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Kobo’s new audiobooks subscription service has arrived in the free Kobo app, with the option to purchase à la carte too, so you can enjoy the wonder of being told a story.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 20 January 2017 09:48

Microsoft may add eBooks to Windows Store

Microsoft has settled on the popular EPUB standard, potentially for a new eBook store, when it launches with native support in the Edge Browser, as part of the April Windows 10 Creators Update for desktop and mobile.

Published in Market

Billing itself as ‘the first and only global eBookstore to offer a rewards program for booklovers’, Kobo Super Points aims to make reading more rewarding.

Published in Entertainment

Rakuten Kobo will provide JB Hi-Fi’s 13,000 eBooks NOW customers with the Kobo eBookstore platform instead, featuring over four million eBook titles.

Published in Entertainment

Wear Reader is an intriguing and surprising application for the diminutive Apple Watch screen - specifically, one which allows you to read ebooks on your arm.

Published in Software

Lifestyle applications such as dating and navigation, and eBooks, are slated to become the highest growth area for the global app market over the next five years, but still trailing games which continue to account for the largest share of revenues.

Published in Apps

2014’s not over yet, but Kobo has gone all-in with its inaugural 2014 Book Report and eReading trends from its ebooks, ebook readers and bookstore with 4.2 million titles. 

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:06

Buying on the go for Aussies way to go

Australians are increasingly turning to the Internet and using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets to buy ‘physical’ goods, content and services like e-books, insurance, travel, news, music and cinema tickets.

Published in Mobility

The Sony Reader Store is closing next month, and customers will be moved across to Kobo.

Published in Entertainment

Amazon has stepped up its presence in Australia with the arrival of the Australian Kindle Store, a wider range of Kindle devices, and a better deal for independent local authors and publishers.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 18 October 2013 09:51

Kindle Paperwhite makes down under debut

Amazon has announced that its hugely popular Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is now available down under at Dick Smith and Big W stores.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 26 September 2013 16:14

Amazon on fire with new Kindles

Amazon has announced a big upgrade to its Android-based Kindles, adding better displays and a 'Mayday' button for free live technical support.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:22

Kobo puts its app on BlackBerry 10

There's more to e-books than Kindle: Kobo now has an app for BlackBerry 10.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:35

Dick on Fire with new Kindle

Dick Smith will be stocking Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD tablet in Australia when it's released here in June.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 24 May 2013 11:33

Amazon starts a Fire sale

Amazon will begin selling its Kindle Fire HD 8.9" and Kindle Fire HD tablets in Australia next month, but is it a case of too little too late?

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:48

Read some eBooks with JB NOW

Aussie retailer JB Hi-Fi has expanded its digital content offering to now include eBooks, taking on online giant Amazon at its own game.

Published in Mobility

Ebook and audiobook distributor OverDrive has established a regional office in Melbourne.

Published in Strategy

As expected, the US Department of Justice has commenced legal action against Apple and several publishers alleging conspiracy to fix prices. Some of the publishers have already settled.

Published in Technology Regulation

The US Department of Justice has been looking at arrangements between several major publishers and Apple that may have affected ebook price levels. A resolution may be just weeks away.

Published in Entertainment

Legal concerns about arrangements between Apple and book publishers have spread across the Atlantic.

Published in Strategy
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