A new eBook reader developed especially for textbooks, the Kno, is set for a beta program this fall according to mashable.com. This is a heavyweight eReader at 5.5 pounds! That’s still lighter than the textbooks it aims to replace though.
The Duke University libraries are now lending Kindles to faculty, staff and students. I’ve also read about a public library in the US that allows Kindles to be checked out. If you live nearby to someplace that lends Kindles and you qualify, it might be a good way to try before you buy.
The New Yorker has picked their latest “20 under 40″ list of fiction authors. I’ve only heard of one of them before.
Starting this Sunday, Kindles are going to be sold at all Target stores according to Publishers Weekly. This seems like a really good move to me. I’d want to actually hold one in my hand and try it out if I was thinking of buying one.
I’ve seen several tweets on twitter about June being National Audiobook Month (#JIAM). If you are so inclined, then go listen to a book.
Starting July 5th, Borders will be selling the Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro for $119.99 US. It has a 5 inch screen and a built in MP3 player.
The US Department of Justice is suing six websites that host unauthorized copies of comic books. I’m happy to see something being done about piracy.
There is a very interesting article at eBookNewser about a company reselling eBooks like a regular used bookstore. I’ve never heard of anyone doing this before.
Bloomberg.com is reporting that they have heard Amazon will be launching an updated Kindle eBook reader in August. It is supposed to be thinner, but still no color screen.
Author behaving badly: The New York Times has a story about James Fogle, author of Drugstore Cowboys, being arrested for robbery in Washington state. Gathering material for another book?
Jennifer Belle found an interesting way of promoting her latest book. The NY Post reports that she hired forty actresses to laugh while reading her book, The Seven Year Bitch, in public.
There was a lot of news about eReaders this week so my question for today is: What do you think of eReaders? Like, dislike, use one daily, never used one? Let me know.