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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... >>

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble join forces for Nook business

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble join forces for Nook business

By 30 April 2012

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have settled in their patent dispute and have become best buddies in the process. The software giant has invested $300 million in a new venture with the bookstore chain and Nook eBook reader manufacturer which will oversee... >>

Warner Bros releases some of the greatest scripts of all time as eBooks

Warner Bros releases some of the greatest scripts of all time as eBooks

By 30 April 2012

Movie studio Warner Bros has launched a digital publishing initiative called Inside the Script which will release eBooks featuring shooting materials from some of its most iconic films. The digital editions will each contain a wealth of inside information,... >>

Send to Kindle now available to Mac users

Send to Kindle now available to Mac users

By 25 April 2012

Mac users can now send files direct from their computer to their Kindle, putting them on par with PCs. Available to download from Amazon, the “Send to Kindle” for Mac software enables users to archive any documents that are sent to their Kindle, including... >>

Amazon Kindle Touch 3G review
4.5 out of 5

Amazon Kindle Touch 3G review

By 24 April 2012

It wasn't all that long ago that we reviewed the new Kindle. As you might imagine, we loved it. This is, after all, the best known and best designed ebook reader on the market. It's simple, cheap, and pretty much single-purpose. What it does, it does... >>

UK Kindle Touch starts shipping week early

UK Kindle Touch starts shipping week early

By 20 April 2012

Those in the UK who pre-ordered the Kindle Touch or Kindle Touch 3G have been getting a nice surprise today, as Amazon has released the devices a week earlier than anticipated. Originally slated to be in stock from 27 April, the new eBook readers are... >>

Kobo stores coming to WHSmith shops across the UK

Kobo stores coming to WHSmith shops across the UK

By 20 April 2012

Kobo, the Japanese ereading company, has announced that it is going to be opening up Kobo stores within 100 WHSmith shops across the UK. Kobo hardware has been sold through WHSmith on the high street, with the bookseller recently moving its online ebook... >>

Sony takes on Amazon with own online eBook shop, Reader Store UK

Sony takes on Amazon with own online eBook shop, Reader Store UK

By 16 April 2012

Sony has entered the eBook retail market with the launch of Reader Store UK, a one-stop shop for the purchase of digital editions of old and new fiction and non-fiction books. However, while it has an online presence to browse and search for books, purchasing... >>