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Barnes and Noble Announces The NOOK HD and HD+

Barnes and Noble Announces The NOOK HD and HD+ | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Barnes and Noble has announced two new tablets to hit the market this November. The Nook Tablet HD is a 7 inch edition and the new HD+ is a 9 inch Android tablet!

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Google eBookstore, Nexus 7 Android Tablet Launch in Japan

Google eBookstore, Nexus 7 Android Tablet Launch in Japan | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Someone is going to make a major hardware announcement later this week and it looks like Google plans to steal at least a little of their thunder. Yesterday afternoon Google announced a new local ebookstore in Japan as well as several major feature updates for the Google Books app for Android."

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Does Amazon Have Physical Stores In Store?

Does Amazon Have Physical Stores In Store? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"ZDNet has some more speculation on the possibility of Amazon opening physical stores, sparked by the recent announcement Wal-Mart would no longer be carrying Amazon’s devices. Wal-Mart, ZDNet thinks, fears Amazon’s increasing dominance in retail through the “mobile cash register” of its tablet, and doesn’t want to put itself in the position of helping its competition."

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Tax Exemption for E-books, E-readers Closer to Reality

Tax Exemption for E-books, E-readers Closer to Reality | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The Education, Culture and Sports Committee of the Brazilian Senate approved a bill that could lower the price on e-books and e-readers by 60%. It awaits full Senate approval.
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Macmillan Reportedly Ready to Test Library eBook Pilot

Macmillan Reportedly Ready to Test Library eBook Pilot | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Macmillan has long been on one the major publishers who has completely refused to sell ebooks to libraries but it looks like that might have changed. News is breaking today that the publisher is working on some type of pilot program which will finally bring Macmillan ebooks to US public libraries."

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Bernard Stiegler : l'open data est « un événement d’une ampleur comparable à l’apparition de l’alphabet »

Bernard Stiegler : l'open data est « un événement d’une ampleur comparable à l’apparition de l’alphabet » | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
ENTRETIEN - L'open data s'inscrit dans le contexte de nouvelles possibilités démocratiques, nous explique Bernard Stiegler, philosophe et directeur de l'IRI, dans un entretien sur les valeurs et les ruptures portées par le mouvement de libération...
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How Technology Has Changed Stories In My Life

How Technology Has Changed Stories In My Life | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"In the first of a series of monthly essays on The Literary Platform, Professor David Trotter ponders the question of what technology can do for stories. A lot of people seem to fall into the trap of considering “interactivity” to be the holy grail of the technological enhancement of stories (even otherwise visionary author Vernor Vinge famously thought hypertext was going to be the wave of the future), but Trotter isn’t quite so convinced."

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Google play contará con más de 2000 títulos editados en español

Google play contará con más de 2000 títulos editados en español | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Más de 2000 libros digitales de los sellos Alfaguara, Taurus, Aguilar, Alfaguara Infantil y Juvenil, El País Aguilar y Suma se incorporan a Books de Google Play, plataforma que llegó a España el pasado mes de junio. Se estima que antes de finalizar este año el número de ebooks de Santillana disponibles en Google Play supere los 2500."

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Breakdown of Aptara’s Ebook Publishing Study

Breakdown of Aptara’s Ebook Publishing Study | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Digital Book World posted a comprehensive peek at Aptara’s and Publisher’s Weekly’s April survey on how ebooks are faring in the publishing market, and the results came as no surprise to anyone who thinks digital reading is here to stay. Almost 900 publishers from publishing houses of every size range responded."

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Kobo Doubles Storage Space of Kobo Arc Tablet, Keeps Same Price (Video Review)

Kobo Doubles Storage Space of Kobo Arc Tablet, Keeps Same Price (Video Review) | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

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Remember a couple of weeks ago when Kobo unexpectedly announced two new ebook readers and the Kobo Arc tablet on the morning of Amazon’s big Kindle press conference?

Now that Kobo knows what they are up against with the 7″ Kindle Fire HD, they are upping the storage configurations for their Kobo Arc tablet while maintaining the same price."

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Digital book sales soar 188% (thanks partly to saucy titles) - but print sales hardly drop

Digital book sales soar 188% (thanks partly to saucy titles) - but print sales hardly drop | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

'Whether books are enjoyed physically or electronically, publishers will continue to invest in exciting authors and titles.'

 

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Start-up Digital Publisher Bard to Publish Books in Print Based on Community Feedback | Digital Book World

Start-up Digital Publisher Bard to Publish Books in Print Based on Community Feedback | Digital Book World | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Bard and Book Publishing announced the launch of a new publishing model that builds on the ebook revolution and is poised to transform the industry even further. Starting with digital editions instead of printed books, Bard and Book will rely on its community of readers to help decide which of their ebooks will end up in print."

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Wikipedia Adds Epub to its eBook Download Options - No More PDF, Yay!

Wikipedia Adds Epub to its eBook Download Options - No More PDF, Yay! | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Late yesterday afternoon the Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization for Wikipedia, announced that their Book Creator service now supported Epub as an output option. So far as I know it only works on the English language part of Wikipedia, and it lets you gather associated wiki articles and automatically generate an ebook."

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Connecting Real Paper to the Internet

Connecting Real Paper to the Internet | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Here’s an interesting piece on paidContent talking about the possibility of embedding electronics in genuine paper in order to add the ability to play audio, send Facebook likes, and otherwise link up a genuine ordinary paper to the Internet. The net-enabled paper would apparently use electrically conductive ink that would react when touched, like the capacitive screens of modern tablet, but not much is really known about the new technology yet.

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Kobo partnering with FNAC in Portugal

Kobo partnering with FNAC in Portugal | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"FNAC and Kobo first teamed up in France last year to great success and are now expanding that relationship to help transform the reading experience in Portugal. For the first time, readers in Portugal will be able to buy the Award winning Kobo Touch eReader and have access to Kobo’s world class catalogue of nearly 3 million titles, thousands of which are available in Portuguese."

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Going blind? DRM will dim your world

Going blind? DRM will dim your world | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Many of us will start losing our eyesight as we age. The digital world can help get round some of these physical impediments - but not if digital rights management and the like blocks our accessibility."

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iOS 6, libros y lectura

iOS 6, libros y lectura | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"El nuevo sistema operativo de Apple para iPod, iPhone e iPad aporta algunas innovaciones en el campo de la lectura. Como es sabido, cada versión del sistema operativo introduce cambios en estos dispositivos: en todos ellos o sólo en alguno de sus tipos o modelos (de hecho, saber si un modelo concreto de teléfono o tableta tiene determinada mejora puede ser un tanto complejo). Pueden cambiar también las prestaciones de las aplicaciones que vienen de fábrica con los aparatos, como por ejemplo el navegador Safari."

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BooXtream Promotes Social DRM for Kindle eBooks

BooXtream Promotes Social DRM for Kindle eBooks | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"BooXtream is in a unique position to appeal to both the big six publishing companies and the indies with their new technology. The company is offering a Social DRM solution to embed watermarks on digital books. You might have seen this type of digital watermarking with the entire line of Harry Potter eBooks via Pottermore."

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Infographie du marché du livre numérique

Infographie du marché du livre numérique | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Avec l'arrivée sur le marché des lecteurs à prix cassés, le marché du livre numérique connaît une croissance forte aux Etats-Unis. L'essor des tablettes entraîne également une poussée vers un nouveau mode de lecture et d'accès au contenu en ligne."

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¿Podrían perderse todos los libros del mundo?

¿Podrían perderse todos los libros del mundo? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"El disco duro electrónico es el sustrato de nuestra memoria colectiva. Tal vez un sustrato menos frágil que el papel o las tablas de piedra, pero igualmente susceptible al medio ambiente. Tal vez penséis que hay libros que no merece la pena conservar, pero estamos hablando de información aún más importante que la depositada en libros más o menos aceptados por la crítica institucionalizada. Hablamos de información vital."

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La conservación de los datos y la sobrevivencia de los libros. ¿Qué opinas tú? ¿Prefieres los libros o tu Kindle? 

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Is the Digital Age Driving People Back to Analog?

Is the Digital Age Driving People Back to Analog? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"So what is it about the digital age that is driving people back to analog? Is it mere nostalgia? No. It could be that the general abstraction of the digital age and the cloud is driving people back to analog. Analog objects offer a tried-and-true product that offers a tangible, and often tactile, “experience” of ownership."

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The Vision Problem – Why eReaders Are Not Widely Adopted in Public Schools | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

The Vision Problem – Why eReaders Are Not Widely Adopted in Public Schools | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"The Amazon Kindle and many other e-readers continue to enjoy unbridled success in the retail sphere, but have not caught on in educational institutions. The main reason is not the cost of the hardware or being locked into a particular ecosystem, but the device being capable of addressing disabled people’s needs. Amazon has made great strides in the last few years to make its e-readers accessible to the blind and dyslexic. Other companies have invested zero effort into their devices being more user friendly with ALL students."

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The Rise of E-Reading – An infographic

The Rise of E-Reading – An infographic | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Which brings up a good point: I’m sure we’ll see more stories about tablet sales than e-reader sales once January 2013 rolls around. But someone, of course, will release e-reader sales statistics after the holidays end, and I suspect that will be one of the most eye-opening digital reading stories of the season—assuming the numbers turn out to be particularly higher or lower than what most expects will be predicting in November and December. In the meantime, scroll down to see the e-reading numbers we already do know."

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Ebook price war sees discounts reach 97%

Ebook price war sees discounts reach 97% | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
As digital fiction sales rocket, Sony and Amazon push dramatic price cuts – raising concerns from authors...
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El enlace duradero entre el ereader y el diccionario

El enlace duradero entre el ereader y el diccionario | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Ya no: los ereaders (es decir: los dispositivos dedicados para la lectura, normalmente de tinta electrónica), van disponiendo de más y más recursos… Por ejemplo: ya saben lo que significan las alineaciones de letras que presentan en la pantalla, o al menos pueden ofrecer definiciones de las palabras que no conocemos, o traducirlas a otra lengua. También pueden darnos información enciclopédica: sobre acontecimientos, lugares o personas."

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