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Thu October 30 2014

New online preview feature on Kobo's website

09:59 AM by GeoffR in E-Book Readers | Kobo Reader

I just noticed there is a new preview option available on the Kobo website. I can preview a book in a popup window in my browser, I don't need to be logged in or download the preview to a Kobo app or device.

This is from the New Zealand site, it might not be everywhere, so I've added some screenshots of what I see:

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UK Copyright Law - more stuff freed & available.

05:01 AM by carpetmojo in E-Book General | News

Copyright law has been amended regarding "orphan" works, such that a lot are now free of copyright problems.
A kind of arcane area, but of interest to some, especially if those that can, start to be made available digitally. Some look very interesting indeed.
Here's the link to the article in today's Independent - hope it works, and is of interest.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...s-9824266.html

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Sat October 25 2014

MobileRead Week in Review: 10/18 - 10/25

06:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time for our weekly roundup of what's new and interesting in the world of e-books.

E-Book General - News


Thu October 23 2014

Barnes & Noble's latest collaboration with Samsung is the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1

03:37 AM by afv011 in E-Book General | News

After rolling out the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook earlier this year, Samsung and Barnes & Noble have announced that they're launching a larger variant based on the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4.

The hardware on the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 is exactly the same as that as what Samsung offers with the standard Galaxy Tab 4. The difference is in the software, with the tablet eschewing Samsung's TouchWiz skin for Barnes & Noble's Nook software, which is "optimized for reading and entertainment."

Link

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Tue October 21 2014

Simon & Schuster has reached deal with Amazon.

08:06 AM by apesmom in E-Book General | News

From Publisher's Weekly. It kinda sounds like the current situation, agency with discounting to a point.

The multi-year agreement moves the e-book discount policy back towards the original agency plan, and will let S&S set the e-book prices while giving Amazon room for some discounting. The deal is believed to keep the amount of money authors earn from the sale of e-books at current levels.


I'm sure this isn't going to help Hachette's position.

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Sat October 11 2014

MobileRead Week in Review: 10/04 - 10/11

06:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

If you missed our frontpage news at any point this week, here is the best way to catch up:

E-Book General - News


Fri October 10 2014

Simon & Schuster testing the DRM-free waters

10:24 AM by AnemicOak in E-Book General | News

Simon & Schuster's fledgling science fiction and fantasy imprint, Saga Press, will publish its e-books without DRM, the company said Wednesday afternoon.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/b...-drm-free.html

said Joe Monti, executive editor of Saga. "In launching our imprint, we are pleased to offer this convenience to our readers and test the waters of DRM-free publishing.”


More about Saga Press...
S&S Sci Fi, Fantasy Imprint Gets Name, Logo
Simon & Schuster to Launch Science Fiction, Fantasy Imprint

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Washington Post is now FREE on Kindles

10:24 AM by Antoinekamel in E-Book General | News

The Washington Post Is Now Free On Amazon Kindles
Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/06/the...mazon-kindles/
@Mod: It's in news forum because, IMO, this is more a news/reading/marketing article than simply a device-specific feature.

The Washington Post is now available as a free app on Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. The announcement comes a little more than a year after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the the newspaper.

According to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek, the app was developed by a group inside the Post called Project Rainbow. The project, led by Kerry Lauerman, will offer a curated selection of news and photographs. The app is currently free for download now on all larger tablets. As with WaPo’s other digital offerings, subscription rates will eventually kick in. The new Fire tablets will already have the app installed.

[...]

“Reporters need to know that they will be supported, that their colleagues aren’t going to disappear and that they can do their job without being worried all the time about losing it. Optimism, like negativity, can be infectious,” executive editor of the Washington Post, Marty Baron told the New York Times.

There’s already an app for iPhone+iPod Touch, Android and iPad, as well as the mobile web. All of those already offer a pretty robust selection of free select content from the print version of the paper, as well as a subscription format. Digital subscriptions to content on the web start at $14.99.

Kindle offers other major newspaper apps such as USA Today and the New York Times for free on all Kindle Fire tablets.

E-inkers, breathe deeply. Free only the app for Fires, folks.

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