Jul 14, 2011 0 Comments
What can you do when you have one of the most famous ereaders in the world and you would like to give the sales a boost? There is nothing more simple than offering it at a nice discount. This is what Amazon announced on not such a lucky day (for some the 13th mya bring bad luck): 3G Kindle at $139. This is not a miracle, it's just a marketing trick.
Of course that the ereader is actually ad-supported adn Amazon is very grateful to AT&T...
Jun 15, 2011 1 Comments
We've got Kindle, Nook is coming up behind with strong forces. Is that all in the ereader market? No, of course not. We still have Kobo and it has just released its eReader Touch Edition. Is it enough for it to start beating some competitors?
Kobo launched the updated version with one day before Barnes&Noble had their new Nook. Unfortunately for the 2 devices, they look alike quite much. The worse part for Kobo is that Nook managed to beco...
May 21, 2011 0 Comments
I have to admit I was not ready for the day when Amazon would announce selling more Kindle books than print books. But the day came, my heart is partially broken because I simply can't let go of all the wonderful experience a real book offers, while half of my heart bounces with joy because technology is moving on.
Amazon proudly stated in July 2010 that hardcover books were less popular than Kindle books. That was the first step. It has been ...
Apr 26, 2011 0 Comments
What about those ebook readers? They are getting slicker and slicker. Just when I was about to criticize them (because you know I love the smell of old books and turning the pages, plus adding different bookmarks to the pages that I love or find interesting), something else came up. One advantage of real books is that sometimes you don't have to buy them. You just go to the library and get one. But they managed to knock my theory down when Amaz...