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, Amazon Unveil 7 E-Readers & Tablets Hours Apart
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 Asks: Do You Read Faster than the National Average?
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.
On Tactile, Haptic Feedback for E-Reading and Writing
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.
Kobo Targets 10 New Countries in 2012, Japan and Brazil ‘Likely’
The acquisition by Rakuten has enabled Kobo to speed up its ambitious overseas expansion, focusing on underserved markets. Japan, Brazil ‘likely’ in 2012.
Can Alternative or Off-brand E-Readers Compete?
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’s New Mag App Uses Algorithms to “Read You”
AOL has launched Editions, a new magazine app that customizes content based on user behavior.
What Is Your Ideal E-Reading Device?
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?
What Are Your Digital Priorities for the Remainder of 2011?
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” …
With UK Print Book Sales Falling, Can E-books Close the Gap?
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 …