Amazon's new Kindle-friendly typeface is now available on iOS. The Bookerly typeface was quietly introduced last year on Fire tablets, replacing Caecilia as its standard. The serif typeface was created specifically for the Kindle and, like Google's recently announced Literata, is designed explicitly for e-books. As FastCoDesign reports, Bookerly combines elements from both Caecilia and Baskerville, resulting in a typeface that more closely resembles printed typography.

Also bundled in the update for the iOS Kindle app is a new layout engine that creates smoother typesetting across pages. Gone is the absolute justification that the company has deployed until now

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering a new service that aims to make it easier for developers to send push notifications to Android and iOS applications.Amazon pitches Simple Notification Service with Mobile Push as an easier way for developers to add notifications than previously has been possible. Using one API, developers can send notifications to iOS and Android-based devices, including Amazon's own Kindle Fire tablets.

Quebec, April 29 2013 — De Marque, a leader in the field of digital publishing, and Nu-book, the leading North American provider of ereading applications for the publishing industry, today announced that they have concluded a partnership agreement to offer their value-added services to their respective clients. Book publishers around the world can now benefit from both De Marque and Nu-book’s solutions to enhance their ebook distribution strategy through multiple channels.

“De Marque brings together a vast network of over 500 publishers around the world—all of which are at the heart of our Cantook ebook distribution platform. De Marque’s goal is to offer publishers and booksellers high-quality, user-friendly, and efficient tools to support the commercialization of their ebooks. We are thrilled that our clients will now be able to more easily benefit from Nu-book’s sophisticated technology,” explained Marc Boutet, President of De Marque.

Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, today announced the release of iPublishCentral 4.1, the latest version of its award-winning digital publishing software for publishers.

iPublishCentral is a comprehensive platform that allows publishers to warehouse, deliver, distribute, market and sell their eBooks without making significant capital or engineering resource investments on their own. This means that publishers are able to quickly monetize their digital assets by selling eBooks to institutions, retail partners and directly to consumers.

Nu-book, the leading North American provider of ereading applications for the publishing industry announced today major enhancements to its ereading technology platform for Android tablets and smartphones.

The Android-based ereading platform boasts many of the same features as Nu-book’s acclaimed Universal iOS platform—from rich ereading features, customized for each publishing client, to the easy and seamlessly means book fans can acquire digital works. Book enthusiasts can now enjoy reading both epub and PDF books on their mobile devices.

Amazon is rumored to show two new Kindles and a smartphone later today, and the company already dropped a clue about the upcoming devices in a new video ad.

The ad, which premiered during Wednesday’s NFL season kickoff game between New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, shows an e-reader with a very light screen, similar to the rumored “Paperwhite” Kindle, which Amazon is likely to announce today.

Leaked promotional photos of the device claim it has ”higher contrast, high resolution, integrated lighting, and eight weeks of battery life.”

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