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BeBook Touch: 6-inch Android touchscreen reader with Wi-Fi announced

BeBook Touch: 6-inch Android touchscreen reader with Wi-Fi announced

By 6 November 2012

BeBook has launched the BeBook Touch, which - as the name suggests - adds a 6-inch E-Ink touch display device to its line-up of eBook readers. The interesting twist on this device is that it's powered by Android. BeBook claims this makes it stable and... >>

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch now on sale in UK retailers

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch now on sale in UK retailers

By 29 October 2012

UK consumers can now get their hands on Nook’s line of E Ink eReader devices, with the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch arriving in major retail stores.  The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight features an E Ink display with a built-in reading... >>

Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers

Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers

By 26 October 2012

Sony is offering its US Reader Store customers the chance to chat with authors as well as each other, online in a virtual book club.  Each month the Sony Readers Book Club will designate an eBook for all participants to read. They will then be given... >>

Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library opens in UK

Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library opens in UK

By 26 October 2012

Amazon has brought its Kindle Owners' Lending Library to the UK and it's now open for business. It's basically a service that allows you to borrow books from a set list of hundreds of thousands and there's no due date by which to finish them. Users can... >>

Young Bond author Charlie Higson: Amazon's business model verges on the criminal

Young Bond author Charlie Higson: Amazon's business model verges on the criminal

By 24 October 2012

Author, actor and comedian Charlie Higson has spoken out against Amazon after this week's revelations that the online retailer charges publishers the full 20 per cent VAT on eBooks in the UK, even though it pays far less in Luxembourg, where it is based.... >>

Kobo Glo review
4 out of 5

Kobo Glo review

By 24 October 2012

When we first saw a prototype of the 6-inch, touch-screen Kobo Glo and its built-in ComfortLight a few months back, we asked a simple question to its makers: why didn't anyone think of this idea before? As it turns out, they did – you only have to check... >>

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review
3.5 out of 5

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

By 19 October 2012

The ebook reader market is polarising. Where there were once plenty of manufacturers pumping out over-priced E Ink devices, we now have a few big names gunning for glory. With ebook readers, the mantra that content is king really rings true. The missing... >>

How to choose an ebook reader

How to choose an ebook reader

By 19 October 2012

Ebook readers were once derided as a sort of bastard child of technology. Slow, boring, lacking features; many thought they simply didn't have a place. But the key to the world of ebook readers is content: the books, the bestsellers. People still love... >>

Kindle Touch discontinued, Amazon focuses on Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Touch discontinued, Amazon focuses on Kindle Paperwhite

By 16 October 2012

With the Kindle Paperwhite making its way to UK shores, Amazon has sneakily discontinued its extremely popular Kindle Touch eBook reader. It's an obvious decision really, considering that the Paperwhite has been listed at exactly the same price points... >>

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2012) review
5 out of 5

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2012) review

By 12 October 2012

The biggest issue with the Amazon Kindle and its E-Ink technology is that while it's fantastic for reading on the beach, in broad daylight, or lasting for what seems an eternity on a single charge, try to read it in bed and you'll struggle without some... >>