Amazon to launch several Kindle tablets?
July 24, 2012

Could there be a wave of Kindle Fire tablets from Amazon this summer? We have previously heard rumors of a Kindle Fire 2 launch in July, but according to the president of US retail chain, Staples, it's not just a single model. Instead, the company is working on "up to five or six" new slates of varying sizes, including a 10-inch version.  While there are no other details about the availability and price, it's likely that we'll see something from Amazon before the end of the year. The Kindle Fire had a great

Barnes & Noble Announces City of Bones from Cassandra Clares’ Mortal Instruments Series As the Latest Spotlight Pick
July 2, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that A City of Bones from Cassandra Clares’ Mortal Instruments series, will be featured as the latest pick for “Barnes & Noble Spotlight” (, a NOOK Book™ program that features great writers at irresistible prices. Twice a month, Barnes & Noble Spotlight picks an author of a popular or breakout series from various genres and offers one of their titles at a special price, helping NOOK® readers discover new authors and dive into an exciting series for a wallet-friendly price. From June 30 through July 13, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Bookstore will offer City of Bones, from the bestselling Mortal Instruments series, for only 99 cents.

Steve Jobs' 14 Lessons for Book Publishers (Part One)
May 25, 2012

Much of the discussion about Steve Jobs’s biography centers on his management style, or lack thereof. But after reading the book, I found information that is relevant to the publishing industry. I will offer my interpretations of Steve Jobs’s philosophies and actions as they could apply to book publishing in two parts.

C. S. Lewis' Beloved Sci-Fi Series Released in E-Book Format for First Time in English
April 4, 2012

Standing alongside such classics as George Orwell's 1984 and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, the Space Trilogy follows the brilliant Dr. Elwin Ransom—a Including enchanting new worlds, an enthralling cast of characters, and an epic battle of good vs. evil, Lewis' Space Trilogy is available electronically in English for the first time, offering a new venue for Sci-Fi lovers and Narnia fans to explore this timeless adventure series. "The Space Trilogy books are longtime fan favorites," says Mark Tauber Out of the Silent Planet (E-Book; April 3 The second novel, Perelandra (E-Book; April 3 That

Geekwire: Take that, B&N? Amazon lines up retail titans for Kindle Fire
November 9, 2011 says its new Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers will be available in more than 16,000 stores across the U.S. starting on Nov. 15, touting its retail partnerships with such giants as Best Buy and Target a day after rival Barnes & Noble poked fun at Amazon for lacking its own stores

Staples Announces Plans to Sell NOOK Color
April 15, 2011

Staples, Inc. and Barnes & Noble, Inc. today announced that Staples will be selling the NOOK Color, the first full-color touch Reader's Tablet by Barnes & Noble,

A New and Powerful Book Industry Sector Is Born
June 7, 2010

Self-publishing and online services, e-books, and digital demand printing are joined into a new and powerful sector that is transforming the industry. For industry professionals whose career satisfactions and livelihoods are bonded to the future of the book, this new sector offers a wild ride and a venturesome future.

E-Book News
January 1, 2001

Handheld E-Book Reading By Donna Loyle, Editor They're getting smaller, smarter and cheaper—all at the same time. In the last year or two, numerous handheld e-book reading devices have hit the market. Innovative features include audio capabilities; built-in dictionaries; revolutionary easy-on-the-eyes type; backlit LCD screens; highlighting ability; direct Internet connections; and much more. While this article does not cover all of the e-book readers available (for example, many e-titles can be read on Palm PDAs, which are not marketed as e-book reading units), the information below offers a quick roundup of some of the latest and coolest devices recently introduced. RCA REB1100