Bookseller & Publisher’s annual pre-Christmas survey, published yesterday, found that 40% of Australian booksellers not already selling ebooks are planning to do so in the next six months.
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Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab, which is a phone, an e-reader, a camera and, well, just about everything else you could want in a handheld computing device, has arrived in Australia (though it’s tricky to get your hands on right now as the phone companies are still working out their plans for it).
Heard the one about the author who made millions by self-publishing their novel as an ebook? No? There’s a reason for that.
It’s taken six years, but Sony has at long last brought its ereader range – in the form of the just-launched Sony Reader Touch ($299) and Pocket Editions ($229) – to Australia, partnering with Borders and Angus & Robertson in the process.
Amazon’s new Kindle, which had sold out within days of its launch in late July, begins shipping to customers in Australia today. We’ll be trialling it in coming days and posting a review next week.
Late last month, US-based tech giant Amazon announced a new, lighter, smaller, faster and cheaper Kindle e-reader device with 50 per cent better screen contrast. Initial stocks sold out within days.
Random House Australia’s Head of Digital Brett Osmond investigated issues we reported with the ebook version of Bill Bryson’s latest book, and found them to be specific to the iPhone app for Kobo. PLUS Kindle DX ‘refurbished’ with a nicer price.
Amazon has reduced the price of its base model Kindle device to $189.
Borders’ Canberra Centre store had sold out of Kobo e-readers when we dropped by yesterday (see main image). A visit to the Borders website tonight confirmed that they have run out of stock too.
There is so much happening in the digital publishing and ebook world it’s hard to keep up. Here’s our take on a big couple of weeks filled with announcements from Apple, Amazon, Google, Sony, Random House and JK Rowling.