Has the Sony Reader Wi-Fi Actually Got a Shot?

Sony may have been the first major electronics manufacturer to bring ebook readers to the US, but a series of unfortunate products saw them cede the race to Kindle and Nook. The PRS-T1, though, could be Sony's comeback kid. » 8/31/11 12:33pm 8/31/11 12:33pm

Nook Comes with 30 Free Books If You Give Up Your Old Ebook Reader

For those who've considered abandoning their first-generation Kindle or bit of Sony ebook awkwardness, Barnes & Noble just sweetened the pot. The book and Nook seller is offering 30 free Nook books when you exchange your old ebook reader for a Nook. » 6/30/11 9:07am 6/30/11 9:07am

Rumor: New Nook Is a Stripped-Down E-Ink Touchscreen Reader

Oh gosh, this is awkward. Please no one tell Kobo that their first actually interesting product—an E-Ink ebook reader with a touchscreen—is about to get blasted out of the water by a new Nook that does the same thing. » 5/24/11 8:33am 5/24/11 8:33am

New Nook Announcement Nears

Barnes & Noble has cordially invited us to special announcement next Tuesday morning! They're playing it coy on the invite, but they already let it slip in a filing that May 24th happens to be the day they're setting loose a "new eReader device." Our money's on a cheaper E-Ink alternative, but there are some camps… » 5/17/11 10:18am 5/17/11 10:18am

"Stay Tuned" for That Amazon Tablet, Says Big Boss Bezos

Rumors of an Amazon tablet—we'd say something like an über-Kindle—started all the way back in September. But with speculation sizzling that the device might ship later this year, the company's apparently decided to start banging the hype drum. » 5/12/11 12:42pm 5/12/11 12:42pm

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

How Much Less Would You Pay For This Ad-Supported Kindle?

Want to save a few bucks on a Kindle and enjoy being told what to buy? Well! Amazon's set to unleash Kindle with Special Offers upon Best Buy and Target next month, a device that costs $25 less than a Wi-Fi Kindle—but makes up for it by cramming in ads. » 4/11/11 5:47pm 4/11/11 5:47pm

MegaReader: An iPhone Ebook App With Transparent Display Powers

Much like Type n Walk shows you what's on the other side of your phone while you text, MegaReader creates a transparent backdrop for ebooks. Let's read A Tree Grows In Brooklyn in front of a tree growing in Brooklyn! » 1/19/11 8:20pm 1/19/11 8:20pm

Uglier Fonts Could Mean Better Information Recollection

Most textbooks and e-readers tend to follow the same idea when it comes to their fonts: Easier to read means easier to absorb and recall later. Looks like they were wrong. » 1/17/11 9:40pm 1/17/11 9:40pm

Kindle Ebook Loans Are Here

Amazon promised ebook loans back in late October, and today it looks as though they've finally delivered. And while Kindle loans have matched the excellence of Nook loans, the real shame is they haven't improved on the model. » 12/30/10 12:58pm 12/30/10 12:58pm

Kindle 3 Beats Harry Potter To Become the Best Selling Product in…

Amazon doesn't like to talk numbers when it comes to Kindles—a reported 8 million were sold in 2010 alone—but they're happy to confirm this factoid: the new Kindle is the best selling product in the site's history. » 12/27/10 9:39am 12/27/10 9:39am

Eight Million Kindles Sold in 2010?

Amazon isn't rushing to confirm the numbers, but there are reports that the company is on track to sell eight million Kindles in 2010. Sounds like a very happy year for the e-commerce giant. [Bloomberg via All Things D] » 12/21/10 10:40pm 12/21/10 10:40pm

What You Need to Know When Buying an E-Book Reader

E-book reader options are better than ever for digital bookworms. Here are some favorite choices from the folks at Wired along with the basic things you need to know when buying an e-book reader. » 12/07/10 7:20pm 12/07/10 7:20pm

Amazon's Black Friday Deal: Kindle 2 For $89

Amazon's own Black Friday deal is a good one: they'll be selling the last-gen-but-still-good Kindle 2 for just $89, starting at Noon EST on Friday. They'd like to remind you it uses the same e-ink tech as the current Nook! » 11/24/10 10:05am 11/24/10 10:05am

Nook Will Be Sold at Walmart Starting Next Week

Between the major software overhaul in November, a mystery announcement next week, and the introduction of Nook to the all-powerful Walmart ecosystem, it looks like Barnes and Noble might be making the ebook reader race interesting just in time for the holidays. The Kindle competitor will be sold in 2,500 Walmart… » 10/21/10 8:48am 10/21/10 8:48am

Play Text-Based Adventure Classic Zork On Your Kindle

One second you're on the beach reading your Kindle. The next you're standing in an open field west of a white house. That's because you're playing the text adventure classic Zork (or one of its sequels) on your ebook reader! » 10/07/10 8:40pm 10/07/10 8:40pm

Next Generation Kobo Ebook Reader Finally Goes Wireless

With a $140 price point, the next generation Kobo ebook reader might struggle to compete with devices such as the Kindle, but its still got some reasonable upgrades since the last generation—such as a basic Wi-Fi feature. » 9/29/10 6:00am 9/29/10 6:00am

Amazon Sells Lots of New Kindles, Starts Shipping Two Days Early

Amazon's not one to give exact—or even general—sales figures for Kindle. But just as the previous generation ebook reader was the best-selling thing on the site, so too is Kindle 3. In fact, it's the "fastest-selling" Kindle yet, which tells us pretty much nothing since we don't know how fast the others sold. » 8/25/10 9:37am 8/25/10 9:37am

Extremely Thin, 3G-Capable Sony Readers Coming Soon?

Rumor is that there's a new batch of Sony Readers coming soon: The PRS-350 and the PRS-650. They are described as being under 10mm thick and all-around better than previous models. » 8/13/10 2:07pm 8/13/10 2:07pm

Why the Newspaper Is the Best E-Reader

After extensive testing, McSweeney's has declared "the Newspaper" the top e-reader. Despite using an older version of e-ink and lacking Wi-Fi connectivity, the Newspaper was lauded for the size and versatility of its screen and its fly swatting capabilities. » 8/12/10 8:57am 8/12/10 8:57am