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ReMarkable Update

ReMarkable Paper Tablet Update 1.5 Improves Reading App

The ReMarkable is a digital notepad and ereader that supports PDF and ePub formats. It was first released in September 2017, and it was the first device to come with a 10.3-inch E Ink screen. Until now it has been primarily a digital notepad, with very basic reading features, but now there’s a software update […]

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Onyx Boox Note Knote App

Onyx Boox Note and Max2 Update 1.9.0 Released, Adds New Notes App

Onyx has officially released a new software update for the 10.3-inch Onyx Boox Note and the 13.3-inch Onyx Boox Max2 that fixes some bugs and adds some new features. One of the main changes with the 1.9.0 update is the addition of a new note-taking app called Knote, which replaces the old notes app. The […]

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Phone vs eReader

Phones vs eBook Readers – The Argument for Phones Doesn’t Hold up

Last August I posted about how I think there should be more options for small portable ebook readers that easily fit into a pocket so you can take them everywhere. There used to be a few smaller ereaders with 4 and 5-inch screens like the Pyrus Mini, Kobo Mini and PocketBook 360, but now all […]

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Prime Book Box

Amazon Launching Prime Book Box for Kids

Today Amazon unveiled an upcoming new service for Prime members called Prime Book Box that aims to deliver a box of curated children’s books every 1-3 months. It costs $22.99 per box, and customers can subscribe to receive a new box of books every one, two, or three months. Amazon claims the price of the […]

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HarperCollins Adds Thousands of Audiobooks to Hoopla’s Library Service

Last month Hoopla Digital expanded their catalog of ebooks and audiobooks that are available for free through public libraries by signing a deal with Open Road Integrated Media. Now Hoopla has announced a new agreement with HarperCollins Publishers to add their full backlist of audiobooks to Hoolpa’s catalog. Among the new titles includes bestsellers like […]

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Mobile Friendly Blog

Our New Mobile Friendly Blog for Smartphones Launches

Yesterday an email showed up in my inbox from Google Webmaster Tools saying that The eBook Reader Blog was not a mobile-friendly website and that 100% of the pages had critical mobile usability errors. This website is turning six years old in a few months, and I’ve never setup a mobile-friendly version of this site […]

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Odilo Launches New Library eBook Service in the U.S.

A new distribution service for library ebooks called OdiloPlace has just launched this month in the United States. When you think about checking out ebooks from public libraries for free, OverDrive is the first company that comes to mind. But there are competing services out there too, and Odilo is the latest to join the […]

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Kobo to Step Back from Tablets, Focus on eReaders and Apps Instead

Last week The Bookseller published an article that reveals some interesting details about Kobo’s plans for the future. According to Kobo president and chief content officer, Michael Tamblyn, Kobo doesn’t plan to make any new tablets. Instead they plan to focus on their dedicated ereaders, apps, and putting more effort into retail stores, at least […]

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