Category: Kobo eReader

Summer Holidays – eBook Reading by a Lake

You’ll have to forgive another week of missed headlines as eBook Rumors takes a short summer break. Thanks for visiting, enjoy the grab bag of stories below, and be sure to look for fresh rumors and posts the week of July 25th. Enjoy! * Gizmodo Australia is talking about Video-Capable ePaper here. Big opportunity for …

Continue reading

Are Borders’ Multi-Platform eBooks A Game-Changer?

AnnArbor.com’s Nathan Bomey analyzes Borders’ new eBook Store here and wonders whether its untethered eBook formats are ahead of the curve. Since a consumer can read Borders’ eBooks on any device, it’s easy to see the American book retailer grab its projected 17% share of the eBook market. Especially when pitted against the proprietary, kind of ‘locked’, eBooks sold …

Continue reading

Get Your eBook on iPad, Kindle, nook, Sony Reader or Kobo eReader, etc…

Jorgen dropped by with a special link for independent authors and publishers eager to take part in the eBook Revolution. A story at Gizmodo gives the inside track to getting your eBook in the iBookstore. They talk about everything from eBook Readers to formats, and point the way to a growing marketplace of over 100 million …

Continue reading

Here We GO! Sony Reader Breaks the $100 MARK!

GalleyCat has a story about Sony upping the ante in the eReader price war by breaking the $100 barrier on its PRS-505/LC. The members-only offer at Books-A-Million sold out within hours. Read the story here. True enough, we missed the special, but can another be far behind? Keep your eyes peeled and your credit cards …

Continue reading

Barnes and Noble Presents NOOKstudy Options.

Thanks Jorgen for this link to a Notebooks.com story about Barnes & Noble introducing new software called NOOKstudy. This attempt to expand the nook and eBook market provides an alternative to traditional textbooks. The NOOKstudy software will be released for PC and Mac and will expand the reach of B&N’s eReader applications already available for iPad, …

Continue reading

FoxNews Reviews the Kindle DX

Amazon’s rebooted Kindle DX doesn’t just come with a $100 drop in price to $379. (That was the price for the original Kindle…) They’ve also added some improvements. This FoxNews review takes a look at Amazon’s biggest eBook Reader. There’s video too!

Borders Goes for Device Neutral eBook Dominance

Thanks Jorgen for a link to a story at The Tech Herald that also has the whole Internet buzzing. American Book retailing giant Borders is banking on a multi-platform approach with their new Borders eBook store that will be supported by its Kobo eReader, PC and Mac computers, Apple’s iPad (iEtc.), BlackBerry, Android smartphones and …

Continue reading

Sony Reader Pocket Edition Price Drops to $150!

We knew it would happen soon. Sony has entered the pricing war with Barnes and Noble’s nook and the Kobo eReader pricing their smaller format eBook Reader (the Pocket Edition) to match the low $150 price tag. Additionally, the larger Sony Reader Touch Edition has dropped to $170 from $200 and the 3G Daily Edition Sony Reader …

Continue reading

Maturity (or Wisdom?) Driving the eBook Revolution

Here’s a Philadelphia Inquirer story where digital publishing industry analysts suggest the majority of eBook Reader owners (up to 66 percent) are older than 40 with a ‘sweet spot’ group of consumers aged 35-54 developing into a powerful market force. A full set of statistics has yet to be produced, but these early predictions make a lot …

Continue reading

eBook Reader Review

Top Ten Reviews has a list of the eBook Readers leading the pack halfway through 2010. They’ve got it pretty well laid out for quick comparison, and while I notice Kobo eReader is conspicuously absent, it’s still worth a glance if you’re planning to enter the eBook Revolution.