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Publishers Accused of eBook Price Fixing!

Lawsuit alleges publishers colluded to raise prices for popular eBooks and block Amazon from providing discount pricing. Continue reading

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College Students Would Give Up Sex For eBooks!

Kelton Research recently completed a market research survey for educational software company Kno with surprising results! The survey was offered to college students during the period of 14-21 July, 2011, asking their preferences concerning digital learning over traditional textbooks. A … Continue reading

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The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Opens eBook Store!

Good news for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students! The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in cooperation with Impelsys, a company dedicated to enabling traditional publishing companies to go digital, has opened an ebook store!

According to  information on the ASHP  eBook website, “When you purchase an eBook from ASHP’s iPublish Central, you can read your eBooks within iPub Central’s own online eBook reader using a web browser, or offline with the iOffline reader. ASHP eBooks will also be available for purchase soon on Amazon for use on the Amazon Kindle and Kindle app.

When you  want to read your eBook online, you simply go to the ASHP eBooks website using your web browser, login, click on Bookshelf, select the book you wish to read and click “Read It.” You will have the option  to change viewing options, make personal notes, bookmark pages, and make searches.

There are  currently 25 eBooks available on the site, with prices ranging from $21.00 to $260.00, arranged into eight categories with many more additions being promised this year.

If you would like to know more, please “click here” and go there!

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Adult Ownership of eReaders Doubles In Six Months!

The PEW Research Center reports ereader ownership among U.S. adults climbed to 12% in May, 2011, up from 6% in November, 2010. This is the first time ereader ownership among U.S. adults has reached double digit percentage points.

Other interesting results of this survey show ereader ownership in households with less than $30,000 annual income remained flat at 4%, while ereader ownership grew among all households earning more than $30,000. The highest growth was 12% to 24% in households earning more than $75,000 a year.

In the education sector, ereader ownership declined among people with only some high school, dropping from 5% to 3%, but more than doubled among college graduates from 8% to 22%.

This survey also compaired ereader ownership against tablets, and PC ownership agains laptops. If you would like to look at the results, please “click here“.

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Yes, I Do Use My eReader!

I was recently asked if I really used my Nook Color enough to justify the expense. In one word, YES! Right now I’ve got 58 books stored to it and dozens of business PDF papers. When I’m home I read (I’m one of those strange people who disconnected their TV because I got sick and tired of the advertisements and slanted news covereage). In lieu of television, I can use my Nook to go to the internet and watch Hulu and YouTube if I wish.

At work I use my Nook to keep my Things-To-Do list up to date and check emails. I can stop by a McDonalds or Starbucks if I need a Wi-Fi Hotspot. My Nook is also a great MP3 player when I’m in the office. I can check local news and weather forecasts as well. Oh, I can also read a book during my break!

Do I consider all these things worth $249.00? Absolutely!

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Kobo Just Got Better!

Kobo has been improved and Borders.com is currently taking pre-orders. The new Kobo eReader Touch will be shipped in early June and will be available in Borders, Best Buy, and Walmart in time for Father’s Day.

According to the Kobobooks website,  the new Kobo was “Designed by readers for readers, the Kobo eReader Touch offers a beautiful new design, rapid page turns, portable size, intuitive touch navigation, easy-on-the-eyes E Ink screen and expandable storage for up to 30,000 books – making it a reading lover’s dream!”

It measures about 4 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ and weighs a little over 7 ounces. This is something you can slip in your pocket! It has an amazing 10 day battery life and will hold up to 30,000 ebooks with a 32 GB SD memory card (it comes with a 1 GB internal memory with will hold about 1,000 ebooks). If you would like to know more, and there’s plenty more to know, you can visit their website by clicking here.

And here’s the best part… You can own one of these powerful little ereaders for just $129.99!

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Pandigital 7″ Android On Sale!

I just received a weekly sales circular from Bed Bath & Beyond. There is a great offer inside for a full color Pandigital 7″ Android Multimedia Tablet for $139.99 (after a $30.00 mail-in rebate). On the last page of the circular you should find a $5 off coupon for any purchase of $15 or more. This coupon brings the price of the Pandigital down to $134.99. That’s not bad!

I checked out its customer satisfaction rating and QVC gives it a 2.6 out of 5.0 with 76 reviews. That’s not the best rating, but some people really like it… 30 ratings are 4 stars or better! Amazon gives it a solid 3.0 rating… Check it out! If this tablet sounds good for you, go for it! I think it would make a pretty good Mother’s Day gift!

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Does Don Own an eReader?

Here I am, owner of ebookchronicles.com, and someone asked me if I even owned an eReader! The answer to the question is, Yes… We have several Nooks in our home. I purchased one of the original Nooks for my wife and she in turn bought one for me. We were assured that B&N had spent tens of thousands of dollars developing the B&W Nook and a full color model wasn’t even on their radar. I loved my old Nook! The display was so crisp and clean! I read the entire Percy Jackson & Olympians series on it!

Then one day everything changed… We walked into our local Barnes & Nobel and there it was… The Nook Color! OMG, it was love at first sight! Brilliant color and a wall-to-wall touch screen! Easily accessible SDHC slot! Folders for your pictures, videos, music, and documents! Wi-Fi connectivity! Oh, and did I mention you can even read ebooks on it! Amazing!

My wife played Santa and bought me a Nook Color for Christmas (on the condition I gave my B&W Nook to my oldest daughter). I take my Nook Color with me everywhere! I’m the maintenance guy for several local shopping centers. I keep my things-to-do list on it… My site plans are on it… My email account is on it… I can stop at Starbucks or McDonalds and be on the internet in seconds. And did I mention you can read ebooks on it too!

I also have Nook apps loaded on my PC, laptop, and android cellphone… It is now virtually (virtually, did you get that?) impossible to loose a book. I can be anywhere on the planet (and in earth orbit as well) and access my ebook library. It doesn’t matter which device I use to access my last ebook, it will open to the exact page I was last reading. What’s really cool is we’ve got all of our Nooks registered to the same Barnes & Nobel account. If I purchase an ebook, my wife and daughter can read it at the same time as I do!

Does Don own an eReader? The answer is yes, Yes, and YES!

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NookColor Update!

My wife gave me a NookColor for Christmas and I love it! I’m even happier to report it will soon be even better! Barnes & Nobel confirmed the NookColor will be getting a number of software enhancements in April. Many applications are being made available for the first time and Adobe Flash can be downloaded enabling the NookColor to play videos. The NookColor will also have email service independent of internet browsers.

I carry my NookColor with me almost everywhere I go. I can drop into a McDonalds or a Starbucks and have internet access almost instantly. Did I mention you can also read ebooks on it as well (grin!). The more I use my NookColor the better I like it!

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More iPad2 News!

AT&T confirmed they will allow subscribers who purchased unlimited data plans for their iPad 3G to keep them if they upgrade to the iPad2. That’s another good reason to upgrade! Click here for more about this story.

Friday afternoon Target announced via twitter they will be selling the iPad2 starting March 11, 2011. They will be joining the Apple Store, AT&T and Verizon with the iPad2 debut.

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