Last year, for every 100 paperback books sold on Amazon.com, the company sold 115 e-books, according to Amazon’s Q4 earnings report. What’s more, Amazon saw three times as many sales of e-books than of hardcovers during the same period.more →
The Kindle 3 is Amazon’s $139+ eBook reading device that offers Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity to Amazon’s digital eBook store. The new display and constrast is remarkable, its lightweight frame and crisp text will keep you reading treeless for hours on end.more →
Apple’s iPad was always expected to be the Kindle Killer, but never really disrupted the Amazon’s sales of its eReading tablet. In fact Amazon sells more Kindle books than they do hardcovers, and expect that number to “surpass all paperbacks sold sometime in the next nine to twelve months” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder & CEO. Kindle sales tripled in June when Amazon lowered the price to $189, we can only imagine what will happen now that the price has been reduced to $139 by simply dropping 3G and giving a Wi-Fi only version.more →
Last month at Computex Taipei, device manufacturers displayed e-book readers quite aggressively. Following not so far behind the event is Sharp with an announcement of their own, a next-generation in e-Book reading technology, the XMDF format; this time few extra tricks up its sleeve.more →
Getting their foot in the door early for the 2010 fall school season, Barnes & Noble today unveiled a solution to lighten the book bag, it’s called the NookStudy.
NookStudy is an application and management tool for your eTextbooks, it runs on both Mac and PC, and will offer students instant downloads to study guides, test prep tools, periodicals, and hundreds of thousands of academic and trade titles.more →
The whole e-book situation really started to get serious when the Amazon Kindle was released. It got kicked up a notch with the Apple iPad, but what about newspapers? You can read them on your iPad or Kindle, but neither formats are quite the same as what the Page concept is trying to accomplish.
Rather than use solid displays like other smartbooks, the Page makes use of flexible and foldable e-paper technology.more →