A new film about the rise of the e-book and e-publishing industry shines a light on how and why print is quickly fading into the past.
A new report offers hope for frequent fliers who are constantly denied the use of their tablets during takeoff and landings.
E-readers are great if you want some reading material on a trip, but they're kind of expensive if you're the type of person who tends to lose or break stuff. The Beagle from Txtr takes away that fear, because at around $13, it costs less most regular paperback books to replace.
Amazon's helmsman Jeff Bezos took to a stage on Thursday to announce the company's refreshed Kindle lineup. While Bezos focused mostly on the tablet side of things, he did have some good news for those of us who still like to read: the front-lit Kindle Paperwhite.
I've spent a week (and some change) playing around with Barnes & Noble's latest. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight adds a feature that before was relegated to the side business of e-reader peripherals: a lit screen so you can read at night. It's a simple change, but it makes all the difference.
Solving one of the most vexing e-reading problems — how to read in bed without keeping your sleeping significant other awake — Barnes & Noble has unveiled the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, an E Ink e-book reader with a front-lit screen.
The Witching Season is upon us, when things go bump in the night and every shadow hides unspeakable terror. You know what helps me get into the spirit of the season? Reading some classic horror stories by the masters, back when horror meant true terror and not just some guy chasing co-eds in a hockey mask. Best of all, each story on this list is public domain and can be found throughout the internet for easy downloading onto your favorite e-reader. In other words, for free.
Don't misconstrue, but I go both ways — I'm a bi e-reader user. My e-book reading odyssey began with the Kindle. Then I started using the Kindle app on my iPhone. I then moved to the second generation Kindle, then to the Kindle and iBook apps on the iPad. I have now returned to a dedicated e-reader, the new Kobo eReader Touch Edition, switching with the Kindle and the iPad Kindle app where I have most of my unread books. As soon as I finish reading my pending Kindle books, I believe I will stay with Kobo. While not exactly typical, I believe I'm not alone in my tablet v. dedicated e-book reader vacillation.
Grandma doesn't want her reading cluttered up with apps or other complications and doesn't want to spend a lot of money. With that in mind, Barnes & Noble is now the second e-book company in two days to unveil a cheap, simple monochrome touchscreen e-reader.
Back in my day, a tablet was a tablet and an e-reader was an e-reader, and you could easily tell the difference just by looking at them. Well, looks like those whipper snappers over at Apple weren't content to leave it that way: they've gone and patented a hybrid screen that marries the tablet's LCD to the e-reader's e-ink display.