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The New Era of Ebooks in India

The ebook market in India is at the cusp of a major revolution. By 2030, India will be amongst the youngest nations in the world, with nearly 140 million people in the college-going age group, as per a report by E&Y. India has become the second biggest smartphone market in terms of active unique...

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Amazon Bringing VoiceView to Kindle E-Readers

Amazon announced today the introduction of VoiceView to its line of Kindle e-readers, starting with the Paperwhite. The feature had previously only been available on the company’s Fire tablets. VoiceView allows visually impaired readers to use the devices through speech feedback. Just like on the Fire tablets, VoiceView for Kindle supports linear and touch...

How Are Books Changing Today?

How Are Books Changing?

Working in this industry, I frequently think about the state of reading today. Given that many of us now read more on digital devices than we do with physical books, I find myself wondering how that shift has affected our reading habits. Do we skim more and retain less? Does it matter what type...

The Growth and Effectiveness of Interactive Ebooks for Learning

The Growth and Effectiveness of Interactive Ebooks for Learning

Technology continues to revolutionize the way we go about our daily lives, and every generation benefits from enhanced learning experiences in their youth and beyond. Chalkboards have become smartboards, homework is accessible through online portals, and tablets have become a legitimate tool for education in the classroom. Furthermore, home learning has been significantly changed...

The Popularity of E-Readers Declines

The Popularity of E-Readers Declines

The Pew Research Center has a new report out on the demographics of device ownership in the United States. Nineteen percent of adults report owning an e-reader—a handheld device such as a Kindle or Nook primarily used for reading ebooks. This is a sizable drop from early 2014, when 32 percent of adults owned...

How Amazon Could Disrupt Anew

One industry leader's case for why Amazon could still prove a game-changer in the mobile market, what's ahead in digital content delivery, leadership changes at Wiley, reconsidering global ebook pricing and much more.

Kobo Moves to Expand Ebook Footprint

Kobo partners with E Ink to bring its ebook catalog to users of third-party-built devices, iBooks rep unrepentant ahead of Apple appeal, Amazon gets more audiobook competition in Europe, a top Hachette sales exec departs and much more.

Amazon Adds Features to Latest Kindles

Amazon rolls out new features in a software update to its latest Kindle and Kindle Voyage e-readers. Two of the more noteworthy additions include support for “Family Library” and “Word Wise.” The first allows users to share content among Kindle devices through linked Amazon accounts. The latter is an in-text dictionary/thesaurus, designed to offer young...

Will Amazon Pressure Indie Authors?

Kobo's Michael Tamblyn on why indie authors won't be spared Amazon's profit-improving tactics, Google Play's swift growth, gloomy forecast for global e-reader market, Amazon tests "Apple store concept" and more.

Amazon Drops New Devices

A new line of tablets and e-readers quietly enters the market, Amazon outbids Google for ".buy" domain, Nook and 'The Bookseller' boost self-published authors, UK publishers lodge antitrust complaints against Amazon and much more.

Aquafadas Releases New Version of Digital Publishing System, E-Reader

[Press Release] Aquafadas Introduces Next Gen Reader in the Newest Version of Its Digital Publishing System Version 3.4 of the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System boasts the ultimate in responsiveness, fluidity and elegance thanks to the new Next Gen Reader Aquafadas, developer of digital publishing solutions, today released version 3.4 of its Digital Publishing System,...

Pew: More Americans Now Own E-Reader, Even as Sales Growth Slows

More Americans own a dedicated e-reading device like a Kindle Paperwhite or Kobo Aura HD than ever before, according to new data from the Pew Internet & American Life project. This despite flat sales growth for e-reader sales in the U.S. overall as more Americans opt for cheap, multipurpose devices like tablet computers instead....

Now You Can Read Ebooks on Takeoff and Landing on U.S. Flights

New Federal Aviation Administration rules are allowing for passengers on airplanes to use tablets, phones, laptops and, yes, e-readers during that crucial ten minutes at the beginning and end of flights. Now, when a flight attendant walks up and down the aisle after seat-belts are fastened and tray tables are locked, you don’t have...

New Data From Pew on E-Readers and Tablets

Mobile reading in on the rise and data out today suggests that more consumers will be reading on tablet-sized devices. 24% of Americans surveyed have an e-reader and 35% have a tablet device, according to the latest report from The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. “Mobile connectivity continues to grow and its impact is...

E Ink Introduces Next Generation of E-Reader Displays: Carta

[Press Release]  E Ink Introduces Carta, the Next Generation of Electronic Ink Display Technology E Ink® Holdings, “E Ink” (8069.TW), a digital signage and display visionary, today announced the mass production release of E Ink Carta™, the next generation electrophoretic display technology. Carta sets a new standard as the whitest and highest contrast ratio...