ebooks
Apple

Apple snaps up BookLamp to boost its ebook offerings

Is Apple about to revamp its ebook service? The company has confirmed its purchased a small startup called BookLamp, which deals in analyzing the DNA of ebooks and reading recommendations.
Mobile

Brick-and-mortar book stores tell Amazon, ‘We don’t need your stinkin’ Kindles’

This week Amazon announced a program that will allow indie bookstores to sell Kindles and get a cut of ebook profits. Indie booksellers took one look, laughed, and rode away with their collective middle finger in the air.
Mobile

Why you should try out Oyster Books, the Netflix for novels

Oyster Books wants to be the Netflix of books. It'll have a better chance as it grows but for the time being it's one of the best ways to read on iOS devices, especially if you don't want to pay to expand your book collection.
Mobile

Read next month’s new books today with Amazon’s Kindle First program

If you can't wait to read new eBooks, the Amazon's new Kindle First program has been designed especially for you. It allows subscribers to buy an eBook a month before its official release date, so you can get started early.
Opinion

Is there any reason to own paper books beside showing off? Not really

Ebooks are clearly superior to paper books. So why do we still want to have physical libraries that take up space, are a pain to move, and have only a fraction of the features that tablets and other ebook readers have?
Mobile

Kindle MatchBook alternatives: Are there other ways to digitize your physical books?

The Kindle MatchBook program will give you free or cheap e-book versions of physical books bought through Amazon. But what about all those other books you have taking up space? There are options, but few of them are strictly legal...
Mobile

5 reasons to liberate your ebooks from their DRM prison

Protect the books you paid for from Amazon, Google, and the whims of any other bookseller who wants to control where and how many times you can access them. Break the DRM and keep a local backup you control.
Mobile

‘Nook Video’ app joins Android and iPad, takes on Netflix and Amazon Video

Barnes & Noble released Nook Video apps on iOS and Android this week and recently updated its ebook reader apps to bring them up to par with the experience on the Nook HD. There's very little exclusive to B&N's home-grown tablets left…
Apple

Apple launches iBookstore in Japan, goes up against Google, Amazon and Rakuten

Apple launched its iBookstore in Japan on Tuesday. With millions of people in the East Asian nation owning iPhones and iPads, the new market is sure to be a lucrative one for the Cupertino company.
Home

Publishers sign new ebook retailer contracts following DOJ action

Simon & Schuster has signed new pricing agreements for its ebooks, closing out the new discount structure for the three publishers who settled with the DOJ earlier this year over the issue of agency pricing.
Mobile

Hands On: Sony goes back to basics, brings e-book ‘Reader’ app to iOS

Sony might not be the first name you think of when you think written word, but it would like to be. The multimedia giant is bringing its e-book Reader app to iOS devices so Apple users can get the Sony Reader experience. We go hands on to…
Buying Guides

How to pick the right e-reader

Are you ready to take your book collection digital and buy your first e-book reader? We're here to help. We break down the best e-readers from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others.