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?

Are Audiobooks Preparing to Overtake Ebooks?

Column by Joe Daly May 17, 2012
While lit snobs pontificate the primacy of tree meat or eBooks, the once-peaceful world of audiobooks has devolved into an all-out street brawl between producers, publishers and authors.
Target Dumps The Kindle for iPad

Target Dumps The Kindle, Going Steady With The iPad

News by Rob Hart May 3, 2012
Target is dumping the Kindle from stores as part of an "ongoing review"--which might have something to do with the company's new focus on the iPad and Apple products.
Microsoft Pumping $300 Million into Barnes and Noble

Microsoft Pumping $300 Million Into Barnes & Noble's Digital Services

News by Rob Hart April 30, 2012
The computer software giant will invest in a new subsidiary of Barnes & Noble that will merge the bookseller's digital and college businesses.
Kobo Branded Shops And Self-Publishing

Kobo Making Big Moves, With Branded Shops And Self-Publishing On The Horizon

News by Rob Hart April 20, 2012
The Canadian-based eBook retailer will strike out into physical stores, at the same time that it's discussing the launch of its self-publishing arm.
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Barnes & Noble Introduces A Nook You Can Read In The Dark

News by Rob Hart April 19, 2012
Barnes & Noble has addressed one of the major downsides to eReaders--they're tough to read in the dark.
FAA Reviewing Electronics Policy

FAA Reviewing Electronics Policy, May Allow eReaders And Tablets On Takeoff

News by Rob Hart March 19, 2012
After years of frustrated flyers complaining about not being able to use tablets & eReaders during takeoff--considering the lack of evidence that they could disrupt a flight--the FAA is reconsidering
iPad 3

Apple Bequeaths New iPad Unto The Human Race

News by Rob Hart March 7, 2012
The new iPad has arrived and it comes with some sweet new features, like a high-resolution retina display, an A5X processor, and 4G LTE. Those eBooks are going to download faster than ever...
Tablets Too Distracting?

Are Tablets Too Distracting For Readers? Maybe, Says The New York Times

News by Rob Hart March 5, 2012
The New York Times wonders if tablets aren't that great for reading eBooks, because they can be too distracting. We wonder why The New York Times wrote this story.
NBC Universal launches publishing arm

NBC Throws Its Hat Into the Publishing Ring

News by John Jarzemsky
Media conglomerate NBC Universal announces the launch of their ePublishing branch, NBC Publishing.
B&N Ditch The Nook

UPDATE: Barnes & Noble (Probably Not) Ditching the Nook

News by Brandon Tietz January 6, 2012
Barnes & Noble has announced a potential spin-off of the Nook along with some year-end financial shortcomings.

Generation Active: What Can Video Games Tell Us About the Future of Narratives?

Column by John Jarzemsky December 13, 2011
Are video games beginning to make us think differently about narrative? A look at historical trends in different mediums and narrative styles, and what that might mean for the future.
Kindle Fire Under Fire

Kindle Fire Poorly Received Thus Far

News by Brandon Tietz December 12, 2011
After all the hype about the Kindle Fire being a game-changer in the tablet arena, the reviews so far indicate otherwise.

The Kindle Fire and the Betamax Problem: Confessions of an Early Adopter

Column by Paul Graham Raven November 28, 2011
Why is the Kindle Fire like an electric toothbrush?

Does Borders Demise Signal the Death of Bookstores?

Column by John Jarzemsky November 23, 2011
A brief look at the demise of Borders, and the lessons that other brick and mortar retailers need to learn.
Internal storage restricted on Nook Tablet

Nook Tablet's Storage Comes With Restrictions

News by Rob Hart November 18, 2011
The internal storage on the Nook Tablet restricts how much non-Barnes & Noble material can be stored by the user.
Barnes & Noble announce the Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble Enters The Tablet Wars

News by Rob Hart November 7, 2011
The eReader wars are heating up: Barnes & Noble just announced the Nook Tablet, to rival the Kindle Fire and Kobo Vox.
Science says eBooks add atomic weight to eReaders

Scientist Says eBooks Add Atomic Weight To eReaders

News by Rob Hart November 1, 2011
Utilizing the magic of science and logic, a UC Berkley scientist says that eBooks do add additional weight to your eReader--on the atomic level
New Kindle Format Promises Comic and Graphic Novel Awesomeness

New Kindle Format Promises Comic and Graphic Novel Awesomeness

News by Brandon Tietz October 24, 2011
Kindle Format 8 (KF8) will support HTML5-based formats for Kindle. In short: books are about to look a helluva lot better.
Kobo Announces New Tablet, The Vox

Kobo Enters The Tablet Wars With Vox

News by Rob Hart October 20, 2011
Kobo enters the tablet wars with the Vox, which they're positioning as a rival to the Kindle Fire
Barnes and Noble Declares Vindictive Corporate War on DC Comics, Shoots Self in

Barnes and Noble Declares Vindictive Corporate War on DC Comics, Shoots Self in Foot

News by Tina Estlin Page October 7, 2011
Barnes and Noble removes DC comics from their shelves after exclusive 4 month deal with Amazon Kindle Fire deal is brokered. Already three feet under, B&N digs their own grave deeper.

Contents Unchanged: Don't Judge A Book By Its Packaging

Column by John Jarzemsky October 3, 2011
An examination of the cultural backlash against eReaders and how books are changing (and remaining the same) in the post-bookstore world of digital content delivery.