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Textbook Specialist Aims for Digital-Only Near-Ish Future

Educational book publisher Pearson is about to expend less effort and resources on printing enormous textbooks, as it's pivoting to offering primarily digital options that it thinks are way better anyway. Read More >>

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North Korea Immortalises Leaders’ Thoughts in Ebook Form

North Korea is getting in on the electronic publishing scene, with the regime releasing an e-reader application able to parse one particularly must-read title – the complete thoughts and works of former leader Kim Jong-il and his father and the very first head of state of the nation Kim Il-sung. Read More >>

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Ebooks Purchased From Microsoft Will Be Deleted This Month Because You Don’t Really Own Anything Anymore

Anyone who bought ebooks through the Microsoft Store is in for a rude shock in the coming days. The good news? You can get a refund. The bad news? All of your books are going to be deleted this month. Read More >>

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Microsoft Nukes Its Ebooks Store, and That’s Probably for the Best

Big companies like to get bigger, and for many big tech companies these days, the clearest path to growth is increasing how much money generates with content services. That’s why Apple launched a whole slew of them last week, and why Google announced a video game platform the week before. Microsoft too has envisioned itself as a rival for your entertainment media dollar. So it sells TV shows, and games, and movies, and until yesterday, books. Read More >>

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Ebooks Are Finally Real Books Says the EU, so the VAT Can go

The common sense police have finally concluded their lengthy investigations into the new and dangerous world of digital books and magazines, and approximately 13 years after everyone else has ruled that they are indeed to be considered real books -- so there's no need to charge the VAT on them any more. Read More >>

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New York Public Library Makes Instagram Useful, Turns it Into a Kind of eReader

I don't fully understand why Instagram is so popular. I think I have an account, thanks to this job, but I've never actually bothered to use it properly. But it's a big deal to a lot of people, so everyone wanting to grab the attention of its many users is on there. Among them is the New York Public Library, which has announced that it's figured out how to turn the social network into an eReader of sorts. Read More >>

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Looks Like the Kindle Voyage Has Reached the End of Its Journey

For a few years, the Voyage was Amazon’s flagship e-reader. While it was never cheap, its 300 PPI resolution and fantastic design often made it a better buy even after Amazon released the first Kindle Oasis in 2016. However, it seems time and the emergence of the second-generation Kindle Oasis have put an end to the Kindle Voyage’s run, because after supplies of Kindle Voyages dried up in the US, UK, and other major Amazon portals, it seems like the Voyage is being discontinued. Read More >>

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Tech Hasn’t Killed Books Yet

For those unfamiliar, books are a collection of words that form some sort of coherent narrative, printed on paper and bound together. These objects are very much alive and well, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, despite the fact that we live in an age where you can download the same information onto various pieces of technology. Wild. Read More >>

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Amazon Just Added a Really Handy New Feature to Kindles and Apps

As great as eReaders are, they still fall short of physical books in a handful of categories (sharing, page flipping, room decoration, smell, etc.). An Amazon update fresh out today should bridge the gap a little bit more. Read More >>

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The Cheapest Kindle Just Got Better

Amazon has just announced some nice improvements to the cheapest Kindle. The price is still crazy good at £60, and the battery still lasts for weeks. (It also still has a middling 167 ppi display.) But it’s also thinner, lighter, and now comes in black and white. Read More >>

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Good News, Digital Comics Sales Are Not Killing Physical Comics

Digital media has been cannibalising the sale of physical media for years—books are on the decline, magazines and newspapers are dying, as the world flocks to digital. You’d think comic books, where day-and-date releases are a given, digital-first issues run wild, and all-you-can-read subscriptions are growing, would be the same. Turns out that’s not the case at all! Read More >>

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Which Kindle Should You Buy?

Kindle’s latest eReader is out and it’s a damn fine product—the best eReader ever made even. It’s also the most expensive eReader currently available. So if the idea of spending £270 on a portable library makes you shudder than it’s time to consider the other guys. Read More >>

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The Amazon Oasis is the Best eReader Ever Made

The Amazon Oasis is practically perfect in every way. It doesn’t forge relationships between bratty kids and their errant fathers or wax bannisters with its bum, but as e-readers go, it leaves you satisfied. It’s light, easy to read, has wonderful ergonomics and incredible battery life. Read More >>

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Scammers are Making Easy Money From Kindle Unlimited and Ruining it for Everyone

It was inevitable. Arsebag scammers are taking advantage of Kindle Unlimited by flooding it with nonsense books designed to help them earn a quick buck. Read More >>

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Amazon Kindle Oasis Hands-On: The Thinnest, Lightest, Weirdest Kindle Yet

The Amazon Kindle Oasis is unlike any eReader I’ve seen before. The new top-of-the-line premium reading gadget from Amazon (with a price tag to match) eschews the regular slate-like format for a super-slim asymmetrical design that’s so light it feels like you’re barely holding anything at all. Going up for pre-order today (ahead of a late April release) bundled with a unique charging case for a wallet-whipping £269.99, I had a brief fumble with the Oasis, and it’s left me truly intrigued. Read More >>