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Morning Roundup: Should Sites Pay for Song Lyrics?, iPad Air vs, Kobo Arc 10, and more
November 13, 2013 | 9:00 am

copyrightPublishers Want Sites to Pay for Song Lyrics, and they Have a Point (GigaOM) Anyone can sing a song in the shower, but can they also post the lyrics on a website? In the case of commercial sites, publishers are saying no, and they have copyright law on their side. *** Internet Archive Fire Shows Vulnerability of World's Online Memory (Techdirt) The Internet Archive is the world's online memory, holding the only copies of many historic (and not-so-historic) Web pages that have long disappeared from the Web itself. *** Apple iPad Air vs Kobo Arc 10 HD (GoodeReader) Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video Comparison. Today we...

Morning Roundup: Authors Don’t Exist?, Fantasy Authors Band Together more
October 24, 2013 | 8:59 am

authorsAuthors Don't Exist in the Digital Age (Digital Book World) Consider these riddles: If a tree falls in the forest but no one hears, does it make a sound? If someone writes a book but no one buys it, does it make that person an author? *** Kobo Arc 7 HD Review (GoodeReader) There are lots of new tablets hitting the market right now to take advantage of the holiday season, how does this stack up against the competition? *** Conde Nast Discontinuing Internship Program (WWD) Condé Nast has decided to discontinue its internship program starting in 2014, WWD has learned. The end of the program comes...

Morning Roundup: Kobo Arc Available in Canada, Google Play Has Better Support for Scanned Books and more
October 17, 2013 | 9:15 am

Google Play Books Google Play Books Updated with Better Support for Scanned Books (The Digital Reader) The Google Play Books app, which has more users on Android than any of the major ebookstores, will now let readers search inside of scanned books. If that doesn’t sound like a big deal then chances are you don’t read the ebooks which were scanned as part of the Google Books project. *** Kobo Arc 7 and Kobo Arc 7 HD Now Available at Chapters (GoodeReader) The brand new seven inch line of Kobo Tablets are available at Chapters and Indigo stores in Canada tomorrow. The Arc  7 HD will be...

What’s Indigo up to? And what, exactly, is Indigotech?
August 16, 2013 | 3:43 pm

IndigoHot on the heels of Kobo's price drop on the Arc, I was at my local Indigo (a major Canadian bookstore chain) this afternoon to find the bargain books section shrunken, the fitness books crammed in with them, and in what used to be the large-ish lifestyle section where those books were before, a huge walled-off section bearing this message: Hmmm. I wonder if Indigo's impending press event is about more than just a refresh on the Arc? Clearly, Indigo intends to build a grander home for their Kobo kiosk behind that wall... Stay tuned! We'll post an update as soon as...

A Kobo in Every UK Post Office? WHSmith Might Do It
August 16, 2013 | 10:55 am

KoboThe UK's Royal Mail has been as hard hit as any other national mail service by the Internet and email, and in April 2012 split off its post office network to form Post Office Ltd. One of the ploys to support the business of the struggling post offices, first introduced in 2007, was to relocate post offices as franchises within branches of WHSmith, the UK's leading stationer and book retailer. Now it appears that WHSmith is levering its captive audience of post office customers to promote Kobo devices, which it has heavily promoted across its 621 high street stores ever since it...

Morning Roundup: Opinion pieces about digital watermarks, losing bookstores, and Macbook Air batteries
August 16, 2013 | 10:34 am

Morning RoundupWhat Happens to Your Macbook Air Battery in a Year (GigaOM) When a PhD student charted his Macbook Air’s battery for its first year of life, the level of decay he saw surprised him. * * * Kobo Discounts Their Arc Tablet Line (Good e-Reader) Kobo has severely discounted the price of their 2nd generation e-Reading tablet, the Arc. The 16GB model now starts at $130, while the 32GB model is selling for $180 and the 64 GB edition for $200. * * * Losing Bookstores is a Much Bigger Deal for Publishers Than it is for Readers (The Shatzkin Files) Start with this. You’re kidding yourself...

Kobo Arc to receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
March 22, 2013 | 10:37 am

Kobo Arc Kobo Arc owners should be very happy today. You'll be receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean the next time you connect to Wi-Fi. What does this get you? Well, it gets you Google Now, which I reviewed for GadgeTell in January. Although I said back then that I thought it was a bit creepy at times, I've grown to really like it and depend on it for my daily activities. My favorite Google Now feature is the card that gives me navigation information to my next appointment, including warning me of delays. In the Washington, D.C., area, that's extremely helpful. You'll also get...

Kobo Launches Canadian Indie Publisher Promo — Updated
January 24, 2013 | 2:47 pm

From the Ontario Book Publishers Organization (OBPO) today comes a bit of interesting news about a ten-day e-book promo that kicks off today on Kobo's Canadian site, Kobo.ca, which apparently involves an opportunity to win either a Kobo Arc or a Kobo Mini. (More on that later in the post.) Dubbed the 1001 Canadian Nights Promotion, the scheme involves "almost 360 titles across eight different categories" from 16 different OBPA members, "including small independent presses, children's publishers, specialty publishers of poetry and plays, academic presses and general publishers," according to a release. (A full 125 of those titles are Young Adult...

Kobo Arc Revisited: How Are People Doing?
December 19, 2012 | 11:26 am

The Kobo Arc has been selling well since its recent launch in Canada, propelled largely by its retail presence at Canadian book chain Indigo, where it undercuts the Google Nexus on price, and by a decently impressive spec sheet. I had the chance to speak with a few Kobo Arc customers, now that they've settled in with their tablet. What's working for them ... and what's not? Keep reading. 1. The Longing for Full Control Firstly, most of the Kobo customers I've spoken with are universally impressed with the Arc's sharp screen and front-loaded speakers. They compliment the form factor, and many...

The TeleRead Holiday Gift Guide
November 25, 2012 | 11:01 am

Kobo ArcBy Joanna Cabot and Chris Meadows Our friends over at Good E-Reader have come out with their holiday shopping recommendations for the e-book fan. We here at TeleRead have some holiday shopping suggestions for you as well. What's the best e-book gadget for the reader on your list? Check out our recommendations below.  * * * For the aspiring tablet owner  Kobo Arc This is like a budget version of the Google Nexus---cheaper, but about on par in terms of weight and size, and with access to the Google Play store (unlike the Kindle Fire). Early reviews are favourable, with people nothing smooth operation and a...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 23, 2012 | 8:54 am

Dictionaries: Finding Their Ideal Format (The Economist) Kobo Arc vs iPad Mini (Good E-Reader) Author Bryce Courtenay Dies Two Weeks After Finishing Final Novel (Reuters) Special Edition 100th Grey Cup eBook On Sale (Herald Online) Kindle Daily Deal: For Black Friday, 25 past Kindle Daily Deal favorites are available for just $1.99 each today. * * * ....

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 22, 2012 | 8:43 am

Amazon, Target Winning Black Friday Wars, Report Says (Los Angeles Times) Kobo Arc vs Kindle Fire {and} Kobo Arc vs Nook HD (Good E-Reader) Buyer Beware: Nintendo Nukes $400 Worth of Downloaded Content in DRM Migration Fail (BoingBoing) Open Access: Why Academic Publishers Still Add Value (The Guardian) Kindle Daily Deal: Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank {and} four Thanksgiving-themed children's books * * *  ...