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  • May 17, 2012
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The Financial Times reports (note: free registration or visiting via a Google News link required) that Plastic Logic is shutting down its US offices in Mountain View, California, and laying off a number of other workers in Germany, the UK, and Russia a…

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  • April 1, 2012
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The success of Amazon’s new platform for mid-length fiction and non-fiction is good news for writers, publishers – and readers “A magazine article stretched to breaking point” must be one of the most popular put-downs in non-fiction reviewing. It’s a feeling familiar to anyone who, full of enthusiasm, has picked up a book on etymology/netsuke/French…

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  • March 28, 2012
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Amazon’s Kindle Fire is a shining example of a successful Android tablet, accounting for an estimated 14 percent of all slates sold in the last quarter of 2011. The $199 price tag and supporting ecosystem have much to do with that success, which is why I’m surprised to hear China Economic News Service reporting three more…

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  • March 25, 2012
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E-readers are reinventing the ways books are read, shared and annotated Ask people how they bookmark and annotate the books they read, and you’ll receive a range of answers. Some people dog-ear, while others consider this a form of sacrilege worthy of serious punishment. Of those who dog-ear, some turn the top corner down, others…

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  • March 23, 2012
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O’Reilly TOC general manager and occasional TeleRead contributor Joe Wilkert has a piece up on O’Reilly Radar looking at a survey O’Reilly recently conducted of its e-book customers, asking on what devices and in which formats they planned to do most of their e-book reading. Wilkert reports that the most popular non-PC e-reading device, with…

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  • March 20, 2012
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Laura Hazard Owen has a PaidContent post on a survey of the habits of over 1,100 “US Internet consumers” conducted by Citi analyst Mark Mahaney. Fully 23% of those surveyed own a Kindle-branded e-reader (which is really pretty impressive when you think about it). Perhaps more impressively, a July survey pegged Kindle owners at 12%,…

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  • March 19, 2012
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Journalism.co.uk has an article discussing how newspapers and magazines are finding that they can mine their existing catalog of material to produce longer-form works they can sell as e-books. One in six Londoners are estimated to own an e-reader of some kind, and a number of UK and other publications are taking advantage of this….

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  • March 19, 2012
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Do we remember less when we read e-books? Some neuroscientists think we do, because e-books don’t provide the same sorts of spatial queues that printed books do. Apparently location cues are a very powerful aid to remembering things—and just the fact that we know about how far through a book those particular things are helps…

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  • March 16, 2012
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I found an interesting article on the blog of “technology innovation company” DPCI about how PDF format is an e-publishing dead end. In an era when e-readers have so many different potential screen sizes and different text formatting and rewrapping abilities, the article notes, a format that was primarily developed to freeze a page into…

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  • March 3, 2012
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Random House, the world’s largest publisher of the kinds of books you and I read, has made some adjustments to the way it sells e-books to libraries. Notably, they have tripled the price of many titles. Librarians across the country are expressing their discontent. The changes were telegraphed by an announcement a month ago that…