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Copia Interactive LLC has announced a partnership with the Australian Publishers Association and Thorpe-Bowker to equip Australian booksellers and their customers with competitive e-book and e-reader services. more
Barnes and Noble Inc. has announced a partnership program for third-party app developers and content providers to join its Nook Developer program to create apps for the new Nook tablet and the Nook Color Android tablets. more
Kobo has announced the Kobo Vox eReader, a full color Android tablet reader priced at $199.99, the same price as the Kindle Fire. Kobo says the Vox can be used to read books, newspapers, and magazines, browse the Internet, access e-mail, listen to music, and access apps. The Vox will ship on October 28, and Kobo is taking pre-orders. more
Boersenverein, the German federation of booksellers and publishers, has announced the Liro Color, an Android book reader. German booksellers will sell the device, which will be manufactured by Trekstor, a German maker of digital storage devices. more
Amazon has introduced a $199 tablet PC dubbed the Amazon Fire. The device has a seven inch display screen and uses the Android operating system. The first units will be available in mid-November. The company also introduced three new Kindle e-readers that will retail for less than $150. more
Google has announced the iriver Story HD e-reader would be available for purchase starting July 17 and is first e-reader integrated with the open Google e-books platform, allowing readers to buy and read Gooble e-books through WiFi. The e-reader has a high-resolution e-Ink screen and QWERTY keyboard and costs $139.99. more
Barnes & Noble has announced a new Nook e-reader with a 6” touch-screen and a longer life battery. The e-reader has an E-Ink Pearl gray-scale display and built-in WiFi. The new Nook can be pre-ordered for June 10 shipment for $139. more
Version 2.0 of the Aldiko book reader for Android is now available from the Android market and the Aldiko Web site. The new version includes a new user interface, support for EPUB and PDF eBook formats and the Adobe DRM, and other new features. more
Barnes & Noble Inc. has started shipping the NOOKcolor e-reader ahead of schedule to customers who preordered the devices. Live demonstration units will be conducted in Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Walmart, and Books-A-Million stores this week. more
E ink Holdings Inc. has announced the release of E Ink Triton, which enables color e-ink displays. E-ink displays are used in the Amazon Kindle, but there was no immediate announcement from Amazon about a color display for the Kindle. The technology has been released in an e-reader by Hanvon at a Japanese tradeshow. more
Barnes & Noble Inc. has also announced the NOOKdeveloper Program to encourage the creation and delivery of rich content and applications for the NOOKcolor open device. The company is inviting content providers and developers to create, market, and sell content and applications that enrich, extend, and expand reading for customers. more
Barnes & Noble Inc. has introduced the NOOKcolor full-color, Android-based e-reader with a seven inch touchscreen and wireless access, priced at $249. The company is promising enhanced multimedia graphic books, magazines, newspapers, and interactive children’s books for the device. The device should begin shipping in mid-November. more
Borders and BookBrewer have introduced Borders-Get Published Powered by BookBrewer, a co-branded publishing service to allow independent authors and bloggers to publish and sell e-books through the Borders electronic book store and other e-book retailers. The service creates books formatted to work on several technology platforms including a variety of tablets and e-reading devices. The service will be available on October 25. more
has announced three new digital e-reader devices: the Reader Pocket
Edition, Reader Touch Edition, and, in the United States, the wireless
Reader Daily Edition.
The new Sony Readers feature colorful aluminum exteriors and touch screens. Sony also announced applications
for the iPhone and Android platforms. more