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Amazon: Kindle Books now outselling print

Amazon: Kindle Books now outselling print

By 6 August 2012

Amazon.co.uk has announced that Kindle books are outselling print, both paper and hardback, through the online retailer. The figure the company puts on the sales are 114 Kindle books to every 100 print books sold. The Kindle was introduced to the UK in... >>

Kobo now available in multiple languages as Android app goes international

Kobo now available in multiple languages as Android app goes international

By 3 August 2012

Kobo has made its Android app available to a wider global audience by introducing five new languages to its ebook reading experience.  Along with English, the Kobo app is now available in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Dutch all of which get the... >>

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... >>

Kindle sales dramatically increase in light of Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon

Kindle sales dramatically increase in light of Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon

By 12 July 2012

Electrical high street retailer Comet is claiming the nation’s Fifty Shades of Grey obsession has led to a 71 per cent increase in sales of Kindle devices. The trilogy of books that has got women (and some men) hot under the collar on account of its... >>

UK hotel replaces leather bound Bibles with Amazon Kindles

UK hotel replaces leather bound Bibles with Amazon Kindles

By 3 July 2012

Hotel Indigo in Newcastle has replaced its traditional Bible books with Kindle equivalents in every one of its 148 guest rooms. Each reader contains a pre-loaded digital edition of the "good book". In addition, guests who practise other religions can... >>

Amazon buys 3D mapping software, with next-gen Kindle Fire to benefit

Amazon buys 3D mapping software, with next-gen Kindle Fire to benefit

By 3 July 2012

Amazon has made moves into the navigation world after purchasing a new start-up company that specialises in 3D mapping. The acquisition of UpNext could signal Amazon’s intentions to load its next Kindle Fire device with native mapping navigation apps. ... >>

Could the UK get the Kindle Fire 2, before it's had the original?

Could the UK get the Kindle Fire 2, before it's had the original?

By 27 June 2012

Speculation is mounting that Amazon is about to unveil its second-generation Kindle Fire, with a launch event scheduled for 31 July. Yet with the original Kindle Fire still to debut this side of the Atlantic, could the UK’s first taste of Amazon’s... >>

OverDrive Reader turns your PC, tablet or smartphone into an eBook reader without the faff

OverDrive Reader turns your PC, tablet or smartphone into an eBook reader without the faff

By 30 May 2012

A new eBook reading platform is set to be launched that lets bookworms read virtually, without the need for any specific apps or eBook devices. OverDrive Read can be used on any browser-based device that runs on Chrome, Safari or Firefox, including tablets,... >>

Waterstones to sell Amazon Kindle

Waterstones to sell Amazon Kindle

By 21 May 2012

Waterstones is to stock the Amazon Kindle as part of its major store refurbishment scheme. Alongside new free Wi-Fi zones, in-store coffee shops and dedicated digital areas, the UK retailer will be selling the Kindle family of devices. In addition, Waterstones... >>

Kindle with front-lit display could be here by July

Kindle with front-lit display could be here by July

By 15 May 2012

Amazon could begin selling a Kindle eReader with a front-lit display as early as July, according to reports.   A prototype of the monochrome device, which runs on E Ink’s display, was spotted in April and according to a source that has seen it, Amazon... >>