Google eBookstore – there’s an App for that… (iPad | iPhone)
Google’s eBookstore has opened their virtual doors with the goal of capturing some market share away from other eBookstore’s including Amazon for the Kindle, Apple’s iBooks, Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Kobo from Borders with over 3 million titles from some 4,000 publishers. Google provides a web reader but the iOS and Android apps have… Continue reading Google eBookstore Online
Amazon.com has a new version of the 6″ Kindle coming out soon. The new Kindle DX was released just 3 weeks ago. The price is new too – even lower, $139 for the WiFi-only model and $189 for the 3G+Wi-Fi model. Wow. Wonder when the B&N nook will get a price cut? This model has… Continue reading Latest version of Amazon’s 6″ Kindle starts at just $139
Predictably, Sony has also cut the prices on their ebook readers following similar moves by Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. In a nutshell: Reader Pocket Edition: now $150 (was $170) Touch Edition Reader: now $170 (was $200) 3G Daily Edition: now $300 (was $350)
I love it – competition driving prices down. Barnes & Noble just dropped their price on the nook eBook Reader to $149 for the WiFi version and $199 for the WiFi+3G version. So Amazon quickly dropped the price on the 6″ Kindle to $189 for their 3G version. The Kindle DX is still at $489.… Continue reading Barnes & Noble drops price on nook, Amazon.com beats it by $10 for Kindle
Google plans to start selling digital books this summer in direct competition to Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. Called Google Editions, this ebookstore will sell some portion of Google’s 12 million scanned books.
Well, well, well. There is now a Kindle reader application for the Mac. This has trailed its brethren on other platforms by a long mile. Even the iPhone app has been available for some time now. Well better late than never.
While we were inundated with hardware eReaders at CES, Blio took an intermediate step and made a (free) software eReader than can run on laptops, netbooks, desktops, tablets and even iPhones and iPods. Designed in part by inventor Ray Kurzweil, the Blio is a free piece of software that you can download for your Windows… Continue reading CES 2010: Blio eReader is Free Software-Only Reader – Why It May Be Important
Two book publishers have decided to delay the release of e-book versions of new releases coming out next year. Simon & Schuster will delay the e-book release of 35 titles by 4 months. This is akin to the delay before the paperback version is published. This is obviously a backlash to the growing popularity of… Continue reading Some Book Publishers to Delay Release Dates of E-Books
The 6″ Amazon Kindle e-reader is now available (today) for use overseas with free wireless where available. Note that this is not the larger Kindle DX, but the same 6″ US reader with International support in over 100 countries. The Kindle store features over 350,000 titles plus magazines, blogs and worldwide newspapers. The international version… Continue reading Kindle now with International wireless