All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ebooks’

Barnes & Noble Took A Hit During The Holidays, Nook Suffered The Most

After the holidays, Barnes & Noble said that sales of its Nook hardware and eBook business were both starting to fall. In fact, Nook revenues reportedly dropped 12 percent in the time leading up to the holidays. Now the company’s third quarter results are out, and it’s not pretty. Reuters reports that Barnes & Noble posted a net loss for …

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BioShock Infinite Prequel eBook is Coming, Free with Pre-Order

2K Games and Irrational Games today announced that an eBook prequel to the upcoming BioShock Infinite video game will soon be released. BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt will be released for the Kindle bookstore on February 12. Readers can pay $3 to download it, but a free copy of the novel comes with every BioShock Infinite pre-order as well. The …

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Completely Paperless Public Library Could Come to Texas

Bexar County, Texas may soon be the first place in the U.S. to operate an entirely digital public library. A Judge in the county, Nelson Wolff, is pushing for the construction of an entirely bookless public library. He says it will be called BiblioTech, which is a play on biblioteca, the Spanish word for library. While some public libraries across …

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McGraw Hill Lends Its eBooks To Libraries

Publishing house McGraw Hill announced today that it is expanding its digital offerings to libraries, by offering an enhanced purchasing program for its eBook library. They call the new purchasing alternative their “perpetual access” program. The publisher’s eBook library includes nearly 2,000 titles, and is continuously updated. McGraw Hill says academic libraries will be interested in reference works, and public …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas And Other Peanuts Books Will Soon Be Available As eBooks

It’s almost Christmas which means that you’ve probably watched A Charlie Brown Christmas about 20 times already. It’s a holiday classic for sure, but the book isn’t half bad either. It and a number of other Peanuts printed works will soon be available on the digital devices you’ll undoubtedly get for Christmas. Peanuts Worldwide and Graphicly announced today that the …

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Arthur C. Clarke eBook Collection Released

Famed sci-fi author Authur C. Clarke is making the move to eBooks. RosettaBooks, an independent eBook publisher, announced today that many of the author’s influential works have been released in eBook formats. The books are now on sale for $9 per volume in the Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, and Kobo eBook stores. The Arthur C. Clarke eBook collection includes 35 of …

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E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity

If you’ve ever wondered what figures in the tech community are eating? Want to donate to charity? Well, with a purchase of a new ebook called “The Startup Chef” you can fulfill both of those desires. Published and showcased via Leanpub, “The Startup Chef” currently sports 75 recipes from people all over the tech spectrum. It’s the work of YouTube’s …

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Amazon (Appropriately) Opens Up Kindle Store in Brazil

Today, Amazon makes another move in global expansion with a launch in one of the biggest countries in the world (and their likely namesake destination) -Brazil. Starting today, amazon.com.br is the new home to 1.4 million Kindle books priced in Reals. Of these 1.4 million titles, Amazon says that over 13,000 of them are in Portuguese. Amazon is also bringing …

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Apple Event: New iBooks App Announced

Today’s Apple event has begun, and already some unexpected announcements are coming. Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage this morning and updated the tech press on all of the newest, impressive Apple and App Store statistics. That led into the announcement of a new version of iBooks According to Cook, the new iBooks features continuous scrolling and improved integration …

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Kindle Serials: A New (Old) Way To Read Books From Amazon

Amazon had a number of new announcements today in the Kindle department. More on all of that here. One announcement that hasn’t gotten quite as much attention as Amazon’s new Kindle devices, however, may give people more of a reason to use the devices. Amazon announced Kindle Serials, which let users pay for a whole series of books up front, …

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Amazon Will Now Sell Its eBooks Through Other Retailers

Amazon is known for books. Even before the Kindle, the site was a favorite of book buyers. The company is now a major player in the eBook scene with their own major publishing imprint. Published books on their imprint were previously only available through Amazon, but those books will now start to appear elsewhere. Paid Content reports that Amazon has …

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Kindle Owners Really Love Their Exclusive Books

Being a Kindle owner definitely has its perks. Amazon has an extensive collection of Kindle-exclusive books that you can’t read anywhere else. As it turns out, that exclusivity is a real money maker. Amazon announced today that the 180,000 books that are exclusive to the Kindle store have been purchased, downloaded, or borrowed more than 100 million times. The ability …

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