Apple, Amazon Pave Way for Digital Garage Sale

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The problem with owning digital media today, such as copies of TV shows, movies, e-books, and music through services like Amazon and iTunes, is that you cannot transfer ownership of your content to someone if you want to clean house. Thanks to two recent, but separate, patents filed by Apple and Amazon, this could all […]

iBooks 3.0 Leaks Hints at iPad Mini’s E-Book Focus

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Apple’s been long rumored to focus its much anticipated 7.85-inch iPad Mini on the e-book segment to grow its tablet market share and compete with lower cost Android slates, like Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD. Now, a listing for an iBooks title comes with requirements specifications from Apple inside the company’s iTunes […]

Google Play Books Android Update Brings More Features

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For those who have been using Google Play Books as their dedicated e-book reading application on Android smartphones and tablets due to integration with the e-books catalog on the Play Store, there is some good news. The Play Books app has been updated with a host of new features, allowing Android users to have the […]

iOS 6 Notification Hints at iBooks for Apple TV

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It looks like Apple may have plans to bring the company’s iBooks e-book platform to its Apple TV set. Within the developer preview for the current beta of iOS 6 at this time, if users download an iBook from the iBookstore on any supported device, a notification will pop up on Apple TV if it’s […]

Apple to Announce ‘GarageBand for E-Books’ at Event

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Apple may introduce new tools and publishing standards for e-books through its iBookstore as part of the company’s media event slated for January 19th in New York City. While the event is speculated to center around the education and textbook industry, Apple has been coy in its media announcement and invitation and not much information […]

Amazon Working on Netflix Model for Digital Books

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So far, digital books, or e-books, are only available to users on an a la carte basis, meaning that they pay per book title. However, that may change if Amazon can sway publishers into allowing users to rent books utilizing a premium subscription model similar to what Netflix employs for movies and TV shows. There […]

iBookstore Comes to Desktop iTunes

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Apple has made some changes on the server side to incorporate the iBookstore for iBooks purchases on iTunes on the desktop on Mac and Windows versions of iTunes. Previously, though users can manage EPUB and PDF e-books through iTunes, users cannot access the store for downloading and purchasing new books on the desktop–this task was […]

Barnes & Noble Shipping Nook Second Edition E-Reader Early

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Barnes & Noble is shipping its Nook The Simple Touch Reader, otherwise more informally referred to as the Nook 2nd Edition, ahead of its expected launch schedule on June 10th. In its press release, demo units should be in stores today and the Nook Simple Touch Reader has already begun to ship to customers who […]

Barnes & Noble: 1 Million Nook Color Apps Downloaded in 1 Week

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Barnes & Noble had announced that in just over a week, users of the Android-based Nook Color reading tablet had downloaded over a million apps. The $250 tablet is seen as one of the best selling Android tablet for its sleek design and affordable price. When the Nook was originally released, it debuted on the […]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Doesn’t Deny Amazon Tablet

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Rumors of an Amazon tablet had been swirling since before the launch of the iPad, and those speculations have just been renewed as CEO Jeff Bezos tells hopeful audiences to “stay tuned” when asked if the company would launch such a tablet in the future. In an interview Consumer Reports, Bezos says that such a […]

Amazon Makes Kindle Version for Android Tablet

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Ahead of the launch of the much hyped and speculated Amazon-branded Android tablet hardware, the online retail giant has announced the availability of a new Android tablet-specific app of its Kindle e-reading software for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets. The latest version of Kindle for Android includes an integrated immersive shopping experience tailored for tablets, a […]

$50 Off Nook Color Via Barnes & Noble’s Official eBay Channel

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The Nook Color was launched as Barnes & Noble’s push into the color space with an Android-based e-reader touchscreen tablet, but the device has gained more versatile uses thanks to an enterprising developer community, including root access, Android 3.0 Honeycomb port, and the ability to run apps from Android Market, which was restricted by Barnes […]

Google Integrates Digital Books in Web-Based Android Market

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Google has given its Web-based portal of Android Market a new update by adding a hub for digital books. The Android-maker had previously made its digital books push on Android and other rival platforms with the release of Google Books, which allows users to purchase, download, and read books purchased via Google, but by integrating […]

Microcosm Publishing Barters Books for Your Kindle to Keep Print Alive

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In what may be seen as a last ditch effort to keep the print publishing business alive, Microcosm Publishing, a bookseller in Portland, Oregon, is making a deal with Kindle owners. Owners of the Amazon e-reader can go to the company’s store to swap their Kindle for the equivalent in books with printed pages. While […]