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  • B&N Releases Upgraded Nook GlowLight E-reader

    Barnes & Noble's Nook Media division is releasing a new Nook GlowLight with new lighting technology, increased storage, a higher res screen and “enhanced” discovery and recommendation features.

  • Apple Releases Upgraded iPad, iPad Mini

    Apple unveiled new and upgraded versions of the full sized 9.7-inch iPad (now called iPad Air), and the 7.9-inch iPad Mini. Both devices have new price points--the new iPad Air will sell for $500, while the iPad Mini will sell $400--and will ship in November.

  • Scribd Launches E-book Subscription Service

    Scribd, a digital distribution, document storage and book discovery platform, is launchng a subscription e-book service that will give users access to an unlimited number of books for $8.99 a month.

  • Amazon Releases Upgraded Suite of Kindle Fire Tablets

    Amazon announced an upgraded suite of tablet devices that will include the new Kindle Fire HDX, an upgraded version of the Kindle HD tablet that offers an even higher resolution screen in two sizes (7-inch for $229 16GB; 8.9-inch for $379 16GB) and a new version of the 7-inch Kindle HD for $139 (8GB).

  • Kobo Teams with National Book Store in Phillipines

    E-book retailer Kobo is teaming with the National Book Store, a 150 store chain in the Philippines, to introduce its suite of digital reading devices and its e-book retailing and self-publishing platforms.

  • Amazon Debuts New Kindle Paperwhite with Goodreads Upgrade

    Amazon announced plans to release an upgraded Kindle Paperwhite digital e-reader featuring the first integration of Goodreads, the popular book recommendation site Amazon acquired, into the Amazon digital reading platform.

  • Kobo Unveils New Devices, Kids’ Store and More

    In an elaborate presentation, e-book retailer Kobo unveiled a suite of upgraded tablets and e-readers and debuted new book recommendation features and plans for a Kobo Kids bookstore coming in the fall.

  • B&N Deals Put Nook Apps on E Fun, Fuhu Tablets

    B&N’s Nook Media subsidiary announced new deals with device manufacturers E Fun and Fuhu to preload its Nook For Android app and Nook App for Kids on their respective lines of tablet devices.

  • Price Cuts for Kobo Mini, Kobo Touch

    The Kobo Mini has been reduced from $80 to $39.99 and the Kobo Touch has been reduced from $100 to $69.99. The offer will last until July 18.

  • Kobo Reports 98% Growth in First Quarter Revenue

    Kobo reports 98% growth in first quarter revenue across its device and content sales.

  • E Ink, Sony Debut New Flexible Screen Technology

    E Ink Holdings has developed E Ink Mobius, a new version of its e-ink technology that is more flexible, lighter and more durable than previous e-ink screens. The screen was developed in conjunction with Sony which plans to use it on a new line of e-readers to be released in 2014, in addition to using it on screens used for other kinds of consumer products coming out this year.

  • Google Glass: No, You Can’t Read A Book On It

    PW gets to play with Google's wearable computing device.

  • Kobo Unveils Aura HD High-Res E-ink Device for $170

    E-book retailer Kobo is releasing the limited-edition Kobo Aura HD E-ink e-reader, a high resolution, black & white e-ink device that will retail for $169.99.

  • Tablets Overtake Dedicated E-readers as Most Popular Devices

    The latest edition of BISG’s Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading survey shows that for the first time multi-function tablets have surpassed dedicated e-readers as the device of choice among consumers who read e-books.

  • Kobo E-reader Devices for Sale at

    E-book retailer Kobo is offering its suite of e-reading devices for purchase through the Web site for customers in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Amazon Kindle Fire 8.9 Inch Price Drops, Goes on Sale in Europe and Japan

    Amazon announced that Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is now available in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.

  • News Corp's Amplify Unit Unveils Education Tablet

    Amplify CEO Joel Klein unveiled the company's much anticipated $300 open-source 10-inch tablet, designed specifically for K-12 classrooms, at a presentation at SXSWedu in Austin, Texas.

  • Amazon Buys Text-to-Speech Company

    Amazon has acquired IVONA Software, a text-to-speech technology company whose products power the “Text-to-Speech,” “Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch” features on Kindle Fire tablets.

  • Kobo Has Strong December

    Kobo has reported that its sales are up, climbing 150% in December, and giving the device company 20% of the global e-reader market.

  • Scholastic Report Finds More E-book Reading Among Children

    The fourth edition of Scholastic's "Kids & Family Reading Report" put the emphasis on what the growth in e-books and digital reading devices has had on the reading habits of children aged 6-17 as well as their parents.

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