The Kobo Forma is being sold for $299 at most retailers, such as Indigo, Walmart and the Kobo website. If you are looking to purchase this e-reader, you might want to try Amazon. It is currently available for $235 USD, which is $40 off the regular price.The Kobo Forma came out in 2018 and is their flagship e-reader. You can buy ebooks right from Kobo, borrow ebooks from … [Read more...] about Kobo Forma is on sale at Amazon at a really good price
The Amazon Kindle e-reader is the most popular brand of all time. People unfamiliar with e-readers in general have all heard about the Kindle and that it can read ebooks. The first generation Kindle basically kick started the entire ebook revolution and inspired other companies like Barnes and Noble and Kobo to enter the fray with their own product offerings. Today, we would … [Read more...] about The entire timeline of the Amazon Kindle E-Reader
Amazon has announced that the Kindle will receive a new firmware update, that will give users new features in the font menu system. Version 5.12.4 is available now, but the new features will not be fully implemented for a couple of weeks. The big selling point behind this update is that it now makes it easier to access all font, layout and reading options without leaving your … [Read more...] about Amazon Kindle to include more options in the font menu
I remember being in New York in 2013 when Kobo announced a slew of new e-readers and tablets. One of the things they unveiled was their new relationship with Pocket, the read it later service. All Kobo e-readers have this functionality and it is one of most underrated aspects of owning a Kobo. It basically allows you to have a browser based plugin or dedicated app for your … [Read more...] about Save to Pocket is a godsend for the Kobo e-Reader
When you love to read, finding time to read your books and places to store them are familiar problems. The time-worn cliche of book lovers with groaning, double-stacked bookshelves exists for a reason. People who love books usually end up with a significant collection of them.The invention of the eReader seemed like the perfect solution. A device just a little larger than … [Read more...] about Picking an eReader That Won’t Distract You From Reading
The original iPad came out ten years ago and it goes without saying that when this device started to catch on, many of the fringe e-reader players went out of business and people started to read on tablets. News, magazines, newspapers, comic books and a myriad of digital content always looked nicer on a full color screen, whereas ebooks tend to look better on E INK. Did the … [Read more...] about Did the iPad kill the e-reader?
Kobo is having some problems with their website and all of their mobile apps for iOS and Android are not working. The company has been experiencing downtime for the majority of the day and on the weekend they have a skeleton staff at the office so it is likely everything will continue to be down until tomorrow. Their entire email server is down, so it is impossible to send the … [Read more...] about Kobo website and apps are down
Supernote is going to release a new firmware update on February 25th for the Supernote A5 and Supernote A6. They are going to be revising the menu and note taking system to appeal towards left handed users and there will be a refined system to totally disable the touchscreen display, so it will only recognize the stylus and not your fingers.A few weeks ago Supernote … [Read more...] about First look at the new Supernote Firmware update
There is a growing number of people who simply aren't reading books anymore. There are no set reasons why this occurs, some are forced to read books in English class and simply don't read anymore. Others don't read books, but read news articles and blog posts online, but not books. Why is this the case?TGI consumer research from Kantar Media released in 2019 suggests just … [Read more...] about Why aren’t people reading books anymore?
Bookstore sales in the United States fell 5.7% in 2019 and the entire sector made $10.0 billion, down from $10.6 billion in 2018. These estimates stem from the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau.With the exception of I Know Where the Crawdads Sing, there was no huge bestseller in 2019 and many retailers complained about the lack of a breakout hit during the holiday … [Read more...] about Bookstore sales plummeted 5.7% in 2019
Physical comic book sales increased by 2.23% in 2019 and generated $516.6 million. Digital comic sales were up nearly 4% in 2019, while graphic novel sales were down 2%. Both figures represented improvements over 2018, which saw comics up 2% and graphic novels down 8%.Final figures for the entire year are not out yet, but we can do some quick math and estimate how much … [Read more...] about Digital Comic sales increased by 4% in 2019
Digital manga sales in Japan have increased by almost 30% in 2019, while the print market was down 4.3%. The entire digital publishing market, which includes ebook, comics and graphic novels generated a staggering $2.81 billion USD. Digital publishing sales made up 19.9% of the market in 2019, whereas it made up 16.1% of the market in 2018.Print sales fell for the 15th … [Read more...] about Digital Manga sales have increased by 29.5% in 2019