With more than 240,000 titles, the South African ed-tech company Snapplify is working with communications provider Econet to make ebooks available to more African readers.
Kobo announced four new e-reading devices: the Kobo Glo, Mini, Touch and the Arc, a 7” tablet, hours before Amazon unveiled an updated Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Fire HD.
Staples, to promote its e-readers, asks you to read a page from classic novels to see your reading speed, how long your e-reader will last, and how you rate.
If e-readers offered haptic feedback for page turns, and audio cues coupled with physical feedback for a keyboard, it would change virtual reading and writing.
The acquisition by Rakuten has enabled Kobo to speed up its ambitious overseas expansion, focusing on underserved markets. Japan, Brazil ‘likely’ in 2012.
So, do alternative or off-brand e-readers have a chance to win market share in light of Amazon and B&N’s dominance?
AOL has launched Editions, a new magazine app that customizes content based on user behavior.
Most e-reading devices on the market are better suited to one function over another. When you dream of the perfect device, what is it?
Upgrading your rights database? Streamlining your XML workflow? Introducing an innovative new product? Let us know what’s on your “to do” list. By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story by Roger Tagholm outlines eight lessons or “takeaways” from the World e-Reading Congress, held earlier this week in London. Yesterday, we also covered the discussion at last week’s BISG “Making Information Pay” …
E-book sales accounted for just 1% of the UK book market in 2010, but are expected to boom in 2011 — growth that might be offset by cheaper prices. By Roger Tagholm British consumers bought fewer books in 2010 than 2008 -– down from 344m to 339m -– and the amount spent fell from £2,341m to £2,183m. E-books accounted for …