Latest e-readers Stories

2014-05-08 23:00:33

Recent technology trends have helped create the largely favorable purchasing environment in the e-reader market, especially with technological improvements increasing the number of viable substitutes; however, high market share concentration slightly limits buyer negotiation power. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of e-reader devices to its growing...

2014-03-26 23:04:03

The popular PadPillow Pillow Stand from IPEVO recently garnered over 230 5-star ratings from online retailer Amazon. PadPillow is a soft foam pillow stand for iPad, e-readers and other tablets which is designed to be used against the body, in bed, or on the couch for comfortable extended sessions. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 An important milestone is in the books (or rather, on the web): the PadPillow Pillow Stand from IPEVO has received over 230 5-star reviews on the world's...

2014-01-21 23:02:40

As competition from internet-based retailers intensifies, the Book Stores industry is turning to e-books and e-readers to salvage sales. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Book Stores industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The Book Stores industry in Australia has battled over the five years through 2013-14, with revenue estimated to decline at an annualised 8.5%. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Claudia...

Barnes & Noble Revamps Book GlowLight E-Reader
2013-10-30 18:40:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Barnes & Noble has unveiled their latest version of the Nook, their black-and-white e-reader. The new Nook comes equipped with a backlight for easier nighttime reading and weighs less than its main competitor, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. Barnes & Noble’s e-book and tablet business has been struggling since its beginning underneath heavy competition from Amazon, Apple and others. Their tablets in particular have been...

2013-10-17 23:19:07

Worldreader receives grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover if e-readers and local books in Africa’s libraries help eradicate illiteracy in the developing world. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Worldreader (worldreader.org), the nonprofit aiming to end illiteracy by providing digital books to children and families throughout the developing world, today announced a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test what could be a...

E-readers Help Dyslexic Students
2013-09-19 06:12:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online E-readers, such as Amazon’s Kindle or the Barnes & Noble Nook, are more effective than paper for those with dyslexia. Less than an issue of the electronic screen, researchers from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and elsewhere say the shortened lines of text often found in e-books are less likely to become jumbled in a person’s mind. As the text becomes easier to read, those who may have had difficulty before walk...

Microsoft May Be Adding E-Readers To Its Hardware Portfolio
2013-05-09 10:53:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft entered the tablet game last autumn with its first entry: Surface. Now one news source is saying the Redmond, Washington-based company may be looking to add e-readers to its hardware portfolio as well as expand its digital content distribution. TechCrunch today is reporting that Microsoft is looking to buy the digital assets of Barnes & Noble´s Nook Media LLC, a business run by the bookstore chain and other...

Printed Books Show Strong Holiday Sales
2012-12-30 09:18:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online If strong sales of physical books during Christmas week are any indication, it appears as though the world might not be ready for e-readers and tablet computers to be the sole source of their novels and biographies just yet. According to Jim Milliot of Publishers Weekly, sales in the final week before the holiday increased 24 percent over the previous week. With the 27.3 million print units sold during the week that ended...

Tablets Dominate And E-Book Readership Soars Says Pew
2012-12-27 14:26:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the Pew Research Center´s ongoing Internet & American Life Project, around 25 percent of Americans now own a tablet. The report also showed that the tablet devices are not only overtaking e-readers, but are also eating away the market share for traditional printed books. Pew found that while e-readership ownership is now at 19 percent, one in four Americans are in possession of their very own tablet computer....

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