Welcome to another edition of the Good e-Reader Week in Review! We strive to let you all know the most important news items of the week! Every week as you know TONS of news filters down and we lay it down on the most relevant ones!
If you want to read the full and complete news item please click on the title of the article and you can check out videos, pictures and bonus content.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available in the UK across all major networks, key high street and out of town electrical retailers and online such as Carphone Warehouse, Dixons Store Group and T-Mobile.
We got our hands on one of the new Amazon Kindle DX Graphite and shot the unboxing video and Video Review! If you want to get your hands on one, check out our retail partner Shop e-Readers! They have it in stock and you also get 100 free ebooks with purchase!
Have any brilliant manuscripts kicking about, just waiting for a readership? Well now you have another route to getting your work published. Barnes & Noble have launched the latest self-publishing effort. Though a little behind schedule — the service was slated for a summer release — the new PubIt! (as it is called) is a further attempt to weaken the strong grip that the traditional publishing houses have maintained over the distribution of literature, allowing for the middleman to be cut out, so to speak, in the writer-to-reader relationship.
Into reading ebooks on your e-Reader? Then check out our comprehensive preview of the best ones to come out this month! We see new releases by tons of name stay authors such as J.R Ward and his new book Crave, as well as other popular authors such as Michael Connelly, Stephen King, John Grisham and more!
This one hails out of Germany. The service is called XinXii. It is Germany’s largest self-publishing-to-ebook platform — but they are trying to expand. A spokesperson from XinXii contacted us today to tell us they are now going to offer books in the English and French languages. The company has been around for two years and now they are going to try to move out of just the German market, and into a more international one.
Although the Cisco tablet is not being marketed at all towards average people, like the iPad, Samsung Galaxy and other tablets are targeting. Cisco released a new FAQ that outlines common questions about the tablet. They mention its aimed at the corporate crowd or firms that want to take advantage of custom Cisco conferencing and other applications.
The Bilo application will work with most windows computers, netbooks, and tablet computers. It will give users access to over a million free and paid ebooks. The Program itself supports a ton of different book languages. Right now it has English, French and Spanish. There are a few other languages in development such as Italian, German and other Asian languages.
What really makes Blio shines is its ability to display videos and interactive content, even HTML. Many people believe that cookbooks, textbooks and other media will really sell.
We reported a few weeks ago that Notion Ink was soliciting community feedback for the color templates for their inaugural Adam Tablet PC. True to their word Notion Ink has now put up an Official Poll to garner community response.
Some of the colors look really slick and professional, especially the models featuring the black and silver trim. Don’t take our word for it, vote for it yourself HERE. Click on the title of this article to see ALL the different colors being tossed around for ideas.
Apple, Research in Motion and Samsung are all courting major news papers and organizations to lock them into dedicated subscription based applications for their devices. Apple is starting a new Publisher program for people to submit magazines and news papers to, Samsung and RIM are working with most major news companies in the USA to iron out dedicated applications.
With the lower subscription base traditional news media companies are facing and dwindling sales, they are starting to hop on the tablet train, destination, newfound riches!
That about wraps it up for another edition of the Good e-Reader week in review! As always, we failed to mention a few news items, such as Samsung Galaxy Tab information for USA Carriers, such as T-Mobile, Sprint and even some UK news. You can always scroll down to the bottom of the page and look at previous days articles
The Holidays are coming up soon! If you want to buy an e-reader for a loved one or family. Check out our new retail partner Shop e-Readers! They are a local Vancouver based company and sell many different brands such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Sony and others. Every e-reader comes with 100 free ebooks, and a custom video tutorial DVD! We all know, not everyone is tech savvy, and most people who buy e-readers, or are given them for gifts, has never owned one before. Shop e-Readers makes it easy! We have put together tons of video tutorials for every e-reader! You can also find all your support, book clubs and firmware/guides/tutorial on our very own Good e-Reader Forum!
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.