Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:05
The number of Americans using an e-book reader has almost doubled during the last 12 months, according to a new survey.
The Harris Poll also revealed one in six Americans who do not have an e-reader intend to buy one during the next six months. This may be welcomed by publishers as e-reader owners are reading more books, according to...
Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:03
Libraries in Seattle have started testing the feature that allows readers to borrow books using their Kindle.
Amazon signed a deal with Overdrive earlier this year to provide the service, which the retailer said will be offered to 11,000 libraries.
The Seattle Public Library and King County Library, both in the same city as...
Mon, 19/09/2011 - 14:24
A Game of Thrones author George R R Martin has become the latest author to sell one million copies of his books for the Amazon Kindle.
The Harper Voyager author joins Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly, John Locke, Janet Evanovich and Kathryn Stockett...
Thu, 01/09/2011 - 15:08
Amazon.com is offering a new feature enabling readers to ask authors questions directly via their Kindle devices.
@author is currently on limited beta release, with a handful of participating authors including thriller writer Brad Meltzer, novelist Susan Orlean, and personal development writers Timothy Ferriss and Robert Kiyosaki....
Tue, 23/08/2011 - 08:26
A confusing maze of e-book stores, a difficulty in rendering text and high costs of purchase are dissuading Japanese customers from buying into e-books.
The chaotic melee now taking place in Japan, as publishing makes room for e-books at last, has been compared to a Wild West Klondike-like rush. Some, however, prefer to liken it to a...
Tue, 16/08/2011 - 08:50
UK e-book buyers are expecting digital titles to be discounted heavier than their counterparts across the Atlantic, a new survey has found.
The survey, undertaken in April by consultants Simon-Kucher and Partners among 250 book buyers from the US, UK and Germany, concluded an e-book without additional features should cost around 65%...
Wed, 10/08/2011 - 15:45
Amazon has launched a Kindle Cloud Reader app, just two weeks after it, along with other e-booksellers, was forced to remove links to its Kindle store from its native app by Apple.
The company said the new tool could be used through Safari for iPad, Safari on desktops and Google Chrome browsers. Readers can access their e-books on or...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:08
Literary agent Andrew Wylie has said publishers need to "stand firm" in the face of digital companies like Amazon and Apple or risk being locked into an insupportable business model that is unable to reward writers.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4 "The World at One", the literary agent said publishers were moving...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:39
Amazon.com has launched a social networking site for Kindle users to discuss and share notes on e-books.
The site, called kindle.amazon.com, allows users to set up profile pages, make notes on the e-books they read and share them with other users, as well as “follow” other readers....
Fri, 05/08/2011 - 11:27
Is £18.99 the new £17.99? We ask because the recommended retail price (r.r.p.) of publishers’ lead titles are on the rise, and high street booksellers—those who offer range and service ahead of discount—are starting to feel the cost.