Those who were waiting for Plastic Logic's version of the Kindle/Kobo/Nook are gonna go to sleep upset tonight because the company has just canceled plans to release it, but the number of people affected is probably pretty small.
After enjoying a couple years of nearly unlimited success with the Kindle, Amazon is reportedly in the planning stage to bring out another product that it will internally develop and manufacture.
Some interesting new statistics have come out from a survey of e-book readers, showing that the market remains mainly a novelty and a popular gift choice, and Amazon holds a substantial lead over everyone else.
Although Amazon has not once said anything about how many Kindles or digital books it has sold, the online retailer is confident that it has a grip on as much as 80% of the e-book market.
Anyone who tries to spell out doom and gloom for the Kindle in the post-iPad era should take a look at the fact that two new versions of Amazon's reading device sold out just days after being introduced.
The Kindle isn't even three years old yet but it has revolutionized the world of books like no one could have expected, and has in some ways become a victim of its own success.
Well, Amazon may have sold out of the original Kindle, but there's now a replacement. The company has launched two new versions of its e-reader, smaller and lighter than the original.
Amazon has apparently hit the sweet spot with the new $189 price point for its Kindle device, as it is now completely sold out with no information on when new stock will be available.
Amazon says it's now selling substantially more Kindle books than standard hardcover ones, and that its recent price cut has boosted demand for the e-reader dramatically.
Reading an ebook is substantially slower than reading a standard paper version, according to a study.
The Kindle DX, Amazon's large textbook-sized e-reading device that used to carry a daunting $489 price tag, has been cut down by more than $100 but it remains the most expensive e-reader by quite a large margin.
The latest move in the all-out e-reader war is showing just how profitable the heated Kindle vs. iPad vs. Nook vs. Kobo battle can be, for publishers.
After Amazon chopped down the Kindle 2 price and Barnes & Noble introduced a cheaper Nook, Borders is now offering a $20 gift card to anyone who buys its e-reading device, the Kobo.
As heated pressure continues to build in the e-reader war, Amazon has cut the price of its standard Kindle 2 model to $189, a reduction of nearly 50% since it was launched just one year ago.
After a trial run in select locations, Target will now be introducing Amazon's Kindle throughout its entire chain of more than 1,700 stores in 49 states.
Amazon's releasing a Kindle for Android app this summer, bringing Kindle books to Android phones.
A new initiative has pledged to double the number of books available to blind or dyslexic people, taking the number up to more than one million — from classic 19th century fiction and current novels to technical guides and research materials.
Google could start selling digital books as early as June or July, through a service called Google Editions.