Morning Links 21 June 2010

Here are your links for this Monday morning.

Apple iPad Showdown: Battle of the eReader Apps

Apple’s iPad has arguably become the ultimate eBook reading platform, with several reader apps and stores that are now supported on the device. Here’s the lowdown so you can make the best choices in which eBook app software to use on your iPad.

The book is dead … long live the book!

In this first of a series on the future of books, John Barber says that the age of the ereader has done nothing to kill our thirst for bloated blockbusters

Qisda to gear up for production of e-book readers in July, says president

Qisda will gear up for production of e-book readers in July, with monthly output expected to reach over 50,000 units in the second half of 2010, according to company president Hsiung Hui.

Ray Kurzweil Vows To Right E-Reader Wrongs

There’s’s Kindle, Sony’s Reader, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, Apple’s iPad and a bevy of iPad and Kindle clones. Still, Ray Kurzweil, the famed inventor, thinks people deserve yet another option when it comes to reading books and magazines with an electronic device.

Yes, People Still Read, but Now It’s Social

If you happen to be reading the book on the Kindle from Amazon, Mr. Wallace’s observation has an extra emphasis: a dotted underline running below the phrase. Not because Mr. Wallace or Mr. Lipsky felt that the point was worth stressing, but because a dozen or so other readers have highlighted the passage on their Kindles, making it one of the more “popular” passages in the book.

About Nate Hoffelder (10615 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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