North Carolina is the first state to unveil a bold plan to outfit libraries with a dedicated digital kids section so they can download audiobooks and e-books. The average location will have around 3,000 e-books, 680 audio books and 35 streaming videos for kids. Children and parents have instant access from home or anywhere using a card from any public library in North … [Read more...] about North Carolina Unveils Statewide Digital Library for Kids
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The United States has implemented a new policy that prevents you from taking your e-reader or tablet on direct flights from Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The United Kingdom has imposed a similar ban from Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Tunisia. Smartphones are allowed to be brought into the cabin to … [Read more...] about US and UK Restrict E-Readers on Direct Air Flights from the Middle East
The mayor of San Pao Brazil Joao Doria launched a "Pretty City" campaign whereby he painted over graffiti with gray paint. Some of the stuff that was covered up was street tags, but others included bright and vibrant art. Amazon is getting political and they have been writing over the gray paint with quotes from books and even made a YouTube commercial on why the mayor is … [Read more...] about Amazon is getting political in Sao Paulo
As if Amazon didn't already have enough critics, the company has unleashed a new invitation-only offer that is going to raise some author ire. It's new Prime Reading membership, a free benefit of having an Amazon Prime membership which is not to be confused with the monthly fee-based Kindle Unlimited, lets customers read pre-selected books at no additional cost. It can easily … [Read more...] about New Prime Reading Offer Asks Authors to Give Up Royalties. Here’s Why They Should.
The amount of pirated e-books that are publicly available on Torrent sites or forum have increased in recent years. It is estimated that pirated content costs the publishing industry over $315 million dollars in 2016. In the past, digital publishers have turned a blind eye to piracy because most of them still think people are scanning books manually and posting the PDF file. … [Read more...] about You would be surprised who pirates eBooks the most
AT&T has just announced a new digital magazine program whereby their customers will get access to limited time access to four digital magazine titles per month and can be read on up to five personal devices. The company providing access to the magazines is called Readly.“Creating Readly Select specifically with customer loyalty programs in mind made working with AT&T THANKS … [Read more...] about AT&T customers get free access to digital magazines
Microsoft has developed a digital bookstore where they will be selling hundreds of thousands of bestselling and backlist titles. Every e-book you purchase will be able to be read on the Microsoft Edge browser, which will be updated with a number of enhancements such as being able to adjust the font size and font type. Cortana will also play a major role with being able to … [Read more...] about Microsoft Digital Bookstore is opening on April 11th
Asus has just released a new 10 inch tablet called the ZenPad 3S. It features a Hexa-core MediaTek CPU with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The video quality is really solid via the 2K display and audio sounds really great with headphones in conjunction with 7.1 Channel virtual surround sound. We have an unboxing video that shows you everything that comes in the box … [Read more...] about ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 Unboxing
Crunchyroll is best known for their anime and live drama streaming video platform and they have just introduced a new digital manga store on their Android app. They are offering 800 EPUB 3 e-books from Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics.With the existing Anime app there is a new manga store that offers hot properties such as Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly … [Read more...] about Crunchyroll Unveils New Manga Shop on their Android App
Barnes and Noble tends to release a new e-reader once every two years and the last device they released was in 2015 and it continues to be marketed today. The B&N Nook Glowlight Plus is a solid digital reader because it is waterproof, has a solid front-lit display and has a few software driven features not found on any other product on the market. I think the bookseller … [Read more...] about Will Barnes and Noble Release a New E-Reader in 2017?
Sony discontinued the Digital Paper PDF Reader about five months ago and the company has been working on a successor. Sony Japan has been spearheading the design efforts and the Sony DPT team in the United States has offered feedback on what their business customers need. Sony recently sent out a survey to a select number of users and they have revealed a new A4 model 13.3 inch … [Read more...] about Is this the new Sony DPT-S2?
Kobo is one of the only e-reader companies that allow you to upload your own fonts. This is useful if you want to load in custom fonts for specific languages, such as Arabic or Amazon specific fonts fonts such as Ember, or Bookerly.In order to install the custom fonts on your Kobo e-Reader you need to do a Google Search for the ones you want to install. I … [Read more...] about How to add custom fonts to your Kobo e-Reader
Japanese designer Kosho Tsuboi has just developed an interesting new product called the The Magic Calendar. It uses E Ink technology and syncs with your Google Calendar to not only provide the date, but also highlights your schedule and upcoming meetings.The Magic Calendar is part of Google’s Android Experiments program which encourages designers and engineers to create new … [Read more...] about This E Ink Calendar Syncs With Your Google Account