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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sony Reader Store is closing next month, and customers will be moved across to Kobo.
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.
Amazon has announced that its hugely popular Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is now available down under at Dick Smith and Big W stores.
Amazon has announced a big upgrade to its Android-based Kindles, adding better displays and a 'Mayday' button for free live technical support.
There's more to e-books than Kindle: Kobo now has an app for BlackBerry 10.
Dick Smith will be stocking Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD tablet in Australia when it's released here in June.
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?
Aussie retailer JB Hi-Fi has expanded its digital content offering to now include eBooks, taking on online giant Amazon at its own game.
Ebook and audiobook distributor OverDrive has established a regional office in Melbourne.
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.
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.
Legal concerns about arrangements between Apple and book publishers have spread across the Atlantic.
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