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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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Bluefire Windows

Bluefire Releases New Reader App for Windows PC

Bluefire has released a desktop reader program for Windows computers. The app supports ePub and PDF files and works with Adobe DRM, both the old and new Adobe DRM. Bluefire has made a name for itself with reading apps for iOS and Android. They were one of the first to offer support for DRM’d ebooks, […]

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Onyx Midia InkPhone

Onyx Releases E Ink Smartphone, the Midia InkPhone

Onyx is set to release a new E Ink phone next week called the Midia InkPhone. It’s the first phone to use an E Ink display as the main screen. There are other products such as the Yotaphone and smartphone covers that feature an E Ink screen as a secondary display to the main LCD […]

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Rooted Nook Glow

Tweaked Modded ROM for Nook Touch and Nook Touch GlowLight

Awhile ago I noticed over at XDA a new Tweaked Modded ROM for the Nook Touch and Nook Touch with GlowLight. I haven’t tried installing it yet, and was wondering what the usability differences are between it and the regular Nooter rooting package. The Tweaked Modded ROM is based off the Nook’s official 1.2.1 firmware, […]

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