Posts tagged as: eBooks

Google Search Results Now Include ebooks Available from Local Libraries

Google has added a new feature to Search that will show you if your local library has the ebook you’re looking for in stock. If you didn’t know that you could borrow ebooks, it’s true that you can, many libraries across the US have a digital collection that you can borrow from. With this functionality, […]

Macmilllian, Penguin Release Settlement Notices to e-Book Customers

Two of the five publishers accused of conspiring with Apple to inflate e-book prices, Macmillan and Penguin, have started issuing emails to e-book customers, informing them of rights, responsibilities, and proposed terms in the legal settlement the companies negotiated. Under current terms, the publishers would distribute approximately $162.25 million to customers who bought e-books at […]

Sony Launches Reader App for iOS to Support Its eBook Platform

Sony has launched an official Reader app for iOS. The software lets people access content bought for Sony’s proprietary e-reading platform, syncing a user’s titles through cloud storage. Many common features are included, such as bookmarks, day and night modes, and customizable font sizes and contrast. Some library management options include support for personalized collections. […]

Barnes and Noble Lowers Prices on 8GM, 16GB Nook Tablet

Barnes and Noble is reducing the prices of some of its e-reader devices again. The price for the Nook Color will drop on November 4 to $139, the 8GB Nook Tablet will be $159, and the 16GB Nook Tablet will fall to $179. The cut arrives nearly in parallel with the shipment of the Nook […]

Google Play Books for iOS Updated – Gains Notes, Bookmarks, Highlights

Google has released a major update of the Google Play Books iOS app, v1.3.0. One addition is the ability to add bookmarks by tapping the top-right corner. Selecting text meanwhile gives users several new options, such as colored highlights, private notes, or translating text into over 50 languages. The gesture also lets readers look up […]

Que Offers Enhanced eBooks through Apple’s iBookstore

Que Publishing announced today that it is now offering enhanced eBooks from its Using Series through Apple’s iBookstore. Designed for beginner-level home and office computer users, Using eBooks include up to four hours of step-by-step free video tutorials and audio sidebars. Intended for use on the iPad, Using eBooks can be downloaded from the iBookstore, […]

Apple Updates iBooks to Version 1.2, Introduces Collections, Illustrated Titles

Apple has pushed out a new version of iBooks, 1.2. The app’s primary upgrade is support for fully illustrated books from the iBookstore, where previously titles were limited to inline images. Also new is the expected concept of Collections, which allows grouping books or PDFs together for easier browsing. Notes and PDF files — but […]

Millions’ of Kindles Sold in 73 days

Amazon has posted a public thank you in the Kindle Community part of their web which gives insight into the high demand for the new third-generation Kindle e-book readers. The company shipped “millions” of the e-readers in the past 73 days. It sold more Kindles in these 73 days than in all of 2009. The […]

Amazon Debuts New Kindles

Amazon.com late today announenced a two new model os the kindel reader. The new Kindle has a new electronic-ink screen with 50 percent better contrast than any other e-reader per Amazon, a new sleek design with a 21 percent smaller body while still keeping the same 6-inch-size reading area, and a 15 percent lighter weight […]

Larsson is Spotlighted by Amazon as first Million Book Kindle Author

Amazon Has reported that the late Stieg Larsson is the first author to join the Kindle Million Club, having sold one million Kindle books. Larsson wrote the global bestseller Millenium Trilogy, which includes The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. All three […]

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