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  • Govt must scrap GST on books: Report

    A review of the Australian book industry, commissioned by the Federal Government, has called for the goods and services tax (GST) on books to be scrapped in order to level the playing field between Australian booksellers and offshore online retailers.

    Written by Chloe Herrick10 Nov. 11 11:05
  • Booktopia, Dymocks partner with Google e-books

    Booktopia is the latest bookseller to bring Google e-books to Australia, following the announcement from Aussie book retailer Dymocks that it would be adding the digital repository to its online business.

    Written by Chloe Herrick09 Nov. 11 12:30
  • New Nook Color: 4 things we want to see

    On November 7, Barnes & Noble will likely announce a new Nook Color, replacing the 7-inch e-reader/tablet that launched nearly a year ago.

    Written by Jared Newman02 Nov. 11 04:44
  • Kindle Fire, others to get HTML5, CSS3 in 'Kindle Format 8' update

    Amazon is refreshing its staid, black-and-white take on the e-book with a new format that supports HTML5 and CSS3. Kindle Format 8 (KF8) will give Kindle users something a little more colorful to read on the new tablet/e-reader hybrid, the Kindle Fire, which is set to hit stores in time for the holiday season.

    Written by Eric Mack25 Oct. 11 03:17
  • Kobo Pulse: eReading is sharing

    If you're afraid you're not sharing enough of your daily activities with your online friends, here's another chance to get social...with books.

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci28 Sept. 11 08:46
  • Here's how Kindle tablet could shake up the market

    Amazon's unveiling of a Kindle tablet would shake up the industry and pose one of the biggest threats to the Apple iPad -- which is why the technology world has its eyes on the online retailer as it prepares for a media gathering in New York this week ahead of the holiday season.

    Written by Tony Bradley26 Sept. 11 02:37
  • Six ways Amazon book streaming could help small business

    The Internet is abuzz with talk of Amazon's rumored streaming service for books. This news is exciting for any business, professional, or student that relies on research from original sources.

    Written by Angela West13 Sept. 11 10:28
  • Nook Color 2 coming this month?

    Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-reader has proven to be a favorite among consumers and critics alike. With its 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and Android 2.1 operating system, it blurs the boundaries between e-reader and tablet. In fact, with a few simple hacks, it functions as a capable Android tablet.

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci03 Sept. 11 07:24
  • Beware of Spam Titles in Kindle Store

    Amazon's Kindle e-reader store has a spam problem, and that isn't good news for legitimate authors and consumers trying to find their books.

    Written by Eric Mack20 June 11 02:01
  • Samsung's e-reader screens boast 16.7 million colors

    Much of the buzz coming out of the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium conference in Los Angeles this week is about high-resolution screens for tablets capable of 2560-by-1600 resolution -- five times that of the iPad's 1024-by-768 display.

    Written by Brennon Slattery21 May 11 03:34
  • Dymocks taps Android for e-book, tablet move

    National book retailer Dymocks has partnered with Acer to offer Android-powered tablets as a vehicle for e-book sales along with a new Android app.

    Written by Rodney Gedda04 May 11 10:52
  • Amazon Kindle book sales soar

    During its earnings announcement today, Amazon released some tantalizing tidbits that show just how its book business has evolved in the past year. The company still won't discuss hard and fast numbers for actual Kindle devices sold, or books sold for that matter, but that doesn't make the new information any less noteworthy.

    Written by Melissa J. Perenson28 Jan. 11 12:36
  • Apple pushes color e-books; Where's Amazon?

    Playing up one advantage of the iPad over E-ink readers, Apple said on Tuesday that it will launch more than 100 color e-books in its iBookstore. And not just children's books, either -- among Apple's new offerings are "Ad Hoc at Home," a cookbook by famous chef Thomas Keller; "Beginnings," by photographer Anne Geddes; and Ansel Adams' photo collection, "In the National Parks."

    Written by Jared Newman16 Dec. 10 09:12
  • Amazon responds to Google eBookstore with Kindle for web

    Amazon isn't accepting the launch of Google's eBookstore without a fight: the company will unveil a revamped Web-only version of its Kindle app today, according to a Computerworld report.

    Written by Brennon Slattery08 Dec. 10 03:22
  • Like it or not, the iPad is a Kindle-killer

    Results of a survey conducted by ChangeWave indicate that the Apple iPad is killing the Amazon Kindle in the e-reader market. However, the two devices are actually not direct competitors, and the ChangeWave survey results reflect a different reality than what it might seem at face value.

    Written by Tony Bradley03 Dec. 10 06:29