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Notorious Kindle Unlimited abuser has been booted from the bookstore

A few levels past the bestsellers and sci-fi/romance/adventure titles on Kindle Unlimited, in the darkest corners of the Kindle Direct Publishing market, there are books that are made entirely out of

A decade of Amazon Kindle

Ten years ago this week, Amazon released the first Kindle. It was big and clunky and kind of ugly, with an awkward physical keyboard and 250 MB of on-board storage. It sold out in less than six hour

E-reader innovation has stalled

Next month marks 10 years since the first Kindle debuted. It’s a virtual lifetime in consumer electronics terms, but compared to its mobile brethren, e-readers’ pace of innovation has been glacial

Amazon introduces a waterproof Kindle Oasis with a seven-inch screen and Audible playback

We had some minor heart palpitations the other week when Amazon skipped the Kindle during a deluge of product announcements. But have no fear, the company insists that it’s still committed to its ha

Kobo’s Aura H2O gets an upgrade, but waterproofing is still its standout feature

Kobo doesn’t upgrade its products much, because, let’s face it, the e-reader market isn’t what it once was — and what’s left of it is still dominated by Amazon. Still, the Canadian-turne

Kobo goes big with its 7.8-inch Aura One e-reader

The Canadian company has never been afraid to take risks with the often-boring world of e-readers, and for that reason alone it is a welcoming presence. Without Kobo pushing the boundaries of screen s

Amazon’s Kindle gets a thinner and lighter design sporting double the RAM

It’s a little late for Father’s Day, but at least there’s plenty of summer vacationing time left to take full advantage of Amazon’s newly refreshed Kindle. The entry-level e-reader has slimmed

HarperCollins inexplicably turns to Bookshout to offer ebook downloads

If there’s one thing readers love it’s extra reading apps on their iOS and Android devices. A few years ago there were about a dozen – apps for long-form writing, apps for books, app

E-books are more than just digital facsimiles, and publishers need to realize that, pronto

The Kindle is great for linear fiction, but my biggest frustration is trying to consume content that isn't meant to be enjoyed from first to last page. Travel books are terrible for that, for example:

Owners of (older) Kindles have to update their software or lose Internet connectivity

People who have Kindles made before 2012 need to update their software by March 22 or lose Internet connectivity, Amazon announced. Procrastinators and people who missed the message will have to perfo

Barnes & Noble Releases A New Nook-Branded Samsung Tablet

Alas, poor Nook! I knew him, Reader: a tablet of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: it hath borne me into the library a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rim

Amazon’s New Fire HD 8 Adds Removable Memory And More

It's a pretty sad state of affairs in the tablet world when removable memory is a way to lead off a review but there you have it - the Fire HD 8, Amazon's latest addition to its tablet family, has a r

Kindle Announces New $119 Paperwhite E-Reader With A Font That’s Easy On The Eyes

Amazon has just announced the availability of a new $119 Paperwhite e-reader with a 6-inch 300ppi display and a new font and book layout system that will make it easier to dig into The Martian during

Amazon Debuts A $99 Kindle Bundle For Kids Including An E-Reader, Cover And Warranty

Amazon wants parents to buy Kindles for their children and is today launching a discounted “Kindle for Kids Bundle” to encourage them to do so. This new package includes the combination of

Amazon’s Fire HD 7 Is A Low-Priced Tablet For The Avid Reader

The Fire HD 7 is the latest in the long-running Fire line of LCD ereaders. Amazon has taken great pains to make this new model lighter, smaller, and more robust and, for my money, I’d say that t

Amazon Kindle Review: Touch Comes To The Entry-Level Reader

Amazon has updated it entire tablet and e-reader line, and the new, basic, iconically-named Kindle runs just $79 to start, and ships with touchscreen controls and twice the storage of the previous gen

Amazon’s New Kindle Could Be Called “Voyage,” Offer High-Res Screen And Bezel Page-Turning

Amazon is almost certainly getting ready to push the launch button on its next-generation Kindle dedicated e-reader hardware, and new leaks from the site’s German and Japanese stores (via The Ve

Kobo Aura H2O Review: Weather Resistance And A Great Screen Combine For Ultimate E-Reading

Kobo has introduced a new e-reader, and the device offers all your typical generational improvements, including faster page turning and a high-resolution display for crisp text. But it also brings a d

Kobo’s Aura H20 Makes The High-Res E-Reader Waterproof – Your Move, Amazon

Kobo has a new e-reader out that actually could shake up the market, since it offers waterproofing as a standard factory feature on a $179.99 e-reader, with a high-res, 265 DPI 6.8-inch e-ink display.

Barnes & Noble Confirms Staff Losses At Nook, But Hardware Unit Still Exists

A report from Business Insider earlier today claimed that Barnes & Noble had eliminated its Nook hardware engineering staff in its entirety. Barnes & Noble has confirmed to TechCrunch that the
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