ereaders

Amazon Throws Independent Booksellers Kindle Lifeline

Amazon’s Kindle Fire and other ereaders are usually considered nails in the traditional independent bookstore’s coffin. Amazon’s flipping all that around, with a program that lets bookstores sell Kindle ereaders and make money off the ebooks their owners buy.


Kindle Paperwhite (2013) Review: Faster, Prettier, Still The Best

When Amazon first trotted out the Kindle Paperwhite, it was the first two-tone ereader in a long time (possibly ever) to have wow factor. And that front-lit screen turned out to be just as beautiful as promised.


Kobo Aura HD Review: A Beautiful Reader Screen Trapped In An Ugly Body

Everyone loves a pretty screen. The Kobo Aura HD is aiming to lead that charge in the ereader space. Armed with a best-in-class screen and an unusually powerful processor under the hood, the Aura HD tries its best to be a real luxury reader. It doesn’t quite make it.


Amazon Is Putting Send To Kindle Buttons On Some Major Websites

The Washington Post, Time magazine and Boing Boing are all getting a button to send articles to your Kindle. Convenient!


Whoops! That $15 Ereader Is Actually $70

Have you been eagerly awaiting the arrival of txtr’s $US13 ereader and rationalising its lack of fancy features with the fact that it will cost next to nothing? Too bad, suckers!


Report: Barnes & Noble Might Give Up On The Nook

According to a report by the New York Times, struggling bookmonger Barnes & Noble might be about to shelve its Nook ereader. The problem is one more common to physical books than tablets: nobody is buying them.


Readmill: A Beautiful Ebook Reader For Your iPhone

Sure, reading on a bigger screen is always preferred but maybe you don’t want to take your iPad with you everywhere? No problem. Readmill is a reader intended for a smaller space.


Kindle Paperwhite Review: Forget Everything Else, This Is The E-Reader You Want

The Kindle Paperwhite is a pivotal step forward for the technology of ereaders. It makes previous generations feel like a pulpy paperback held up next to an ornately illustrated tome. In short: this is the best ereader you can buy.


San Antonio Launching The First Completely Bookless Public Library

Books, who needs ‘em? Libraries? Not anymore they don’t. The first public, bookless library is coming to San Antonio over in the States soon and, possibly, to a (dystopic?) future near you.


5 Ways Ereaders Are Still Better Than Tablets

The age of the ereader is drawing to a close. That’s the drumbeat this week, after iSuppli pegged the year-over-year decline of reader sales at a staggering 36 per cent. It makes sense; why get a fuddy little Kobo when there are cheap Kindle Fires aplenty to be had?