If you need some new reading material to get through the summer, StoryBundle (which, full disclosure, was started by former Gizmodo and Lifehacker editor Jason Chen) just launched a massive Adventure Sci-Fi bundle, allowing you to name your own price for up to 15 DRM-free e-books from authors including Hugo nominee…
Amazon has just announced some nice improvements to the cheapest Kindle. The price is still crazy good at $80, 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.
Kindle’s latest e-reader is out and it’s a damn fine product—the best e-reader ever made even. It’s also the most expensive e-reader currently available. So if the idea of spending $290 on a portable library makes you shudder than it’s time to consider the other guys.
The Amazon Oasis is practically perfect in every way. It doesn’t forge relationships between bratty kids and their errant fathers or wax bannisters with its ass, but as e-readers go, it leaves you satisfied. It’s light, easy to read, has wonderful ergonomics and incredible battery life.
E-readers get a bad rap—probably because there are a lot of illiterate assholes out there who hate reading. For the rest of us totally wicked people e-readers are amazing and Amazon’s rumored announcement of a new e-reader is a cause to celebrate.
If you own one of Amazon’s pre-2012 Kindles, listen up: there’s a critical update that you need to install if you want to keep using it, and you must do so before March 22nd.
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.
As entertaining as the internet can be, who has time to read all of it? Even employing the services of a read-it-later app such as Instapaper or Pocket can make catching up on articles difficult. What you need is a dedicated reading device, free from social media pings, email alerts, and other distractions—and that’s…
Hace más de tres años me compré mi fiel Kindle Paperwhite. A día de hoy sigo utilizándolo, pero en el último año solo he comprado un libro digital. El resto han sido gruesos y maravillosos volúmenes en tapa dura. No soy el único que ha emprendido este extraño regreso al papel.
Rumors of the death of the print book were massively exaggerated, it turns out. According to the L.A. Times, 571 million print books were sold in 2015, 17 million more than in 2014. And ebooks, which had been forecast to hit 50 to 60 percent of book sales, were stuck around 25 percent.
Kindle owners are in luck this Cyber Monday, as Amazon is discounting over 800 ebooks to a fraction of their original prices.
The self-published novel A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers got nominated for the Golden Tentacle Award for best SF debut, and got tons of praise from some of science fiction’s most respected critics. Now it’s coming out in a fancy new edition from Harper Voyager, and for today only it’s available…
For a limited time, Amazon’s taking $20 off the sticker price of several e-Ink Kindle models, including the first deal we’ve seen on the new, 300ppi Kindle Paperwhite.
Kindle Unlimited is basically Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks, and Amazon’s offering a very rare discount on the service today for Prime Day. You’ll save 25% if you lock in a 6-month subscription, 33% for a full year, and 40% for two years. If you love to read, this should pay for itself. [Up to 40% off a Kindle…
El verano es la época perfecta para devorar libros a la sombra y con una cervecita bien fría. Si además quieres reforzar el inglés y aprender algo, tienes mucho donde elegir. Microsoft ofrece más de 240 títulos técnicos en formato de libro electrónico para que los descargues completamente gratis.
Independent author and blogger Imy Santiago bought an ebook, read it, and posted a review on Amazon. Then things started to go wrong, according to her recent blog post, which has put Amazon in the crosshairs of another round of criticism from authors and reviewers.
So, remember that new Amazon payment scheme that’s going to revolutionize self-publishing by dolling out royalties based on pages read rather than copies sold? Remember how that was going to reward authors who can keep readers hooked rather than folks who can crank out 500 page-tomes that nobody has the gusto to…
Apple violated federal antitrust law in a conspiracy with five book publishers to fix ebook prices, according to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ended a long-running legal battle with a big blow to Apple, calling its ebooks price-fixing scheme “the supreme evil of antitrust.”
Apple pierde el caso sobre fijación de precios de eBooks, tendrá que pagar $ 450 millones. Una corte federal acaba de ratificar la sentencia de 2013 que declaraba a Apple culpable de llegar a acuerdos con editoriales para subir el precio de los libros electrónicos. La compañía tendrá que pagar 450 millones de dólares.