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Google eBooks Store Launches With Help From Adobe, Skipping Hardware In Favor of Apps

Google eBooks Store Launches With Help From Adobe, Skipping Hardware In Favor of Apps

Google eBookstore officially launched today in the US, just in time to compete for holiday sales with Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other eBook sellers.

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Barnes & Noble Releases Nook for Android

Barnes & Noble Releases Nook for Android

With Barnes & Noble fighting Amazon for eBook dominance, and Apple and Borders/Kobo trying to get in on the action, it makes sense for B&N to follow Amazon to every platform it has a presence on. To bring everything up to Amazon, Barnes & Noble has finally launched nook for Android. The app works as you’d expect, allowing users to read all their nook eBooks on their Android devices.

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Study Finds That Reading Books on the Kindle is Slower Than Paper

Study Finds That Reading Books on the Kindle is Slower Than Paper

We all know that e-books are becoming increasingly popular. The iPad has sold more than 2 million units, and sold even more books through the iBookstore. It’s also nigh-impossible to go through one day in the New York City subway without seeing at least one person reading on a Kindle or nook. But, that that mean that it’s better for reading?

A recent study has proven that reader comprehension doesn’t seem to change between formats, whether they be paper, iPad, Kindle 2 or desktop PC {PC World}. What definitely did change in the study, which held only 27 participants, was that reading on paper was typically faster than reading an e-book. The difference between reading time iPad and the Kindle 2 was found to be “not statistically significant.” That doesn’t mean that users didn’t like reading e-books. On a scale of 1 to 7, users rated the iPad first at 5.8, followed by the Kindle 2 at 5.7, and paper books at 5.6; the desktop PC scored a lowly 3.6 as it reminded users of work.

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Race to Most Popular eReader is On As Amazon and Barnes & Noble Wage Price War

Race to Most Popular eReader is On As Amazon and Barnes & Noble Wage Price War

Competition for e-reading consumers’ affection sizzled on Monday as Barnes and Noble dropped the price of its Nook e-book reader 23 percent to $199 and introduced the Nook WiFi at an even bigger bargain $149, though the latter device can only be used in a WiFi environment. Amazon, whose $259 price tag for its Kindle e-reader previously matched the Nook’s cost exactly, responded by dropping the price of the Kindle to $189.

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Book Publishers Looking for Universal eBook Format

Book Publishers Looking for Universal eBook Format

Last week many companies involved in book publishing came together for the annual BookExpo America to discuss the present and future of books. One of the major points to come out of the meeting was that publishers want a single eBook format that can work across all platforms. Perhaps they haven’t yet heard of ePub. {Wired}

As it stands now, eBooks are made available through mostly proprietary book stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore. Other companies like Kobo, Sony Library and Fictionwise offer eBooks that work on their selected devices or apps, but can also work on other devices. Those stores use the ePub format, which was supposed to be the universal format. EPub is actually used by Barnes & Noble and Apple as well, though some extra Digital Rights Management (DRM) is added on top of the existing ePub DRM in those stores.

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Pad vs. Pad: Amazon Strikes First Against Apple, Then Retreats

Pad vs. Pad: Amazon Strikes First Against Apple, Then Retreats

Unless you’ve been spending the past few days under a rock, you’ve heard the news about a little release from Apple called the iPad {previous coverage}. When the $499 entry-level pricing was announced, along with the introduction of an iBooks marketplace, many people wondered what Amazon’s response would be. When Macmillan, a large international publisher […]

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The Next eReaders: Trend/Treat/Treasure

The Next eReaders: Trend/Treat/Treasure

If CES taught us anything, it’s that TVs, Tablets, and eReaders are all gonna be big and better in 2010. So, we say it’s time to say good-bye to the suddenly hackneyed technology of the Kindle, and to start getting acquainted with the new kids in town: the eReaders of 2010. TREND: UNDER $400 The […]

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Merry Christmas! Here’s Not a Nook.

Merry Christmas! Here's Not a Nook.

Longer than The Lord of the Rings, more dramatic than The Odyssey, and more ridiculous than a two-day marathon of America’s Next Top Model, the saga of “The Nook” continues. While Nook initially got great press from the Tech world – word is that the device is superior to Sony’s eReader and even Amazon’s Kindle […]

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Kindle’s #1 (but it’s not as impressive as it sounds)

Kindle's #1 (but it's not as impressive as it sounds)

If you’re scouring Amazon for their great Cyber Monday Deals today, you may want to check out their number one selling item. Blue-Ray DVDs? Wii consoles? Going Rogue?  Nope. Amazon released a press release today stating that the Kindle, the incumbent eReader facing competition from Barnes & Noble’s Nook, is currently its top dog. Thanks […]

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