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Kindle Paperwhite Review
March 17, 2014 | 10:18 am

kindle paperwhite reviewI've had my new ereader for a little more than a week now, plenty of time to have evaluated it for a Kindle Paperwhite review. Short version? I like it lots. It's much better than my old Touch and a worthy upgrade. Screen It took a bit of getting used to. For the first few days I didn't love it. The lighting is dramatically different based on the ambient lighting conditions. In direct light, the screen has the gray hue I'm used to from prior eInk readers. In indirect light, it's the white you've seen in the advertising. In low- and no-lighting,...

Morning Roundup: Amazon updates original Paperwhite, Comixology hacked and more
March 7, 2014 | 9:00 am

amazon updates original paperwhiteAmazon Rolls Out Update for Original Kindle Paperwhite (The Digital Reader) Amazon might not be selling the original Kindle Paperwhite in very many markets but that doesn’t mean it’s been forgotten. *** Comixology Hacked, Subscribers Change Your Password (Digital Book World) On the eve of Comixology’s appearance at SXSW Interactive, the annual tech festival, the digital comics vendor has discovered a security breach and urged all its subscribers to change their passwords. Early this morning Comixology sent a letter to subscribers to alert them it had been hacked. *** George Saunders Has Won the Story Prize (GalleyCat) Author George Saunders has won the Story Prize, and its...

Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite $20 off today only
March 4, 2014 | 1:17 pm

kindle and kindle paperwhite $20 offSorry I didn't notice this sooner, but Amazon is running a 1-day sale on the Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite in honor of National Reading Month. $20 off brings the Kindle to just $49 and the Paperwhite to $99, assuming you get them with Special Offers. Those are some great prices for the readers. The sale is timely for me. I sold my Kindle Touch last year, and I've been suffering from seller's regret since we started planning a cruise for later this year. Tablets are great ereaders, but they aren't so good if you're planning to read in the sun, by the pool, cold...

Morning Roundup: Kindle Paperwhite tricks. Reddit having trouble defining news and more
February 28, 2014 | 9:00 am

kindle paperwhite tricksPaperwhite Tricks, Touchpad Settings and Flashcards (Lifehacker) Readers offer their best tips for resetting the time remaining on books or chapters, discovering touchpad features, and flashcard apps. *** Pocketbook to Launch Waterproof eBook Reader, the Aqua (The Digital Reader) New ereader launches might be few and far between in the US but not in Europe. The Ukrainian ebook company Pocketbook has just revealed that they are planning to launch a water and dust resistant ebook reader called the Aqua. *** John Steinbeck Gets Google Doodle for his Birthday (GalleyCat) Google has created a Doodle to celebrate John Steinbeck’s 112th birthday. *** Reddit is having the same problem as traditional...

Morning Roundup: Nook has lost lots of money. Amazon, please unmute the Kindle Paperwhite
February 25, 2014 | 8:13 am

Nook has lost lots of moneyBarnes & Noble Has Lost Over 1 Billion Dollars on Nook (GoodeReader) Barnes and Noble is quite transparent when it comes to their financial earnings and hold nothing back from investor calls and their reporting. *** Adaptive, Attractive, Interactive: A New Chapter for Digital Textbooks (Futurebook) With more and more educational institutes incorporating BYOD (bring your own device) schemes, education has come a long way from the slate tablet to the digital tablet. *** Amazon, Please Unmute the Kindle (The Digital Reader) A solution would be easy. Just give the Paperwhite text to speech. You don’t need a lab full of MIT Ph.D.s, or even one such...

Kindle Paperwhite: First Impressions From Canada
January 14, 2014 | 10:25 am

kindle paperwhiteI saw my first Kindle Paperwhite over the weekend! Here in Canada, land of the Kobo, Kindles are a rare sight even for older models. But thanks to my dual-citizen sister (who chose the Kindle because she plans to move back to the U.S.) I got my hands on one this weekend. And? I liked it! Here were my thoughts. Kindle Paperwhite Screen and Light These looked good to me. I had been told it was much less blue-looking than the Kobo Glo (which I have) but I didn't find it overwhelmingly different. It looked fine to me. Nothing special, but fine. The Book-Reading Experience Reading...

Can You Use Your eReader Without Wi-Fi?
December 20, 2013 | 3:14 pm

ereaderSeveral users at Mobileread are reporting issues with their Paperwhites now that the Kindle ecosystem is managing collections through the cloud. A few people are complaining that the 'cloud' aspect is forcing them to wade through content they don't care for---for instance, a collection belonging to a spouse or child who shares their account, which previously would be local to that user's device only. A few others who prefer to sideload their books and keep Wi-Fi access minimized are reporting that their reading experience is being interrupted by nags from the device to connect to Wi-Fi so it can update...

Morning Roundup: Will Next Kindle Paperwhite Gain a 300 ppi Screen in the Spring? When Self-Publishing Makes Sense
November 25, 2013 | 9:00 am

next Kindle PaperwhiteReport: Next Kindle Paperwhite to Gain 300 ppi Screen Next Spring (The Digital Reader) Techcrunch is reporting that they have seen a prototype of the next Kindle Paperwhite. *** Will 2014 Be the Year of the Individual Paywall for Publishers? (Scholarly Kitchen)Last week, BusinessWeek published a themed issue entitled, “The Year Ahead: 2014.” It’s a fascinating compilation of interviews, data, projections, and ideas. I will be reviewing my copy of this superbly useful print publication for weeks to come. *** The Eight Most Influential People in e-Book Single Publishing (Huffington Post) If you want to understand the burgeoning world of e-book singles, it helps to know...

Monrning Roundup: Rogers Media Pulls Digital Magazines from Zinio; France Doesn’t Tax DRMed Books Extra and more
November 20, 2013 | 9:00 am

digital magazinesRogers Media Pulls All Digital Magazines out of Zinio and Launches their own Service (GoodeReader) Rogers Media is likely the largest magazine publisher in Canada and they have pulled all of their digital editions out of Zinio. Rogers intends on launching their own Netflix-like app, called Next Issue magazine that will provide access to all of its magazines as well as dozens of high-profile American titles for a monthly fee. *** Kindle Paperwhite gets Goodreads Integration and Kid-Friendly Reading Goals (GigaOM) A day after Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets got a software update, so too does its Paperwhite. Like the tablets, the Paperwhite gains deeper...

Viz Manga Comes to a Kindle Near You
October 6, 2013 | 2:31 pm

I saw the story in Publisher’s Weekly, which was little more than the text of a press release. My first thought was “Cool! Manga on the Fire and Paperwhite.” Then I dug a little deeper and discovered the story wasn’t quite as impressive as it first seemed. Turns out that Viz manga were available on the Kindle Fire, using the Viz Media app, which is available in the Amazon app store. So it’s not quite as new and cool as it first sounded. But if you’re a manga fan, it’s still worth paying attention. Why? Because the Kindle versions are readable...

E Ink releases Carta: Reboost for e-paper?
September 7, 2013 | 11:11 am

E Ink, the technological progenitor of the Kindle revolution, has released a new generation of e-paper called Carta, "the next generation of electronic ink display technology that sets a new standard as the whitest and highest contrast ratio display in the industry," as the E Ink communication states. "Carta displays will deliver the best quality contrast ratio E Ink has ever delivered to the market. Carta has been specifically tuned for reading applications, and offers the same benefits as earlier ink generations, including extremely low power consumption." According to further information from E Ink: "E Ink Carta delivers a dramatic 50% increase...

What Special Reading Features Do You Actually Use on Your Devices?
September 6, 2013 | 11:38 am

readingThe new Kindle Paperwhite, announced this week, has some interesting features. I hadn't given much thought to the "extra" features my devices and reading apps offered beyond the basic dictionary lookup stuff lately, but some of this new Kindle stuff sounds interesting. On the other hand, my Kobo has some nice features, too. I'm not ready to upgrade just yet—the first person who makes an ePub-supported mini with a light will probably get that purchase—but I have to admit, I drooled a little at some of the features the new Kindle boasts. I'm not sure how many people are actually "serious" enough...