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
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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
The Author Earnings report has come out once again, and if there's any criticism to be lobbed its way, it's that the data is thorough enough to make even the most fanatical number cruncher see spots. The breakdown in last month's report is once again by sales channel, English speaking sales market, publication route, and more.But one thing hasn't changed about the report, … [Read more...] about Should Authors Go Exclusive with Amazon?
Amazon is no stranger to issues surrounding ebook prices. Stateside, Amazon was a quiet player in the Apple-Big Five lawsuit brought about by the Department of Justice, but in Europe, Amazon is the central figure in the proceedings. At its heart, the issue stems from alleged price fixing that forces the publishers' hands in an already hotly contested topic.But there may be … [Read more...] about Amazon May Be Close to a Deal in EU Case
There have been only a handful of e-readers that utilized color e-paper. Ectaco, Hanvon and Pocketbook all released products that utilized technology called Triton, but were commercial failures due to the immaturity of the market at the time. Why haven't companies like Amazon, B&N or Kobo released a colored e-reader and what does the future hold for this technology?One … [Read more...] about E-Reader Companies Will Adopt Color E-paper in 2018
Apple unveiled a new iPad Mini with 128GB of storage for $399, this is the same amount of money you would have spent on the 32GB model with Wi-Fi, which has been discontinued. If you would like to get the cellular model, it is retailing for $529.It is important to note that this iPad Mini 4 with 128GB of storage is the exact same model that came out in 2015 and it … [Read more...] about iPad Mini 4 With 128GB of Storage is only $399
It's an old song, but it's still ringing out from the global marketplace: ebook sales are down, print sales are up, and we think the kids are to blame. In all seriousness, the very early days of the digital publishing revolution showed us that ebooks could hold their own in the book publishing arena, or at the very least come in a close enough second to not be scorned as a … [Read more...] about Down with eBooks, Up with Print
Amazon has just pushed out an update for Kindle for iPad and iPhone today that introduces Send to Kindle. It has integration with Safari and you can select Kindle from the list of options where you can forward documents, news articles, scholarly research or your favorite tech blog to the Kindle app.In 2014 Amazon purchased the digital comic platform Comixology. They did a … [Read more...] about Amazon Unveils Send to Kindle Functionality on iOS
There has been no confirmed reports about an e-reader catching fire and injuring someone. A Fond du Lac school has been making headlines in Green Bay WI about an e-reader exploding and the fire department had to be called in.The fire department says the device was not being charged or in use at the time. According to Division Chief Troy Haase, "Typically it would be … [Read more...] about Wisconsin Media says an e-Reader caught fire, they are wrong
Last year Amazon released the Kindle Oasis, a premium e-reader that came bundled with a case. The case has a built in battery that extends the life of the e-reader by about four weeks, but the internal battery on the Oasis is fairly woeful, sometimes only lasting a few days. Bookeen also sells a dedicated case that charges the Cybook Ocean, but it runs on solar power and … [Read more...] about Do people want e-reader cases that charge your device?
The publishing industry constantly bemoans the lack a true bestseller that generate significant revenue. Novels such as 50 Shades of Grey, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter not only sell millions of units in a short period of time, but consistently become huge income earners over the course of many financial quarters. Booksellers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble also benefit … [Read more...] about The Publishing Industry Relies On Midlist Authors