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Amazon Kindle 3G with “Special Offers” Arrives Amazon Kindle 3G with “Special Offers” Arrives

As the price battles heat up in the world of e-readers, Amazon has announced that it is offering its Kindle with 3G at a lower price – if you can tolerate the advertising. The new Kindle 3G with Special Offers …

New Nook is Smaller, Lighter and Touch-Enabled New Nook is Smaller, Lighter and Touch-Enabled

Barnes & Noble has just announced its all new Nook, and at only $139 it looks poised to challenge Amazon’s Kindle with wi-fi only in the market of more affordable e-readers. The all new Nook is the lightest e-reader on …

Kindle Outsells Print Books, Says Amazon Kindle Outsells Print Books, Says Amazon

The news is coming in today from Amazon that digital books on their popular Kindle e-reader are now outselling all print books on Amazon.com. Surely this signals the end of print books and the bricks and mortar stores that sell …

The Typewriter Dies, the Electronic Autograph is Born The Typewriter Dies, the Electronic Autograph is Born
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Every so often things happens in such a perfect, complementary fashion that it shakes the arguments against predetermination to the core.  Alas, where one once bright star is slowly flickering out another is bursting with new light.  And one might …

Number Of Tablet Users Growing Rapidly, And They Like Free Content

According to a new report from IDC, the worldwide market for tablets grew by 45.1% in the third quarter of 2010, driven mainly by iPad demand. Now, the iPad faces a great deal of competition from various manufacturers (many showcased at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas). 

Google Buys eBook Technologies to Provide Richer e-Reading Experiences on Tablets

eBooks and e-readers are big business these days. Amazon’s Kindle recently became the company’s best-selling product ever, and its competitors have done pretty well too. Now tablets are coming out of the woodwork to go head-to-head with Apple’s iPad, and these are also ideal for reading eBooks (some with Android).

Amazon Kindle Optimized for Android and Windows Tablets

It’s become crystal clear that Amazon’s Kindle is a hit, and though some of its competitors have been doing pretty well too, Kindle was recently revealed to be Amazon’s best-selling product ever

Barnes & Noble Begins Shipping Nookcolor E-Reader

Barnes & Noble said today it will begin shipping its Nookcolor ahead of schedule to people who pre-ordered the device.

The Nookcolor will begin arriving today and through the week to people who pre-ordered the device online and at Barnes & Noble stores. The e-reader will also start arriving at Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Walmart and Books-A-Million in “very limited quantities” this week and will include in-store demonstrations.

Amazon Readies Single-Serving Kindle Books

Amazon announced today that it will launch Kindle Singles, a new kind of Kindle book format that are twice the length of a New Yorker feature or the length of a few chapters of a book.

E-Reader Owners More Engaged Online

More than three-quarters of adults in the U.S. in e-reader households read a newspaper in print or online during the past week, compared to 71 percent of all adults, according to a new report from Scarborough Research.

Forty-one percent of adults in E-Reader Households visited a newspaper website during the past month, compared to 27 percent of total adults. They are 48 percent more likely than all consumers nationally to have visited a newspaper website during this time frame.

Amazon Launches New Version of Kindle for Android

Amazon announced a new version of Kindle for Android that comes with several new features. These include:

Kobo Emerges as the E-Reading App for the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Tab tablet device, and Kobo announced that it is supplying the e-reader technology for it.

"After much speculation, the new Samsung GALAXY Tab has just been announced by Samsung’s CEO in Berlin, and Kobo is THE eReading application powering the ‘Readers Hub’ on the new Android tablet," says Kobo. "This partnership is an industry first for Kobo and Samsung, offering the first eReading experience on an Android Tablet to readers worldwide."

Barnes & Noble Launches “NookStudy” for Students

As you may know, the digital book war between Amazon and Barnes & Noble has been heating up. Last week, Barnes & Noble announced an important move it is making, adding Nook boutiques to its brick and mortar stores across the country.

Barnes & Noble Uses its Brick & Mortar Advantage Against Amazon’s Kindle

The e-book/e-reader wars are really heating up. Amazon has plenty of good news to share around its Kindle device. Now Barnes & Noble is talking about a major push to increase Nook sales.

Author Sells a Million Kindle Books

When Amazon released its earnings last week, some were disappointed, but it was still clear that the Kindle has been doing pretty well. Amazon sold three times as many Kindle books in the first half of 2010 as it did in the first half of 2009, and it was recently revealed that Amazon is now selling more Kindle books than hardcover books.

Barnes & Noble Looks to Build Digital Libraries, Gives Classic Books Away
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Barnes & Noble is encouraging customers to build their own personal digital libraries with a promotion called Barnes & Noble Classics.

Amazon Releases New KindleDX with Lower Price, Better Contrast

Amazon has introduced a new version of the Kindle DX with a lower price of $379 (down from $489) and 50% better display contrast.

Amazon Adds Video/Audio to Kindle Apps

Amazon has announced an update for its Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch that lets users see embedded video and hear audio clips within Kindle books. Of course new books that actually take advantage of this functionality have been announced as well.

The first books to utilize it were Rick Steves’ London from Rick Steves and Together We Cannot Fail by Terry Golway. However, there are 13 on the list currently (including more Rick Steves books).

The More People Read, the More Likely They’ll be to Choose an E-Reader Over an iPad

As you may know, eBook readers are getting cheaper. Yesterday Barnes & Noble lowered the price on its 3G Nook, forcing Amazon to also lower the price of its Kindle. Combine that with the popularity of the iPad, and the market for eBooks is growing.

Barnes & Noble Forces Amazon to Lower Kindle Price
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Earlier today, Barnes & Noble revealed a new Wi-Fi version of its Nook eBook reader, and along with that, dropped the price of its 3G version to $199. Not to be outdone, Amazon has now announced that it has dropped the price of its Kindle from $259 to $189.

Barnes & Noble Introduces Nook Wi-Fi (A Cheaper Version)

Barnes and Noble today introduced its Nook Wi-Fi device priced at $149. In addition, the 3G version of the Nook has been lowered to $199.

The company notes that the new Nook 3G price marks the first under $200 dedicated full-feature eBook reader that offers both free 3G wireless and Wi-Fi connectivity. It also now has a new software update that is supposed to make it easier to connect in more places via Wi-Fi.