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E-reader sales drop as consumers turn to tablets

E-reader sales drop as consumers turn to tablets

When e-ink screen ereaders first hit the market, there was a mixed bag of feedback; some users loved the combination of technology and readability, others hated the slow refresh rate. Over time, the devices made a significant dent in the market, gave the ebook industry a major boost, and prompted writers to challenge traditional publishing conventions. Now it looks like the device, for better or worse, is already losing its appeal as sales numbers dip.

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Apple granted patent for page-turn animation

Apple granted patent for page-turn animation

If you've been a long-time iOS user and also read your fair share of ebooks, then you'll know that Apple implemented a pretty cool page-turning animation when reading ebooks, meaning that sliding your finger across the screen to go to the next page resulted in the page actually turning, just like it would with a real book. And finally, USPTO has granted Apple the patent for that animation.

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DC digital comic books now available for iOS, Kindle, and NOOK devices

DC digital comic books now available for iOS, Kindle, and NOOK devices

DC Comics has announced that it will be offering its comic books on a variety of digital platforms, including Apple's iBooks, Amazon's Kindle, and Barnes & Noble's NOOK ereaders and tablets. Of course, DC Comics has been selling graphic novels in digital form for quite some time, but this is the first time that DC is officially releasing new content on a weekly basis to various big digital platforms.

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Sony Reader Store announces Readers Book Club

Sony Reader Store announces Readers Book Club

The Sony Reader Store has announced the Sony Readers Book Club, a virtual book club for those who prefer to give their literary analysis online rather than in the coffee shop. Once a month, the Sony Reader Store will select one lucky book for the new club. Users can engage with each other via a monthly hosted meeting, which will include an interview with the book's author.

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Humble eBook Bundle adds five new books

Humble eBook Bundle adds five new books

The Humble eBook Bundle has just about a week left to go before it wraps up, and like clockwork, five new books have been tossed into the mix to tempt bookworms who might be on the fence. As with all Humble Bundles before this one, you'll need to pay more than the average to get these five bonus books, whereas those who have already purchased the bundle should see them on their download page now. The addition of these new books brings the total number of eBooks available in the bundle up to 13, which we have to say is pretty awesome.

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Google vs American Publishers suit settles with digital goodness

Google vs American Publishers suit settles with digital goodness

After a court battle that's lasted just a couple weeks short of 7 years, Google and the Association of American Publishers are now announcing a settlement that will put their book-battle to rest. The situation was, back in 2005 that is, that Google was scanning books galore into their Google Library Project for sharing with the world - and five members of the AAP were not happy with that. The settlement that's been reached has cash amounts unannounced - and they'll likely remain unannounced as it's been done out of court - and the publishers now have the rights to take or leave their works in Google's care.

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Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

To many, the war of the eReaders is between Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Though Sony has never managed to get quite as big as either of those two companies in the eReader space, it’s back with a new Reader and looking to become a serious contender. Does Sony’s Reader PRS-T2 help the company stand out in the bigger picture, or does it fall flat in a sea of eReaders vying for your attention, and more importantly, your dollar? Read on to find out.

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