E-Books archive

  • Scribd launches e-book subscription service, unlimited books for $8.99/month
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    Scribd launches e-book subscription service, unlimited books for $8.99/month

    By 1 October 2013

    Scribd, a San Francisco-based company known for online document viewing, has launched an eBook subscription service that reminds us a lot of Netflix for movies. For $8.99 (£5.50) a month, users will have access to Scribd's cloud-based book subscription...

  • Google Editions due in June or July
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    Google Editions due in June or July

    By 5 May 2010

    Google has announced that its "Editions" e-book store will be going live in late June or early July. The service, which was announced back in October 2009, will offer up a catalogue of around half a million titles from a range of publishers. It's not...

  • Amazon sends Kindles to Africa
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    Amazon sends Kindles to Africa

    By 21 April 2010

    A charity called Worldreader.org, which is attempting to boost literacy rates in the third world using technology, has persuaded Amazon to send a big pile of Kindle ereaders over to Africa. Ghana's Ministry of Education is running a trial to find out...

  • Eee Reader in "final development stages"
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    Eee Reader in "final development stages"

    By 16 September 2009

    Keeping the Asus-will-launch-Eee-Reader rumours alive, Taiwanese industry news site DigiTimes has Asus' big cheese on record saying the e-book reading device is in the "final development stages". In a wider piece about Asus' laptop and netbook business...

  • Readius saved as Polymer Vision bought out
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    Readius saved as Polymer Vision bought out

    By 8 September 2009

    Although it's more of a report than an official release at this stage, it seems the Readius e-paper mobile phone's future is now assured. Polymer Vision, the company behind the phone's futuristic design, was been closed down by its Dutch parent company...

  • E-book reader owners in UK happy with hardware
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    E-book reader owners in UK happy with hardware

    By 7 September 2009

    UK users have given e-book readers the thumbs up in a recent YouGov survey, but are dissatisfied with the current content available. The new research, "The E-Reader Experience", reveals that clarity of screen, physical size and weight and build quality...

  • VIDEO: Kindle, Apple tablet predicted in 1994
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    VIDEO: Kindle, Apple tablet predicted in 1994

    By 24 August 2009

    Back in 1994, when this video was produced, one speaking head says, "It may be difficult to conceptualize the idea of digital paper", but claims it's the future. Predicting both the current gen of Kindle-esque eBook readers, as well as the kind of tablet...