Why Second Hand Book Shops Will Always Rage, Rage, Against the Dying of Print

There are four reasons why second-hand book shops will always rage against the book dying in favor of the eReader. Simply put, the reasons are: Out of print? You better hope it’s online! Hard-to-find books can be sourced Different editions of books exist People like finding hidden gems Before we look at them in detail, … Read more

Why You Can’t Buy Kindle Books in the App & How to Navigate the New Platform

If you’re an avid Kindle user like me, and you own an Android phone, you’ll have noticed that within the last week, Amazon has changed the way the Kindle app works. Android users can no longer buy books in the actual Kindle app. Instead, they must go to amazon.com/ebooks in a web browser and purchase … Read more

8 Audiobooks Services Better Than Audible

Many readers today are fans of audiobooks. It’s a convenient and easy way to read books while completing other tasks. The platform that users use to traditionally listen to them is Audible. Audible is the biggest audiobook platform with its vast collection of books, both old and new. It is the most popular of all … Read more

7 Podcasts for Bibliophiles

Give your eyes a break and listen to these book related podcasts – including author interviews, live readings and interesting facts from the literary world. 1. The New Yorker: Fiction : A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman. 2. Litopia A podcast from the Litopia Writer’s Colony 3. Longform A weekly conversation with … Read more

The Amazon Matchbook Program

On September 3, 2013 Kindle announced a program they call Matchbook. This will allow people who have bought print books from Amazon since 1995 to obtain an eBook copy of the book, assuming that the publisher/author of the book has chosen to participate in Matchbook. The prices they quote for getting the eBook copy range … Read more

Buying an ebook

I don’t have a kindle, nook, ipad, or any other device in which to download books, unless you count my brand new used 4 iphone. Which I don’t. Reading a book on that would be like deciphering the written word from a dollhouse library. And yet, I was almost willing to try. Almost. Who is … Read more

Readers Who Love E-Readers

The number one reason I’ve found that people love kindle or nook or and ipad or iphone to read books, is how much easier a e-reader is to travel with, instead of individual titles heaped in a bag or loaded into luggage. Especially  when flying.  Instead of impulse buying a paperback at an airport terminal, … Read more