Category Archives: e-publishing

Kindle Paperwhite pushes ads at you but is still the best e-ink Kindle to own

When I got my new Kindle Paperwhite a couple of days ago, I couldn’t understand why Amazon had made it so that every time, after I switched the unit on, I had to ‘activate’ it by swiping up the screen … Continue reading

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Is it any wonder people are switching to ebooks?

Norwegian crimewriter Jo Nesbo is in Wellington for the New Zealand Arts Festival’s Readers and Writers Week and he’s making a splash on radio and television. Tomorrow there’s an in-store ‘Meet Jo Nesbo’ at Whitcoulls, where attendees can pick up … Continue reading

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A convert to the Kindle eReader

I’m a convert to the Kindle eReader. But I’m not a convert from ink and paper. No, I converted from the iPad, much touted by Apple as giving the ultimate ereading experience. For about a year, nearly all my personal … Continue reading

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eBooks on a huge roll

Amazon says it is now selling more ebooks than paperbacks – 115 ebooks for every 100 paperbacks, in the last three months of 2010. Not long ago, Amazon was crowing about selling more ebooks than hardbacks. For ebooks to have … Continue reading

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eBooks and the iPad – implications for publishers

There’s much talk overseas about the new Apple iPad taking over from established e-readers like the Amazon Kindle, and finally persuading the masses to read books on an electronic tablet instead of paper. This may or may not be correct, … Continue reading

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