Amazon has become more or less synonymous with e-books with its omnipresent Kindle brand, but Kobo has been building out its e-reading empire with some alluring devices of its own in recent times. If you’re new to Kobo, the Toronto-based company launched its first device back in 2010, appropriately titled the Kobo eReader. Show More Summary
The Martian was originally an e-book by Andy Weir, then it became a screenplay by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) and now that script is the basis for a film directed by Ridley Scott. The concept is a perfect elevator pitch: an...Show More Summary
When we talk about hardware released by Amazon, one of the surefire topics that rise up would be their range of Kindle e-book readers, such as the Kindle Fire HD that offers plenty of bang for your hard earned buck. Of course, there is also the Kindle Fire smartphone which never really managed to take off in a big way, which could be why Amazon has continued to concentrate on...
Amazon, no doubt drowned by a deluge of Apple-related news, has released a flood of new Kindles. At the top end, there's a brand new magnesium-body Kindle Voyage e-book reader and an updated Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. At the low end, there's a new 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6 (just $100!) and a new $80 Kindle e-book reader with touch controls. Show More Summary
Amazon might not have a security issue at Audible but they do have one on their main website. A security researcher has reported, and I can confirm, that Amazon has a security hole on the “manage Your Kindle” page – one which is relatively easy to fix. Thanks to this hole, a hacker can gain... Read More
Amazon is being forced to investigate a "security hole" that could let hackers gain access to customers' accounts via Kindle e-books.
There are all kinds of crazy non-holidays and semi-holidays: Feb. 22 is Walking the Dog Day, Nov. 14 is National Pickle Day, April 11 is Barbershop Quartet Day. Now we can add to them the newly minted International Read an E-Book Da...
Downloading e-books for you Kindle from someone other than Amazon could actually be putting your account at risk, according to German researcher Benjamin Daniel Mussler. Apparently a security flaw allows malicious code to be added to...Show More Summary
Internet piracy is easy, e-book piracy is even easier because the files are so small and the publishers haven’t got round to tackling it in the same way that record companies and film studios have. Well Harper Collins is taking some steps to try and curb the problem by adding digital watermarks to its e-books. Show More Summary
Next time you come across a Kindle e-book link somewhere other than Amazon itself, you may want to make sure it's not some dubious website before you hit download or "Send to Kindle." A security researcher by the name of Benjamin Daniel Musser has...
When John Ashbery, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, first learned that the digital editions of his poetry looked nothing like the print version, he was stunned. There were no line breaks, and the stanzas had been jammed together into a block of text that looked like prose. The careful architecture of his poems had been leveled.... Read More
Amazon is at war with Hachette, and it sometimes seems as if it has always been that way. As a negotiating tool in the battle, which is over the price of e-books, Amazon is discouraging its customers from buying the publisher’s printed books. After six months of being largely cut off from what is by... Read More
Whatever you do, don’t look back! Poetry has been slow to the e-book boom, and for good reason. When John Ashbery looked at the first four electronic editions of his poetry he observed that they looked nothing like the original print editions and after he complained, his publisher, Ecco, promptly withdrew all four electronic books [...]
As the war over e-book prices continues between Amazon and "Big Five" book publisher Hachette, a group of authors is sending a letter to Amazon's board of directors, warning them that their reputations — as well as the company's — are at risk. Show More Summary
Digital publishers have gotten better at creating e-books that preserve a poet’s meticulous formatting, but some writers are still leery of surrendering their work to the digital realm.
Authors United, a group of Hachette writers and allies, is appealing to Amazon’s board to consider their reputation in the battle over e-book pricing.
Professor Alan Dershowitz has released a new e-book, Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel's Just War Against Hamas, that provides an essential primer on the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Dershowitz argues--clearlyShow More Summary
You may think that in this age of selfies, instant information and e-books, Millennials would have no use for a library. Why go to a library when you can access practically any book in the world with the touch of a button, albeit you have to pay for it. Show More Summary