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.
Using Solar Power for E-readers in Africa, France
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.
Saraiva Bets on LEV E-ink Reader in Brazil
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.
Egypt’s BookBake: E-publishing for Arabic (and Everyone Else)
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 End of Japan’s E-Book Isolation
The demise of the Japan’s proprietary XMDF e-book format opens the door to EPUB3 and international standards and competition.
E-books Show a Slow, Steady Rise in Latin America
In Latin America, e-book sales are off to a slow start, but a new e-reader called Papyre aims to change that.
Amazon Reveals $199 Kindle Tablet and $99 Kindle Touch
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the new Kindle Fire tablet for $199, Kindle Touch for $99, and Kindle Touch 36 for $149.
Amazon’s iPad Challenger Coming Wednesday
The Guardian UK reports that Amazon will hold a press conference in New York City to announce the launch of its Android-powered tablet.
Txtr Transformed: From E-readers to E-book Distribution
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.
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Kobo has launched in Germany, the cornerstone of a plan to dominate European e-bookselling.