Tag Archives: ebooks

A quick guide to getting and managing books on Samsung Galaxy Tab

Dear reader, I present you this post courtesy of Ebook Friendly: If you want to start reading books on Samsung Galaxy Tab, this post should speed things up and make it easier to pick up the best possible way. Samsung Galaxy Tab devices come pre-loaded with Readers Hub, a set of three default applications that will let you read books,… (more…)

Do E-Readers Really Present a Threat to Airplanes?

By Dan Eldridge from Teleread The increasingly heated national debate surrounding the use of personal electronic devices on airplanes has been chugging along steadily for years now. And yet thanks to the laudable effortsof the New York Times‘ Nick Bilton, the conversation has once again become news. As many of you are undoubtedly aware, a now-legendary Bilton piece appearing in the Times in late March—in which he criticized the F.A.A.’s  rules against using e-readers… (more…)

Why do people pirate e-books

Teleread‘s Julie Moore tried to answer that one: Piracy is an endlessly debated topic. Views on it range from “don’t worry about it too much” to“it has a huge impact on sales.” What is often ignored are the reasons why people pirate and, from there, what publishers could do about it. I’ve hung out in forums with e-book pirates. I’ve read… (more…)

Don’t wait to download your e-book

Dear reader, Do you buy e-books? And do you pay for them by credit card? If yes and yes, it is wise to download your e-books as soon as you can, and keep them safe somewhere! Read on why, as I found this on “Opposing Views“: DRM rears its ugly, malformed, malignant, cross-eyed head again. Despite the fact that, as Cory Doctorow so aptly put it, no one has… (more…)

The best places for DRM-free e-books – part 2 of 2

By Joanna Cabot From Part 1: I love DRM-free books! I know that for most people, DRM is an issue they might not think about often; if their books work, they’re happy. But for many more experienced e-book users, it’s an issue to care about. Unless, that is, you buy and read books that are DRM-free. The books referenced and linked to below… (more…)

The best places for DRM-free e-books – part 1 of 2

As found on Teleread: By Joanna Cabot I love DRM-free books! I know that for most people, DRM is an issue they might not think about often; if their books work, they’re happy. But for many more experienced e-book users, it’s an issue to care about. If you acquire 100 Amazon e-books and then you buy a Kobo, how are you… (more…)

Kobo tutorial on e-books

Dear reader, In case you are still hesitant about e-books, let me introduce you to a short video about these things, and the machinery one needs to read those. This video is created by Kobobooks, but of course the same goes for a Sony e-reader, a Kindle or a B&N Nook. Kobotorial: What is an eReader and why should I… (more…)

New Study Shows eBooks Don’t Cannabalize Print Sales

October 11th, 2012 by Nate Hoffelder · No Comments · surveys & polls One common justification for high ebook prices is the claim that ebook sales tend to increase at the cost of sales of paper books. While that is certainly true in my case, a study which was recently released by the University of Hamburg suggests that I might be an outlier. This study,… (more…)

E-reading devices compared

Dear reader, More and more signals appear that the E-ink technology that is used in many popular e-reading devices is getting beating upon beating from the realm of the tablets. Not very surprising, as tablets become more and more affordable and offer more versatility compared to e-readers that you can ‘only’ use to read. ♦ So what is the difference of… (more…)

Macmillan Reportedly Ready to Test Library eBook Pilot

Via TheDigitalReader: Macmillan has long been on one the major publishers who has completely refused to sell ebooks to libraries but it looks like that might have changed. News is breaking today that the publisher is working on some type of pilot program which will finally bring Macmillan ebooks to US public libraries. Details are vague, but that will not… (more…)