Tagged with: E-Readers

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Samsung seems to be on a roll with bagging media partnerships for its Galaxy line of phones and tablets. First music streaming service Deezer, and now it's getting a custom-built Kindle book store in a deal with Amazon. Announced Thursday morning, the service also gives Galaxy owners referred to the service (starting with ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 31, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 31, 2014

If you’re still using a first-gen Kindle Paperwhite, a new update will greatly improve your reading experience. Amazon recently released an update to its original Paperwhite e-readers, bringing them up to par with their successors. The update adds Goodreads integration, meaning you’ll be able to quickly and easily share ...

How to Buy E-Books from Anywhere and Read Them in One Place

How to Buy E-Books from Anywhere and Read Them in One Place

Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don't mind buying from the same company every time, this isn't too bad, but you lose the ability to comparison shop, as well as making it difficult to switch apps. Fortunately, there's a way around this problem. In most other areas of life, we usually do ...

Check Your Inbox: Amazon Sends Out E-Book Credit Following Settlement

Check Your Inbox: Amazon Sends Out E-Book Credit Following Settlement

Many Amazon.com customers awoke to some good news in their e-mail box Tuesday: a partial credit for e-books they bought. Consumers nationwide who bought e-books through Amazon and other online retailers will get credited a total of $166 million stemming from price-fixing settlements with five publishers, according to the ...

Barnes and Noble is No Longer Making a Nook Windows App

Barnes and Noble is No Longer Making a Nook Windows App

On March 10, Microsoft and Nook Media updated their agreement forged two years ago, according to a new 8-K filing by Barnes & Noble. Under terms of the amendment, Nook Media is allowed to discontinue distributing the Nook Windows app and to cease work on its Windows Phone app. Ouch. There seemingly is a replacement app ...

Too Busy to Read? ‘Rooster’ App Offers Episodic, Bite-Sized Reading

Too Busy to Read? ‘Rooster’ App Offers Episodic, Bite-Sized Reading

Finding time to sit down with a good book is challenging when you’re constantly faced with work deadlines, taking care of your kids or just dealing with life in general. But a new service called Rooster is looking to fix that by delivering novels in short installments that can easily be read during your commute, a coffee ...

First-Gen Kindle Paperwhites Get Goodreads, FreeTime, Other Second-Gen Features

First-Gen Kindle Paperwhites Get Goodreads, FreeTime, Other Second-Gen Features

First-gen Kindle Paperwhite owners are woefully missing a bunch of features, including Goodreads integration, available on the device's successor. Thankfully, this latest software refresh brings their e-readers up to par -- and, yes, that means early Paperwhite adopters can now place The Winds of Winter on their to-read ...

Barnes and Noble to Release a New Tablet In Spite of Falling Revenues

Barnes and Noble to Release a New Tablet In Spite of Falling Revenues

Barnes & Noble is cutting jobs and revenues fell again in the third-quarter earnings report released Wednesday, with the Nook segment once again taking a particularly large hit: Nook revenues were $157 million for the quarter, down 50.4 percent from a year ago. But the bookseller says it’s making progress on its goal ...

Barnes and Noble Has Fired Its Nook Hardware Engineers

Barnes and Noble Has Fired Its Nook Hardware Engineers

Barnes & Noble laid off its Nook hardware engineers, according to a source that tipped Business Insider. The engineers were let go last Thursday, according to our source. This follows Barnes & Noble dismissing the VP of Hardware, Bill Saperstein in January. Barnes & Noble confirmed that it laid people off when ...

Report: Microsoft is Building an ‘Xbox Reader’ App for Windows 8

Report: Microsoft is Building an ‘Xbox Reader’ App for Windows 8

Microsoft has already built Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows 8, but the next target is books. A recent Microsoft job listing, discovered by Chinese Microsoft blog LiveSino, notes that the software giant is looking to hire a software design engineer to build "a groundbreaking interactive reading app on Windows, ...