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Stores Issuing Credits from Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement

Amazon and Barnes & Noble have started sending out emails informing customers about ebook credits that have been added to their accounts. The credits are because of the antitrust settlement case against Apple for colluding with publishers to effectively fix the prices of ebooks, and Apple was forced to pay up. The credits are for […]

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How Many eBooks Do You Have on Your eBook Reader?

The great thing about ebook readers is the ability to carry thousands of books with you wherever you go. Not only that but they eliminate all the physical space required to store paper books; you can have an entire library’s worth of ebooks on a dime-sized microSD card. It’s pretty amazing when you think about […]

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Should Amazon Add ePub Support to Kindles?

Kindle ereaders are one of the few reading devices on the planet that don’t support ePub format. Kindles are the most popular dedicated readers and ePub is the most common ebook format, so what gives? Why doesn’t Amazon add support for ePub ebooks to Kindles? Fire tablets support ePub with apps available through Amazon’s own […]

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Comixology Unlimited Launches, Monthly Subscription Service for Comics

Comixology is owned by Amazon so I guess it’s not surprising to see them launch a monthly subscription service for comics called Comixology Unlimited. The entry page for Comixology Unlimited even looks similar to the Kindle Unlimited page with the scroll box at the bottom. However, unlike Kindle Unlimited, Comixology doesn’t appear to have a […]

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Waterstones eBook Store Closing, Accounts Getting Transferred to Kobo

Another ebook store is closing in the UK, the second one this year after Barnes and Noble closed the UK branch of their Nook Store back in March. Waterstones has decided to discontinue offering ePub ebooks and MP3 audiobooks from their website effective immediately. They’ve been selling ebooks for several years so it’s unfortunate to […]

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Goodreads Adds Personalized Daily Emails for eBook Deals

Yesterday Goodreads rolled out a new “Goodreads Deals” feature that users can sign up for to get daily emails for ebook deals across selected genres. A number of other websites already offer a similar service; it’s surprising that it took Goodreads this long to implement a daily deals feature for ebooks considering how popular they’ve […]

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Fire TV Gets Text-to-Speech Support for Kindle Books

Today Amazon announced plans to add new Alexa voice features to the Fire TV, including the ability to launch apps, control video playback, search local businesses and restaurants, and more. At the bottom of the new features list is an interesting Kindle-related addition, especially considering the fact that Amazon just released a new Kindle Audio […]

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Is Kindle Unlimited Worth Paying $9.99 per Month?

Amazon’s ebook subscription services, Kindle Unlimited, costs $9.99 per month to get access to a library of all-you-can-read ebooks. The service also provides access to audiobooks at no extra cost, and you can listen to as many of them as you want each month as well. However, the Big 5 publishers have shown no interest […]

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