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Plants vs Zombies to become series of children's books and eBooks

Plants vs Zombies to become series of children's books and eBooks

By 12 April 2013

Book publisher Penguin Children's has signed a rights deal with PopCap and EA Games to release a series of books and eBooks featuring app sensation Plants vs Zombies. Initially this will result in a Plants vs Zombies Official Guide, sticker book and joke... >>

What was the first book bought on Amazon? Customer reveals all

What was the first book bought on Amazon? Customer reveals all

By 29 October 2012

The customer who is believed to be the first to publicly buy a book through Amazon.com has revealed what he bought - and that he still has the original packing slip. As part of the beta test programme, John Wainwright bought a copy of Fluid Concepts and... >>

How to get free Kindle books

How to get free Kindle books

By 19 July 2012

A Kindle is a wonderful thing. It is the iPod of books, a means to transport the British Library around in your pocket. It can also be an expensive hobby. Just like iTunes or any other content platform, getting conventional Kindle books is going to cost... >>

Magic Town: the app aiming to bring children's books to life

Magic Town: the app aiming to bring children's books to life

By 23 May 2012

It didn’t take long after the iPad arrived to see that young children could use them. In fact, so simple and so compelling is that large, glass, iOS interface that even small pets were getting in on the action. So, while games have been the first big... >>

Encyclopædia Britannica print edition defeated by digital

Encyclopædia Britannica print edition defeated by digital

By 14 March 2012

After 244 years the Encyclopædia Britannica is no more when it comes to print form, becoming the latest victim of the digital revolution. The encyclopaedia, which was written and continuously updated by around 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Cat in the Hat - Lite review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: The Cat in the Hat - Lite review (Android)

By 5 July 2011

We love a bit of Dr Seuss over at the Pocket-lint Towers. Keeping kids entertained since before reading was invented, it doesn't get much better than the story of The Cat in the Hat. Well that was until smartphones came along. Now we can experience the... >>

Digital photography - why should I print?

Digital photography - why should I print?

By 24 June 2011

In days of yore, when gentlemen wore top hats, women donned corsets and a horse and cart was the fastest way about town, there was such a thing as film photography. This ancient art saw crowds gathering about a camera awaiting rolls of 36 exposure film... >>

129,864,880 books in the world: Google's keeping count

129,864,880 books in the world: Google's keeping count

By 6 August 2010

Google, during its ambitious crusade to digitise every book every written, has been keeping count of just how many books there are in the world and has come up with a total - 129,864,880. You may be wondering how exactly Google arrived at this whopping... >>

VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids

VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids

By 3 February 2010

QBooks are new ebooks designed specifically for children for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, described as the world's first touch-enabled and interactive read-along storybook. From Penguin in New Zealand and Kiwa Media, a QBook offers "Swipe-to-Read"... >>

Facebook gets made into a real book

Facebook gets made into a real book

By 22 January 2010

An artist called Laura Balboa has taken the Facebook concept full-circle, and turned the website into a hardback book. The website was originally named "Facebook" after the books that some American universities would hand out at the start of the year... >>