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Amazon to launch 'Kindle Library Lending' feature

April 20th, 2011

On Wednesday, Amazon announced that its Kindle customers will soon be able to borrow eBooks from more than 11,000 U.S. libraries. Amazon’s Kindle Library Lending project will allow users to check out eBooks from local libraries and then read them on the Kindle or any device that has Amazon’s free eReader software installed. Unlike traditional …

Amazon intros ad-subsidized 'Kindle with Special Offers' for $114

April 13th, 2011

Amazon has announced that its customers can now purchase an ad-subsidized version of its Kindle. The “Kindle with Special Offers” eReader will retail for $114 and comes with sponsored screen savers and advertisements on the bottom of the screen. Buick, Procter & Gamble, Visa, and Amazon.com Reward Visa Card (Chase) will be the first companies …

NOOK subscribers get access to The New York Times’ digital content, too

April 6th, 2011

Late last month, Amazon announced that customers subscribed to The New York Times via its eReader would qualify for a free digital subscription to the paper’s website. Not to be outdone, Barnes & Noble today announced that users subscribed to The Times via the NOOK Newsstand will also have full access to the  publication’s web content, too. …

IMS: Tablet market to continue hurting PC makers through 2011

March 29th, 2011

Market research firm IMS Research on Tuesday said the growing market for tablets and eReaders will continue to have a significant impact on portable PC sales this year. The report shows that the 2010 holiday season capped off a massive fourth quarter for tablets and eReaders. eReader shipments in the quarter were up 90% over …

Amazon: NYT for Kindle subscription now includes web access, too

March 29th, 2011

On Tuesday, Amazon announced that Kindle owners that have signed up for a Kindle subscription to The New York Times will also be able to access NYT content at no additional charge. The New York Times said on March 17th that it will begin charging readers for access to its website. After reading 20 articles, …

Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble, Foxconn over Android eReader

March 21st, 2011

Redmond software giant Microsoft has announced it will file suit against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec for patent infringement. The three, seemingly unrelated companies collaborate to manufacture the Barnes & Noble branded, Android-based eReader. “The Android platform infringes a number of Microsoft’s patents, and companies manufacturing and shipping Android devices must respect our intellectual property rights,” said …

eBook sales jump 115% in January

March 19th, 2011

The Association of American Publishers said Thursday that eBook sales for the month of January were up 115% from the same period last year. No surprise there, given that you can read them on most any mobile device these days, not just eReaders. Net sales of eBooks were $69.9 million during the month, up from …

Random House titles appear in Apple’s iBooks store

March 2nd, 2011

Titles from major book publisher Random House will now appear in Apple’s iBooks store. The news was one of many talking points covered earlier today at Apple’s media event. Random House had previously been the only major publisher not represented in Apple’s popular iOS book store, as it was not willing to grant Apple the 30% …

Amazon Kindle 3G hits AT&T stores starting March 6th

February 28th, 2011

AT&T on Monday announced that it will soon begin selling Amazon’s popular 3G-enabled Kindle eBook reader in its retail locations. Starting March 6th, customers will be able to purchase the Kindle 3G eReader from AT&T stores across the country for $189. 3G service on AT&T’s nationwide network is still bundled with the purchase price of …

Yankee Group: eReader business to hit $8 billion by 2014

February 8th, 2011

Do you feel special sitting at Starbucks with your venti, iced carmel macchiato (skim milk, two pumps, no whipped cream), wearing that fedora, and palming your eReader? If you do enjoy that sort of thing, you might want to wipe that smug grin off of your face, because according to research from the Yankee Group, eReaders …