Onyx Boox i86 with Frontlight Pre-Orders

The Onyx Boox i86 is an 8-inch ebook reader with a high resolution E Ink screen that runs open Android and includes a boatload of features. The Boox i86 has been encumbered by a number of delays. An early model without a frontlight recently became available, and now finally the i86 with frontlight is officially […]

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Kindle for Kids Bundle

New Kindle for Kids Bundle Available for $99

Amazon has just introduced a new Kindle for Kids Bundle that sells for $99. The bundle includes the latest entry-level Kindle (the $99 one without advertisements), a kid-friendly cover, and a 2 year SquareTrade warranty. The bundle is a good deal considering that it costs the same as a regular non-ad Kindle, so you’re basically […]

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New Kindle Layout

New Typesetting and Layout Engine Coming to Kindle eReaders and Apps

Yesterday Amazon introduced a new layout engine for Kindle ebooks with the latest update for the Kindle iOS app. Later in the day when Amazon officially announced the news, it was noted that the new layout engine is also now available on Kindle Fire tablets, and that it will be coming to other Kindle ereaders […]

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Kindle iOS App

Kindle for iOS Update 4.9 Adds Hyphens, Bookerly Font, and More

Amazon has just updated the Kindle app for iOS devices—the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch—to add some new features. The new software version is 4.9, and it’s a fairly major update. There are some big visual changes that Amazon claims to provide faster reading with less eye strain. Among the changes include the added support […]

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Kobo Visa Checkout

Kobo Adds Visa Checkout Option with Free $10 Kobo Credit

Yesterday Kobo announced that they’ve added Visa Checkout to Kobo.com as a new payment option in addition to credit cards and PayPal. Kobo and Visa are trying to entice people by giving away a $10 credit for Kobo.com after using Visa Checkout to complete a purchase. The $10 credit gets applied directly to your Kobo […]

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Lenovo Tab 2 8A

Lenovo Tab 2 A8 Tablet Shows up Online for $129

A couple weeks ago I posted about some interesting new tablets from Lenovo that were recently added to their A series lineup, the Lenovo Tab 2 A10, A8 and A7 tablets. They appear to be good value picks on paper, especially the 10-inch A10 model for $199 with its high resolution 1920 x 1200 resolution […]

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Grace Lost

10 Free Kindle eBooks for Memorial Day 2015

Here’s another weekly roundup of 10 free Kindle ebooks. All these books are highly-rated and are very popular with readers. Owning a Kindle is not required to read them; you can use a Kindle reading app for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, or use a computer or web browser. The free ebooks listed below are […]

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How to Fix a Kindle eBook That’s Not Downloading

If you happen to experience a problem with a Kindle ebook or Amazon app not downloading or not finishing downloading, there are a few things you can try to do to remedy the issue on your own before having to contact Amazon support. It’s not very common, but sometimes a Kindle book won’t download properly […]

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Kindle Sales

Kindle eReader, Tablet, and eBook Deals

A couple weeks ago I posted about Amazon Warehouse Deals offering the 9.7-inch Kindle DX, open-box units, for 20% off, taking the final price down to a mere $103, which is a crazy low price for a 9.7-inch E Ink ebook reader, even if it is outdated. Now the same deal is back for the […]

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Google Introduces New Literata eBook Font for Google Play Books

This week Google announced on Twitter that they’ve introduced a new font type called Literata for their Play Books app that was designed specifically for ebooks. Literata is now the default font for Google Play Books, replacing Droid Serif. Google claims that their new font is perfect for long reads on all devices, and that […]

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