Kobo is doing very brisk business thanks to the global pandemic. Chapters Indigo, the largest bookselling chain in Canada closed 210 of their retail locations a couple of months ago. Barnes and Noble shuttered 500 in the US, and this has been a boon for Kobo."The initial surge of sales we saw in the early weeks of pandemic have continued and even accelerated," said Michael … [Read more...] about Kobo sales have increased 35% in the past few months
The Author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling is going to be releasing a serialized novel that will be published once once a day until July. There will be 34 installments of The Ickabog and the story is set in an imaginary land unrelated to any of Rowling’s other works. It will then be published as a book, ebook and audiobook in November, with Rowling’s royalties to go to projects … [Read more...] about J.K. Rowling is releasing a serialized novel, called The Ickabog
Welcome to another Good e-Reader comparison video. Today, we take a look at the two of the latest generation Onyx Boox products - the Nova 2 and Poke 2. These two devices are quite different from each other. The Nova 2 has a WACOM screen and comes with a stylus, you can make notes, edit PDF files or just draw. The screen is larger than the Poke 2, which is basically just a six … [Read more...] about Onyx Boox Nova 2 vs Onyx Boox Poke 2
Amazon is having a sale on the entry level Kindle. It is on sale for $59, which is a savings of $30. There hasn't been a steep discount like this since Black Friday. This device has a front-light, but is not waterproof, so no reading in the bathtubs or by the pool. One of the drawbacks is that the resolution is only 167 PPI, so you will not have razor sharp text. There is also … [Read more...] about Should you buy the entry level Kindle?
E INK has experienced a surge in demand for their latest generation color e-paper screens and they have little to no stock left. In order to remedy this situation they are expanding their production facility and things should be back to normal by the end of Q2 2020.The influx of orders for the company's colored Kaleido, or called Print Color e-paper have been stronger than … [Read more...] about E INK is almost sold out of color e-paper screens
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 e-reader is completely sold out on the US Amazon website. The soonest every single configuration will be available is June 16th. This includes the 8GB and 32GB storage variants, with/without Special Offers. This is the first time this year that the Paperwhite cannot be purchased at all.Amazon is selling lots of e-readers since the global … [Read more...] about Amazon Kindle Paperwhite out of stock until June 15th
Overdrive is often regarded as the largest digital distribution partner that powers the public libraries audiobook and ebook collections. The company also deals with school libraries and to a lesser degree law firms. There was recommended collections for these other segments, on the same backend that libraries had access to. This has all changed with the advent of Overdrive … [Read more...] about Overdrive Launches a New Professional Division
Audible has released a new study in France and it claims that in 2019 18.8% of French people listened to at least one audiobook in 2019, this represents a 19% increase from 2018. The most popular genres right now are literary fiction, science fiction and thrillers.According to Audible and Opinéa, 73.5% of French people listen to audiobooks on smartphones, 38.8% on … [Read more...] about Audible says 18.8% of French people listened to an audiobook in 2019
The Hisense A5C is the first E INK smartphone that is utilizing color e-paper. This is the same screen that is being employed on the next generation e-readers such as the Pocketbook Color, Onyx Boox Color and the iReader C6. This phone has an English interface, which means the entire UI and the preinstalled apps is geared towards a large number of people. Should you buy it? … [Read more...] about Hisense A5C Color E INK Android Smartphone Review
The Barnes and Noble Nook line of e-readers used to be innovative. They pioneered the modern front-light system with white LED lights and again when they incorporated amber LED's. The Nook was also the first one to the party with a waterproof e-reader. Since those new technologies started to be prevalent in every other commercial e-reader on the market, the Nook has lost some … [Read more...] about Will the New Nook have a Color Screen?
Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn has confirmed with Good e-Reader that his company will let all staff in their Toronto, Dublin, Darmstadt & Taipei offices work remotely until the end of the year. Kobo is also trying to create some office space in the near future for their staff who want some non-home space to work in.Tamblyn said "We are fortunate that we can give our staff … [Read more...] about Kobo is letting staff work remotely for the rest of the year