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Flexible electronic books to hit market soon

Flexible electronic books to hit market soon – tech – 23 February 2009 – New Scientist: GADGET-makers have long promised us a flexible electronic book, but actually producing a robust, bendy screen has proved tough – until now. Plastic Logic, a display technology company based in Cambridge, UK, says it will launch the first flexible …

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Sunday Summary

I’m working on a research proposal for school right now. As exhilarating as it is to be getting near working on my dissertation, this phase is very time-consuming. Consequently, I’m resorting to a summary list of the tabs I’ve left open in my browser for far too long in hopes of being able to write …

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Electronic Device Stirs Unease at BookExpo – NYTimes.com

Electronic Device Stirs Unease at BookExpo – NYTimes.com This article discusses the current status of electronic books, with focus on the two most popular ebook readers, Amazon’s Kindle and the Sony Reader. The article points out that one advantage of ebooks is that the supplier never runs out of copies.  Scott McClellan’s “What Happened,” the …

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Troubled book world is going for novel ideas

Troubled book world is going for novel ideas – Los Angeles Times As Book Expo America, the nation’s largest annual book convention, opens today in Los Angeles, innovation — some would say desperation — will be the main order of business. More than 2,000 exhibitors from every facet of the publishing world, nearly 1,000 authors …

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Amazon’s Kindle is stoking sales of e-books

Amazon’s Kindle is stoking sales of e-books The debate over e-books and the future of publishing continues, here centered around Amazon’s new e-book device, the Kindle. One person involved in the publishing industry compares e-books to audiobooks. If that’s an apt comparison, then we can only expect e-books to become increasingly more prevalent relatively quickly.

Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader Locked Up: Why Your Books Are No Longer Yours

Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader Locked Up: Why Your Books Are No Longer Yours If you buy a regular old book, CD or DVD, you can turn around and loan it to a friend, or sell it again. The right to pass it along is called the “first sale” doctrine. Digital books, music and movies …

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