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Would More "HD" Make You Buy an E-Reader?

For those of you who can no longer deal with standard definition e-ink displays, Kobo finally has the answer. The Canadian e-reader manufacturer has unleashed the Aura HD e-reader with a eye-bleedingly 265 dpi-crisp display. That's 20 per cent denser than Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite, but does anyone really care? Read More >>

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We Might Finally Get Cheaper Ebooks in the UK

Ebooks are crazy-expensive at the moment, often much more than a physical book, and that's simply insane. Now it looks like that might change, after the European Commission stuck its oar in. Apple and four major publishers have settled their legal wranglings with the EC, meaning retailers should now be free to discount ebooks, just like they do paperbacks. Cheaper books for all, at last. Read More >>

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Amazon Discontinuing the Kindle Touch

Just a week after the Kindle DX was axed, seems Amazon is trimming its product line further: evidence suggests that its Kindle Touch is to be discontinued, with the Paperwhite filling the gap. Read More >>

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Your Hotel Bible Is Now a Kindle

The Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, England, is much like any other hotel: expensive mini bar, pointless shower caps, and bed sheets that take 10 minutes to get under. Until you peer into the beside table that is, because, in the place of a bible, there's a Kindle waiting to be read. Read More >>

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The Future of Book Cover Design in the Digital Age

Ereaders are literally changing the way we read. But for all the efficiency and portability they offer, they lack the curious romance of reading a book in its hard, physical form — not least the charms that lie on the cover. Read More >>

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Amazon May Have Sold Two Million 'Kindle Singles', But Why's That Impressive?

This morning, the internet is awash with people slapping Amazon on the back, congratulating them for selling two million Kindle Singles—ebooks that are shorter than full-length books but longer than most magazine articles. But is that really a big deal? Read More >>

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Read a Fantastic Long-Lost Star Trek Script as an Ebook

Listen up Trekkies: Here’s your chance to own a piece of previously unreleased Star Trek history. Norman Spinrad, writer of arguably the best Original Series episode, The Doomsday Machine, also wrote another one, He Walked Among Us, which never got made. Now you can own and read the full, unbastardised original script for just £6. Read More >>

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