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Walmart and Kobo launch Walmart eBooks, an online e-book and audiobook store

In January, Walmart partnered with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten on online grocery in Japan, as well as the sale of audiobooks, e-books, and e-readers in the U.S. Today, Walmart is capitalizing on

Scribd’s new unlimited plan for audiobooks and e-books might be an avid reader’s dream

Avid audiobook nerds tired of dealing with Audible's nonsense or long library queues now have a new way to get a steady stream of the good stuff. Scribd just announced it will be reinstating an unlim

Walmart and Rakuten partner on grocery delivery in Japan, Kobo e-books and audiobooks in U.S.

Walmart today announced a major expansion in terms of its global e-commerce presence: the retailer is entering a strategic partnership with Tokyo-based Rakuten, which will see the companies collaborat

Google brings audiobooks to its Play store

Google’s Play store now features audiobooks. There is a good chance that you only think of the Play store as Google’s app store for Android, but it has long features support for movies, TV

Nickelodeon gets into e-books with new reading app for kids, Nick Jr. Books

Kids TV network Nickelodeon already has solid footing in the digital space with its lineup of over 40 preschool apps and games and its own streaming service, Noggin. Now, the entertainment brand is ma

RedShelf raises $4M to shake up college textbook market

Walk through a bookstore and you can see $5.99 paperbacks along one wall and omg-how-much? college textbooks along the other. E-textbook company RedShelf today announced it raised a $4 million Series

Marrakesh Treaty will limit copyright, easing book access for blind and print-disabled worldwide

It's difficult enough already for the visually impaired to read the books and publications sighted people take for granted, but it's downright impossible when the content isn't even available in acces

Publisher Revenues Down As Ebook Buying Slows

Publishing conglomerates Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster are facing tough times this quarter as ebook sales fell and total profit dropped 5.6% at S&S and approximately 12% for RPH. T

Penguin Hatches A Cloud Reader For Pelican Books

Penguin Books has launched a cloud reader for its resurrected Pelican educational imprint -- to experiment with delivering e-books in the browser. It likely hasn't passed you by that traditional book

Blloon App Encourages Ebook Reading By Letting Readers Earn Free Pages

Berlin-based startup Blloon has launched an app that aims to get more young people reading ebooks by applying a freemium model to the medium -- gifting a certain number of pages (1,000) when a user si

Researchers Create A Kindle eBook That Can Hack Your Amazon Account

A fairly nasty flaw – the ability to run a script in the title text of an eBook – could compromise the security of your Amazon account. The flaw, which reappeared recently after being patc

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

Mobile Devices Can Dramatically Improve Literacy Rates In Developing Countries, Says UNESCO

A new report by UNESCO says that mobile devices can boost literacy rates in developing countries, potentially reaching almost all of the world's population. Furthermore, an expensive tablet or smartph

Another Day, Another EdTech Giant Acquired: Following Renaissance Learning, Education Software Veteran Skillsoft Sells For $2B+

It’s been an active week in the world of education software, with this weekend bringing news of the second big-ticket acquisition of a veteran EdTech company in as many days. Last week, Renaissa

Ingram Buys CourseSmart, As Two Largest eTextbook Players Unite, Point The Way To A Post-Textbook Future

Over the past few years, change has come to the textbook market in a big way. Chegg, one of the first companies to bring textbook purchasing and rentals online and reach a sizable audience, has begun

Zola Books Snaps Up Bookish To Power Its Literary Recommendations

Heads-up bibliophiles: social e-book retailer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.zolabooks.com">Zola Books</a> has acquired curated book recommendation site <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bookis

Publish And Perish? What To Do With That Book Inside Of You

When people tell me they have a book inside of them -- which actually happens quite a lot, probably because I've been fortunate enough to have had a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rezendi.com/">c

App Annie Repurposes Its Mobile App Analytics Platform For EBooks, Launches Tools For Authors & Publishers

E-books have a lot in common with apps, as it turns out. They're locked to devices, and sold through mobile marketplaces where their rise and fall in top charts has a lot to do with pricing changes, f

Tablo BookMaker Takes The Complexity Out Of EBook Publishing

Getting a book published used to require something called "an agent" who talked to a "publishing house" who, in turn, hired a "printer" to make a "hardback" or "paperback" version of your words. <a ta

It’s Almost Time To Throw Out Your Books

The near-unthinkable has happened. The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/05/14/when-dinosaurs-ruled-the-books/">dinosaurs</a> are <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/21/steal-this-boo
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