Friday, April 13, 2012

E-books in the news

At Eckhartz Press headquarters this morning, we were happy to read about this little development in the e-book world: Barnes & Noble lights up e-readers.

Here's the highlight: "E-readers with black-and-white screens, made by Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Sony and others, are easily readable in bright light but don't come with their own light sources and can't be read in darkness. The ones with color screens, such as the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, do have their own light sources but are barely legible in sunlight. The new "Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight" has a standard black-and-white screen, but an array of light-emitting diodes inside the frame spreads a glow over the page with the help of an invisible light-guiding layer. The ability to read books in bed without disturbing a partner by turning on a bedside lamp has been a top request from customers, said Jamie Ianonne, the head of Barnes & Noble's digital division. The model will be in stores early next month and cost $139."

Have we ever mentioned, by the way, that "The Living Wills" is available as an e-book? It's true. When you get your new "lit up" Nook, you can get "The Living Wills" at Barnes & Noble (where it's got a 5 star rating). It's also, of course, available for your Kindle at amazon (where it has a 4.8 star rating), and for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch at the Apple Bookstore, and even for your Sony e-reader at the Sony Reader Store. It's selling quite well, so we thank you for your support!

Coming soon to all of those places: the "Down at the Golden Coin" e-book.

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