E-Reader Deathwatch: COOL-ER RIP?

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

In our continuing series on dead, dying, and vaporware e-readers, we add the news that the makers COOL-ER e-reader is said to have gone into liquidation (according to TeleRead ,via a contributor).

The COOL-ER garnered a great deal of attention at BEA 2009, particularly for it’s candy hued covers. On launch it was a reasonably priced $250, but with prices dropping like proverbial lead balloons, it appears that the company couldn’t compete.

At least one distributor — Brazil’s Gato Sabido, still has some in stock and is offering them for R$750 (US $430).

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.