Category: eBook Readers

The machines. Reviews Sharper Image Literati Reader

Here’s a link to a review of the Sharper Image Literati Reader at  It’s competitively priced at $159, but it falls short of the reviewer’s expectations.

eBook Piracy on the Rise

CNet News has the results of a recent study on eBook Piracy. Have a look at the post, there’s a graph and everything. I thought it would be nice addition to yesterday’s eBook Rumors post. Notice in the survey they blame iPad’s release in part for the increase in piracy, and fail to mention that …

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Publishers Driving eBook Prices out of Affordable Range

Thanks Jorgen for a link to this Salon story by Dan Gillmor outlining the lose-lose scenario that publishers have foisted onto the public by taking pricing away from Amazon and other book sellers, and switching to the more expensive agency model that is now showing eBooks priced higher than their physical paper equivalents. It’s an …

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Digital Publishing Levels the Playing Field for Kobo

The National Post has an excellent feature on eBook retailer and distributor Kobo that shows the Toronto start-up and offspring of Indigo Books & Music Inc. is more than capable of going blow for blow with Internet giants Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble and Sony. It all comes down to keeping it simple. After launching …

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The eBook Revolution Continues.

Our intrepid friend Jorgen has dropped off yet another link, this time to an excellent Daily Finance post by Sarah Weinman that lists the results of eBook related surveys. You’ll be surprised by some of the numbers and encouraged that all the evidence points to an eBook Revolution shifting into high gear.

Brave New Digital World for Libraries

Thanks Jorgen for a link to a MetroWest Daily News story about the impact of the eBook Revolution on the future of libraries. Borrowing rates are increasing with traditional paper and audio books, but with new numbers showing eBook usage spiking at 949%, it is clear that the new media is going to have a …

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Toshiba’s Book Place offers Digital Reading for Laptop and PC.

The Inquirer has a story announcing Toshiba’s leap into the eBook Revolution with its own store and program that focus on PC and laptop reading. The Japanese electronics giant’s Toshiba Book Place is available for PC or Mac. The program interfaces with Toshiba’s own bookstore and offers a million public domain and thousands of commercial …

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Kobo and Kindle – Yes, but Kobo first.

An interesting addition to the story about Research in Motion’s (RIM) full-color BlackBerry PlayBook tablet due out in 2011. We mentioned here that both Kindle and Kobo were ready to provide eBooks for the iPad competitor. This story at the Register tells us that in fact Kobo will come preloaded on the device. While we …

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An Article that Kills the Lies that want to Kill the eBook Revolution.

Many, many thanks to Jorgen for a link to an excellent piece by Marion Maneker at called “Are E-Books Killing the Literary Novel? Nonsense.” Read this article because it cuts right through publishing industry lies against digital publishing, and shows us the essential truth of the eBook Revolution. If you’re a writer, small publisher …

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Kobo Releases Wireless eReader – Border Sells it for $140.00

Read this ZDNet story about eBook partners Kobo and Borders releasing the $140 Kobo E Ink WiFi eReader. Available November 1st the $139.99 device will build on Kobo’s first eReader version that ran with USB connection and $150 price tag (it started the eBook Reader price-war). With the new untethered device ready to compete in the ever evolving eBook Marketplace, one …

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