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2011-08-19 08:30:00

DALLAS, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fall semester is back and students everywhere are looking for ways to save when heading back to campus. Beginning Sunday, AT&T* will sell Amazon's Kindle 3G with Special Offers in AT&T company-owned retail stores nationwide for $139. And, Kindle is more valuable than ever for students, with the new Kindle Textbook Rental feature, which enables students to lighten their textbook load while saving up to 80 percent off textbook list prices by...

2011-07-22 05:00:00

New Recommended Models Including Galaxy Tab 10.1 Offer Consumers Highly-Rated Performance and Free E-Books, Flash Video Bonuses YONKERS, N.Y., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports' latest Ratings of tablets and e-book readers highlight some new models that match or even beat market leaders on performance, price and portability for consumers looking to buy a gadget to go this summer. The full report on tablets and e-book readers appears in the September issue of...

2011-06-21 08:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wondershare Software Co., Ltd., a world-class developer of Windows® and Macintosh® multimedia and business software applications, today announced the availability of MePub, a Macintosh e-publishing utility that allows authors to publish their works in the popular EPUB format from MS Word, PDF, HTML, CHM, and image files for reading on popular e-readers from Amazon, Sony, Barnes & Nobles, Apple, and...

2011-04-22 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From a cardboard baby book to a digital novel on a sleek electronic reader, literature can be a life-long pleasure. In celebration of World Book and Copyright Day on April 23rd, the Digital Reading Business Division at Sony Electronics today announced the findings of an international reading survey conducted in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. The survey was conducted in March, 2011, by RKM Research and...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent eBook distributor BookBaby has launched BookBaby Cover Design, the most affordable design service for independent authors. BookBaby, which provides writers with a safe, reliable, and easy way to sell their work to be read on devices like the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Android, Nook, and Sony Reader, now also gives independent authors the tools they need to stand out in the growing eBook marketplace. "The cover of an eBook is one of the...

2011-01-12 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BookBaby throws open the doors to the electronic publishing and distribution world for independent authors, offering the highest pay-out rate for eBook distribution in the industry. Authors will receive 100% of their net sales revenue - paid weekly - generated through all BookBaby's retailer network, including all the major retailers including Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Sony, and soon, Google. To celebrate its debut in the eBook...

2010-12-10 00:00:50

Second in a Series of Surveys Uncovers Publishers' Struggle to Maximize eBook Profits Falls Church, Virginia (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010 An Aptara survey of more than 600 publishers across the Trade, Professional, and Education markets reveals the latest impacts of eBooks on the publishing industry. The survey, conducted this summer, reveals that 64% of publishers are now offering titles in eBook format. Though, the majority are still struggling to maximize profits from the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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