9 Crappy eReader Features We Don't Need

Column by Peter Derk February 23, 2017
It's time to go full curmudgeon.
Oyster eBook Service Shuts Down

Oyster eBook Service Shuts Down, Future of eBooks In Question

News by Peter Derk September 24, 2015
What does the Oyster shutdown and the fall in eBook sales all mean, really?

Product Review: KleverCase Cover For Tablets and eReaders

Column by Christopher Shultz
The perfect case for anyone who loves the tactile beauty of physical books and the convenience of eBooks.
eBooks, Sleep, and the Threat To Your Rectum

eBooks, Sleep, and the Threat To Your Rectum

News by Peter Derk December 23, 2014
Tablets, smartphones, and colorectal cancer. Sleep tight.
Libraries Dominate eBook Subscription Market

Libraries Dominate eBook Subscription Market

News by Peter Derk August 13, 2014
A new Wall Street Journal article points out all the ways public libraries are killing it in the eBook market.

Product Review: Weekend Read

Column by Christopher Shultz
If you've ever tried to read a screenplay on your iPhone, you know what an awful experience it can be. But no more! Weekend Read saves us from the drudgery.

5 Reasons I'll Never Buy A Kindle: Lamentations of a Book-Loving Luddite

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard February 18, 2014
eReaders isolate us, impoverish our lives, and are like going on a date with Dan Brown. Allow me to explain...
You Can Now Read Your eReader on Take-off and Landing — Hurrah!

You Can Now Read Your eReader on Take-off and Landing — Hurrah!

News by Dean Fetzer November 1, 2013
In a ‘it’s-about-time’ decision by the FAA, the restrictions on using electronic devices when a plane is about to take off or land have been lifted.
Wearable eReaders? What’ll They Think of Next

Wearable eReaders? What’ll They Think of Next?

News by Dean Fetzer October 8, 2013
San Francisco based startup Scribd is thinking beyond eReaders. Apparently Google Glass-like wearable tech is the next big thing.
Indie Book Stores to Sell Kindles?

Amazon Reportedly Soliciting Indie Booksellers to Sell Kindles In-Store

News by Christopher Shultz June 6, 2013
Seemingly oblivious to their widespread dislike, the online retail giant hopes to form a beneficial partnership with the little guys.
Barnes & Noble's Nook Sold Out in U.K.

Barnes & Noble's Nook Sold Out in U.K.

News by Christopher Shultz
It seemed destined to be DOA, but after time, some charitable endeavors, and a significant price cut, the Simple Touch is Hitsville U.K.!
4.5 million eReaders became hand-me-downs in 2012

2012: the Year of Hand-Me-Down eReaders

News by Dean Fetzer January 17, 2013
A new study from NextMarket Insights indicates last generation eReaders are being passed on to other family members when a person upgrades.
Buy a Nook, We’ll Give a Book

Buy a Nook This Christmas and Barnes & Noble Will Give a Book to Charity

News by Dean Fetzer
To drive sales of its Nook, the book chain is giving away books to First Book if you buy one of their eReaders before Christmas.
My Kindle’s Spying on Me

My Kindle’s Spying on Me

News by Dean Fetzer December 6, 2012
We all know our eReaders collect information on what we read, buy and look at - but did you know the companies behind all of them share your information with third parties without your permission?
Cyber Monday 2012 A Huge Deal For Kindle

Cyber Monday 2012 A Huge Deal For Kindle

News by Dean Fetzer
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon sold more than double the number of Kindle devices worldwide than it did last year.
Apple Page Turn US Patent & Trademark Office

Patent System Broken: Apple Owns ‘Page Turn’

News by Dean Fetzer November 20, 2012
In another example of what is wrong with the patent system, Apple has managed to get approval for its ‘page turn’ in an eReader application.
BookShout - App for reading & social networking

Is New eReader App A Kindle Killer?

News by Dean Fetzer November 9, 2012
A new app for IOS and Android allows DRM’d files to be read on devices other than Kindle or Nooks - with the prospect of more to come.
DC Comics to Ship Monthly to Multiple eReader

DC Comics to Ship Monthly to Multiple eReader

News by Dean Fetzer November 8, 2012
Now you Can Get Your DC Comics Fix on Your eReader - as long it’s via Apple, Amazon or Barnes and Noble
Nook Now Available in the U.K.

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Now Available in the U.K.

News by Christopher Shultz November 1, 2012
The retail giant takes a gamble with their eReader overseas, but will it prove effective?
Txtr Beagle $13 eReader

German Tech Company Announces $13 eReader, But There’s a Catch

News by Christopher Shultz October 23, 2012
The Txtr Beagle hopes to make a splash in the eBook community, but will the lack of features and the truth behind its low price steer consumers away?
Barnes & Noble Price Matches Amazon On Frontlit eReader

Barnes & Noble Price Matches Amazon On Frontlit eReader

News by Rob Hart October 1, 2012
Barnes & Noble is making it a real race, lowering the price of it's frontlit eReader to match Amazon. Which one will you be buying?
Amazon, Kobo Announce New eReaders & Tablets

Amazon, Kobo Announce New eReaders And Tablets

News by Rob Hart September 7, 2012
Amazon has some new eReaders and tablets coming out--and their flashy announcement overshadowed similar news from Kobo.
Is Your eReader Keeping You Up At Night?

Is Your eReader Keeping You Up At Night?

News by Kimberly Turner August 31, 2012
New research shows that using backlit eReaders such as the Nook, Kindle Fire, and iPad before bed can suppress melatonin and lead to sleepless nights.
New Sony eReader

Sony Released A New eReader! Wait, Sony Makes eReaders?

News by Rob Hart August 16, 2012
Sony has released a new eReader, and it's perfectly nice... but a little too expensive and way late to the party.
HipType Provides Detailed Analytics For eBooks

HipType Provides Detailed Analytics For eBooks

News by Kimberly Turner August 6, 2012
A new startup aims to provide authors and publishers with detailed information about readers' ebook habits, but could too much data analysis suck the creativity out of publishing?