Home Videos Photos

All tag results for e books

Pottermore Delays Release Of Harry Potter E-Books!

Filed under: Harry PotterTech TalkBookz

pottermore-delays-the-release-of-harry-potter-e-books

Sorry, Harry Potter fans!

Guess you're going to have to stick to its current features for the time being!

Although the new website, Pottermore, was expected to release e-book versions of the famed series starting in October, the creators of the website have revealed that it will be delayed until "the first half" of next year!

Tags: , , , , , ,

Amazon To Begin Lending Out Kindle E-Books In Libraries

Filed under: Tech TalkBusiness Blitz

amazon-kindle-renting-service.jpg

Whoa, this is cool!

Amazon will begin lending out E-books at more than 11,000 libraries. The books will be available on Kindles or devices with the Kindle app such as Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry or Windows Phone, as well as in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

It will work like this:

Tags: , , , , , ,

E-Books Outselling Actual Paper Books

Filed under: Tech TalkSad Sad

e-books-outselling-real-books.jpg

Sadsies.

There's nothing like the smell of a new book.

Unfortunately, going to a book store and picking up a brand new book and breaking it in will be something of the past.

Amazon has announced that their e-books are outselling their actual books.

"For every 100 traditional print volumes sold last month, Amazon sold 105 e-books," the company said.

And their e-reader, the Kindle, is blowing up! Since it's release, it's sold more than 950,000 e-book titles in just four short years. The device itself has sold more copies than the sales of hardcover and paperbooks COMBINED!!

Wowsa!!

The future is here, you guys. One good thing we can see coming from this is that less paper will be used, making for less waste.

There's nothing like a traditional paper book though.

Which do you prefer? Actual book or e-book?

Tags: , , , , ,

The New York Times Is Giving E-Books Their Own Own Best-Seller List!

Filed under: Tech Talk

the-new-york-times-is-giving-e-books-their-own-best-seller-list

Wow! This is a pretty huge step!

Because of the growing popularity and sales of e-books, The New York Times announced yesterday that they will be publishing a best-seller list in both digitally published fiction and non-fiction!

Janet Elder, the editor of news surveys and election analysis for The New York Times, explains:

“We’ve had our eye on e-book sales since e-books began. It was clear that e-books were taking a greater and greater share of total sales, and we wanted to be able to tell our readers which titles were selling and how they fit together with print sales.”

Sam Tanenhuas, the editor of the Book Review, continues:

“To give the fullest and most accurate possible snapshot of what books are being read at a given moment you have to include as many different formats as possible, and e-books have really grown, there’s no question about it.”

Wow! It's amazing to us that so many people have opted for the iPad and Kindle in lieu of a good ole' hard copy!

We don't know…there's something about actual print on paper that we can't seem to tear ourselves away from!

What do U think?? Do U prefer e-books to regular books?

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,