Tue, 30/04/2013 - 15:30
Barnes & Noble is offering the Nook Simple Touch e-reader for £29 for a limited period in an attempt to boost its UK footprint.
The price point, down from £79, beats the Amazon Kindle and Kobo equivalent by around £20-30, and will be offered through all partner retailers including Foyles, Blackwell's, John...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:20
Kobo is to spend three times more this year than last on a global marketing campaign, defining its image as the “digital reading company for avid book readers”. The company also launched a device described as "the Porsche of e-readers" at LBF last night (15th April).
TV adverts will begin in the UK on 29th April...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:30
A new report on the e-book market in 2012 shows the continuing dominance of fiction, with fiction titles taking more than double the market share digitally than in print, with non-fiction and children’s titles only slowly beginning to make headway.
The report, published by Nielsen entitled “Understanding the E-book...
Mon, 04/03/2013 - 09:12
Deutsche Telekom has confirmed it is bringing out an e-reader in collaboration with booksellers Thalia, Weltbild and Hugendubel, plus Club Bertelsmann.
Bookseller Nina Hugendubel has called it "a national alternative to the major US corporations."
Thu, 17/01/2013 - 14:44
Dixons' strong Christmas trading was spurred on by tablet sales, the electrical goods retailer has announced. However sales of e-readers were down at the firm.
Dixons saw total sales increase by 7% year-on-year in the 12 weeks to 5th January, excluding store openings and closures, and the UK and Ireland saw a sales rise of 8%....
Wed, 16/01/2013 - 14:08
Kobo increased its global e-ink device sales by 150% in December, making it the "biggest month" for the company so far.
The Canada-based retailer said that contrary to suggestions that e-ink devices would decline in popularity over Christmas, its sales of those models rose by 150% in December, leading the company to...
Wed, 19/12/2012 - 09:15
Nielsen is linking up with consumer insight company Kantar Worldpanel in an association that will enable it to provide information on buying habits for e-books as well as for print purchases.
Kantar Worldpanel gathers data on book buying from a continuous panel of 15,000 participants, with information about where the book was bought,...
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 08:38
German e-reading company txtr has revealed a new device for reading e-books, described as the smallest, lightest, and simplest e-reader yet.
The battery-powered txtr beagle will be sold to the mass market through partnerships with mobile phone operators, packaged with Android smartphone contracts for as little as €9.90, according...
Mon, 10/09/2012 - 08:30
Publishers are readying themselves to respond to an explosion of e-reading devices in the UK in October, amid predictions that the number of devices owned in this country could rise 70% over 2011’s numbers by the end of the year.
Amazon announced on Friday (7th September) that it would sell an upgraded Kindle in the UK for...
Thu, 30/08/2012 - 07:00
E-book releases from Amazon’s New York-based publishing imprint will be available through Kobo and Barnes & Noble’s Nook, after the retailing giant signed a deal with Ingram’s distribution arm CoreSource, ...