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. [...]

Christmas Eve in a bookstore: How it used to be

By libertyc
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 [...]

Morning Roundup: National Book Award Winners Announced. Rusch on Discoverability and more

By libertyc
November 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

National Book Award Winners for 2013 (GalleyCat) The National Book Award winners for 2013 were revealed tonight.  You can read free samples of all the winners below to help fill your eReader or tablet. *** Nearly Half of Parents Plan on Buying E-Reading Devices for Kids This Holiday Season [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

Giving ‘The Gift of E’ this Christmas

By libertyc
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 [...]

CNET video briefly compares tablets, Kindle as holiday gifts

By libertyc
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 [...]

Boy saves allowance for whole year, helps buy brother Kindle for Christmas

By libertyc
December 27, 2010 // 1 Comment

From Reddit comes the heartwarming story of a 27-year-old man whose 13-year-old brother saved his allowance all year to chip in (with other members of the family) toward buying him a Kindle for Christmas. The 13-year-old is the only child of the family who still lives with his parents, and since [...]

E-readers make great gifts, says USA Today

By libertyc
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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

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