Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Arrives as the Netflix for eBooks

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Amazon has launched a new Kindle ebook service called Kindle Unlimited that allows you to rent an unlimited number of ebooks for just a monthly fee of $9.99. The service is an all-you-can-read buffet that costs just $10 per month, and with that you get to choose from over 600,000 ebooks and “thousands” of audiobooks […]

How to Sync iBooks Across Multiple Apple Devices

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It’s no secret that iBooks is a huge mess, but for those that rely on Apple’s own ebook service, it’s at least workable most of the time. If you use all Apple products exclusively, iBooks makes it easy to view your ebooks on all your devices and have them sync up so you can start […]

Kindle Sale Has Entry-Level eReader for $49

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For a one-day only Kindle sale, Amazon is discounting its entry-level Kindle ereader for just $49, which is $20 off the normal $69 price tag. The $49 will get you the Kindle ereader with Special Offers, meaning that you’ll see advertisements here and there. Sadly, the model without Special Offers isn’t on sale, so you’ll […]

Kindle First Arrives for Early Access to New eBooks

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If you enjoy having early access to things before the general public does, then Kindle First might be for you. It’s a new service from Amazon that sees a handful of new books being chosen each month and offered to Kindle users for just $1.99, or for free for Prime members. New books are chosen […]

Amazon’s Whispersync for Voice Is a Killer Feature

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When Amazon made its announcements for its new fall lineup of products earlier this year, the innovation that excited me the most was Whispersync for Voice. I’m a big audiobook listener and an Audible member. Audible is an audio book service that Amazon acquired awhile back. I pay a monthly fee and that gives me […]

Amazon Whispersync for Voice Syncs Audible Books With Kindle Books

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Amazon finally has a way for readers to sync their audiobooks between devices, and even sync audiobooks with ebooks for a better reading experience. The new Whispersync for Voice syncs the location of an Audible audiobook through the service’s mobile apps. The feature makes it easy for users with multiple devices sync their location in […]

The Battle for the Big Box in the Cloud

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It has been said many times before but in the gadget obsessed world we live in, hanging on every rumor or drop of speculation about the next device to be announced, it often bears repeating. The shiny new gadgets have us all agog and we pay attention to the crazy race about who is ahead […]

Microsoft Forms ‘Strategic Partnership’ With Barnes & Noble

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have put their differences aside and formed a strategic partnership in an effort to take on competitors like Amazon and Apple. Under the agreement, Microsoft will invest $300 million into the company taking a 17.6% stake in a newly spun-off subsidiary. In a presser, that subsidiary is referred to as […]

Best eReader Apps for iPhone and iPad

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Book lovers have many choices for reading eBooks on the iPad and iPhone — too many, really. The best eReading apps have comfortable, customizable reading experiences and an easy to use interfaces. There are two contenders for the top spot on iOS: Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Bluefire Reader.

Download Google Books For Offline Reading In Google Chrome

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Google has finally made offline eBook reading available via their Chrome web app. Now users can save the books for offline reading right in the browser and not have to worry about having an Internet connection in order to access them. For some reason it’s taking Google a really long time to get their act […]

Kindle Fire Handles Archived Books Differently Than Other Kindles

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While spending Thanksgiving with family, my wife’s aunt asked a question regarding something I took for granted having to do with the location of all of her old Kindle books on the new Kindle Fire. She, like many new Fire owners, collected dozens of eBooks on her old black and white Kindle. When she ordered […]

Amazon Kindle Touch Review: Best eInk Reader Yet

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The Amazon Kindle Touch improves upon the Kindle 4 in two very important ways, making it the best new e-Reader for a very attractive price (yes, even at $20 more than the Kindle 4). It has the best combination of features and price. Which makes it an even better e-ink e-reader than the Kindle 4, which I […]

Nook Tablet Review (Video): Editor’s Choice

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Last year Barnes & Noble set out to prove that a low cost tablet-like device didn’t have to be crappy in order come in at under $300, it just had to get rid of some extra baggage. Do you need cameras? GPS? Bluetooth? Nope. All you need is a good display, a well-designed operating system […]

Kindle Fire’s Biggest Upside? It Will Bring Us More Beautiful Books Soon

Thanks to the new Kindle Fire, eBooks on the Kindle platform are about to get a whole lot nicer to look at. Amazon has mostly focused on its e-Ink devices, which feature plain backgrounds and text-oriented user interfaces and presentation. As a result, the Kindle’s book format, Mobi, has been similarly text-focused. Amazon Kindle readers […]

What’s Your Preferred eBook Experience?

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eBooks and eReaders are big deals these days and about to become a bigger deal with the Kindle Fire and the Nook Color 2 going head to head in mid-November. And don’t forget Amazon has a range of devices to offer. While we’ve been able to read eBooks on digital devices for quite some time […]

Three iOS Children’s eBooks Now Available on Nook Color

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iStoryTime, makers of three iOS children’s eBook apps for iOS, ported these books to the Nook Color and parents can purchase them for their kids now. The three books include How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Smurfs. Each of these app costs $2.99. The interactive apps feature images from the […]

Wisconsin Library Hands Out iPads for Free (To Borrow)

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A public library in Wisconsin is embracing the tablet age (or at least trying to not get run over by it) by launching a program that makes iPads pre-loaded with eBooks available to borrow. Thanks to a grant, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, WI, will have a total of 44 iPads […]

Read Library Books On Your Amazon Kindle Starting Today

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Today Amazon announced that Kindle owners will finally be able to read eBooks from their local libraries on the device. A similar service for eReaders compatible with ePUB books — Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, and more — has been available since 2009. Now that Amazon is getting into the game, millions more customers […]