Tagged With ebooks

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Amazon's all-you-can-eat Kindle Unlimited subscription service for e-books is finally available in Australia. $13.99 a month will get you access to any of a million different Kindle titles on your e-book reader, or iOS or Android phone or tablet.

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For those unfamiliar, books are a collection of words that form some sort of coherent narrative, printed on paper and bound together. These objects are very much alive and well, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, despite the fact that we live in an age where you can download the same information onto various pieces of technology. Wild.

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eBooks are great — they're so much more convenient than paperback or hardback titles for travellers and commuters alike, especially if you're the kind of reader that devours long tomes on a regular basis. But e-readers generally have small screens and don't offer the same reading experience as a proper book. But Kobo's new Aura One e-reader has two vital statistics that avid readers will know well — it has a screen the size of a classic hardback, housed in a chassis that's smaller than the thinnest airport thriller paperback.

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Amazon has just announced some nice improvements to the cheapest Kindle. The price is still crazy good at $US80 ($107), and the battery still lasts for weeks. (It also still has a middling 167 ppi display.) But it's also thinner, lighter and now comes in black and white.

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Kindle's latest Oasis e-reader is out and it's a damn fine product — the best e-reader ever made . It's also the most expensive e-reader currently available. So if the idea of spending $449 on a portable library makes you shudder, then it's time to consider the other guys.

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E-readers get a bad rap — probably because there are a lot of illiterate arseholes out there who hate reading. For the rest of us totally wicked people e-readers are amazing and Amazon's rumoured announcement of a new e-reader is a cause to celebrate.

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You don't own your ebooks with DRM. You're merely licensing the privilege to read them. Some readers overseas have learned this the hard way (yet again) now that Nook is going out of business in the United Kingdom. But don't worry, they're working to let you maybe possibly transfer all those books you bought.