Beginning in May there will be a new Surface 3 tablet in town, and this time it's a more affordable version of Microsoft's flagship Surface Pro 3. While the Surface Pro 3 floated on the high-end of tablet pricing starting at $799 USD, the new Surface 3 begins at a much lower $499 USD.Aimed at students and families, this new Surface 3 doesn't appear to sacrifice features … [Read more...] about Microsoft Announces Intel Atom-Powered Windows 8.1 Surface 3
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Book discovery is crucial to not only the business side of selling books, but also in establishing a dedicated reader base of long-term fans. The more tools at readers' disposal for finding great books, the more likely they are to take a risk on an author they've never read before.That's why Goodreads, the online community based on reader-centric book interaction, has … [Read more...] about Goodreads Unveils Newly Redesigned Android App
Amazon has been fixated on piano black e-readers and tablets since the Kindle Keyboard. This mentality is apparently changing with the advent of a new ivory white edition of the Kindle Basic Touch. The new e-reader is now available for pre-order for ￥499.00 and the initial batch will be sent out by April 8th.The ivory white variant of the Kindle Basic Touch will released in … [Read more...] about Amazon Announces New Ivory White Kindle
Next on the list of big launch events is coming out of LG on April 28 in New York, London, and Paris simultaneously (with an event in Seoul, Singapore the following day, on April 29). There are no guarantees of course, but we have our fingers crossed that it means there will be a new version of their flagship smartphone coming from the South Korean company, the much-anticipated … [Read more...] about LG Wants You to Save the Date for April 28 Product Launch
The promise of a solid race-themed game has been known to motivate the purchase of entire console gaming systems --so the release of a quality title for mobile should be heard as very good news by fans of the genre. Fast & Furious: Legacy covers all seven titles in the film franchise, providing a true journey through the street racing experience.There aren't many … [Read more...] about Surge Your Adrenaline Playing Fast & Furious: Legacy for Android
The e-reader industry is dominated by six inch devices chiefly because of the portability and cost effectiveness. Large screens tend to be very niche and carry a huge price tag. Onyx is hoping to buck this trend with the advent of the i86 HD e-reader which has an 8 inch screen and costs $325.00.HardwareThe Onyx i86 HD features an eight inch IR touchscreen with a … [Read more...] about Onyx Boox i86 HD e-Reader Review
"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” --Mark TwainOne of the recent controversies in publishing involves the creation of an app called Clean Reader that has authors of every level crying censorship. Built by two parents who claim their daughter was upset by the amount and … [Read more...] about Clean Reader Controversy: Censorship, or Right to Read?
Publishers and retailers are always looking for new ways for a book to stand out in the crowd. Sometimes they employ well known designers and artists to something visually compelling with an anniversary edition or bookstores will sometimes employ small motifs for bestsellers such as 50 Shades of Grey. This is all going to change with the advent of 3D printing technology.In … [Read more...] about Will Publishers Start Adopting 3D Printed Book Covers as a Marketing Tool?
Book Riot is a publishing blog and they have recently been garnering quite a bit of attention due to recent post written by Brenna Clarke Gray. She alleged in a convoluted manner that when she left two or three star reviews of some books, the author and their publicists called her out on it. Brenna felt bullied about being asked to take down her reviews, so she quit … [Read more...] about Book Riot is Encouraging Women to Play the Victim
The The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most famous galleries in North America and visiting it in New York is considered a rite of passage. Traveling there is expensive and buying the physical books on Amazon will cost $118. In order to make their paintings and drawings more accessible the Met is focusing on digital and is now giving away a ton of digital content for … [Read more...] about The Metropolitan Museum of Art is Focusing on eBooks
e-Readers in Canada have poor retail visibility and you would be very hard-pressed to find anything but the odd Kobo. This is a stark contrast to the large selection found in the US or United Kingdom. Buying an e-reader in Canada just got more difficult with the announcement that 66 Future Shop stores will be closing and 65 will be converted to Best Buy. As a result of this … [Read more...] about Buying an eReader in Canada Just got Harder
Digital comics and manga are notorious for printing weekly issues for years. This is a massive barrier to new readers who want to start at the very beginning. Amazon is seeking to make peoples lives a bit easier with a new experimental program that bundles 25 issues into a single purchase.Amazon Japan has just launched the Kindle Buying Corner that bundles popular manga … [Read more...] about Amazon is Experimenting with Selling Digital Content in Bulk
Amazon is trying to compete with Dropbox, Google and Microsoft with it's Unlimited Cloud Drive option. The new service goes beyond simple a simple photo storage solution and can now handle video, music and e-books.Amazon has nixed the free option with photo storage and now demands that their users subscribe to Prime in order to keep on using the service. You can store … [Read more...] about Amazon Unlimited Cloud Drive – Not All it’s Cracked Up to Be