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 →
Thanks to the rising popularity of devices like the Kobo and Kindle, more and more people are starting to rely on e-books for their textual enjoyment. Even so, what do you do if you already have a massive library of dead tree editions? The Book Saver Book Scanner from Ion Audio could be the ticket.more →
Gone are the days when reading was limited to paper. Yeah sure! You’ll tell me nothing beats the good feeling of holding a book in your hands even today. I won’t argue, because the recent figures associated with ebook sales tend to speak for themselves.more →
Up until now it seemed that e-reader enthusiasts have had to make a very important decision. If they want the sunshine-friendly display with unbelievable battery life, they’d go e-ink. If they want bright colors and a vibrant display, they’d go LCD. Well, Hanvon is prepared to give them the best of both worlds.more →
Even though the Apple iPad is getting the lion’s share of attention these days, the e-Reader market is still as competitive as ever. Not to be outdone by its Amazon counterparts, Barnes & Noble is getting ready to go even bigger with its Nook e-ink reader.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 →
Amazon is shipping a new Kindle eReader this week to keep things fresh and interesting in the eBook market, their latest iteration is the Kindle DX. The DX offers new e-ink display technology with 50% better contrast over its predecessor, making for clearer, sharper text and images.more →
It’s probably not completely fair to compare Amazon’s Jeff Bezos with the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld, but he is withholding something from us that we may have otherwise desired. According to the Amazon head honcho himself, we should not be expecting a color version of the Kindle any time soon.
The guys at Amazon on working on something, but a color Kindle is “still some ways out,” according to Bezos. That’s too bad, because I’m sure the launch of the Apple iPad has done nothing but harm to the sales numbers on the Kindle.more →
Due in part to the success and pure programming genius of the people at Amazon, Asus has decided to pre-load their notebooks with the Kindle Application for you to easily access all sorts of books, newspapers, and magazines right off the bat. When you open up the box to your newly acquired Asus laptop, just log into your Kindle account to start buying all sorts of content. Yes, I know, you can download the software for free on your own, but at least this kind of “bloatware” is useful for a good number of people.
The pre-loading of the Amazon Kindle application expands beyond full-size laptops too, getting pre-loaded on the Eee PC line of netbooks as well. Thanks to the Whispersync technology, you can start reading a book on your Kindle-equipped laptop and pick up where you left off on your Kindle e-reader handheld.more →
This week was the week that Apple unveiled their iPad. The company did such a great job on keeping the device under wraps, that even some bloggers unable to keep their ego in check after Apple more than likely shut down their requests for an advanced viewing, went ahead and made up stories of actually having it. Regardless, it was an interesting week and we do have ourselves a few Apple iPad models to choose from, and what many hope will be the savior for the print industry and their constant battle against rising costs.more →
Arguably, one of the biggest things holding back the success of the Amazon Kindle is its reliance on that CDMA-based “WhisperNet” connection. As soon you leave the United States, the wireless capabilities are basically useless. Well, that’s all about to change, because they have just revealed the new Amazon Kindle: US & International Wireless edition. […]more →
I don’t think e-book readers like the Amazon Kindle have quite reached the same level of prevalence as MP3 players and smartphones just yet, but many people are saying that they are going to be the next big thing. Not to be left out in the cold, iRiver has an entry of its own that […]more →
Just as the iPod was not the first MP3 player to hit the market, the Amazon Kindle also was not the first e-book reader of its kind. However, just like the iPod, the Amazon Kindle has had a much bigger impact on our culture and on the industry. Getting ready for an official foray into […]more →