December 19, 2014

Ebook Readers: What Does the Future Hold for the Nook?

We will likely learn more on Thursday when Barnes & Noble is set to report their latest quarterly earnings report. The New York Times reports that the company has already warned that losses in the Nook Division  “will be greater than the year before and that the unit’s revenue for all of fiscal 2013 would be far […]

Queens Library First NY Public Library System Library to Lend Out Preloaded E-Readers (Pilot Project)

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From the Associated Press: The Queens Library is becoming the first library in the New York public library system to lend e-readers. Under the pilot program, 50 Nooks will be available for check out at the library’s Central Library in Jamaica, starting on Thursday. Read the Complete Article UPDATE 2: The ereaders are locked down […]

eBooks: "Amazon Quietly Launches Kindle Networking Site"

UPDATE: Several of you have pointed out that the “public notes” feature has been available for about six months. You are correct.  This feature was announced at the beginning of February, 2011 on this web page. More from Brian Dudley at the Seattle Times. From theBookseller.com: The site, called kindle.amazon.com, allows users to set up […]

eBooks: Kobo Comments on Liquidation of Borders With Facts About Company

Borders has been one of Kobo’s partner in the U.S. Now, with the Borders liquidation underway here are highlights from a news release from Kobo trying to clear up some inaccurate info that is being reported. The management of Kobo, a global leader in eReading with over 4.2 million users in more than 100 countries […]

"College Students' Use of Kindle DX Points to e-Reader’s Role in Academia"

From the University of Washington News and Info Office: A study of how University of Washington graduate students integrated an Amazon Kindle DX into their course reading provides the first long-term investigation of e-readers in higher education. While some of the study’s findings were expected – students want improved support for taking notes, checking references […]

B&N Releases Major Update To Nook Color Platform Including Introduction of Apps

Barnes & Noble held a webinar today introducing several new features to Nook Color platform.  TeleRead editor Paul Biba attend the webinar and has posted his notes here. B&N said that customers want more tablet features. Biba also mentions the introduction of apps, a full-featured email client, and Flash. Much more in the complete TeleRead […]

Save $25 on a New Kindle With An Advertising Subsidized Version Arriving Next Month

Is a $25 savings worth it? We will have to wait and see. However, as you’ll read in a moment, the special offers have the potential to add a nice stream of savings for user. However, potential and what ends up happening are often not the same thing. The subsidized Kindle with “special offers & […]