The boundaries of reading apps for children
A series of binary discussions has been plaguing early reading instruction for quite some time now: phonics versus whole language, reading for pleasure versus reading for learning, digital versus paper books. ...
Google to reincarnate digital books as paperbacks
(AP) -- Google Inc. is giving 2 million books in its digital library a chance to be reincarnated as paperbacks.
Google to start selling electronic books
Google on Tuesday said it will soon begin selling electronic books that people can read on any Internet-connected device including Apple's hot-selling iPad tablet computers.
New Kindle Touch is an impressive e-reader
When it comes to reading digital books, tablets are all the rage. But there's a lot to like about simple e-readers, which over the past year have become both a lot cheaper and a lot less clunky.
Taiwan unveils eco-friendly rewritable 'paper'
A group of Taiwan scientists have developed an environmentally friendly form of rewritable electronic paper that works without electricity.
US readers turn increasingly to digital books, study finds
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.
Humanity's earliest written works go online
(AP) -- National libraries and the U.N. education agency put some of humanity's earliest written works online Tuesday, from ancient Chinese oracle bones to the first European map of the New World.
Authors Guild sues universities over online books
Authors and authors' groups in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom sued the University of Michigan and four other universities Monday, seeking to stop the creation of online libraries made up of as ...
Sony unveils two Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets in iPad challenge
Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday unveiled its first tablet computers, codenamed S1 and S2, in a direct but belated challenge to Apple's iPad.
US judge rejects deal for Google digital book plan
A US judge dealt a major setback on Tuesday to Google's plans for a vast digital library and online bookstore, rejecting a settlement hammered out by the Internet giant with authors and publishers.
Amazon opens Spanish, Italian Kindle stores
Amazon began offering digital books in Spanish and Italian for the Kindle on Thursday and selling Spanish- and Italian-language versions of the electronic book reader.
Apple unveils digital media subscription service
Apple, in a move long awaited by publishers seeking new sources of revenue, unveiled a subscription service on Tuesday for digital newspapers and magazines purchased through its online App Store.
Kindle puts readers and friends on same page
Amazon on Monday released a preview version of a Kindle software update that puts electronic book readers on the same page with friends still clinging to ink and paper works.
Amazon's Kindle sleeker, faster, but not perfectly user-friendly
E-books have come a long way since the debut of the Kindle just three years ago. According to Amazon, e-books are now outselling hardcover books in its Web store, and company CEO Jeff Bezos has predicted that ...