Sony, in a challenge to Amazon's Kindle, unveiled plans on Thursday to do away with the proprietary software on its electronic Sony Reader and convert its e-book store to an industry standard format.
(AP) -- Electronic books are often mentioned in the same breath as Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle digital reader. Now e-book rival Sony Corp. is determined to recapture consumers' attention with a smaller reader that's also $100 ...
Google's ambitious book scanning project, already facing anti-trust scrutiny and awaiting court approval, is also raising concerns among privacy advocates and civil liberties groups.
In the world of e-books, you largely have a choice between Amazon's Kindle and everyone else.
A recent US survey commissioned by the children's books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when e-books are available on tablets. In the UK, a National Literacy Survey found ...
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. And it seems ...
A New York federal appeals court says the creation of a full-text searchable database of millions of books is a fair use of copyrighted works.
Are iPads sending people to their local public library? Sunnyvale, Calif., official Lisa Rosenblum thinks so.
Two-thirds of young children in the United States now have access to an e-reader or tablet, but only half of them actually use the device to read, a research institute said in a study published Friday.
Around the country, schools are increasingly dumping heavy, expensive printed textbooks and putting the material online.