To combat the utter avalanche of AI-generated ebooks, Amazon is doing something about it. They have limited self-published ebooks to only three a day. Why are they doing this now? There have been several high-profile cases where AI books have increased the Amazon website. This past June, their bestseller pages were taken over by ebooks written by ChatGPT and other AI writing … [Read more...] about Amazon limits self-published ebooks to only 3 a day
Digital book revenue in the United States increased for the second time this year in July 2023. Ebook revenues were up 2.3% for the month compared to July 2022 for a total of $83.7 million, and digital audiobooks remained up at 12.1% for July, coming in at $69.5 million in revenue. Physical Audio was up 4.7%, coming in at $1.0 million.On a year-to-date basis, ebook revenues … [Read more...] about ebook revenue increased by up 2.3% in July 2023
The Onyx Boox Palma is an e-reader that looks like a phone. The company announced the product in July, but it was considered a limited production run with only 250 units available. Within the first twelve hours, it was sold out, prompting Onyx Boox to release the Palma to the public with a wide release, so they have thousands of units to sell, starting today. The Palma is an … [Read more...] about Onyx Boox has announced the Palma e-reader to the public
The Readmoo Mooink Plus 2C is an e-reader that was supposed to come out in the Spring, but after months of delays, it is finally available. This is a dedicated ebook reader with some limitations. You cannot sideload in pictures or PDF files. It runs Android, but you cannot load your apps, nor does it have an app store. There is no Adobe Digital Editions support since the … [Read more...] about First Look at the Mooink Plus 2C Kaleido 3 e-reader
Project Gutenberg is one of the best places to download royalty-free ebooks in a myriad of popular formats, such as EPUB and MOBI. The company has millions of monthly downloads and is one of the largest. To broaden access to classic literature, Project Gutenberg partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Microsoft to craft a vast collection of audiobooks using … [Read more...] about Project Gutenberg is offering audiobooks powered by AI
There have been several new and notable ebooks that have come out this month. Famous for his biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson has just written a book about Elon Musk. Stephen King has a new bestseller on virtual shelves, Holly. The Good e-Reader bestseller list has something for everyone, from romance to science-fiction and fantasy.Things We Left Behind by Lucy … [Read more...] about Best Kindle and Kobo ebooks for September 2023
Amazon Prime Day is likely the biggest day of sale in North America. Customers place millions of orders for the two-day extravaganza. Amazon is planning another member-only sale this October called Big Deal Day. All their devices, such as Kindle, Fire Tablets, Alexa and other products, will be on sale, so if you are looking for a new e-reader or tablet, I would wait until … [Read more...] about Amazon is having a Big Deal Day Sale this October
Onyx Boox is a company that specializes in e-readers and digital paper products. The vast majority of their devices have Google Play right on them, making them very popular for users who want something to download and install millions of paid and free Android apps. Boox can handle complex PDF documents, expansive apps and multi-page notes. Boox has various speed modes called … [Read more...] about What is Onyx Boox Super Refresh Technology?
Kindle ebooks have lots of advantages. They don’t take up space on your shelf, are easy to transport, and last forever. And if you have a family of readers, you’ll be happy to know that you only need to buy a book once, and everyone in the house can read the same title simultaneously!Readers can now seamlessly share their Kindle content on iOS, Android, and Fire Tablets … [Read more...] about Amazon expands Kindle Book Sharing for iOS, Android, and Fire Tablets!
Today, the Internet Archive has submitted its appeal in its loss vs the lawsuit filed by major publishers. When the decision was handed down in March, the Internet Archive vowed that it would appeal the case and they have just done so. The company said "we know this won’t be easy, but it’s a necessary fight if we want library collections to survive in the digital … [Read more...] about Internet Achieve is appealing its loss to publisher lawsuit
The Hisense A9 is the latest generation smartphone and ebook reader, it came out last year. One of the downfalls of this device is that you have to sideload your apps or an alternative app store like the Amazon App Store or Samsung Galaxy App Store. A recent development has occurred; thanks to some intrepid hackers at XDA Developers, they have rooted the device and installed … [Read more...] about Hisense A9 phone and e-reader now has Google Play
Z-Library is one of the most prolific article and ebook piracy sites online. They have over 12 million free ebooks available for download, and many people who don't want to pay for digital content use this service. The company is doing something entirely different; they are launching a book sharing' market, where its millions of users can pick up paperbacks at dedicated … [Read more...] about Z-Library introduces new system to share print books
Dymocks is one of the oldest bookstores in Australia and has been in business since 1879. The bookseller emailed their customers, letting them know they had a massive data breach. What details were stolen by the hackers? Email addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses, genders and dates of birth could form part of the breached data, as well as membership details. They have … [Read more...] about Australian Bookseller Dymocks had a massive data breach
Amazon has just released a new support page for Kindle e-readers that are still receiving firmware updates. Around a year ago, the company quietly introduced a new policy for Kindles. Instead of supporting older e-readers, they only now guarantee software security updates until at least four years after the device is last available on their websites. This means that older … [Read more...] about Amazon has a new page for Kindles still receiving updates
Dasung is a company that has been around for close to a decade and the vast majority of their product line are E INK monitors. They used to focus on secondary displays, but over the course of the past few years, have pivoted to dedicated monitors. Their 253 monitor was the first one in this regards, and their second monitor is in the crowd funding stage, it is a 25-inch monitor … [Read more...] about Dasung Paperlike Colour E INK Monitor now available on Indiegogo
The pre-order period is over and customers can order the brand new Barnes and Noble NOOK Glowlight 4 Plus today and get it shipped out right away. The big selling points behind this e-reader is the audiobook functionality, buy and listen to audiobooks right on the device via a 3.5mm headphone jack or Bluetooth. Turn pages with the buttons and read it in the sun or shade with … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble NOOK Glowlight 4 Plus is now shipping