Onyx Boox has just released a new e-reader in China called the Boox Note+. This device is very similar to the Boox Note that came out at the beginning of this year. The main difference is that the screen is flush with the bezel and is made of glass. Some people like to take notes on a glass based screen because it will not scratch, so you can press really hard with the … [Read more...] about Onyx Boox Note+ e-Reader is now available
Archives for August 2018
There are two different types of e-readers on the market. One is the consumer segment that has a built in digital bookstore or allows you to install Android apps. Professional e-readers appeal to people who want to make digital notes, draw or edit PDF files. If you had to design the perfect ereader for either consumers or professionals, what types of features would you … [Read more...] about How would you design the perfect e-reader?
Lenovo has just announced the Yoga Book C930, an ultra-slim, ultra-light and ultra-flexible dual display laptop with E Ink technology, and the first successor to the ground-breaking 2016 Yoga Book. As the world’s first dual display laptop with E Ink, the Yoga Book’s 10.8-inch high-resolution IPS display interacts with an E Ink display that functions as a notepad, sketchbook, … [Read more...] about Yoga Book C930 features an E-Ink Display
The Vancouver Public library is doing something innovative when it comes to loaning out digital books to patrons. They have launched a Fast Reads program and ebooks cannot be placed on hold and are only available for seven-day loan periods, meaning they will be made available to other members sooner than traditional books. There is also a two-item limit for Fast Reads ebooks, … [Read more...] about Vancouver Public Library launches Fast Reads program for ebooks
Walmart has started to sell Kobo e-readers, audiobooks and ebooks in 1,000 of their retail locations in the United States last week. They have been promoting their foray into digital content in a big way and they even took out a full page advert in the print edition of the New York Times Book Review. I think they might have inadvertently tipped the new Kobo e-reader that will … [Read more...] about Did Walmart just leak the new Kobo e-reader?
Barnes and Noble CEO Demos Parneros was fired last month for breaking company policies and he did not receive any severance pay. The bookseller did not disclose on why he was fired, but the answer came spilling out in a public exchange of accusations between Mr. Parneros and the company — including that Mr. Parneros had been fired in part because of claims of sexual harassment … [Read more...] about Demos Parneros sues Barnes and Noble for wrongful dismissal
Amazon Prime Book Box is a relatively new program that started in May. It is a subscription service that delivers curated children's books every 1, 2, or 3 months. The titles comprise of a random assortment of books or parents can pick and choose 2 hardcover books or 4 board books from a rotating list. Each box is only $22.99 and saves customers up to 35% off List Price. … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Book Box is out of beta
Amazon has just announced that customers in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman can now buy a Kindle online. Amazon has partnered with SOUQ.com to sell the entry level Kindle, Paperwhite 3 and Oasis 2.A few months ago Amazon unveiled support for Arabic languages on the entire Kindle line. Publishers and independent authors were given new tools in order to … [Read more...] about Amazon Kindle now available in UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman
E Ink has just begun to delivering its Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) display products to clients in the digital signage sectors for verification. This is being done so they can start making EPD controllers and write the necessary software. E Ink hopes for this tech to start hitting mass production by the end of the year and start generating meaningful revenue sometime in … [Read more...] about E Ink starts shipping advanced color epaper
In the second-half of 2018 there are a number of new e-readers that are going to be released. Amazon is developing the Kindle Paperwhite 4 and it should be announced within the next month or two. Kobo is putting the final touches on the second generation Aura One, with a giant 7.8 inch screen. The Pocketbook Lux 4 and Arta Tech Infinity are also compelling.The Kindle … [Read more...] about Top 5 upcoming e-readers you need to know about
The Nintendo Switch is going to be able to read digital comics and manga with a new app called InkyPen, which will launch in November. It is an unlimited subscription platform that will cost $8 per month and will have a wide array of content from publishers such as Andrews McMeel, Dynamite, IDW, les Humanoïdes Associés and Valiant. It will not include anything from DC or … [Read more...] about New Digital Comic Subscription Platform is launching on the Nintendo Switch
The Sony Digital Paper line of digital note taking devices are popular with professionals. It has one of the most responsive screens in the industry and does a really solid job at editing PDF files in landscape mode. There is a new solution that gives you the full Android 5.1.1 experience with Google Play and the ability to install apps and sideload in your own ebooks, without … [Read more...] about The Sony DPT-RP1 and DPT-CP1 can now run Android apps
"Netflix and chill" just took on a new--and clean--meaning thanks to a book deal for its CEO Reed Hastings. Anticipated to be the biggest business book of the year, this deal is sure to put Hastings in a very "chillaxed" state of mind.In the US, Penguin picked up Hasting's unnamed title for a reported seven-figure advance, and UK's Ebury imprint got it for another … [Read more...] about Seven-Figure Advance for Biz Book by Netflix CEO