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BookBub helps you build your ebook library with free or low-cost books

on Monday, July 21st, 2014
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Regardless of which eBook device or app you use or which store you purchase from, BookBub can help you obtain books at discount prices or even free.  BookBub doesn’t sell books themselves.  They just “simply alert you by email to fantastic limited-time offers that become available on retailers like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’sRead More…


Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited – a subscription service for book lovers

on Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

One of the perks of being a Kindle owner and an Amazon Prime member was the one free book you were allowed to “borrow” each month.  With only one free book, it could take you a long time to try out new authors you’re interested in without having to risk some of your book budgetRead More…


eBook watch: Mytro by John Biggs

on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

My goal is to make more time in my day to read. I love reading but that seems to be one activity that gets pushed aside when my days get busy. That stops today. And the first book that I plan to read is Mytro by John Biggs. John is a Brooklyn NY based techRead More…


Oyster, the unlimited book reading app and service, is now available on Android and Kindle devices

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Last fall, we told you about the Oyster ebook lending service that gave you unlimited access to ebooks on your iOS devices.  At the time, they had 100,000 books in their lending library.  Now, they have more than 500,000 titles available.  They’ve made a lot of improvements in their reading app, too, with new typography,Read More…


Discover (or rediscover) great books, and get a free eBook if you act soon

on Monday, April 28th, 2014
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Simon & Schuster created a new website, called Off the Shelf, that’s intended to help to maximize your reading enjoyment by helping you discover books – cult classics or best sellers – that you may have missed over the years.  It’s brought to you by “passionate editors, authors, and others inside the book business”, andRead More…


There’s bad news and good news for Sony eReader fans

on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

I just received an email from Sony about their decision to close their US and Canadian eReader Stores this Spring (March 20, 2014). That’s the bad news… The good news is that all the existing eReader accounts will be transferred over to Kobo. See email details after the jump. 


Up to 80% discounts on eBooks from Amazon

on Friday, January 10th, 2014
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Maybe you got a new Kindle for Christmas, or maybe you use a Kindle reader app on your tablet or smartphone.  In any event, you’re probably always in the market for some deeply discounted books for it.  Today, Amazon is offering up to 80% off on more than 500 educational eBooks for your Kindle.  TheyRead More…


Amazon has launched the Kindle MatchBook service

on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

A couple months ago, we told you about Amazon’s new Kindle MatchBook service, which will give you access to eBook versions of paper books you bought from them in the past.  Whether you bought them years ago or last week, you can get the eBook version for no more than $2.99, and some may beRead More…


Free in iBooks: Hubble Space Telescope Discovery eBook

on Friday, December 28th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

If you have any interest in astronomy – backyard hobbist or more serious scientist – you need to download this free eBook to your iBooks app on your iPad.  (Requires an iPad using iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later.)  This is a huge book, almost 1GB, that’s chock full of informative text,Read More…


Read Your Nook Library from Any Browser with Nook for Web

on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Yesterday, Barnes & Noble introduced Nook for Web, “an innovative and free new browser experience that offers readers the ability to explore the hottest digital titles and bestselling books right from their computer – no sign-in, software download or NOOK account required to begin reading” on their PC or Mac.  With the Nook Cloud service,Read More…


It’s About Time! DoJ Sues Over E-book Price Fixing

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Justice filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Group USA and Simon & Schuster.  (Note: Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster have tentatively agreed to a settlement and, if approved, should be removed from the list of defendants.) In the past couple years ourRead More…


Purchase (S)mythology in eBook or Hardcover and Donate to Breast Cancer Awareness

on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

(S)mythology is the story of Sophie, a little girl with magical super powers, told as a whimsical, young-adult tale of true love that mixes pop culture with Greek mythology.  This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jeremy Tarr (the author) and the Keep a Breast Foundation have joined forces to raise money for breast cancer awareness.  ForRead More…


OverDrive Media Console App for iPad Review

on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I’ve been a fan of ebooks for many years, starting with Peanut Press books on my Handspring Visor Deluxe back around 1999.   After writing code for 9 hours/day for many years, you can imagine my wrists were shot, and I loved ebooks because they weren’t as heavy and hard to hold as a physical book. Read More…


Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor eBook Reader Review

on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

I’ve been waiting for a dedicated eBook reader with a backlit color display since the early days of the original Sony Reader. During that wait, I found myself using my current smartphone as an eBook reader due to the fact that it is always with me and has a color display. The Barnes & NobleRead More…


Study Smarter, Not Harder with the B&N NOOKstudy Application

on Friday, July 16th, 2010

Barnes & Noble is introducing a free application designed to lighten your load this school year.  NOOKstudy works on PC or Mac (no nook required), and lets you instantly download eTextbooks and save up to 40%.  You’ll also have access to 1 million other books.  With Nookstudy, you can keep your textbooks, class handouts, andRead More…


Get Five Free eBooks from Barnes and Noble

on Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Barnes and Noble is offering five free ebooks for owners of any device using Barnes and Noble ebook reader software.  Owners of the nook reader qualify, as do people using the B&N ebook reader software on their iPhone/iPod touch or Blackberry.  You just bring your mobile device in, show it to an employee, and you’ll receiveRead More…

This is Read an eBook Week

on Monday, March 8th, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Did you know that March 7-13, 2010 is “Read an eBook week“?  Since 2004, Read an eBook week has been registered in the Chase’s Calendar of Events.  The purpose of the week is to “educate and inform the public about the pleasures and advantages of reading electronically. Authors, publishers, vendors, the media and readers world-wide are welcome toRead More…


Questia – The Online Library Now Available as an iPhone App

on Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Questia is an online research library with current non-fiction and reference books and periodicals.  For $9.95 a month, you get access to all their books on any one topic, or you can access their entire catalog of more than 70,000 titles for $19.95 a month.  You’ll have an online workspace to store your notes in folders;  you canRead More…


Vook iPhone Apps Review

on Friday, November 20th, 2009

In October, Julie had an article about vooks – a melding of ebooks with multimedia content.  They can be read on your computer (through paid web access) or on your iPhone.  At the time, Julie said there were only four titles available.  It seems they are up to six titles now.   I was digging around withRead More…