Morning Roundup: The Great Audiobook Survey, Amazon Ignites Culture Clash and more

In our latest reader poll, we asked all about your audiobook habits. 1059 Riot readers answered the call. Here’s a look at the numbers. I’ve offered some commentary and interpretation. What do you make of the data? The post Morning Roundup: The Great Audiobook Survey, Amazon Ignites Culture Clash and more appeared first on TeleRead:...

Monday News: Romance Awareness Month at Open Road, Kindle Worlds a failure?, new children’s author Ben Bailey Smith, and reader-driven school supplies campaign

Happy Romance Awareness Month – In addition to selling Romance novels and other romance-related books for $1.99, Open Road is giving away a free Kobo Mini and the contest ends on 9/1/14. Complete rules on the website, as well as sale titles. –Open Road Media Amazon’s fan-fiction portal Kindle Worlds is a bust for fans, and...

How PDF Editing Works on the Microsoft Surface 3 and Sony DPT-S1

Consumers and business customers often find themselves relying on PDF files in order to view and edit documents. We live in a world of Kindle Books, Nook Books and proprietary formats, but PDF’s have been the longest lived format in the digital space. Sony made the Digital Paper (DPT-S1) with the sole intention of reading...

Sony Supposedly Teases Unannounced Tablet on Facebook; Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Coming at IFA 2014

We’ve heard a few days ago that Sony may be preparing the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact for release and today we see a teaser of that device, supposedly. The image below was posted on one of Sony’s Facebook pages, one dedicated to its SmartBand wearable. In the picture you see a guy next to a...

Edinburgh, the pioneer UNESCO City of Literature

At the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014, I spoke to Sarah Morrison, Communications Executive of the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, about how Edinburgh pioneered the UNESCO Cities of Literature programme, and what this has done for the city itself. The post Edinburgh, the pioneer UNESCO City of Literature appeared first on TeleRead: News...

Harvard Classics Available as Free eBooks

First published in 1909, The Harvard Classics is an anthology consisting of 51 volumes of classic works from world literature. Compiled and edited by Harvard University President, Charles W. Eliot, the goal of the publications was simple: provide a liberal education based on the number of books able to fit across a five-foot shelf (that...

China Wants Its Own Operating System to Fight Google, Microsoft Platforms

China will have a brand new home made operating system ready to go by October this year and they aim to take on Microsoft and Google’s solutions, according to Reuters. Recently we’ve heard numerous times that both China and Russia are trying to stay away from Apple and Intel, as they come up with their...

Surface Pro 3 Tablet Now Going After the MacBook Air; What’s Up With This Strategy?

Microsoft figured out it can’t go after the iPad, so it decided to switch strategy and promote the Surface Pro 3 as a product that rivals the MacBook Air. There are already at least three ads with this theme, focusing on portability, raw power of the devices and even throwing the iPad in the mix...

The Chuwi VX8 3G Tablet Gets Now a Black Edition

A new Chinese tablet that has been recently launched on the market is Chuwi VX8 3G, a device that gets now a new color variation, a black edition. As we found out, this tablet comes in both Android and Windows 8.1 variants, so we can choose what system to be installed on our new device...

Have e-Readers been Superseded by Multifunction Tablets and Smartphones?

In the last four years we have seen the entire publishing industry embrace eBooks. In 2013, Nielsen’s Books & Consumers survey shows that among U.S. buyers of adult fiction and nonfiction, 25% of book buyers bought an eBook and 31% of new books purchased in adult fiction and nonfiction were eBooks. e-Readers have traditionally been...

Progress and New Directions With Ebooks

Ebooks are entering their adolescence. Excitement over the mass conversion of text files gave way to exuberance in making enhanced ebooks and elaborate book apps. After commercial realities for overwrought titles that couldn’t find an audience set in for publishers, there was a retrenching and investment for the projects dried up. A new generation of...

Social Media Jobs: Northwestern University, Tally, The Economist Group

This week, Northwestern University is hiring a social media manager for Kellogg School of Management, while Tally needs a community manager and social media star. The Economist Group is seeking a social media and community management associate, and Capwell+Co is on the hunt for a marketing and social media assistant. Get the scoop on these...

Valiant and Action Lab Go DRM-Free for Digital Comics

Image Comics was the first mainstream comic book publisher to embrace going DRM-Free and this has prompted Valiant and Action Lab to follow suit. Comixology is the top digital distributor of comics and their app is available on every major operating system. In July 2014 the Amazon owned company announced that it would allow publishers the...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.4 (SM-T807T) for T-Mobile Gets Certification From FCC

Launched a while ago, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is definitely a great tablet that not only offers a great slim design, but also high-end specs like the Quad HD display. Today, we find that the 4G LTE version designed for the American operator T-Mobile received certification from FCC. As you may noticed, right here...