The vast majority of publishers use DRM to encrypt their ebooks and some retailers like Amazon have their own formats. Publishers have mandated that when you purchase an ebook, you are merely licensing it. There is no true sense of ownership. This has led to a crisis in confidence in the digital format because ebook … [Read more...] about Blockchain technology may lead to true ebook ownership
Barnes and Noble has developed a new Nook e-reader that will be available sometime in the next few weeks. Retail locations are awaiting the initial shipment and then the customer service staff have to be trained on the key selling factors. Little is known about the new Nook, other than it will have audio functionality … [Read more...] about Will you buy the new Barnes and Noble Nook?
The Mobiscribe e-reader has been an Indiegogo sensation and the company behind it has raised over $622,000 in capital. The device should be shipped sometime in May for early bird backers and another big batch should be available in August. Good e-Reader has received a review unit in our studio and would like to provide … [Read more...] about Here is a preview of the Mobiscribe e-reader
Yota devices was a Russian company and they produced the YotaPhone. This device had two different generations that were available. The original YotaPhone debuted in 2013 and had widespread availability. a few years later the YotaPhone 2 was announced, but it never arrived in the United States. A Chinese company bought … [Read more...] about There will be no more Yotaphone, the company is bankrupt
The Onyx Boox MAX 2 Pro had limited availability when it was released earlier this year. The body of the e-reader was white and this was to celebrate the company's Diamond Anniversary. They only manufactured a certain number of them and they were completely sold out a month later. Onyx has disclosed to Good e-Reader … [Read more...] about Onyx Boox MAX2 Pro in Black is available early May
Digital books have been available to mainstream consumers for the past ten years. Prior to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and other platforms, authors sold PDF files online online or a myriad of other proprietary formats. Whenever you purchase an ebooks from a major retailer, you do not own it, instead you are … [Read more...] about This is the big reason why we don’t own ebooks
Onyx Boox has just released a new firmware update for the entire MAX2 series, Note series, Nova series and the Poke Pro. The 2.1.1 update that simplifies the note taking experience and this includes new color options for when you export the document to your PC/MAC smartphone or tablet.This is the full changelog … [Read more...] about Onyx Boox releases 2.1.1 update for Max2, Note, Nova and Poke Pro
Amazon is shuttering their domestic e-commerce marketplace business in China. Shoppers in China will no longer be able to buy goods from other third-party merchants , but they still will be able to order from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark and Japan via Amazon’s global store.Amazon.cn will continue to … [Read more...] about Amazon will continue to support the Kindle in China
A few weeks ago Microsoft closed their digital bookstore and customers have lost access to all of the ebooks they paid for. This is not a small startup, where people throw their hands up in the air and exclaim "oh well." Microsoft is an established giant and the fact that they failed at ebooks proves that Amazon … [Read more...] about Ebooks are experiencing a crisis of confidence
The Onyx Boox Note Pro is now available and this e-reader features a large 10.3 inch screen and the main selling points is that it has a glowlight and color temperature system. This will allow users to work in all lightning conditions now.The Note PRO features a 10.3 inch E-ink Mobius and Carta HD display and a … [Read more...] about Will you buy the Onyx Boox Note Pro?
The Government of the Ukraine is launching a massive campaign called Operation Pirates. It has garnered support from media companies, broadcasters, and anti-piracy groups. This might be due to the United States Trade office from putting the Ukraine on their Notorious Markets list.The campaign is spearheaded by the … [Read more...] about Ukrainian government states piracy is threatening national prosperity
The entry level Kindle has just been refreshed and it came out last week. This device now has an adjustable front-lit display and a E Ink Carta HD display. It has the ability to buy audiobooks from the Kindle store and they can be listened to with a pair of wireless headphones or external speakers.The entry level … [Read more...] about Unboxing the brand new Amazon Kindle Basic 2019