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AOA 20 Rule

Reduce Eyestrain When Reading eBooks By Using the 20-20-20 Rule

Have you heard about the 20-20-20 rule? It was created nearly 30 years ago by Jeffrey Anshel, an optometrist, as a way to help minimize eye strain when spending long periods of time in front of computer screens. Since then it has increased in popularity and has been adopted as a rule when staring at […]

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Kindle Credit Deal

Year-End Kindle eBook Deals – $5 eBook Credit Offer

This time of year Amazon always has a number of digital deals and this year is no exception. They’ve been having different Kindle ebooks on sale each day as one of the main Deals of the Day. Today’s deal includes a few dozen popular Kindle ebooks, most of which are priced at $1.99. They also […]

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Rakuten Selling Overdrive Library eBook Lending Service to KKR

Earlier this week KKR issued a press release announcing that have agreed to purchase Overdrive from Rakuten. Overdrive is the leading platform for distributing ebooks to public libraries and schools worldwide serving over 43,000 libraries and schools in more than 75 countries. The details of the sale haven’t been disclosed yet, but it certainly raises […]

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How Important is Reading Privacy for eBooks?

One thing that sometimes comes up in regards to Kindles and other ebook readers is how some people really dislike the idea of their reading habits being tracked and monitored by the likes of Amazon and other companies. A lot of people don’t question or care if some algorithm is tracking everything they read. In […]

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Kindle Unlimited Deal

Get 50% off 6 Months of Kindle Unlimited

Amazon has started another Kindle Unlimited gift promotion where you can get access to their library of ebooks, audiobooks, comics and magazines at a significant discount. The new Kindle Unlimited gift deal takes 50% off the regular price of a 6-month subscription, taking the price from $59.94 down to $29.97. The 6-month offer has been […]

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Calibre eBook

Calibre Version 4.0 Released With New eBook Viewer

Calibre, the most popular ebook management program, has just been updated to version 4.0, and it brings about some big changes. Calibre’s built-in ebook viewer has been completely rewritten, and the Calibre Content Server has received some upgrades and now has all the capabilities of the main Calibre interface. Apparently many of the changes with […]

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Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Dropping ePub Support on Edge Web Browser

Back in April Microsoft suddenly decided to close their ebook store and take back all the ebooks they had sold while issuing customers refunds for all purchases. Now Microsoft has put up a new support page that says the Microsoft Edge browser will no longer support ebooks with an .epub file extension. Of course older […]

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Publishers Suing Audible Over Captions Feature That Allows Reading Audiobooks

Last month Audible revealed an upcoming new Audible Captions feature that gives Audible app users the option to read along with audiobooks as they’re read aloud. Basically the app adds computer-generated captions to audiobooks to allow reading while listening, but before the feature has even been released to the public, book publishers have filed a […]

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