"A una persona con vista cansada no se le ocurriría ir a una biblioteca a solicitar unas lentes para poder leer libros prestados por la biblioteca. Tampoco parece lógico ir a solicitar un lector de dvd para sacar una película de la biblioteca y visionarla en casa."
"Amazon has long been expected to launch the Kindle Store in Japan, and back in June they even went so far to post a signup page on the Amazon.co.jp website where readers could be notified about the launch when it happens. And today OSX users can get a taste of the new Japanese support for Kindle. The OSX app is the first Kindle app to publicly have this support for Japanese characters, and so far as I know this app has even beat out the Kindle devices."
"Publishers do love their brands and imprints—more than the readers who buy their titles—and the success of many independent and self-published authors may be testing that old love affair. It is teaching publishers a thing or two about the importance of author brands and the value of connecting with readers through social communities—whatever way the content is packaged and delivered. But the rise of self-publishing has also taught publishers a great deal more."
"Years ago, David Risher, a former Amazon executive, came up with the unlikely plan of distributing Kindles to children in the developing world to help increase literacy.
Why take a fragile piece of technology that requires charging and Internet connections to places where infrastructure can be sparse, especially when there’s an inexpensive, low-tech alternative in print books?"
"This front-lit, not back-lit, device has a superbright white light offering 25 per cent better contrast alongside a display with a pixel density of 212ppi - that’s a whole 62 per cent more pixels than before."
"So one could first question why the publishers haven’t created their own collective news service? Is the Google service sufficient, or do people actually click through? What would be the equitable revenue share the publishers seek? Do the publishers want the share revenue or be paid per article hit? The questions go on and soon become as irrelevant as asking any TV news or radio channel for a share of news related revenues that they earn alongside the news."
"The Kobo Mini was unveiled today at an exclusive press event in Toronto, Ontario. Good e-Reader was live at the scene to get the full scoop on what the Kobo Mini eReader is all about. This device should dominate the entry level market due to the amazing price point of $79.99 and the features it packs in."
"The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and Barnes and Noble Simple Touch with Glowlight have some competition. Kobo, today at an event in downtown Toronto, announced its own e-reader with glow technology, called the Kobo Glo. This new e-reader continues the industry wide trend of brightening up the display screen to allow customers to read their ebooks in any environment."
"The Kobo Arc is the latest generation tablet and a direct successor of the Kobo Vox. This new device has been revised from the ground up to give you the best reading experience on a full color display. Many companies simply release vanilla tablets and try and sell you on email, facebook, and an internet browser. Kobo has gone the route of Barnes and Noble and Amazon to give you a custom UI and a new Overlay called Tapestry."
"Science Daily reported that a new study from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic University, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, shows that a two-hour exposure to luminous back-lit displays — like e-readers — suppresses melatonin, which could then affect sleep by disturbing the body’s natural circadian rhythm."
Apple, you've got yourself a legitimate competitor in the tablet space now. And it sure isn't Samsung. With the announcement of its trio of Kindle Fire HD tablets, Amazon is essentially declaring war against Apple and the iPad.
"Amazon has just announced a new line of e-reading devices. While the tech press is digesting the new information, one thing of interest has already emerged: ever disruptive, Amazon now plans to disintermediate the human reader. We are entering the era of post-human publishing. Polish up your chrome fittings, set all your dials, and read on."
"“Value” books — that is often inexpensive titles sold at supermarkets and discounters — don’t get a lot of ink in the book trade, though, as today’s feature story points out, they can generate plenty of profit."
"But let’s be clear about this, the success of the e-book in France is to be honest sporadic. Its beginnings have not been as striking as they have been in the English-speaking world. Nevertheless, e-books are gradually finding a readership in France and the widening spread of tablets and e-readers have played a key part in their democratisation. Beyond this fad for new technologies lies the development of new publishing projects leading the way for more transformations to come."
"According to a couple different blogs, Barnes & Noble is planning to release a new Nook Tablet in the next couple weeks. The accounts vary, but according to one source the new Nook tablet will run Windows 8 , not Android found running under the current Nook Tablet. Both source agree that it’s coming this month and that it will have a 7″ screen."
"A perro flaco, todo son pulgas. Mientras el IVA del libro de papel continúa siendo del 4 por ciento, el impuesto del ebook ha pasado del 18 al 21 por ciento. Muchas editoriales han optado por no repercutir en el precio de venta el 3 por ciento de aumento."