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Google Books for iPad adds in-book search and landscape mode

Google has updated its Books app for iOS today, and the new version brings a handful of bug fixes, performance improvements, and a couple of new features. One of these is iPad-specific: reading books in the landscape orientation on Apple tablets is now possible. The second is the addition of a Find feature which shows you all the matches for a particular query as you scroll. Tapping Get...

Android Market now offers e-book purchases

There were some interesting discoveries noted when the Android Market website went live recently. Specific URLs behaved differently than the categories listed on the site -- they ended with books, music, and movies. Now, TechCrunch reports that the Books subsection is active. Right now, however, the Books tab will only appear for users who access the it via the Market App on an Android 3.0...

Kindle update brings real page numbers, public notes, and new magazine layout

The latest generation Amazon Kindle e-book reader is about to receive a software update over-the-air that will add quite a few interesting features. Chief among those is what's probably been the most requested feature from Kindle owners: real page numbers. These match the numbers in printed books and have already been added to tens of thousands of books, including the Top 100 best selling books in...

Kindle e-books now out-selling paperbacks

Last year we saw e-books outsell their hardback counterparts, but another arguably more important milestone has just been passed: e-books now outsell all paperback books on Amazon. Now for every 100 paperbacks Amazon sells, 115 e-books are sold, making e-books the most popular book format available. That number excludes the free and out of copyright e-books that Amazon distributes too, otherwise...

MegaReader: an iPhone e-book reader with a live head-up display

Have you ever walked into a lamppost, or tripped over a small wall, because you've been so engrossed in a book you simply can't put it down? Well it's time to stop hurting yourself -- introducing MegaReader 2.1 and its new 'heads up display.' Using any Apple device equipped with a camera and running iOS4, MegaReader now gives you the option of displaying the text of your favorite book as an...

Aldiko Book Reader for Android gains access to public library books, support for PDFs, new UI

Aldiko is probably the best-known and most used e-book reading app for Android that isn't Kindle, Kobo, or Nook. The free Aldiko Book Reader has just received a major update, taking it to version 2.0. The most notable new feature is support for Adobe DRM, which effectively makes Aldiko able to open public library e-books. Instructions for getting such books into Aldiko are waiting for you after...

Send to Kindle extension for Google Chrome saves articles to your Kindle

Kindle owners who would rather read web articles on their Kindle devices than on a laptop screen are in luck: there's now a Send to Kindle Chrome extension. With a little bit of setup, you can pass articles to your Kindle over Wi-Fi or Amazon's Whispernet with one click. When you install Send to Kindle, you'll see a setup screen where you'll have to enter your Kindle's registered email address....

Amazon announces Kindle app for Android and Windows Tablets

Amazon has announced that it will release a Kindle app for Android and Windows-based tablets later this year. The app would be great on Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy Tab, but it's actually designed to be ready for devices that haven't even been released yet, like the HTC tablet rumored to launch in February. "We're very excited to support the upcoming Android and Windows LCD tablet computers...

Amazon Kindle lending lets you share e-books

Amazon announced back in October that its Kindle e-reader platform would allow users to lend books to one another "by the end of the year." Today, Amazon introduced a lending feature for US customers just ahead of the deadline. Kindle users across the entire range of Kindle apps and devices can now lend each of their purchased books one time only, for a period of 14 days. To lend a book, go to...

Apple updates iBooks with folders and PDF printing and emailing, Canadian books are coming soon

Apple's iBooks has received an update today, pushing it to version 1.2. New in the app are a few features that have long been requested by iBooks fans. First off, iBooks now has support for folders. These work in a similar fashion to iOS folders, only they're called 'Collections.' The two default collections are Books and PDFs. Of course, you can create your own, name them however you like, and...

Google Editions, Google's e-book store, to launch before 2011

Google's e-book retail operation, Google Editions, may be in business by the end of the year. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that even though Google missed its target of a summer 2010 launch, recent deals with publishers and independent booksellers mean the service will be ready for action in the US by the end of the year and internationally in Q1 of 2011. Google Editions is a potential...

Killer Deal: O'Reilly offers 60% discount on entire e-book catalog, today only

Here's one you really don't want to miss: O'Reilly is offering their entire e-book and video catalog for 60% off! This is a Cyber Monday sort of deal, so it's today only (Nov 29). If you've ever considered learning a programming language, honing your VIM skills or anything like that, now would be a great time to snatch a book about it. I don't know if their videos are up to par with Lynda.com,...

Two quick ways to read library e-books on your iPhone or iPad with Bluefire

The Bluefire e-reader for iPhone made a big splash last week because it's a free app that can read DRM-protected e-books, like the ones offered by many public libraries. We've reviewed Bluefire and shown you how to get borrowed e-books onto your iPhone, but there are two better and faster ways to accomplish this, without opening Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or syncing with iTunes....

Bluefire Reader for iPhone and iPad lets you read public library e-books

Bluefire Reader is an e-reader app for the iPhone and iPad that, along with letting you read e-books in EPUB and PDF formats, has a unique twist compared to its competitors -- support for Adobe DRM. Not only that, but starting today, it supports the unique DRM used by public libraries, so you can download free e-books from hundreds of public library websites, transfer them to your iDevice using...

UPLOADnSELL lets you sell E-Books and software easily... maybe

On paper, UPLOADnSELL sounds good: Upload an e-book, music files, software, or anything else. Send a PayPal link to your customers, via your site or email. The customer goes to PayPal and pays, and you get the money directly. UPLOADnSELL gets a notification from PayPal and emails your customer the link to your file. The customer downloads the file, and everybody's happy. However,...