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For the past decade, three companies have been building full-fledged e-book ecosystems with devices, apps and digital bookstores all working perfectly together — Amazon, Rakuten and a tiny company called…

This small French company wants to build the open alternative to Kindle and Kobo

Kodansha, the publishing company behind popular titles like “Attack on Titan,” “The Seven Deadly Sins” and “Ghost in the Shell,” launched its new K Manga app on Wednesday for U.S.…

‘Attack on Titan’ publisher Kodansha launches K Manga app in US

Koji, the link-in-bio platform that gives creators a digital storefront on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, launched a new e-book tool that lets users sell e-books and audiobooks,…

Link-in-bio platform Koji launches new tool to let creators sell e-books

Any book lover knows the feeling: The incredible novel you’re reading ends with a vicious cliffhanger, and all you want to do is gab with other fans about what might…

Copper is building ‘the Instagram for book lovers’

Since Kindle began shipping in China nearly nine years ago, the e-book giant has garnered a loyal following in the country. The journey has never been easy, thanks to regulatory…

Kindle’s China future in doubt after disappearing from online shelves

Book sales during the pandemic went up, and it seems the amount we are reading did, too. Now Inkitt, the startup that operates a free, popular platform of the same…

Inkitt books $59M investment, wants to turn its data-driven, self-publishing platform into a multimedia powerhouse
Hardware

Make your commute suck less

8:00 am PDT • July 30, 2016

Everything you do to make your commute better is like an early-stage investment in your success at work. Start earning dividends early by borrowing some of our hundreds of hours…

Make your commute suck less

Meet Addr, a brand new iPad app to read your ePub ebooks. In some way, Addr is very reminiscent of Readmill’s now defunct ebook reader. It’s all about importing your…

Addr Is A Nifty iPad Ebook Reader For Those Who Miss Readmill

Meet Glose, a brand new ebook reader for your phone, tablet and laptop. Glose is like the Kindle apps, but on steroids. Reading a book in Glose becomes a collective…

Glose Is A New Ebook Reader That Turns Reading Into A Social Experience

Meet Reedsy, a new startup that wants to unbundle the good old publishing company and provide all the services you need to self publish a book. As an author, writing…

Reedsy Launches Its Marketplace For Indie Authors To Unbundle Traditional Publishing Houses

New York-based startup Oyster just released its reading app for Android devices — the app works on both phones and tablets, such as the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire. As…

Oyster Brings Its Netflix For Books To Android

New York-based startup Oyster just announced a new funding round, according to the New York Times. New investor Highland Capital Partners is leading the round, with existing investor Founders Fund…

Oyster Raises $14 Million To Build A Comprehensive Netflix For Books

The cultural exception strikes again — France’s National Assembly will most probably pass the so-called ‘anti-Amazon’ law in the coming days. In a few months, Amazon won’t be able to…

The ‘Anti-Amazon Law’ Is About To Become A Reality In France, But It’s Not A Bad Thing

E-readers, such as the Kindle and the Sony Reader, were a novelty five years ago. But they are already on their way out. Display manufacturer E Ink Holdings reported its…

E Ink Reports 46% Sales Drop, Expects E-Reader Shipments To Be Flat This Year

While publishers have agreed to a settlement in the ebook price-fixing case involving Apple and all the major book publishers, the federal judge has ruled that Apple is guilty of…

Apple Found Guilty Of Fixing Ebook Prices, Says It’s “Done Nothing Wrong” And Will Appeal

After the U.S. cleared the deal, the European Commission has officially approved the proposed merger between two of the biggest book publishers in the world, Random House and Penguin. The…

Meet Penguin Random House, The World’s Largest Book Publisher That Will Counter Amazon

While ebooks and digital music are becoming the dominant way of consuming books and songs, only a few digital retailers have become important players in this space. reKiosk is trying…

reKiosk Digitally Recreates The Independent Bookstore and Record Store Experience

It seems it’s a big news day for eBooks and eTextbooks. Google is winding down its eBook service for indie publishers, while Apple and top publishers are the subjects of…

Publishers Sue As Boundless Learning Grabs $8M For An Open Alternative To Textbooks

With the shift from print books to digital books come a few nasty side effects. Sure, it’s much easier much easier to acquire and read books when you don’t even…

Will Interactive iBooks Be The Next Big Booty For Pirates?

With this morning’s addition of 16,000 Italian-language ebooks, and 22,000 Spanish-language books, Amazon has updated the total number of digital books it claims to offer through its Kindle Store. The…

Total Mobile eBook Sales Forecast To Reach $10B By 2016; Now Close To 1 Million Books In Kindle Store

Borders just announced the release of the wireless version of the Kobo ereader. The Kobo Wireless joins the nook and the non-wireless Kobo reader, but has improved hardware and software,…

Hardware

Alex eReader shipping tomorrow

9:00 pm PDT • April 13, 2010

We told you all the rumors, we told you it was available for pre-order, and now we’re here to tell you, it’s finally shipping! The Spring Design Alex eReader is…

With all the flaws that e-book readers have, they don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. VTech, makers of fine educational electronics, are rolling out the Flip animated e-book…

The NYT has a report on ebook pricing for the iPad, saying that Apple may charge $9.99 for popular titles, just like everyone else in the free world. While most…

So Matt and I just got our hands on the Samsung E6, the company’s first electronic book reader. As a device it’s not bad, but compared to what’s out there…

Hardware

Alex eBook Reader unveiled

2:30 am PST • November 4, 2009

The e-book seems to be the next big thing as we roll into the end of 2009. What with the Kindle 2, the nook, and others coming on the scene,…

Plastic Logic is building a color ebook reader for Barnes & Noble. It’s slated for a Spring 2010 launch and theres is no word on Android powering the device. It…

Sony — you know, the folks that brought us such wonderfully proprietary technologies as the MiniDisc and the MemoryStick — have an e-book reader. You might have heard of it,…

As expected, Sony officially unveiled their latest eBook readers. So, here we have the PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition and the PRS-300 Pocket Edition. The latter rocks a five-inch electronic paper…

Ready for more ebook readers? I hope so ’cause Sony has two in the pipe right now. Somehow the service manuals were posted in some random corner of the Internet…