Chrome Extensions to Increase Reading Speed


The links below are to articles that look at Chrome Extensions that aim to increase reading speed.

For more visit:
https://ebookfriendly.com/spreed-chrome-extension-read-twice-faster/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/11/05/read-at-triple-your-normal-speed-with-one-of-these-five-chrome-extension/

Google Play Books Royalty Payments Increase


The links below are to articles that report on an increase to Google Play Books royalty payments.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/10/13/google-play-books-now-pays-a-70-royalty-in-60-countries/
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/google-play-books-implements-70-commission-on-ebook-sales

Google and Ebook Piracy


The link below is to an article that reports on issues of ebook piracy and the role Google allegedly plays in it. Readers will obviously have their own view on this matter, but in my opinion it seems like an industry seeking to blame someone else for their own woes, of which many are of their own making.

For more visit:
https://torrentfreak.com/google-promotes-pirate-book-sales-authors-guild-says-200605/

The New ‘Read Along’ App


The links below are to articles that takes a look at Google’s new ‘Read Along’ app, designed to assist kids learning to read.

For more visit:
https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2020/05/googles-new-read-along-app-can-help-elementary-school-kids-improve-their-reading-skills/
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-read-along-teach-kids-how-to-read/
https://goodereader.com/blog/spotlight-on-android/google-read-along-helps-kids-read-books-during-the-pandemic

Google Play Books Now Renting


The links below are to articles reporting on Google Play Books now renting ebooks.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/08/15/google-play-books-is-now-renting-novels-published-by-open-road-media/
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/google-play-is-now-renting-ebooks

Google Play Books News


The links below are to articles reporting on recent news concerning Google Play Books and new features that have been added to that platform.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/google-play-books-launches-beta-features
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/08/15/google-is-beta-testing-custom-shelves-search-features/

The Google Smart Book?


The link below is to an article I came across that reports on a very unique smart book design by Google, which they have filed a patent for.

For more visit:
https://www.mhpbooks.com/google-has-filed-a-patent-for-a-smart-book-with-multiple-screens/