Microsoft Edge Browser Update for iPad and iPhone Supports Ebooks

The link below is to an article reporting on the latest update to Microsoft’s Edge Browser, including support for ebooks.

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New Typography for Kindle

The link below is to an article that looks at the new typography for the Kindle app (iPhone and iPad).

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Pocketbook Reader

The link below is to an article that takes a look at Pocketbook’s new iPad and iPhone app – Pocketbook Reader.

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A Step by Step Guide to Evaluating Your ePub Files

The link below is to an article/tutorial that looks at how you can evaluate an ePub file on a kidnle, iPad and Smartphone.

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The Netflix of kids’ books? Epic launches on iPad for $9.99/month


The Netflix(s nflx) monthly subscription model is a hit for movies and TV, and is spreading to music with paid versions of services like Pandora and Spotify. In 2014, it looks like the model could finally catch on for e-books.

On Tuesday, a company called Epic launched a service that offers children a monthly library of over 2,000 children’s books on the iPad, including popular titles like Olivia, the Berenstain Bears and  Mr. Popper’s Penguins. The books arrive instantly through streaming, and the service also provides features like personalized recommendations and off-line access. Here are some more titles:

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Epic’s launch comes weeks after Oyster, which my colleague Laura Owen last year crowned the Netflix of e-books, received a major investment to expand its $9.95 ebook service aimed at adults.

It’s obviously too soon to say how Epic will fare but, as with any monthly subscription service…

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Ebook subscription startup Oyster expands to iPad and opens to all; some stats from Scribd


Oyster, the Peter Thiel-backed startup that aims to be a Netflix (s NFLX) for ebooks, was iPhone-only and invite-only for its first six weeks. On Wednesday, though, Oyster launched its iPad (s AAPL) app and opened up to everyone. And it is now offering a free 30-day trial of its service — which is essential, since consumers are still very unfamiliar with ebook subscription services.

When I reviewed Oyster six weeks ago, I was impressed by its design and its offerings — over 100,000 in-copyright ebooks for $9.95 a month. But I thought the app’s lack of availability on iPad was a big drawback because I think it’s hard to do serious reading on an iPhone. The launch on iPad remedies this problem, of course, and subscribers’ books will sync between both devices.

Oyster’s design on iPad is great, just as the iPhone app design is. One feature…

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Article: Kindle App Updates

The link below is to an article reporting on the latest updates to the Kindle Apps for iPad and iPhone.

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