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The Best Apps to Read eBooks on Your Mac « Mac.AppStorm

If you like to read on your Mac, then Apple’s WWDC 2013 announcement of iBooks coming to the Mac with OS X Mavericks was a breath of fresh air. Macs …

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Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch steps down; Michael Huseby appointed CEO of Nook Media

Following reports earlier this year that Barnes & Noble may be sliding away from producing its own Nook hardware, the outfit's CEO has just stepped away from his corner office. Announced in a series of shuffles, William Lynch has resigned as chief executive officer and director of the company …

Jonathan Zittrain: 'Digital books are under the control of distributors rather than readers'

<i>This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

How to Read a Book | The Art of Manliness

1. Open book.<p>2. Read words.<p>3. Close book.<p>4. Move on to next book.<p>Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some …

Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 now available for pre-order in 'over 170 countries' (update: Appstore open in 'nearly 200')

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7- and 8.9-inch slates have only seen limited shores since they were formally announced, but today the company said they're now available for pre-order in more than "170 countries and territories around the world." We could try and list all the new tablet markets, but it's …

E Ink shows off Spectra three-color electronic paper displays

E Ink has demonstrated Spectra, a new type of display that adds a third color to the company's grayscale electronic paper found in e-readers such as the Kindle. The current Spectra screens feature black, white, and red "microcups" that move to the surface of the display as required, though E Ink …

Are Apps The Future of Book Publishing?

We’re at the dawn of the tablet era now. Earlier this month, Apple sold 3 million of its new iPad during the opening weekend, with some analysts expecting over 60 million of the tablets to be sold worldwide. What’s more, e-book readers are selling even more briskly than tablets. People are using …

Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G being discontinued?

Amazon confirmed as early as last September that the Kindle Keyboard would be sticking around, but much like your favorite dessert, nothing is forever. The Kindle Keyboard 3G is now showing as unavailable or out of stock at Amazon's site, as well as at Best Buy and Target. Of course, the last of …

Powerful eBook Conversion Software Calibre Gets New Features

<b>Version 0.9.31 of the eBook reader and management software Calibre was announced on May 10, marking a milestone for this amazing software.</b><p>The …

Research Suggests E-Readers Are More Intense Readers, eReflect 7 Speed Reading Developers Reveal

As this study shows, there is a direct correlation between the rise in sales of ebook devices to the growth in the number of readers.<p>The developers …

Is It A Book Or An App? Digital Publishing Combines The Two In A New Medium

Fifty years ago Marshall McLuhan famously coined the phrase “The Medium is the Message.” What he meant was that the medium on which you receive content significantly influences your perception of the message. This is a point that is often missed in commentary about the rise of the e-book. A tablet …

Digital library loans get government backing

Quoting Ted Hughes's assertion that "Even the most misfitting child / Who's chanced upon the library's worth, / Sits with the genius of the Earth / …

What's next for books in the digital age? Outlook unclear

Among my many other activities these days, I'm working on a new book … or something like that.<p>That qualification reflects the uncertainty of the …

Publishers still missing the point on e-book prices

When the major book publishing firms signed an agreement with Apple (s aapl) that allowed them to control the prices for their e-books — unlike the …

Kobo unveils Aura HD, 'Porsche of e-readers'

The dedicated e-reader market, hurt by the rise of the tablet and large-screen smartphones, is widely regarded as being on the downswing. But that hasn't stopped Kobo from announcing the limited-edition $169.99 Kobo Aura HD, a "premium" e-reader with a 6.8-inch screen that the company says is the …

Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads foiled possible Apple deal, says WSJ

In March, Amazon.com announced that it's buying Goodreads. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple had been trying to make a deal with the social …

EBooks Accounted for 23% of US Book Sales in 2012

- Apr 12, 2013<p>A full-year report released by the Association of American Publishers Thursday reports that ebooks accounted for 22.55 percent, or …

Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books?

Comparing books to ebooks is like comparing mechanical watches to digital watches, or manual cars to automatic cars. No one doubts the convenience, …

Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man

People in the Piece (in order of appearance)<p>About “Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man”<p>I decided to walk across the country for several …