E-Reader technology moves at a snail's pace and many people are happy with their older devices, because of the lack of innovation. Smartphones constantly see new technologies, such as foldable displays, multiple cameras, OLED screens and better processors. Today, we take a look at e-reader technology and what the future might hold.E Ink does not have very much competition … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about e-readers
Archives for December 2019
Amazon is running a last minute Kindle ebook deal for those of you that are looking to populate your new or existing ereader. They have hundreds of bestselling ebooks available for $4.99 or less. This includes All the Light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr, Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan and a bunch of books by Philippa Gregory.This deal is only good for the next 24 hours … [Read more...] about Amazon is discounting hundreds of ebooks to $4.99 or less
KKR purchased Overdrive on Christmas Eve and now own the largest digital distributor for public libraries all over the world. They also own RB Digital, which is otherwise known as Recorded Books, a purchase they made in 2018. It looks like in 2020, KKR is dominating the library space and there are few competitors left.OverDrive has a worldwide network of 43,000 schools and … [Read more...] about KKR is turning into a library juggernaut
The vast majority of e-readers are sold online and don't have any retail visibility. The United States has a few Amazon branded bookstores where Fire tablets and Kindles can be played around with and there is less than a thousand Walmart stores that stock Kobo. Barnes and Noble, the nation's largest bookseller has Nook e-readers in almost every store, but they are hidden in by … [Read more...] about Have you ever regretted buying an ereader?
A new e-reader has been developed called the Inkplate 6 ESP32 and the big selling point is this device uses recycled Kindle screens. While the project is still under development, e-radionica has already some hardware design files on Github, as well as an Arduino library, and a MicroPython library is in the works.These are the hardware specsESP32-WROVER wireless … [Read more...] about Inkplate 6 ESP32 ereader uses recycled Kindle screens
Amazon recognizes that many people have purchased a Kindle e-reader or received one as a gift for Christmas. In order to populate your new device, or an old one, Amazon is running a promotion. If you spend $20 on Kindle ebooks, you will receive $5 in credit to your account. This deal is only running from December 27th to December 31st, so time is of the essence.You can … [Read more...] about Spend $20 on Kindle ebooks and get a $5 credit
Rakuten bought two North American companies a couple of years ago, Overdrive in 2015 and Kobo in 2011. During various fiscal quarterly earnings, Kobo was only mentioned once and they did not talk about Overdrive, even once. On Christmas Eve, Rakuten announced that it sold Overdrive to KKR, a financial company that owns RB Digital (Recorded Books), and Audiobooks.com. The deal … [Read more...] about Will Rakuten sell Kobo?
The e-reader industry is going to experience a paradigm shift of e-paper technology that will prompt everyone to upgrade to the latest and greatest. Color e-paper will finally be released in a series of new products in the Fall of 2020. Right now e-notes or digital note taking devices will embrace color first, and this segment will be able to take advantage of the new tech in … [Read more...] about What is next for ereaders in 2020?
Did you just get a new Kindle or Kobo for Christmas? We have some great getting started guides that walk you through all of the key features of each e-reader. This year more new e-readers were released than any other year, and this is a very big deal. It means ebook readers and e-notes are enjoying a tremendous resurgence in popularity and we want to know what new e-reader … [Read more...] about Did you just get a new e-reader for Christmas?
Rakuten purchased Overdrive in 2015 for $410 million dollars and it looks like the company has been underperforming. Rakuten has just sold Overdrive on Christmas Eve to KKR. This company is no stranger to the library scene, they purchased RBmedia last year, which serves magazines, comics, ebooks and audiobooks. They also have a stake in Audiobooks.com, Pandora, WebMD, UFC, … [Read more...] about Rakuten sells Overdrive to KKR
E-Readers are undergoing a resurgence in popularity and more new devices were released in 2019, than any other year. There were two different types of hardware, consumer grade e-readers such as the Kindle, Kobo, Nook and E-Notes such as the Onyx Boox MAX 3 and Likebook Ares.Amazon released four new e-readers in 2019 - the Kindle Paperwhite 4, which now is waterproof, the … [Read more...] about The Year in Review for e-Readers
Jump Festa 2020 has just occured in Chiba Japan and it focuses on the manga industry. It is run by Shonen Jump and there were all sorts of figurines that were available to buy and lots of new things that were announced. One of them was the 2nd generation eOnebook by Progress technologies, that features a dual screen E Ink display and in Japan there are 21 different series that … [Read more...] about Review of Jump Festa 2020
The 2010s will go down in the annals of history as the decade when everyone thought ebooks would kill print, but it never came to pass. Digital sales have stabilized and major publishers generate 20% of their quarterly revenue from ebook sales, audiobooks are on the rise, but represent a drop in the bucket when it comes to hardcover and paperback sales. What happened?When … [Read more...] about The ebook revolution that did not come to pass