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Kobo Is Absorbing JB Hi-Fi's NOW eBook Service

JB Hi-Fi’s NOW eBook service will be closing its store on September 30th, after merging with eReading giant Rakuten Kobo. This isn’t the first time Kobo has acquired another eBook service, with the company also having taken over Sony’s Reader Store early last year. It’s not particularly bad news for existing customers on JB Hi-Fi’s service, however, as they will be transferred over to Kobo’s service from the start of October.

Top 5: The Best E-Readers

Chart: Reading is a beautiful and relaxing pastime, but it’s not exactly portable, especially if you’re a commuter. If you don’t like lugging dozens of paperbacks around, why not consider an e-reader? Here are the five best e-readers available in Australia as of July 16, 2015.

GPS Ebook Reader Lets The Book Take Place Wherever The Reader Is Located

An ereader lets travellers bring thousands of books with them on their journeys, but what if each of those stories was customised to wherever they happened to be at the moment?

Kindle Just Got A Family Plan So You Can Finally Share Your Ebooks

Kindle announced an update today that lets people share books they have purchased with their family. Amazon let people know a family sharing program was coming a few months ago, and now it’s finally here.

My First Kindle: I Finally Stopped Multitasking And Got Lost In A Novel

Still don’t have an ereader? I can respect that. Physical books just feel better. Print is sacred. I’m with you — or at least I was, until our reviews editor thrust a Kindle in my hand and made me use it.

The Best Device For Reading Is Still The Phone In Your Pocket

For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the ebook path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. I’ve been seduced by the promise of an ereader many-a-time, but I always find myself reaching for that device never not at my side — my smartphone.

8 Uses For Your Outdated iPad

With iPad Air 2 preorders starting today, you might be ready to kick your old tablet to the kerb. But when the march of technology sends your slate to the junk drawer, don’t just sell it off. Recycle it into a high-powered specialist device.

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.

Kobo Aura H2O Review: A Gorgeous, Waterproof Screen That No One Needs

The aftermarket-treated Waterproof Kindle is just about perfect: an already fantastic e-reader with the added bonus of being built like a rock. But all that comes with one hell of a price tag — $US240, specifically. The new, waterproof $US190 Kobo Aura H2O, though, promises to deliver on all those points for a fraction of the cost.

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.

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