When you purchase an Amazon Kindle e-reader and use it for any length of time, Amazon collects all sorts of data from you. They can keep track of page turns, where you are tapping inside an ebook or how long it takes you to complete a novel. The extent of the tracking was brought to light in a tweet by Adrianne Jeffries, an investigative reporter for The Markup.Amazon … [Read more...] about What type of data does Amazon collect from Kindles?
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The Hisense A5 is one of the only epaper phones currently on the market and it runs Android, which means you can install your own apps. It does not have the Google Play Framework installed out of the box, so you will have to download APK files yourself or install a third party market. This device is great for reading ebooks and you only have to charge it every few weeks, … [Read more...] about Hisense A5 E INK smartphone Review
Kids who grow up reading books are more often to read beyond their expected age level. The National Literacy Trust surveyed 56,000 children, reveals that 22% of children who own books read above the expected level, compared to just 3.6% of pupils who do not have a book. More than half (56.2%) of young people who have books enjoy reading compared to less than a fifth (18.4%) of … [Read more...] about Kids who grow up reading are more than likely to read beyond their level
Bookeen launched the Diva and Diva HD e-readers late last year, and Good e-Reader will be reviewing these in the next couple of days. The company has just issued their first firmware update that adds a new OpenDys font and also supports a couple of new languages. What are the new features?Integration of OpenDys font Ability to keep the page currently being read … [Read more...] about Bookeen Launches new update for Diva and Diva HD e-Readers
RBMedia, which is the organization that includes Recorded Books is the global number two player, behind Overdrive. In 2019 the company added 6,500 new audiobooks to the platform and saw an increase of 52% in the number of titles borrowed. The app saw a 28% increase in installs and achieved a review score of 4.7 (out 5) in the Apple App Store. Audiobooks.com users listened to … [Read more...] about RBMedia continues to shatter records for digital library lending
The Coronavirus is garnering massive headlines right now, there are hundreds of people who died and thousands that are infected. This entire situation is disrupting the entire e-reader industry. Dozens of online retailers and some of the biggest names in the e-reader industry, such as the Amazon Kindle, Onyx Boox, Pocketbook, Boyue, Sony Digital Paper and a myriad of others … [Read more...] about Coronavirus is disrupting the entire e-Reader Industry
The e-reader industry is in a holding pattern this Winter and it won't be until Spring that we start to see new devices hit the market. SID Display Week is coming up in at the beginning of June and we have new information on who will NOT be attending.E-Reader NewsRemarkable has delayed their second generation e-note, for an indeterminate amount of time. They initially … [Read more...] about What is new for the e-paper and e-reader industry for February?
Amazon is going to be selling new models of the Kindle Voyage e-reader once again. The WIFI only model is available for preorder in Germany and the United Kingdom, it is expected to start shipping out on February 4th, 2020. Other markets will start to see the Kindle Voyage listings sometime in the next few days.The Kindle Voyage came out in 2014 and it features a six inch … [Read more...] about Amazon is bringing back the Kindle Voyage for a limited time
Scroll is a new subscription service that makes popular websites ad-free and news websites get a cut out of the subscription fees. Scroll has just launched today with support for a number of major websites and networks, including The Atlantic, BuzzFeed News, Gizmodo, Kotaku, Slate, USA Today, Verge and many others.Once you sign up for Scroll, those websites should all be … [Read more...] about Scroll is new service that makes websites ad-free
In the United Kingdom audiobooks are on the rise. New Research by Harris Interactive found that in 2019 15% of Brits listened to an audiobook, while print remains the most dominant force with 77% of the population have read one in the past year. In 2019 audiobook sales increased by 43% and generated £69 million.The average audiobook users are affluent men, aged between 18 … [Read more...] about Audiobooks are booming in the United Kingdom
Good e-Reader is proud to unveil our first wireless accessory for people who want to listen to audiobooks, music and podcasts on their E INK device, the Good e-Reader Premium Wireless Earbuds. This new product looks really good and is compatible with any Bluetooth enabled device.The Earbuds fit very comfortably in your ears and come with various buds, so they can fit evenly … [Read more...] about Introducing the Good e-Reader Premium Wireless Earbuds
The public library system is not as sexy as the latest Marvel movie or the NHL All Star Game, but more people visit their local branch than see movies. In 2019 1.3 billion people visited the public library in the United States, whereas 1.2 million went to the theatre. A recent Gallup Poll also found that more people visit the library, than attend all sporting events combined, … [Read more...] about More people visit the library than see movies or sporting events
Marvel and Dreamscape Media announced a deal last year that would turn many of their most popular graphic novels into audiobooks. Over 35 different titles have been converted over into audio and another 10 are planned for 2020.Titles that are currently available include X-Men: Days of Future Past, narrated by Richard Rohan; the first two volumes of Ms. Marvel, narrated by … [Read more...] about Marvel is getting bullish about original audiobooks