The Digital Reader

Barnes & Noble may be adding a new 8” tablet next month

By Chris Meadows
August 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

On The Digital Reader, Nate Hoffelder offers a pretty big scoop based on insider information: someone at Barnes & Noble tells him that B&N is planning to reset its stores early next month to support a new 8” device. Details are sketchy—there are no new submissions to the FCC, and [...]

TeleRead Links: Drying out your phone, writing on a $19 device, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 13, 2015 // 5 Comments

Gazelle’s Guide to Water Damage: The Truth About Rice, the Galaxy and Everything (Gazelle) It turns out that dry rice isn’t necessarily the best solution for dehydrating dunked phones. Silica gel or cat litter can be a lot more effective. The TeleRead Take: Nate Hoffelder over at The Digital [...]

Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 tells Adobe what books you’re reading

By Chris Meadows
October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, Nate broke quite a story over on The Digital Reader about Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 sending information in the clear about the e-books you read. It got picked up by The Passive Voice, Ars Technica, GigaOm, TechDirt, Slashdot, BoingBoing, the list goes on and on. Congrats on the scoop, [...]

Kindle Voyage sells out!

By Joanna Cabot
September 23, 2014 // 5 Comments

Nate at The Digital Reader has this brief piece in which he reports that the Kindle Voyage has sold out in its first four days, and is now back-ordered. From the story: “A quick check of the Kindle Voyage page on Amazon this morning has revealed that several of the Kindle Voyage models have [...]

Reinventing the Bookstore

By Joanna Cabot
July 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Thanks to Nate at The Digital Reader for his fascinating recap of an article from a magazine called ‘More Intelligent Life’ which offers a series of concepts for reinventing the physical bookstore. The concepts had some interesting ideas in them, such as customizable reading areas, and [...]

Overdrive segregating Smashwords books. Disappointed but not surprised

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 19, 2014 // 9 Comments

Nate at The Digital Reader has a story about an author discovering that books from Smashwords have been segregated in the Overdrive system. According to the article, author Maria Schneider made the discovery when she talked to a librarian friend to make sure they were available. Well. Smashwords [...]

What will I do with my Nook Simple Touch now?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

I wonder if my Nook Simple Touch will become a collector’s item. Most likely, it will just be exactly what it is now – a gadget collecting dust with the battery killed off long ago. I haven’t used my NST in months, maybe even a year. So, it was not surprising when I read on The Digital Reader [...]

Adobe’s change of DRM could end old e-readers’ compatibility with e-book stores

By Chris Meadows
February 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

Here’s a story Nate covered over on The Digital Reader, that could be important in months to come. Adobe is changing up its DRM format, and as of July, will stop supporting the old format altogether. Any new EPUB e-books sold with Adobe DRM on them will be incompatible with older readers unless [...]

Writers Need To Think Like Business Owners

By libertyc
December 27, 2013 // 3 Comments

Nate at The Digital Reader drew my attention to the current round of “Amazon is going to cut their royalty rate to 35%” hand wringing. And to Hugh Howey’s excellent response. The reason I said “current round of hand wringing” is because I’ve seen this before. [...]

How to Kill a School Library

By libertyc
December 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

Thanks to Nate at The Digital Reader for sending this article my way. It’s from a website called The School Library Journal, and it’s called “How to Kill a School Library in Ten Easy Steps.” I bet you could probably guess most of the steps without even reading the article: [...]

Debating the Digital Textbook Issue—Again

By libertyc
October 8, 2013 // 3 Comments

Thanks to Nate at The Digital Reader for sending my way two stories in as many days about the digital textbook issue. In the first, he outlines some reasons behind the ‘growing resistance’ to digital textbooks, including poor navigation features, inadequate study extras and internet [...]

iPads in Schools-A Debacle or Not?

By libertyc
October 5, 2013 // 4 Comments

Nate at The Digital Reader has posted a good little recap of the ‘iPads in schools’ debacle that’s been making the news. The short version is that the Los Angeles Unified School District spent a whack of money buying iPads for student use, then had to recall them when the students [...]

Alcatel One Touch Hero: The phone I can't live without?

By libertyc
September 9, 2013 // 3 Comments

Normally I’d give myself a good kicking for picking up a lead from Nate Hoffelder over at The Digital Reader. After all, what kind of lazy journalism is that? But in this case, he may very well have turned me on to the ideal smartphone—one that’s going to make a conspicuous difference [...]

The Old Reader Strains Under Massive Post-Readerpocalypse Demand

By libertyc
July 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader posted an intriguing tidbit earlier today about The Old Reader, one of the more solid but less-hyped Google Reader alternatives to benefit from Google Reader’s demise. But in this paticular case, it seems the benefit turned out to be more of a curse: Since [...]

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