If you are reading this, you are probably confused about whether Kindle is the right Christmas gift for your loved one. The quickest answer is yes! Even if he or she loves print books more than ebooks, Kindle still makes a great gift.Today’s hectic lifestyle has put all of us on the go, and Kindle fits this lifestyle. This book-sized device (but more lightweight than … [Read more...] about Why Kindle Makes the Best Christmas Gift for The Reader In Your Life
Public transport display is one of the best and most practical applications of outdoor e-paper display. More and more transit authorities worldwide have been deploying e-paper technology for transit stop updates and scheduling.One of the latest breakthroughs in this area is here: Many companies have now pushed the limits of e-paper displays on operating life to as long as … [Read more...] about E-Paper Bus Displays Can Work Equal to Three Years Off Single Battery Charge
Shonen Jump has remained the most popular manga publisher for 20 years. The publisher is known for giving the best reads to manga and anime fans. But it seems different this time.Recent sales data shows that Shonen Jump has lost its place for top-selling manga spot to Kodansha's series Blue Lock. Shonen Jump, a subsidiary of Shueisha, has been dominating the mange industry … [Read more...] about Shonen Jump Is No More The Best-Selling Manga
On November 29, Google and Canada signed an agreement to keep news stories links in search results and to pay $73.6m annually, or C$100m, to Canadian news publishers. The deal answers Google’s concern over Canada’s Online News Act.Google said back in June:“The Government of Canada has enacted a new law called Bill C-18 (the Online News Act), requiring two companies to … [Read more...] about Google to Pay Canadian News Publishers $73m Annually
Launched in February 2022, Naver’s “Naver Premium Contents" has surpassed six million active users as of November 2023.On this online platform, content creators can sell their work to pay subscribers. The format matches that of Naver's Smart Store, which is an online shopping platform for small businesses. Creators can decide the amount of content they want to offer for … [Read more...] about Naver’s Premium Content Platform Exceeds 6 Million Users
Image credit: kkday The popularity of Webtoon is nothing new. Together with the rapid rise of Korean content, it has certainly taken the digital comic world by storm. While people love manga just as much, the story, along with interesting characters and diverse genres of Webtoon, is something readers cannot miss. In fact, what adds to the fun is the vertical scrolling together … [Read more...] about Webtoons and Webcomics Are Coming Into Print
Image credit: NYTimes OpenAI ChatGPT. Google Bard. Microsoft Copilots. And now, it’s Amazon Q.Amazon Q is an AI chatbot developed by Amazon, and it focuses on workplaces instead of consumers. The tool is intended to assist employees with day-to-day activities like summarizing strategy documents, answering questions from consumers, etc.Adam Selipsky, the chief executive … [Read more...] about Did You Hear About Amazon Q?
As we enter the last month of 2023, let's take a quick recap of some of the best books of the year. Here are some incredible reads that you should not miss, as per New York Times: The Bee Sting (Paul Murray)Sourced right from the author of Skippy Dies, the Bee Sting is an incredibly funny yet wise story of an Irish family that faces a financial crisis after the 2008 … [Read more...] about Best Books of 2023: As Per New York Times
Paul Lynch's Prophet Song has won the Booker Prize for this year. The outstanding novel covers the struggles of an Irish family involving Eilish Stack, a mother of four, who's trying to protect her family as Ireland goes into totalitarianism. Prophet Song is uniquely narrated with no paragraph breaks, giving it an unconventional touch.Booker Prize chair Esi Edugyan spoke … [Read more...] about Paul Lynch’s Prophet Song Wins Brooker Prize for 2023
Bookwire is soon to launch its WAY - We Audiobook You - suite of audiobook services is launching in new markets. In late November, Bookwire announced that the company is expanding the offerings of its first suite into English-language, Spanish-language, and Portuguese-language Brazilian markets, with WAY available to French publishers early in 2024.The WAY audiobook … [Read more...] about Bookwire’s Audiobook Service Now Available in Brazilian, English, Spanish Markets
Founded in 2013 by Okechukwu Ofili, OkadaBooks – a leading Nigerian digital publishing and bookselling platform – shut down on November 30. Started by Okechukwu Ofili, the platform has helped more than 8,000 authors for free. It has more than 20,000 books available for users to download.The closure is attributed to “insurmountable challenges” OkadaBooks has been facing. As … [Read more...] about OkadaBooks Discontinues After 10 Years. Is Nigerian Literary Scene Struggling?
Source Last week, we posted an article on crayon shin-chan and how it's going to have its own dedicated website. Now, as per Anime News Network, the new website dedicated to Crayon Shin-chan, which was reported by Lasisa on November 13, has 148+ million copies of manga in circulation. Although the number does not indicate the number of books that are sold, it's definitely … [Read more...] about Crayon Shin-chan Manga Franchise Has 148+ Million Copies in Circulation
Source Manga readers are not happy with Amazon's initiative to sunset the Comixology app. On November 15, when fans opened the Comixology app, they saw a disappointing message on their screens. The message was: "We're merging with Kindle. On 12/04 we'll be retiring the Comixology app. All your content is already available on Kindle, including your current reading … [Read more...] about Manga and Comics Fans Mad Over Comixology App Closure