Over at The Register, Tony Smith has just done an article looking at devices on which you can read eBooks, to help you work out which is the best e-reader for Christmas. I think I probably read more now than before I bought my first Sony Reader, a PRS-505, though it’s hard to be sure.… Read More In praise of eInk and the Sony 505
When I saw the iRiver Story HD at last year’s London Book Fair, it looked like a pretty nice bit of kit; lightweight, with one of the latest eInk screens, sporting good contrast, and a very fast processor. It was, at the time, one of the fastest readers around, and it still appears to be.… Read More iRiver Story HD – the eReader that missed its chance
I read quite a lot, especially eBooks, so my attention was grabbed by an email from Kobo, offering 30% off “select” books. That’s quite handy. But a look at the small print reveals this text: “Discount code is valid for one time 30% off any eBook purchase excluding those from the following publishers: In the… Read More Kobo’s 30% offer – what can you buy?
I wrote earlier this week about new proposals from HarperCollins which would mean that library copies of eBooks expire after 26 loans. Today I’ve done a short news piece for RegisterHardware. Since it was only a brief item, and there wasn’t space to include the HarperCollins UK statement in its entirety, I’m reproducing it below:… Read More HarperCollins statement on library eBooks
Back in November, I wrote about why, if some publishers have their way, you may have to visit a library in person to borrow an eBook. You may perhaps have thought that the lunacy of traditional publishing when faced with new technology had excelled itself there, but think again. A new policy from HarperCollins –… Read More You can’t borrow that eBook – it’s worn out!
The news today has been full of information about a decision by an Advocate General to the Europan Court of Justice that the way sports rights are sold by territory may be against the rules of the single European market. If you’ve not been paying attention, the landlady of a Portsmouth pub bought a subscription… Read More EU rules on sports rights – will it affect eBooks?
I’ve written quite a few pieces on this blog over the last several months about the pricing of eBooks, and in particular the price war that has failed to emerge following the launch of the Kindle in the UK. In fact, prices have gone up, due in no small part to the publishers attempting to… Read More Office of Fair Trading launches eBook price investigation