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[30 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Kobo announced that Kobo E-Reader, its competitive e-reader App, now supports EPUB and PDF files on iPhone and iPad. This announcement puts Kobo E-Reader in competition with Amazon’s leading Kindle software.

Ebooks, General News, PDF Conversion »

[18 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Doremisoft announced the release of PDF to EPUB Converter 2.1.8, its software for converting PDFs to EPUB format for use on eBook readers. PDF to EPUB Converter 2.1.8 is very easy-to-use with three simple steps to convert the PDFs to EPUB format.

Adobe, Adobe Reader, Document Management, Ebooks, General News, Press Releases »

[20 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

Adobe and Barnes announces further advancement for eBook distribution by joining hands to standardize the open EPUB and PDF eBooks and collaborating on a content protection standard based on Barnes & Noble and Adobe technology. Barnes and Noble will make all their content available to customers in PDF, which is one of the most compatible and secure file formats.

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[27 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

Today E-Book Systems announced enhancements to their FlipCity PDF-to-FlipBook web conversion service. The major enhancement was the introduction of support for offline viewing of a converted FlipBook.

Ebooks, Editorials, General News, PDF Creation, PDF Reader »

[30 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Karl De Abrew recently conducted an interview with Foxit Software CEO Eugene Y. Xiong about the upcoming release of Foxit’s eSlick Reader. Foxit are of course famous for their free PDF reader, Foxit Reader, which is also used on the eSlick Reader for displaying PDFs.

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[29 Jan 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

I recently interviewed Foxit CEO Eugene Y. Xiong about the upcoming release of Foxit’s eSlick Reader — which we first covered back in December, 2008.
A quick recap: the eSlick Reader is an e-reading device and competitor to Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader, amongst others. Its focus is on providing support for ebooks that use PDF as the file format of choice and includes reflow technology which ensures that the content you’re reading fits the screen in the best way possible. Like the Kindle and Sony Reader, it uses E-Ink technology for the …

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[29 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

According to a Brad Stone blog post at the New York Times Bits blog, Amazon will introduce the next generation of its popular Kindle reader in New York City on February 9. It’s great to see that the release of the new Kindle, and other electronic reading devices, are getting so much attention at the moment. Here’s a roundup of some of the news relating to the Kindle 2.0: 

Amazon’s Kindle 2 Will Debut Feb. 9
A look at the new Kindle’s (possible) design features
Amazon Set To Unveil Kindle 2.0 : MediaBytes …

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[9 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Patience makes the heart grow fonder, as they say. Perhaps that’s why I’m longing after the Plastic Logic Reader. We first got to see a short demo of this nifty electronic reading device back in September of last year and now a few more videos of the new prototype have shown up.
These videos are from CES 2009 in Las Vegas. They give you a pretty good idea of the quality of the display screen that the Plastic Logic Reader uses and it’s size.
 

The last video is from CNN and can …

Ebooks, General News, PDF Reader »

[22 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Foxit Software, famous for their Adobe Reader alternative Foxit Reader, has entered the eBook Reader race with the release of Foxit eSlick. A competively priced (US$229.99 direct, US$259.99 rrp) alternative to the Kindle and Sony Reader, eSlick uses Foxit’s PDF viewer technology to let users read PDFs on the electronic reading device.

Ebooks »

[22 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Foxit Software, famous for their Adobe Reader alternative Foxit Reader, has entered the eBook Reader race with the release of Foxit eSlick. A competively priced (US$229.99 direct, US$259.99 rrp) alternative to the Kindle and Sony Reader, eSlick uses Foxit’s PDF viewer technology to let users read PDFs on the electronic reading device.
All-in-all the specs for the eSlick are quite similar to its competitors. It uses E-ink technology for the display, has a 600 x 800 screen, includes 128MB of RAM, weights 6.4 ounces (180 grams) and measures 7.4 inches x 4.7 …

Ebooks, General News »

[25 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

Last week Random House announced that pensions would be frozen at current levels for existing employees and future hires would receive no pension amid declining sales and a gloomy forecast for 2009. This week they announced that they are broadening their digital book business by expanding their e-book offerings to include titles by authors such as John Updike and Harlan Coben, as well as an old-time kids favourite the “Magic Treehouse” series, plus thousands more. Sounds like they are getting their house in order? (sorry).
Random House currently publishes just over 8,000 …

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[9 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

TeleRead.org reports that while traditional paper book sales have dropped in 2008, sales of E-books have actually increased 55.2 percent in the same period. To be fair, paper book sales still dwarf E-book sales, by a massive margin — but I expect that the increase in E-book sales will continue in 2009 as electronic E-book readers improve and become more accepted. And as people start to resent the ever increasing postal rates for paper books purchased online.

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[29 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Courtesy of Ian P. Christian, a review of BeBook, an E-Ink reader:

Document Management, Ebooks, General News, PDF Reader »

[27 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

iOMM have released PokatReader: a presentation and document management tool for PDFs.

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[25 Oct 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

The biggest problem with the implementation of the Paperless Office is that we tried to run before we could walk. That is to say, we tried to go paperless, before we had a compelling alternative to paper.
I think you’ll all agree that lugging around an awkwardly sized, and piping hot, laptop everywhere you go, just isn’t practical. And if it ain’t practical, it ain’t going nowhere.
In fact, it’s quite unreasonable and unrealistic, to ask someone to desist from using paper entirely —  including paper books — given that the experience and convenience of …