Fire HD 8 Sale

Kindle eBooks Sale, Prime Deals on Fire Tablets and Kindles

Once again Amazon has a list of Kindle ebooks on sale today only (September 10th) for one of their main deals of the day. This time around the ebook deal centers around “riveting reads”. Most of the ebooks are priced at $2.99, some are $3.99. Amazon is also running another sale on Fire tablets exclusively […]

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Last of the Free Whispersync for Voice Audiobooks

It appears that Amazon has stopped their Whispersync for Voice promotion where they giveaway a different free classic audiobook each month. They’ve been doing it for like 5 years now so I guess it was bound to end eventually. At the end of last month they removed the box that advertises the monthly freebie from […]

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Frontlights Explained - Why eBook Readers Don't Have Backlights

Frontlights Explained – Why eBook Readers Don’t Have Backlights

One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to ebook readers is the type of screen lighting system they use. It’s fairly common to hear people referring to ereader lights as backlights, but E Ink ebook readers use frontlights instead of backlights, which are common with LCD screens on phones and tablets. The reason for […]

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Siam 7X Dual Screen Phone

Why No Dual Screen Tablets with E Ink Screens?

Over the past few years there have been a number of dual-screen smartphones with an E Ink screen on one side of the device and an LCD screen on the other. The most prominent model is the Yotaphone, and the 3rd generation model was recently unveiled. There’s also the new dual-screen Hisense A2 Pro that […]

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Kobo Audiobooks

Kobo Now Selling Audiobooks Individually and By Subscription

Today Kobo announced that they’ve started offering audiobooks in addition to ebooks. They are available now on the new audiobooks section of Kobo’s website. Kobo’s audiobooks can be purchased individually or through a monthly subscription plan. With the audiobook subscription you get one credit per month that can be exchanged for one audiobook. The subscription […]

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Kindle Trade-in Program

List of Kindle Trade-In Values by Model – Is Trading Worth It?

Amazon has been advertising their Kindle trade-in program again lately that includes a $20 bonus credit toward the purchase of a new Kindle. It’s a promotion that’s been ongoing all year so it’s not anything new, but looking at some of the trade-in values some are so low it’s hardly worth the trouble of trading […]

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Sony DPT-RP1 drawing

E Ink and Sony Create Linfiny to Develop E Ink Notebooks

Last week Digitimes posted an article about a new startup called Linfiny, a joint venture backed by E Ink and Sony. The article is hidden behind an annoying paywall but you can find it if you run a search for “Linfiny Digitimes”. Basically the article states that Linfiny, which was first started in April 2017, […]

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How to Avoid KFX eBooks on Kindle for PC and Mac

Earlier this year Amazon updated their Kindle for PC and Mac programs to add more accessibility features and support for enhanced formatting. In order to add the new features, they changed the format the programs support from AZW to KFX. This behind-the-scenes change doesn’t mean anything for most people, but for those that prefer to […]

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