

Publishers Weekly reports on a popular Library eBook Bill moving quickly through Maryland State Government that will force publishers (and Amazon) to offerreasonableterms when selling their titles to public libraries.

Read Your Way Out of Quarantine

March 26th, 2021

Looks like COVID restrictions are continuing to give us great reasons to dig into 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. This has become my favorite with thousands of free titles in a wide variety of trouble-free formats. 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 Multiple formats available.
Smashwords offers a long list of FREE eBook titles in formats to suit your new eBook reader.

Check Out the Bigme S3 7.8-inch Color eReader

March 24th, 2021

GoodeReader offers up a peek at the Bigme S3 7.8-inch Color eReader. Video at the link.

eBooks and Book-Sterilizing Machines Protect Readers in Japan

March 22nd, 2021

The Mainichi reports that libraries in Japan are adopting eBooks and Book-Sterilizing Machines to protect readers during pandemic.

Amazon KDP Ditches MOBI File Format for Publishing

March 20th, 2021

GoodeReader reports that Amazon KDP will no longer support the MOBI, PRC or AZK file formats for Kindle eBook publishing.

Amazon vs Public Libraries vs Legacy Publishers

March 18th, 2021

Techdirt offers an update on the current Amazon vs. Public Libraries debate, and the ongoing struggle between legacy eBook publishers and eBook Lending Institutions.

E INK Laptops Around the Corner?

March 16th, 2021

Hackaday writes about the challenges of producing an E INK laptop.

Onyx Boox Nova 3 Color eReader Review

March 14th, 2021

GoodeReader posted its Onyx Boox Nova 3 Color eReader review.

eBook Options other than Amazon

March 12th, 2021

InputMag offers up some eBook options if you want to buy into digital reading without going all-in with Amazon Kindle. (We’d add the indie-driven Smashwords retail eBook platform to the list.)

E INK Kaleido 2 Renamed the Kaleido Plus

March 10th, 2021

GoodeReader writes about the color E INK Kaleido 2 that is now called Kaleido Plus.