Amazon’s Kindle Fire is in glorious living color, but it’s original and still strong-selling Kindle and its cousins, the Kindle Paperwhite family, are still irritatingly stuck in 1950′s-style black and white. That may soon change.
The crowded 7-inch tablet market is doing some real damage to Barnes & Noble’s Nook unit.
BookStats, the “center for publishing market data” just released its 2012 report. The big news? Ebook sales doubled last year, especially in the adult fiction category. Even bigger, overall industry revenue showed a small increase.
After some back-and-forth between Amazon and Wattpad, a third party e-reader app, Kindle Fire owners can now use a different apps to read e-books on their device.
MeMeTales wants to make reading “the funnest thing ever.” Yep, the funnest. The mobile application launched its publishing product today, with the intent of roping kids into a love of reading.
Amazon is planning to release its long-rumored tablet before October, in addition to two new Kindle models (one touchscreen, one cheaper than the current Kindle), the Wall Street Journal reports.
Liberty Media proposed a deal late Thursday to buy the largest U.S. book retailer Barnes & Noble for $1.02 billion through the purchase of the company’s stock at $17 per share, according to Reuters.
Book and media retailer Borders announced today that it will hold off on paying some publishers in order to buy time and reorganize its debt amid a year of weak sales in its brick and mortar stores in the era of digital distribution.
Google’s long talked-about ebook store, Google Editions, is set to debut by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Amazon announced today that qualifying newspaper and magazine publishers will soon be able to earn 70-percent from sales on the Kindle store.
If you were hoping for a Kindle hardware refresh, today’s your lucky day. Earlier this evening, Amazon unveiled the latest generation Kindle e-book reader, which offers better contrast, improved speeds, lighter weight, and double the storage and battery life compared to the previous model.
iBooks, the Apple application for users to download and read books, today released several new features with version 1.1.1. These additions include the ability to tap images to view them in greater detail, embedded audio and video within books and enhanced PDF viewing.
Things may be looking up for Barnes & Noble’s Nook ebook reader, at least according to analysis by Digitimes Research. Its numbers from hardware suppliers show that the Nook outsold Amazon.com’s competing Kindle for the month of March, and accounted for 53 percent of all ereader device purchases.