Ebook sales are driven by people over 50, according to Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn. Here he talks about designing better ebooks and e-readers to encourage sales.
Worldreader now offers solar-powered charging stations for schools and libraries in Africa; France’s Bookeen is developing a new light-powered e-ink device.
Brazil’s Saraiva is making a bet few others would in this era of the tablet: earlier this month they launched the LEV, a proprietary-branded e-ink reader.
Cairo’s BookBake offers an intuitive and easy e-publishing solution that exports enhanced PDFs, apps and more, aimed not just at Arabic users, but everyone.
The demise of the Japan’s proprietary XMDF e-book format opens the door to EPUB3 and international standards and competition.
In Latin America, e-book sales are off to a slow start, but a new e-reader called Papyre aims to change that.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the new Kindle Fire tablet for $199, Kindle Touch for $99, and Kindle Touch 36 for $149.
The Guardian UK reports that Amazon will hold a press conference in New York City to announce the launch of its Android-powered tablet.
Berlin’s txtr has evolved from a stumbling e-reader startup into a global digital distributor with e-bookstores in 12 countries and several blue chip partners.
Kobo has launched in Germany, the cornerstone of a plan to dominate European e-bookselling.