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New Cloud Storage by Bookeen, with Thalia and Deutsche Telekom

Bookeen has recently obtained a partnership on a new cloud storage system for ebooks in collaboration with Thalia Books and Deutsche Telekom of Germany. In addition to managing the new storage system, there is another superb feature which allows all Cybooks in the Thalia ebook stores to synchronize the content including latest ebooks, archived ebooks, opened pages on devices and the last page read, on the Thalia system.
Further, Bookeen provides a new characteristic on this generation of ebook readers. They allow all the bookstores… Read the rest

What’s the Next Level for Digital Publishing?

The first publishing meeting of 2013 – the Digital Book World has ended, but has witnessed a real hype about EPUB3 and HTML5 as the new digital formats of choice. There is no consensus on where the future is taking us, therefore many indie companies are employing any of the two. The major question to ponder on is whether HTML5 or EPUB3 will be future of digital publishing in the New Year.
Giants like Kobo and Barnes and Nobles announced the inclusion of the EPUB3… Read the rest

Ebooks Now Sold in Retail Stores?

Publishers Weekly posted an intriguing article on the possibility of buying ebooks directly from grocery stores, drug stores and other markets in the coming few months.  According to the article, this can happen in next six to eight months or even before.
The newly born ebook market is still in its evolutionary period. It is still a bit odd to think of buying ebooks from the regular grocery or stores like Walmart and Walgreens, but this is going to become a reality sooner than we… Read the rest

eReading: Tablets 0 – 5 eBook Readers

One particular issue that normally arises on the subject of ebook readers and PCs is actually which is superior in electronic reading? Quite a few people find it difficult attempting to select from similar devices, especially those released by the same market leaders: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD?
iPad vs Kindle
The most important thing to think about is the way these devices will likely be used in. Some opinions are that E Ink ebook readers are usually more suitable to… Read the rest

RosettaBooks Launches Sci-Fi eBook Collection by Arthur C. Clarke

RosettaBooks, an independent ebook publisher, has launched 35 titles by the legendary science fiction storyteller Arthur C. Clarke. The books by this celebrated author have been launched for the first time in ebook format. Arthur C. Clarke is considered the pioneer of science fiction books, setting a different tone of writing which was followed by many succeeding writers. His most popular works include his two masterpiece word-crafts named “Childhood’s End” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”. “2001: A Space Odyssey” was made into a Stanley Kubrik… Read the rest

Kno Me Enhances Digital Textbooks Once More

As the world is witnessing a steady increase in digitalized textbooks across the globe for students and educational caliber of every age, the topmost educational software company Kno is enhancing its textbooks further than its already impressive image of “quality and fully interactive e-textbooks”. The latest launch of Kno Me will add a visual dashboard for the students, feature that will guide them in their study patterns. The visual dashboard will have manifold uses. It will detail the students of how effective their learning strategies… Read the rest

McGraw-Hill Boosts Digital Education

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas and has already unleashed some phenomenal products and improvements. Some of the excellent enhancements have been introduced in the arena of education and digital textbooks. After the announcements by software company Kno, about the interactive study dashboard named Kno-Me, McGraw-Hill was next with their latest interactive adaptive technology. This new enhancement will allow users to find out their learning speed with improved digitalized metric system.
McGraw LearnSmart
The famous LearnSmart program by McGraw-Hill has been… Read the rest

The Gaming Tablets Have Arrived

In the previous year, Intel tabled the concept of Project Fionna at its booth of CES. The concept was of a pure gaming tablet having two analog gaming remotes projected at both sides of the tablet for a one of a kind experience. This year, Razer has polished its concept and has developed a commercially sustainable product. This development by Razer Edge has been made after a long effort of taking feedback from its hardcore users and improving accordingly. The basic idea behind the concept… Read the rest

BookBoon’s Sold Its 40th Million eBook

As the holiday weekend came closer, many consumers were off from work directly to stores, for the usual holiday shopping. For these reasons, the founder and chief of BookBoon, Thomas Buus Madsen saw live how a new record was broken by his company in the holiday weekend 2012. BookBoon reached its 40th million eBook download over the buzzing holiday weekend.
Buss Madsen said in a Press Release, just days before the weekend started: “It is very likely that the 40 millionth book will be downloaded… Read the rest

First Reader to Support Full EPUB3 – Gyan, by Helicon Books

EPUB3 has been launched but all of its latest features are not supported by most of the readers currently present on the market. In fact, many of the latest features of EPUB3 are entirely not supported by the current readers. But with the launch of Helicon Book’s Gyan Reader, the company asserts that their latest device supports all the latest EPUB3 features for the first time in the ebook reader world.
Among the major companies, only Apple has embedded the support for most of the… Read the rest

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New eBook Reader from Onyx Boox: i62M

The new eBook reader launched by Onyx is bound to stun with its impressive features. The device is making its way into the United States rather slowly, but people from across Europe and Asia can lay their hands on this beauty quite easily.
The new Onyx reader is similar to the Nook Touch in the physical appearance and one can also associate these ebook readers as the same type of infrared touch screen is embedded in them. Yet the Onyx has profound superiority to the… Read the rest

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