The Atlantic reported earlier today that a Maryland middle school teacher was involuntarily committed for nothing more than writing a book:
From the Dept. of Insane and Dangerous Overreactions to Fictional Threats: Continue reading
Blinkist publishes condensed ebooks that are designed to help you get the gist of a topic in 15 minutes or less. I first brought you news of Blinkist back in March, when the firm launched its iPad app, and it came across my desk again today with the news that it has finally landed on Android as well. Continue reading
Update: Alas, it has been confirmed as a technical error.
HarperCollins has just relaunched their website in the UK, and I’m sure it comes as no surprise that they’re selling ebooks direct to customers. Continue reading
The reading list is quite short this holiday Monday morning.
The major ebook platforms might be focusing on Europe and the larger countries in Asia, but that’s not the whole of the industry.
Smaller local independent ebook efforts like Ookbee in southeast Asia, Kalahari.net in southern Africa, and now WeRead in Nepal, are focusing on markets and languages which haven’t drawn the attention of the big boys. Continue reading
The Boyue T61 is a 6″ ereader which runs Android 4.2 on a dual-core 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM, and 4GB internal storage. It’s the OEM version of the Illumina from Icarus, and it costs only half as much.
It sports a 6″ Pearl HD E-ink screen with a touchscreen, a (splotchy) frontlight, Wifi, a microSD card slot, a cover, and not much else. (It didn’t even come with a retail box, but was packed in a plain styrofoam box.)
Unfortunately for both B&N and for potential buyers, there weren’t very many blogs interested in writing a review for this tablet. I only found 5 actual reviews (not counting the fake review posted by Publishers Weekly), which is far fewer than the dozen reviews I found for the Fire Phone. Continue reading
Do you know that Apple iWatch that everyone has been panting after for the past year and a half and insisting that it would launch this fall? (The one that I kept saying again, and again, and again that there was no proof it even existed)?
It turns out it’s not launching next month, and pretty much the entire blogosphere was wrong to say that it was (while I was right to point to the lack of evidence). Even the famed John Paczkowski has reversed himself: Continue reading