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Forget Amazon, Hachette Is Selling Books On Twitter

Book publisher Hachette is no longer in a blood feud with Amazon, but it’s already experimenting with new, Bezos-free online selling options, just in case. The latest: An experiment where best-selling Hachette authors will be able to sell its books directly to fans on Twitter.


Amazon And Hachette Finally Make Nice Over Ebook Pricing

Amazon and Hachette, two companies that have been in an ebook price battle since May, ended their heated feud today.


Why Ebook Text Layout Sucks

Have you ever eagerly downloaded an ebook only to find that it’s a hideously formatted mess that irritates you at every page turn? Of course you have (especially if you favour free or cheap ebooks). This video explains why those insults to typesetting occur.


Amazon Mixes Ebooks And Audio With Whispersync For Voice In Australia

If you have a big Kindle collection, either on tablet or smartphone or e-reader, it just got better. Amazon has finally brought Whispersync For Voice, which lets you switch seamlessly from written text to human-narrated audiobook, to Australia.


Kindle Voyage: This Is What A $200 E-Reader Looks Like (It's Gorgeous)

It’s been a few years since e-ink Kindles took a big step forward. 2012′s Kindle Paperwhite was the last big splash. But now Amazon’s got a new, beautiful, premium e-reader for you to read words off of. This is the Kindle Voyage.


Leaked Details About Two New Kindles Appear Online

Details about two new upcoming Kindle readers have leaked online. A German website first pointed out that information about the next generation of Amazon’s ereaders had appeared on the German version of Amazon’s website. It’s gone now, but not before revealing that there will be two new types: an upgraded “basic” version, and a new high-end product called the Kindle Voyage.


Audible Security Flaw Lets Thieves Download Unlimited Free Audiobooks

A loophole in Audible’s security is making it easy to get unlimited free audiobooks, as long as you have no moral qualms about using a fake name and credit card.


You Won't Be Able To Find A Book In This Beautiful New Library

Briefly You’re looking into Florida Polytechnic University’s new library. Light, bright, beautiful curves and… there’s not a single book on its shelves?


How To Choose The Right Tech For Your Business: Lifehacker's Free New Ebook

Should you let staff choose their own devices? What hardware specs matter most? How can you take advantage of the benefits mobile technology offers while minimising the security risks? Gizmodo’s colleagues over at Lifehacker have answered these questions and more in a free new ebook that you can download right here.


How To Save Money Buying Mobile Devices

While prices continue to drop thanks to Moore’s Law, investing in mobile devices — whether that’s for laptop PCs, tablets or phones — still represents a major capital outlay. Follow these guidelines to cut down on needless expenses.