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Current news items related to eBooks and the eBook publishing industry.

Google eBooks: Giving Amazon a run for their money

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Monday, December 6, 2010, 2:36 pm

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Read: Google opens e-book store in challenge to Amazon Books bought from Google’s store can be read on any machine with a Web browser. There are also free applications that can be installed on Apple Inc.’s iPad and iPhone, as well as other devices powered by Google’s own mobile operating system, Android. But Google’s eBooks […]

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Some companies, like Amazon, will sell anything for a buck

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Thursday, November 11, 2010, 8:24 am

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I will not link to this “writer” (and I use the term loosely) or to any of his books on Amazon. Read the story for yourself. Amazon offers the same canned response to all that they don’t “promote hatred or criminal acts,” but they can’t remove the book because that would be censorship. Setting aside […]

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Kobo eReader coming to Walmart

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Saturday, October 23, 2010, 11:41 am

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Have you bought an eReader yet? You might want to consider the Kobo. It should be in Walmart stores in the U.S. for the upcoming holiday season. Read: Kobo Wireless eReader landing at Walmart Walmart stores in the United States are picking up another eReader for the upcoming holiday season: starting next week, some 2,500 […]

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Reading in a digital age: A children’s book explaining what a pulp & paper book is

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 9:42 am

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It’s a Book written by Lane Smith It’s a Book is a hardcover children’s book designed to explain a what an old-fashioned pulp and paper book is. In a digital age, I suppose this is natural. Children today don’t know a world without digital technology. Tweeting, texting, playing video games — all these are second […]

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Competing with the iPad: Amazon’s latest Kindle device only $139

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Friday, July 30, 2010, 9:18 am

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Read: Amazon offers $139 Wi-Fi Kindle, challenges iPad Amazon.com launched a cheaper, wireless-only Kindle on Wednesday, betting that the $139 price will turn its latest electronic reader into a mass-appeal device as Apple Inc’s iPad gains ground. I guess if owning a device that is good for only one thing appeals to you then go […]

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Will eBooks ever replace print books?

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Saturday, July 24, 2010, 9:12 am · 1 comment

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At Amazon, eBook sales have crossed a major milestone: They are outselling hardcover books. The future is here, and the rate of acceptance is accelerating. But some people still cling to their dead-tree versions. See author David Carnoy’s “tongue-in-cheek” look at this: Top 10 Reasons Hardbacks are “Better” Than eBooks 1. Spilling a drink on […]

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Will Apple’s iPad conquer the netbook market?

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 3:22 pm · 2 comments

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What do you think about this? Goldman Sachs seems to believe the iPad is all that: Apple’s iPad Is Going To Destroy The Netbook Market, Says Goldman (Sorry, Microsoft). Actually they present some pretty valid reasons for their certainty on the iPad’s ability to dominate the market. It’s all based on these five Cs: Consumption, […]

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Subscriber alert: eBookNook’s subscription feeds are back!

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Sunday, June 27, 2010, 3:01 pm · 1 comment

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As per my previous post, my feeds were no longer functioning. It turns out it was a server/hosting issue, after all. The feeds have been restored, but I have lost my original subscriptions in all the confusion. I will contact the email subscribers to let them know, but I’m afraid my RSS subscribers are gone, […]

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iPad special delivery

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Monday, June 14, 2010, 5:14 pm · 1 comment

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Some people just have to show off, don’t they: iPad un(chocolate)boxing An iPad was inevitable for her birthday, but I knew that if I just delivered a wrapped box, there wouldn’t be much of a surprise. Where’s the fun in that? So I rang my friends James and Paul, who happens to run the finest […]

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For the love of books: The benefits of bedtime stories

by Sheila J Tofflemire on Thursday, April 29, 2010, 12:13 pm · 1 comment

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Do you read regularly to your children? I remember enjoying a bedtime story almost every night of my preschool years. But apparently that’s not the norm today… Read: More than half of teachers say ‘many of our pupils have never heard a bedtime story’ The poll found 55.7 per cent of primary school teachers have […]

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