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Future Of Book Cover Design In The Digital Age

Ereaders are literally changing the way we read. But for all the efficiency and portability they offer, they lack the curious romance of reading a book in its hard, physical form — not least the charms that lie on the cover.


Timeless Classics Of Literature Upgraded With Already-Dated Augmented Reality

Special features are great, when they’re included in DVDs to supplement your favourite movie or TV show. So, why does the idea of creating special features for ebooks seem so… unnecessary?


Do Airport Scanners Kill Kindles?

No, not scanners of the infamous head exploding type. Think more X-Ray scanners, and the many tales you’ve heard about them wiping film and damaging electronics. Could they be killing Kindles as well?


Kryten's News From Gardenia Suggests Utopia

Kryten — well, OK, the actor Robert Llewellyn rather well known as Red Dwarf’s Kryten (as well as host of Junkyard Wars and online series Carpool) is writing a novel that fights back against the prevailing vision of the future as being a dystopian wasteland; he’d like the world to be nicer and greener, with significantly fewer zombies.


On The Road Will Totally Change Your Life As An App

Kerouac‘s classic fuck you, I’m special novel is so ubiquitous among the adolescent literary elite that you don’t really have to have read it to feel like you’ve read it five times. Like me! But now there’s an app!


Strange Device Adds Tactile Feedback To Ebooks

Do you ever wish that your slender ebook reader was encased in a clunky fake book just so that you can pretend that you’re flipping through real pages? Me neither, but there’s a device that’ll grant that wish anyway.


Apple's IBookstore Now Sells Ebooks From All Six Major Publishers

Well, the speculation was right on the mark: Random House, the world’s largest English-language publishing house, has joined the iBookstore.


Eight Million Kindles Sold In 2010?

Amazon isn’t rushing to confirm the numbers, but there are reports that the company is on track to sell eight million Kindles in 2010. Sounds like a very happy year for the e-commerce giant. [Bloomberg via All Things D]


Amazon’s Secret: Incest In The Kindle Ad?

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Free Kindle App Coming To Android Devices This Summer

This summer, Android users will finally have their very own Kindle app. The app will allow you to access the Kindle Store, synchronise bookmarks across all your devices, and do just about everything Kindle apps on other platforms can.