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Apple iPad Offers Publishers Hope but Is Hardly a Savior

by Allen Weiner  |  January 27, 2010  |  6 Comments

Rumors being what they are, much of what Steve Jobs announced at the Ipad launch event didn’t come as a surprise to the overload crowd at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The iPad is a tweener that fits nicely between an iPhone/iTouch and netbook computer. With a 9.7-inch screen weighing in at 1.5 [...]

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CES: Get Ready for the E-Reading Rumble

by Allen Weiner  |  January 4, 2010  |  3 Comments

Based on the number of pre-event press calls and steady stream of press releases, the E in CES 2010 stands for e-reading. Two days before I land in Las Vegas, I envision devices in every form factor each proclaiming to be the best thing to hit publishing since the AP Stylebook. I have now lost [...]

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Amazon Launches Preemptive Global Strike with Kindle

by Allen Weiner  |  October 7, 2009  |  3 Comments

Amazon as taken two steps to ensure it has some breathing room between itself and the burgeoning list of competitors in the eBook-ereader marketplace. The company has announced that it is lowering the price of the bestseller Kindle to $259, down from $299 as well launching the Kindle with U.S. & International Wireless.  Kindle with [...]

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Sony, Plastic Logic Turn up The Heat on Amazon

by Allen Weiner  |  August 13, 2009  |  2 Comments

Somewhere in Seattle, likely over cups of very strong coffee, the powers that be at Amazon are no doubt planning a well-caffeinated response to two recent announcements in the eBook market as well as some well-speculated product and service releases that could come in Q4, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Amazon’s original [...]

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The Kindle is Great, But…

by Allen Weiner  |  April 13, 2009  |  Comments Off

A few weeks into my ownership of a Kindle 2, I must report that the Amazon e-reader holds great promise as it delivers a very intuitive experience for those who want portability and a virtual library at their fingertips. Adding books (from both Amazon and other sources) to the Kindle 2 is straightforward with the [...]

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The E-Reader Trifecta: Amazon, Google and Apple

by Allen Weiner  |  February 11, 2009  |  Comments Off

In the research that led to our report, “Publishers Explore Digital Editions, Devices as New Channel Opportunities,” Mike McGuire and I debated/handicapped the merits of various e-reader devices and their chances of becoming the go-to gadgets for reading books, magazines and newspapers. Our conclusions were, well…inconclusive. With recent events, those inconclusive conclusions are even more…well… [...]

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