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BitLit Is an App That Would Convert Your Print Books Into E-Books If It Worked Properly

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

When Jeff Bezos decided to improve on Sony's e-reader technology, I'm sure he had something like BitLit in mind. Hell, I bet just about everyone who reads e-books has wished for an app like BitLit. The premise is ridiculously simple: the app urges you to take a so-called "shelfie," which is to say you take a picture of your bookshelf. Show More Summary

E-books vs. traditional paper books: How electronic readers damage your health

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Electronics are revolutionizing nearly every aspect of our lives in the 21st century, even the way we read — but is it healthy? Kindles, e-books, and tablet readers have converted many old-fashioned book readers to a plugged-in page turner. Researchers from Harvard Medical School compared reading a...

Last-second shopping idea: give a great e-book (Reviews)

Here are some of the e-books I have read this year and really enjoyed.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite vs. Nook Glowlight: Comparison of Specs, Features Review

Though many are saying that the e-reader is on its way out, voracious readers will say that nothing compares to the e-reader when one wants to settle down with a good e-book in a quiet corner.

HEY LADIES, Get Your FREE e-Book: “Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty”

5 days agoVehicles / RVs : RV.NET Blog

One of the best things about owning a Kindle (http://goo.gl/c7Yj6z) e-reader are the free books. From today until December 27, you can get Midlife Cabernet: Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty (http://amzn.to/1CDEEdV) for free. Zippo. Zilch. Nada. $0.00. Fans of Erma Bombeck will like this book. And hey, did we mention it is free? From the [...]

BitLit says snap a 'shelfie' to get free e-books

The BitLit app will give you free or cheap e-book editions of the print books you already own. Well, maybe some of them.

Your Tablet Computer Is Screwing Up Your Sleep Patterns

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A new Harvard study is re-affirming the assertion that reading light-emitting e-books before bed, like computer tablets, could have a detrimental effect on sleep, which can in turn lead to serious health problems. Read more...

The Astronomically Correct “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” Song [Video]

This is the best science-themed adaptation of a regular song EVER. Buy the e-book right here. Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle is a beautifully illustrated astronomy lesson written in verse. Learn about black holes, why stars actually twinkle, and more in this fun, educational retelling of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Show More Summary

E-books can interfere with sleep, study finds

If you're looking forward to catching up on some sleep over the holidays, you might want to put down your e-reader and pick up an actual printed book.

Amazon Kindle Voyage vs. Kobo Aura H2O: Comparison of Features, Specs

Nowadays, most people opt to read e-books on their tablets or smartphones. But real bookworms will say that aside from a physical book, nothing beats reading on an e-book reader as the device is solely dedicated for that purpose, which causes manufacturers to make sure that one's reading experience is at an optimum level.

Last Week’s E-Book Antitrust Appeal Hearing Went Well for Apple

Philip Elmer-DeWitt, writing for Fortune: At times Judge Jacobs came close to suggesting that the government had prosecuted the wrong company. At the very least, he said, a horizontal initiative “used to break the hold of a monopolist” ought not be found to be illegal per se. Show More Summary

Patterns: How E-books May Disrupt Your Sleep

6 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

Planning to read in bed tonight? It may be better to read from a printed book instead of an e-book reader.

E-books before bedtime can adversely impact sleep

Use of a light-emitting electronic device (LE-eBook) in the hours before bedtime can adversely impact overall health, alertness, and the circadian clock which synchronizes the daily rhythm of sleep to external environmental time cues,...Show More Summary

GamerGate Harassment Of Zoe Quinn Stoops To New Low

GamerGate has not bottomed out quite yet. The pent up rage of a group of disenfranchised misogynists has found a new digital outlet for harassing one of their targets, games developer Zoe Quinn, in the form of Amazon Kindle e-books. Read More

Translation from ... Italian

Via I'm pointed to new publisher Acheron Books: he first publishing house that produces Italian fantasy, science fiction and horror fiction and distributes it worldwide in the English language in e-book format. Okay, I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to get... Show More Summary

E-Book Deal: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ($2.50)

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is on sale in the Kindle store for $2.50 here. I had been meaning to buy this one, and now I have

E-Book Deal: Blood’s Pride by Evie Manieri ($2.99)

Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri is on sale in the Kindle store for $2.99 here. The second book in the series is due out in February 2015.

Korean E-Book Platform Ridibooks Raises $8M Series B

Ridibooks, which claims to be South Korea’s largest e-book vendor, announced that it has raised a $8 million Series B to improve its user experience and reach new customers. Investors include NeoPlux, which led the round, Company K, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, and Atinum Investment. Read More

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