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Buy ebooks on the train via QR code advertising? I like it!

The team at Springwise published this rather interesting story from Spain: Now the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government Railways) has placed QR codes with links to the first chapters of popular novels on its trains as part of the National Reading Plan, with the aim to encourage citizens of Spain to get […]

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Rakuten buys Kobo for $315m to grow downloadable media ecosystem

I’ve been giving Kobo a lot of thought recently. In the UK, they’ve recently embarked upon a seriously large advertising campaign, highlighting their all new readers and taking the fight to Amazon with a rather compelling WH Smiths distribution deal. And they’ve only recently announced some new hardware that looks particularly neat. What’s next for […]

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Inkling: McGraw Hill’s new approach looks promising

This is Momchil here with a quick post about interactive books offered by Inkling. Inkling offers interactive content for iPad. The innovative approach to books aims to offer a better alternative to conventional textbooks. Here’s how they describe it: No more heavy, expensive textbooks to carry around campus. Inkling textbooks are more interactive, more flexible […]

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The £100m Harry Potter Ebook rights and the forthcoming Kindle/iPad ‘revolution’

I’m off to the London Book Fair tomorrow. Ebooks is big business nowadays, especially with the 800lb Amazon Gorilla stomping about the mobile industry. Indeed, the emerging idea of Amazon competing heavily or directly with iTunes has been getting quite a lot of people excited over the past few months. As I was browsing the […]