JekyllandHyde

Free Kindle eBook and Audiobook: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

This month’s Whispersync for Voice freebie is a classic tale that delves into the darker side of humanity, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. After you get the free version of the Kindle ebook, the audiobook copy of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will […]

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Onyx Boox AfterGlow 2

Onyx Boox AfterGlow 2 Released with Android 4.2 and HD E Ink Screen

There’s another new ebook reader from Onyx that was just released yesterday through Onyx-Boox.com (Arta Tech). It’s called the AfterGlow 2. It’s a lot like the Boox T68 and Boox M96, but it’s smaller and comes with newer software and a faster processor. The AfterGlow 2 has a 6-inch E Ink screen with a resolution […]

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Scribd Audiobooks

Scribd Adds Audiobooks to eBook Subscription Plan

Yesterday Scribd, an online ebook subscription service, announced that they have added 30,000 audiobooks to their catalog. The audiobooks are available through Scribd’s monthly service plan that costs $8.99 per month, along with over 400,000 ebook titles. Both audiobooks and ebooks are offered together through the same monthly plan. Once subscribed, users gain unlimited access […]

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Fire HDX tablets

Fire OS 4 Update Rolling Out to Fire HDX Tablets

Amazon has started issuing an over-the-air software update to their line of Fire HDX tablets. The new software version is 4.1.1 and it includes a number of changes and new features. The update is a major one and changes the software from Fire OS 3 to the new Fire OS 4 “Sangria” software that comes […]

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Kindle-Voyage

Kindle Voyage Getting Lots of Complaints About Uneven Lighting

The Kindle Voyage was released a couple weeks ago now, and it looks like the frontlight gradient issue that I mentioned in my Kindle Voyage first impressions review is a common complaint mentioned by many among the first wave of reviews. Looking over the user reviews at Amazon, there are 260 reviews posted for the […]

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kindle-family

Certified Refurbished Kindles on Sale up to 25% Off

Amazon is currently offering up to 25% off of certified refurbished Kindle ebook readers and Fire tablets via their Kindle Outlet Store. There’s no mention of how long the sale lasts. Right now there are some pretty good deals. The current Kindle Paperwhite can be had for $99—that’s $20 off retail for a new one—and […]

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Sony

Sony Working on New eBook DRM, Could Enable Sale of Used eBooks

Despite closing down their own ebook store and sending customers to Kobo, and deciding to discontinue their line of dedicated ebook readers, Sony still continues to remain attached to the ebook industry. According to reports on the German ebook website, Lesen.net, Sony has developed new copy protection for ebooks that will compete with the widely-used […]

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Kindle Unlimited Italy

Kindle Unlimited eBook Subscription Service Arrives in Spain and Italy

Amazon first introduced their new ebook subscription service, called Kindle Unlimited, in the United States this past July. Then two months later Amazon brought the service to the UK Kindle store. Now today Amazon has officially launched Kindle Unlimited in Spain and Italy, giving customers an option to pay a monthly subscription rate to get […]

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Kobo Previews

Kobo Adds eBook Preview Option to Website

Kobo has recently started to rollout a new feature on their website that lets anyone preview an ebook using a web browser directly from the ebook description page. You don’t have to be logged in or even have a Kobo account to view the previews. All you have to do is click the “Preview Now” […]

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Kindle Family

Kindle Voyage and New $79 Kindle Don’t Support Active Content (Games and Apps)

I’ve got some bad news for those of you that use Kindle Active Content, the games and apps designed specially for E Ink Kindle ebook readers. Amazon has decided to drop support for Kindle Active Content on newer Kindle models. In fact neither the Kindle Voyage or the new touchscreen Kindle support Active Content at […]

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