Amazon Discontinuing the Kindle Touch

Just a week after the Kindle DX was axed, seems Amazon is trimming its product line further: evidence suggests that its Kindle Touch is to be discontinued, with the Paperwhite filling the gap. » 10/23/12 3:32am 10/23/12 3:32am

Your Hotel Bible Is Now a Kindle

The Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, UK, is much like any other hotel: expensive mini bar, pointless shower caps, and bed sheets that take 10 minutes to get under. Until you peer into the beside table that is, becasue, in the place of a bible, there's a Kindle waiting to be read. » 7/02/12 10:40am 7/02/12 10:40am

The Future of Book Cover Design in the Digital Age

Ereaders are literally changing the way we read. But for all the efficiency and portability they offer, they lack the curious romance of reading a book in its hard, physical form—not least the charms that lie on the cover. » 5/28/12 5:00am 5/28/12 5:00am

Timeless Classics of Literature Upgraded With Already-Dated Augmented…

Special features are great, when they're included in DVDs to supplement your favorite movie or TV show. So, why does the idea of creating special features for ebooks seem so... unnecessary? » 5/17/12 10:40pm 5/17/12 10:40pm

Microsoft Ponies Up $300 Million Investment in Nook Spinoff

In what some may consider an odd move, Microsoft has just announced that it's investing $300 million into a "strategic partnership" with Barnes & Noble to develop the future of e-reading. » 4/30/12 7:50am 4/30/12 7:50am

Amazon May Have Sold Two Million 'Kindle Singles', But Why's That…

This morning, the internet is awash with people slapping Amazon on the back, congratulating them for selling two million Kindle Singles—e-books that are shorter than full-length books but longer than most magazine articles. But is that really a big deal? » 3/13/12 7:11am 3/13/12 7:11am

Amazon Pulls 5,000 eBooks From the Kindle Store

Almost 5,000 eBooks have been pulled from the the Kindle Store because of a change made to Independent Publishers Group's contract with the online seller. The move is a result of Amazon's demand for upfront payment from publishers, required to host their books on the store. [Paid Content] » 2/23/12 6:05am 2/23/12 6:05am

The New 8GB Nook Tablet Is Official and Will Cost $199

Rumors circulated yesterday that a cheaper Nook Tablet was on its way, and now it's official. Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its tablet, to go on sale for $199. Yes, that does make it a direct Kindle Fire competitor. » 2/21/12 9:02am 2/21/12 9:02am

New 8GB Nook Tablet Launching February 22nd?

According to leaked documents seen by The Verge, Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its Nook Tablet this week. That drop in capacity means one thing: it's planning to match, or undercut, the Kindle Fire. » 2/20/12 6:09am 2/20/12 6:09am

Barnes & Noble To Launch a New Nook This Spring

Continuing its bold, brave and surprisingly successful e-Reader battle with Amazon, Barnes & Noble is soon to launch its fifth Nook device. » 1/30/12 4:17am 1/30/12 4:17am

New Nook Color November 7th-Bound. Bound, Get It? Book Humor

While everyone is gaga for the Kindle Fire, according to reports, Barnes & Noble has been working on the next Nook Color. Get ready for a fall color-eBook-reader smack down. LET'S GET READY TO sit down, have some tea, and read to a nice book before bed. » 10/28/11 12:27pm 10/28/11 12:27pm

Get 12 Classic Nook Ebooks Free In Barnes & Noble's Back-To-School Offer

If you register your new Nook before October 31st, B&N will give you 12 free classic ebooks plus a bunch of study guides (don't groan, students), which amounts to over $100 of goodies apparently. [B&N via Engadget] » 8/09/11 8:09am 8/09/11 8:09am

Epson and E Ink Joining Forces to Make a 300dpi Display

To compete with the tablets and 300dpi-display-equipped smartphones, Epson and E Ink are collaborating on a 300dpi display of their own (2400x1650 resolution on a 9.7-inch screen). The Kindle, by comparison, has a 160dpi resolution. [ZD Net] » 5/17/11 3:32pm 5/17/11 3:32pm

The End of the Road for BeamItDown and iFlowReader App

BeamItDown, the makers of iFlowReader, one of the App Store's most popular e-reading apps, are pretty mad at Apple over their new policy to take 30% for any e-book sold. Mad enough that they're shutting down on May 31st: » 5/11/11 3:19pm 5/11/11 3:19pm

Soon You'll Be Borrowing Kindle Ebooks From Your Local Library

Amazon's announced—but not yet activated—a new service that will let you take out (read: download) ebooks from your local library and enjoy them on your Kindle or Kindle app. » 4/20/11 9:46am 4/20/11 9:46am

eBooks Are Now Overtaking All Other Formats

It's starting to get a little frustrating when people ask whether or not they should get an eReader. Yes. If sales are any indication, whether you opt for a Kindle, Nook, or even your iPhone, ebooks are officially the present. » 4/16/11 5:00pm 4/16/11 5:00pm

Your Favorite Author Can Sign Your Ebook, Without Having to SIGN Your…

This is one dilemma owners of Kindles, Nooks and iPads inevitably face: How the hell can I get my favorite author to sign that book I've got stored in my Ebook reader? Sure, you can always get him to scrawl his signature on the back of your Kindle in thick, ugly, black marker. If tacky's your style. » 4/15/11 9:00pm 4/15/11 9:00pm

Strange Device Adds Tactile Feedback to Ebooks

Do you ever wish that your slender ebook reader was encased in a clunky fake book just so that you can pretend that you're flipping through real pages? Me neither, but there's a device that'll grant that wish anyway. » 3/25/11 9:00pm 3/25/11 9:00pm

Kindle Ebook Sharing Site Lendle is Back

After Amazon pretty much shut Lendle down two days ago, they're back—all Amazon requested was for the site to disable the Book Sync tool which syncs books to the user's Lendle account. Get back to lending and borrowing those ebooks, cheapskates. [Lendle via Daring Fireball] » 3/23/11 12:44pm 3/23/11 12:44pm