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Literata

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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Hoopla ebooks

Hoopla Adds eBooks and Comics to Library Lending Service

Hoopla Digital offers a service much like OverDrive that provides free access to digital content from public libraries across North America. Hoopla gives library patrons access to over 300,000 movies, TV shows, full music albums, audiobooks, and now they’ve just added ebooks and comics to their selections as well. All you need is a library […]

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How to Add Hyphen Support to Kindles for Better Readability

One thing that has always annoyed me about reading ebooks on Kindles is the lack of good font choices and the fact that hyphenation isn’t supported, which often results in awkward spacing between letters. Yesterday I posted an article about how to get Kindle books to display custom fonts. Today I’m going to show how […]

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OpenBooks

OpenBooks Lets You Download eBooks Then Pay What You Want After Reading

If you are tired of paying high prices for ebooks that you later find out aren’t worth the time to read, then OpenBooks.com might be an alternative worth looking into. OpenBooks is an independent ebook store that lets readers download ebooks for free without commitments, and then you decide how much you want to pay […]

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Fire HD 7

$79 Fire HD 7 + $12 Covers, & Kindle eBook Deals

Today only, April 20th, Amazon’s main Deal of the Day is the Fire HD 7 tablet for $60 off what it regularly costs. That drops the price of the 8GB model from $139 to just $79, and the 16GB model from $159 to $99. Those prices are for the ad-supported models; add an extra $15 […]

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Scribd Audiobooks

Scribd Adds Over 9,000 Audiobooks from Penguin Random House

Today Scribd announced that they’ve just added over 9,000 audiobook titles from Penguin Random House to their subscription service. A number of popular titles are included in the deal. Some of the notable audiobooks being offered are The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, The Buried […]

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BookBreeze

BookBreeze Delivers Free Fantasy and Science Fiction eBooks via Email

A reader recently sent in a tip about a service called BookBreeze that delivers free science fiction and fantasy ebooks to your inbox each week. BookBreeze is basically a promotion service with the goal of connecting readers and writers of speculative fiction together for the benefit of both. Writers get a place to show off […]

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Kindle iOS App

Kindle for iOS App Updated to Version 4.8

Amazon recently issued a software update for their iOS Kindle reading app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update adds some new features, including flashcards for print replica textbooks, and enhancements to the “Before You Go” screen and Book Browser. The “Before You Go” screen is the annoying popup when you get to the […]

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OverDrive Adds Dyslexic Font Option to Reading Apps

OverDrive updated their reading apps last week to add some new features, most notably they added the option to use a dyslexic font for reading ebooks. Standard fonts often present a problem for people with dyslexia because they make it hard to differentiate words, as the letters tend to get mixed up and jumble together. […]

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Oyster eBook Store

Oyster Launches New eBook Store, But It’s a Walled Garden

Today Oyster announced that they’ve just opened the doors on their new ebook store, where they sell ebooks from all the major publishers. Right now the store is only available to residents in the United States, but Oyster is expected to begin expanding internationally later this year. Previously Oyster only offered ebooks through a monthly […]

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