Nook Family

B&N to Keep Nook, Split off College Business Instead

Once again Barnes and Noble is backtracking on one of their earlier business decisions. Last June B&N announced that would be spinning off the Nook portion of their business into a separate company. As it turns out, that’s not going to happen. Barnes and Noble’s new plan is to separate their college business, which consists […]

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Kindle Scout

Amazon to Publish First 10 Kindle Scout eBooks

Yesterday Amazon announced that they will be publishing their first wave of ebooks next week selected through the Kindle Scout program. About four months back, Amazon launched the Kindle Scout program that gives authors the opportunity to submit unpublished work where readers choose which titles they want to see published based on reading a sample. […]

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E Ink

How E Ink’s Electronic Paper Technology Works (Video)

I came across a video on YouTube uploaded by Pocketnow with a guided tour showing how E Ink displays work. None of it is new exactly, but the video is entertaining and educational so it’s worth watching if you want to know more about E Ink’s various electronic papers displays and how the technology works. […]

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RemoteInk

RemoteInk Turns PocketBook eReaders Into Computer Monitors

I came across an interesting post at MobileRead yesterday about someone who developed a program called RemoteInk that allows you to use a Pocketbook Pro or Pocketbook Touch as a computer monitor. Right now the program only works with Linux and X-Windows systems (too bad or I’d give it a try). But there are a […]

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iPad Text to Speech

How to Enable Text-to-Speech on iPad & iPhone for Kindle, iBooks, etc

Last week I posted a text-to-speech review for Kindle devices and a reader left a tip about how to enable text-to-speech for Kindle ebooks using an iPad or iPhone. The iOS Kindle app doesn’t support TTS normally but you can use a screen reading accessibility feature on iOS devices running iOS 8 and newer to […]

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Kindle Keyboard Value

Trade-In Values Have Tanked for Older eReaders

I was checking trade-in values the other day over at Amazon for Kindle ebook readers and Fire tablets, and was surprised to find that trade-in values have fallen off a cliff since the last time I checked. Most models aren’t even available for trade-in anymore. Last year I traded in a couple of old Kindles […]

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Energy eReader Pro

Energy eReader Pro Review and Video Review (Boyue T62)

The Energy eReader Pro is a new Android-powered ebook reader that was just released by Energy Sistem earlier this month. The folks at Energy Sistem were nice enough to send one to test about two week ago and I was able to get the eReader Pro review finished today along with the video walkthrough. Energy […]

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Big Library Read

OverDrive’s Big Library Read and Global eBook Club

Today OverDrive announced that their Big Library Read is coming back next month, which is a global ebook club of sorts that gives people around the world an opportunity to read the same ebook, or listen to the audiobook, for free through the 30,000+ public libraries and schools that use OverDrive’s ebook lending program. This […]

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energy ereader pro

Energy eReader Pro: Getting Started Tips and Setup Tricks

I’m working on getting the review posted for the Energy eReader Pro, which is a rebranded Boyue T62, a 6-inch E Ink ebook reader that runs open Android 4.2 and can install Android applications. The Energy eReader Pro has a lot of other good things going for it too: It has a 1024 x 758 […]

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Fire HDX tablets

Kindle Text-to-Speech Review (Video)

One of the features that Amazon offers for Kindle ebooks that not very many other companies offer is text-to-speech. Having the option to have your ebooks read aloud is a handy feature to have sometimes. Not all Kindle books support text-to-speech, or TTS for short. It’s up to publishers and authors to enable the feature. […]

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