Category eBooks

Vooks = Books + Online Video = Tranliteracy

A vook blends the text of a book with video into one story.  I’m fascinated by this new this new multimedia approach to books.  I have no idea if it will be successful, I can’t really see the appeal for fiction, but for something like a fitness or other how-to books I can see having […]

Will Libraries be Able to Loan the Nook and eBooks from Barnes & Noble?

Will Nook and Barnes & Noble play ball with libraries?  Librarians have been trying to figure out a way to lend Kindle titles and Kindles since they were first available. But its complicated and Amazon hasn’t given any indication they want to work with libraries. Yes there are libraries doing it but they do not […]

The Nook from Barnes & Noble – I Want One, Here’s Why

I’m more excited about the Nook than I have been about any other ebook reader. This might be the one that finally gets me to buy one. Why? 8 Reasons You Can Finally Love Ebook Readers (Thanks to Nook) from Gizmodo It’s cost-effective even with Wi-Fi, native PDF support, an SD slot and that crazy […]

The future of the book – Possible or Probable

This is an interesting videos from Editis, a French publisher on the future of the book. Its a bit long, but worth a watch. Now I don’t speak any French but here is what I *think* I saw happening scanning barcodes of book at a traditional bookstore to purchase them on the ebook reader touchscreen […]

New ebook reader to watch – the Cooler

I love the idea of an ebook reader, but I have problems with Amazon’s Kindle, foremost being price and inability to load my own content on without sending it through Amazon. I’ve been playing with the Sony Reader the last week or so but I don’t love it either. Since I want to love ebook […]


Everyone is writing about this, so I’m not even gonna add my two cents. CNet New York Times Newsweek Bloggers I will be keeping my eye on it though. I think Amazon is aligned to make an ebook reader a success if anyone is. I just don’t know if they will.


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