Christmas gift ideas for your ereading habit: The Surge II Charged Backpack

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

For anyone looking for gift ideas for an ereading addict or allround geek, and especially one with the wanderlust, here's one: The North Face Surge II Charged Backpack, designed to both protect and charge your devices while on the move. Around in the market for a while, "the classic 32-liter Surge II is now hooked up for 2014 with a large capacity Joey™ T55 power supply to recharge your electronic devices," according to North Face. [ on]

Christmas Eve in a bookstore: How it used to be

By Chris Meadows
December 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

Carrie Vaughn, author of the Kitty Norville werewolf novels, has posted to her blog an amusing tale of the Christmas Eves she used to work in a bookstore, right after college. She explains that she actually loved working Christmas Eve, in spite of the conventional wisdom about holiday-season [ on]

Survey: Do you give e-books as gifts? Why, or why not?

By Joanna Cabot
June 20, 2013 // 2 Comments

Time for a TeleRead survey: Have you ever given an e-book as a gift? This past weekend, I was ay my dad’s for Father’s Day. He just moved, and I was treated to a tour of the new place—replete with groaning bookshelves in every room! As my stepmother pointed out a piled-high shelf—in [ on]

Pottermore adds e-book gifting, Tales of Beedle the Bard

By Chris Meadows
November 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

Just in time for the holiday season, the Pottermore e-book shop has added gifting options for Harry Potter e-books and audiobooks. The gift e-books or audiobooks can be bought any time from up to six months in advance through the day on which they should be delivered. The books may be downloaded up [ on]

Giving e-books as gifts is as as easy as clicking a link

By Chris Meadows
May 5, 2012 // 1 Comment

CNet’s Sharon Vaknin has a 3-minute video (embedded below) in which she covers some ways of giving e-books as gifts. While the process is pretty simple overall, it is interesting to see Vaknin present video of how it works. Giving e-books as gifts with the Kindle or Nook is as easy as clicking on [ on]

Giving ‘The Gift of E’ this Christmas

By Chris Meadows
November 30, 2011 // 2 Comments

PaidContent writes about a holiday campaign launched by digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media. Called “The Gift of E”, the campaign centers on giving e-books for Christmas as an alternative to shopping in crowded stores. The site feature instructional videos on how to give e-books as [ on]

CNET video briefly compares tablets, Kindle as holiday gifts

By Chris Meadows
November 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

CNET has a 3-minute video that bills itself as a “Buyer’s Guide” for tablets and e-readers, though it primarily focuses on tablets, and mostly the more expensive tablets—the iPad, the Galaxy S, and Sony’s Android tablet (which I hadn’t heard of before). It paints this trio of $499 [ on]

E-readers make great gifts, says USA Today

By Chris Meadows
November 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

USA Today has an article pointing out that e-book readers make gifts because even the “single-purpose” ones like the Kindle or Nook can be used for more than just reading e-books. It mentions keeping track of recipes by using Calibre to reformat clipped text into e-book formats and syncing it [ on]

E-readers expected to be popular gift this Christmas; iPads, not so much

By Chris Meadows
November 15, 2010 // 6 Comments

The New York Times suggests that this is going to be the “tipping point” holiday season for e-book readers. Though Kindles have been hot Christmas gifts over the last couple of years, this is the first season that e-readers are going to be widely available for under $150 (and indeed, under $100 [ on]

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