Nook Audiobooks

B&N Launches Nook Audiobooks App, Comes With 2 Free Audiobooks

Barnes and Noble has announced the release of a new audiobook app for Android phones and tablets called NOOK Audiobooks. B&N claims that their audiobook catalog consists of over 50,000 titles, with free samples available on a wide selection of them. B&N is emphasizing a no-commitment type of selling environment, unlike Audible.com’s monthly subscription plans […]

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Nook GlowLight

B&N Drops Nook GlowLight to $99; Weekend Sale on Nook Galaxy Tablets

Barnes and Noble released a press release today announcing a permanent price drop on the Nook GlowLight and a weekend sale on Nook Galaxy tablets. The Nook GlowLight turned one year old this month. Since its release it has sold for $119, the same price as the base Kindle Paperwhite. As of November 21st, the […]

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DigiLand DL701Q

DigiLand DL7 Tablet Gets Hardware Upgrades, Still Costs Just $49

This past summer Best Buy started offering a 7-inch Android tablet with Android 4.4 for $49 called the DigiLand DL7, model DL700D. Best Buy currently has it on “clearance” for $47. It offered decent specs and newer software for the price. A number of people left comments saying it was actually a pretty good budget […]

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Kindle Word Wise

Kindle Word Wise Review and Free eBook Samples

One of the new features that Amazon introduced with the latest software update for the Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, and entry-level Kindle is something called Word Wise. Word Wise is designed to make reading challenging books easier, especially for kids, by displaying short definitions above difficult words while reading. Tapping on a word brings up […]

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Family Library Sharing Kindle Fire

How to Setup Profiles and Family Library Sharing on Kindles and Fire Tablets

This past week Amazon issued a software update for the Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, and $79 Kindle that adds the ability to create separate user profiles so that the device can be shared among friends and family. The update also enabled a new feature that Amazon has just introduced called Family Library, which allows users […]

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BN Sync Up

B&N Offering $5 eBooks with the Purchase of Paperbacks

Barnes and Noble has introduced a new promotion called B&N Sync Up where they are giving customers the option to buy the ebook copy of a book for $4.99 when purchasing the paperback version. The deal is being offered at Barnes and Noble retail stores only; you don’t get the same deal when purchasing books […]

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Kindle Family

New Kindle Software Update 5.6.1 Adds Family Sharing, Word Wise, and More

Amazon has started rolling out a software update for the Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, and entry-level Kindle. The new software version is 5.6.1. The software number is the same across all three devices, although the actual update file is different for each model. The software adds the advertised features that we’ve been waiting on for […]

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Kindle Scout

Is Anyone Using Kindle Scout Yet?

A couple weeks ago, Amazon launched a new program called Kindle Scout. It’s a campaign-style ebook publishing platform where readers can nominate new unpublished books to be published on the Kindle platform. Authors submit their completed book and then excerpts get posted on the Kindle Scout website for readers to nominate. The sample usually consists […]

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Kindle-Voyage

Kindle Voyage Review

The Kindle Voyage was released on October 21st. I posted a first impressions review the day after it was released, but I wanted to use it for a few weeks before posting a full review to get a better feel of the new features. It’s been just over three weeks now, and I’ve finally got […]

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Kindle Netherlands

Amazon Brings Kindle Store to the Netherlands

Today Amazon launched a localized Kindle store in the form of a dedicated website, Amazon.nl, specifically for residents of the Netherlands. The new Dutch Kindle store features a selection of over 3 million ebooks, but only about 20,000 are Dutch-language ebooks, and of those just 1221 were written by Dutch authors. Amazon is also advertising […]

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