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Morning Roundup: Should Sites Pay for Song Lyrics?, iPad Air vs, Kobo Arc 10, and more

By libertyc
November 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Publishers 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 [...]

Morning Roundup: Authors Don’t Exist?, Fantasy Authors Band Together more

By libertyc
October 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Authors 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 [...]

Morning Roundup: Kobo Arc Available in Canada, Google Play Has Better Support for Scanned Books and more

By libertyc
October 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

What's Indigo up to? And what, exactly, is Indigotech?

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

Hot 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 [...]

A Kobo in Every UK Post Office? WHSmith Might Do It

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

The 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 [...]

Morning Roundup: Opinion pieces about digital watermarks, losing bookstores, and Macbook Air batteries

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

What 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 [...]

Kobo Arc to receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

By libertyc
March 22, 2013 // 2 Comments

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, [...]

Kobo Launches Canadian Indie Publisher Promo — Updated

By Dan Eldridge
January 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

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.) [...]

Kobo Arc Revisited: How Are People Doing?

By libertyc
December 19, 2012 // 10 Comments

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 [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
November 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
November 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

Kobo Arc: First Impressions

By libertyc
November 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

I got my hands on a Kobo Arc today! A co-worker bought one and wanted my help setting it up. She’s a complete e-book newbie, and was persuaded to buy the Arc because she travels a lot, and wanted a device she could take with her for books, movies, light Web browsing and entertainment. The [...]

Marketing Matters: An important lesson in attracting newbie readers

By libertyc
November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

I learned an important lesson today about attracting readers who are new to e-devices: marketing matters. Case in point: A co-worker who came in this morning, and proudly told me she’d bought one of those “e-book things” over the weekend. Which one? The Kobo Arc! I guess that I, [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

If Data is the New Oil, Don’t End up Being BP (GigaOM) Why is the Book Market Different from the Art Market? (An American Editor) Lessons for Book Publishing from the Music Industry’s Digital Street Fight (Digital Book World) Kobo ARC Unboxing Video (Good E-Reader) The Kindle Daily [...]

Kobo and Kindle Announcements: The morning after …

By libertyc
September 7, 2012 // 14 Comments

TeleRead did a great job bringing you all the news from the Kobo and Kindle press events yesterday. Now that the dust has settled a little, how are people feeling about the new stuff on its way? A few trends I feel are worth commenting on: GEOGRAPHY MATTERS I personally think the Kindle is a [...]

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