Google’s eBooks iPad app has made it to number one in the US AppStore, and the iPhone and Android apps have held top ten slots in the AppStore and Android Market there respectively since launch.
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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.
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).
A new WiFi Kobo e-reader will be on sale in Australia by Christmas, and readers will be able to download Hachette Australia titles to read on it via the Borders/Angus & Robertson apps after REDgroup finalized the last of its deals with major publishers here this week.
Heard the one about the author who made millions by self-publishing their novel as an ebook? No? There’s a reason for that.
We’ve taken a first look at Sony’s Readers and latest Kindle in order to fill you in on the pros and cons of each. But we think there’s another device coming that’ll kill them all.
According to a Sony spokesman, some five million e-ink reader devices were sold worldwide in 2009, and sales are projected to hit 12 million this year. Wow.
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.
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.
Special guest contributor Anna Maguire reports on a recent seminar, eBooks: A cost-effective publishing alternative, presented by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and supported by Copyright Agency Limited (CAL).