Tag Archives: ebooks

Amazon deleted ebooks off customers’ Kindles

Yep, you read it right. Amazon.com deleted ebooks their customers had actually purchased right off their Kindles. They deleted “Nineteen Eighty-four,” by George Orwell. I thought ebooks were supposed to be like books. You buy them, you own them. Is … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon kindle, ebook reader, ebooks | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Amazon ebooks has a rival

Amazon seems to have the largest piece of the ebook market with their Kindle, immediate Kindle downloads, and extensive bookstore that people go to already. Well, now they have some competition–in Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble has opened an … Continue reading

Posted in ebook reader, ebooks | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

How much *should* ebooks cost?

As a consumer, many ebooks feel overpriced to me. $9.99 for an ebook? That’s considered cheap–and far below what publishers want to charge. But it seems expensive to me, when there aren’t many costs associated with producting the ebook. The … Continue reading

Posted in ebooks | Tagged | 2 Comments

Random House launches new “enhanced” ebooks

Random House UK has launched new “enchanced” ebooks–ebooks with extras such as author interviews, photos, videos, games, quizzes, interactive graphics, and the option to listen to or read the text at the start of each chapter. The enhanced ebooks include … Continue reading

Posted in book promotion, ebooks | Tagged | Leave a comment

Get free ebooks – from your library

Spending too much on ebooks? Just looking for some free ones? Don’t forget about the thousands of free ebooks you can download from your library (if they use Overdrive). Of course, you’re only borrowing the books; the books will expire … Continue reading

Posted in ebooks | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sony Reader now allows pdfs – expanding choice of ebooks

Through a recent software upgrade, Sony now allows Sony Readers to read .pdfs, instead of just their proprietary ebooks. This is a great move, opening up the ebook world for Sony Readers. It means that there are a wealth of … Continue reading

Posted in e-ink ebook reader, ebook reader, ebooks, Sony Reader | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments