Category Archives: Sony

Apple pretty much confirms all ebook apps must offer In App Purchasing

The blog FutureBook writes that it has received direct confirmation from Apple that its new rules about mandatory In App Purchases (IAP) will indeed apply to ebook apps as well, contrary to my interpretation of their vague press release yesterday. … Continue reading

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Here’s how Apple’s 30% commission might affect ebook apps

Update: It seems Apple has somewhat confirmed that ebook apps are included in the new requirements. My two predicted changes below remain fairly accurate, but now you can add two more potential changes: either the apps will go away completely, … Continue reading

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Today’s Kobo update: proof that Apple isn’t going after ebook apps

Today everyone in ebookland (hold on, must check if that domain is registered… yep) is spazzing out about Apple and Sony, because Sony submitted a Sony Reader ebook app, similar to the Kindle, Nook and Kobo apps already on the … Continue reading

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How to predict what Amazon will announce next

It should be clear by now that the only time Amazon likes to announce a feature is when a competitor–usually Barnes & Noble–has something to announce. The Kindle 2 price cut this summer happened a few hours after B&N’s price … Continue reading

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"Which ereader device should I buy?"

The Kindle will likely be the big ereader champ this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for every reader. Here’s a quick guide to figuring out which device will best meet your needs. Update: Nate over at … Continue reading

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shortcovers giving away 3 16gb iPod touches

Ebook retailer shortcovers has announced an iPod touch giveaway for the end of September, no purchase necessary. Continue reading

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