May 3, 2011

Competition in eBook Market

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Still haven't joined the e-Book craze or are looking for a gift for mom? The Nook Color is now allowing authors to sign their books with a stylus. While we don't think the ability will add to its value all that much, you can now get apps, games, socialize and run video in color.

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On the other hand, if you are on team
Kindle
, you can get an ad-supported model for $25.00 less that the least expensive model. (Amazon calls it "Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers.)

Via Kindle Store

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April 27, 2011

Amazon To Lend Library eBooks

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Amazon plans to open its own service later this year that can access over 11,000 US libraries. The Kindle Library Lending works on all generations and apps and once you check out a book, it will save all your annotations and bookmarks. Whispersync allows highlighting and margin notes that will show up only for you should you reborrow or purchase.

Via Amazon

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April 20, 2011

Classic Art Cover for Kindle

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If you love your Kindle (or thinking about taking the Amazon plunge,) keep it protected with M-Edge's ultra-slim, lightweight Cover that, using a photo sublimation process, looks like fabric on the front and has a micofiber interior. The front is Bob Knox's 'Sunday in the Central Park' New Yorker cover (which spawned an entire Broadway musical (but that's another story.) M-Edge has other famous art covers for this generation's Kiindle and an e-Luminator book light is available as well and sold separately.

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February 18, 2011

Freakin' Friday! Archos 70c eReader

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It's Archos' turn to release an e-book. The Android run 70c eReader has a 7" TFT display, 4 GB memory, accelerometer, a 600MHz processor and SD card slot and built-in WiFi. The screen rotates in portrait or landscape mode, decodes HD, plays and stores video, music and text. You can preorder now and look forward to 10 hours of ePlaying before needing a charge.

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December 2, 2010

Amazon Give as a Gift Button

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If you want to give an ebook to someone this year, Amazon's "Give as a Gift" button lets you do that for anyone who has an email address. While they can be read on Kindles, they can also work on other eReaders, Apple, Blackberry and Android mobile devices, or PC and Mac.

Via Amazon Give as a Gift

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November 22, 2010

Let Black Week Begin at Amazon

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Seeing as though Black Friday has become Black Week (and in some cases Black half-month) we have decided to seek out some of the best online deals from all over the Net. So in addition to our Holiday Gift Guide, stay tuned this week for steals and deals.

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Amazon is offering a huge week with savings all kinds of electronics through Nov. 29. Certain items will only be featured during certain hours, so check out their DVDs, Blu-ray Movies and TV, and CDs.

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There are also sales on Video Games, Kindle eBooks and MP3 Players and Accessories.

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November 4, 2010

Kindle Avoids Censorship in China

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Word on the Interweb street is that the 3G Kindle can still access sites that China has blocked such as Facebook and Twitter. Further speculation seems to be whether they exempted it from censorship or just didn't notice. While the e-reader has not yet launched officially, they are available on the country's grey market. What we figure is that with all the online mention, China will certainly notice and the knowledge will affect legal sales on their mainland.

Via Google News

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October 28, 2010

Nook Kids, Digital Library for Little Ones

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Barnes & Noble plans to release Nook Kids, a digital library for kidlets that will consist of over 12,000 books, 100 picture books and 30 enhanced picture books. The collection is aimed at ages 3 to 8 and should be available next month. The site is already up with quick peeks at an enhanced 'Jamberry' and 'Go Dog Go.'

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Wait, you say. the nook's display is in black and white. Pshaw, we say. B&N is releasing the nook Color, an e-reader with 7" screen that can also browse and integrate with such apps as Facebook and Twitter. Pre-order for $249.00.

Via Nook Kids

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October 26, 2010

Share with Kindle

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Just as Barnes and Noble allows sharing of ebooks with their LendMe app, Amazon has announced that soon you will have the ability to loan some of your Kindle ebooks for up to 14 days. The determination is up to the publisher or rights owner and the catch is that you won't be able to read it while the loanee is doing so. Look for the new feature to launch in the next few weeks.

Via Kindle Community

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October 21, 2010

Whispersync eReading Sans eBook

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Who needs a Kindle with Whispersync? The free Amazon app allows you to shop for over 700,000 Kindle books on your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android Phone. You still get the first chapter to read before you buy and can adjust text size. We see a trend coming here.

Via Whispersync

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