Tag Archives: Amazon

Let’s see how far we’ve come: The Ereader War 5 Years Later

The Kindle turned five this past month, and it’s almost astounding how the market for ereaders and tablets has expanded since the first model hit Amazon’s storefront. A couple of weeks ago, we posted a chart showing the dizzying number of models currently for sale, and as we head into the holiday season, reviewers acknowledge…Continue Reading

Comparing Ereading Devices: A Visual Guide

While the past couple of months have been filled with press conferences with big presentations announcing the latest tablets and ereaders on the market, many older models from the major players have left the market with little fanfare. The iRiver Story seemingly disappeared as soon as it hit the shelves, and Nook has simplified its…Continue Reading

New Month, New Toys: Who’s winning in this month’s war of the ereaders?

Everyone seems to have thrown their hats into the ring this month with several new devices making their debut in the ereader market. September started with a bang with the big Amazon press conference, where four new devices were introduced, including the Kindle Paperwhite ereader and Kindle Fire HD tablet. In addition, Amazon is boasting…Continue Reading

Rising Above the Chatter: Who’s the talk of the town in the battle of the ereaders?

It’s been a big month of analysis, rumors, and speculation concerning the future of the ereader and tablet market. Kobo continues to make waves as it partners with the ABA to allow independent book retailers the ability to sell ebooks. The success of the Nook has abated and news sources have been speculating about its…Continue Reading

People Roundup, August 2012

PEOPLE Director at Janklow & Nesbit Tina Bennett has joined William Morris Endeavor‘s literary division as a partner in the New York office. She was at J&N for seventeen years and joins Eric Simonoff, who left Janklow for WME in 2009. Perseus Books Group’s VP Corporate Strategy & Business Development Clare Peeters, has left the company to join…Continue Reading

The New Kid in Town: Who’s the Most Popular in the Ereader Market?

Though there’s still buzz about Kobo in Japan and Barnes & Noble’s announcement of a Nook for the Web that allows readers to access books and samples from a cloud system that has bookmarking and social features, much of the ereader talk this month centered around the tablet wars and the new Nexus 7. While…Continue Reading

Anything You Can Do: One-Upmanship in the Ereader Competition

This month, there seemed to be a good amount of back-and-forth between ereader companies with new products or services announced just as another company gains some footing. The competition in international markets continues. Waterstones, though it recently announced it would be selling Kindles this year in its stores, admitted that if other devices had the…Continue Reading

People Roundup, June 2012

PEOPLE Skip Prichard will step down as President and CEO of the Ingram Content Group, June 8. Ingram Content Chairman John Ingram will assume Prichard’s duties as CEO. Myrna Blyth has been named Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, AARP Media.  She was most recently Editor-in-Chief of ThirdAge.com and previously long time Editor-in-Chief of Ladies Home…Continue Reading

Tortoise? Hare? Who’s Winning in the race of the ereaders?

New ereader developments abounded in early May with the announcement that Barnes & Noble’s Nook received a $300 million investment from Microsoft, prompting much speculation about what new products and technology this partnership might bring. Though Nook and Microsoft might mean some interesting developments in the US market, many other ereader companies have turned their…Continue Reading

Making BEA As Simple As ABC: Quick Links to all things BookExpo America 2012

As though navigating endless booths at the Javits Center isn’t an overwhelming enough endeavor, throw in many collocated events with various websites and it’s easy to see how you can feel a little lost preparing for the 2012 BookExpo America (BEA). With the big event quickly approaching, we thought we would pull together a quick…Continue Reading