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A Reader’s Digest That Grandma Never Dreamed Of

New York Times – 2009-12-20

Battered by billions of dollars in debt, the magazine empire known for folksy charm is becoming less folksy (and trying to keep its charm).

Texterity Plans Launch of New Digital Reader

Folio Mag – 2009-03-25

Digital publishing vendor Texterity has announced plans to launch a new version of its Coverleaf Reader.

Sony Reader taps Google's public domain books

Reuters – 2009-03-19

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sony Corp is making available public domain books from Google Inc to users of its electronic book reader, Sony said on Wednesday, vastly increasing the amount of available...

First colour e-book reader ready

The Book Seller – 2009-03-18

Japanese company Fujitsu has unveiled what it...

Detroit Dailies Look to Latest E-reader

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-17

At last week's mediaXchange, Detroit Media Partnership CEO Dave Hunke said the joint operating agency for The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press is considering a subscriber lease arrangement for...

Reader’s Digest Outsources IT to India in $350M Deal

Folio Mag – 2009-03-16

The Reader’s Digest Association has entered an agreement to outsource its entire IT operation to an India-based company. The seven-year, $350 million deal with HCL Technologies, expected to be...

Reader's Digest to Exit Library Market

Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-10

Reader's Digest will close its World Almanac Education Library services unit and sell Gareth Stevens.

Review: Kindle e-book reader comes to the iPhone

AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-03-04

Amazon.com Inc. has received a lot of attention and respectable sales for its Kindle e-book reader, but it's hardly made a dent in the hardcover armor of the old-fashioned paper book.

Freelancers Call for Boycott of New Reader’s Digest Association Magazines

Folio Mag – 2009-03-04

A small group of U.S. freelance writers is calling for a boycott of Fresh Home and Best You, two new magazines published by the Reader’s Digest Association.

Larger-screen digital newspaper reader closer to market

International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-10

The screen of the Plastic Logic Reader is big enough to more closely approximate the look of a printed newspaper or magazine page.

Amazon's New Kindle E-book Reader Slims Down, but Will it Fly?

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-10

Amazon.com Inc. is releasing a slimmer version of its Kindle electronic reading device, but it still costs $359 ¿ making it unclear how mainstream even an improved Kindle can be during a brutal...

Amazon.com Debuts New Version of Kindle Electronic Book Reader

Bloomberg – 2009-02-09

Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. , the world’s largest Internet retailer, introduced a new version of the Kindle, the electronic book reader that’s sold out two years in a row.

Amazon launches new Kindle reader

BBC – 2009-02-09

Amazon has released the second version of its Kindle electronic book reader, which is slimmer but still costs $359 (£244).

Massive Layoffs at Reader’s Digest

Folio Mag – 2009-01-28

Reader’s Digest Association Wednesday said it will eliminate 8 percent of its overall workforce of 3,500, or approximately 280 employees.The cut employees will be notified Thursday.

Noted Chinese author Sun Shuyang publishes "Tibet Reader"

People's Daily – 2008-12-31

The renowned Chinese contemporary author Sun Shuyang, who has so far composed more than a dozen influential contemporary works, has published a new book named "Tibet Reader", after his magnum opus...

Foxit's eSlick Is The Cheapest E-Book Reader

Fast Company Magazine – 2008-12-19

The Kindle may be good, if aging, and Sony's Reader may be groovy yet expensive, but Foxit's upcoming eSlick has a killer advantage over both: its price. Sneaking in at a launch price of $229 makes...

Random House Publishing Group Makes Free Titles Available on Lexcycle's Stanza Reader

PRWeb – 2008-12-08

Random House is making a variety of eBooks available for free to iPhone and iPod Touch users via Lexcycle Stanza. This promotion will allow over 500,000 Stanza users to enjoy free eBooks from a...

Reader’s Digest to Launch Magazine, Facebook for Christians

Folio Mag – 2008-11-24

RELATED: Reader's Digest Considering Name Change

Reader’s Digest Pushes on in Weak Climate

New York Times – 2008-11-24

Since she became chief executive 20 months ago, Mary Berner has been a jolt to the system for this stodgiest of media companies.

800 Newspapers From NewspaperDirect Now Available on iRex Digital Reader, Featuring 'Electronic Paper' Display

Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-11-12

NewspaperDirect Inc., the world leader in multi-channel newspaper and magazine content distribution and monetization, is previewing its PressDisplay.com online news portal on the iRex digital reader...

Google Reader Now Translating Your Subscriptions

Search Engine Land – 2008-11-11

The Google Reader Blog announced that they now are offering translation of your subscriptions. Google Reader now gives you the ability to subscribe to blogs and sites that do not publish content in...

Sony to launch e-Reader in Germany spring '09

The Bookseller – 2008-10-27

Sony is planning to launch its e-Reader...

S&S Signs with Global Reader

Publishers Wekly – 2008-10-13

S&S has signed with MPS Mobile to make its titles available through mobile phones.

Sony expands e-book reader range

New York Times – 2008-10-06

Sony is introducing a second electronic book reader to its range in the U.S. that comes with upgraded hardware and will go on sale in November.

Amazon plans new version of Kindle e-book reader: Website

Market Watch – 2008-10-05

Amazon.com Inc. is planning a new version of its Kindle electronic-book reader, including a number of improvements over the original, according to Boygeniusreport.com.

New Sony Reader has light, note-taking stylus

International Herald Tribune – 2008-10-03

Sony Corp. unveiled a new e-book reader Thursday with a built-in light and a touch-sensitive display, features that set it apart from Amazon.com Inc.'s competing Kindle reader.

Bits: Will This E-Reader Replace Papers?

New York Times – 2008-09-20

A new electronic reader from iRex features a 10.1-inch diagonal screen, big enough, says Hans Brons, iRex chief executive, to replicate the look of a newspaper’s layout.

Chicago Reader Publisher Resigns

Association of Alternative Newsweeklies – 2008-09-17

Reader media columnist Michael Miner reports that publisher Michael Crystal resigned from the paper yesterday. The interim publisher is Kirk MacDonald, who is chief operating officer of Creative...

Reader’s Digest Names New Publisher

Folio Mag – 2008-09-17

The Reader’s Digest Association has named Tracey Altman vice president and publisher of Reader’s Digest magazine. Altman replaces Jeff Wellington who resigned in May.

Monkey goes to the Reader's Digest relaunch party

Guardian – 2008-09-16

Media Monkey: All paths through London's literary journalistic terrain converged on the Wallace Collection last night for the launch party of the new-look Reader's Digest

Electronic newspaper reader has look of the real thing

International Herald Tribune – 2008-09-09

A new lightweight screen from Plastic Logic mimics the look - but not the feel - of a printed newspaper.

New E-Newspaper Reader Echoes Look of the Paper

New York Times – 2008-09-09

Plastic Logic introduced its version of an electronic newspaper reader: a lightweight plastic screen that mimics the look — but not the feel — of a printed newspaper.

Following the Reader

The Bookseller – 2008-09-08

Following last week's launch of the Sony...

Claire Armitstead reviews Sony's new ebook, the Reader

Guardian – 2008-09-04

Claire Armitstead takes time to adjust to reading the new ebook but recommends it for travellers

Will bookworms get their teeth into the Sony Reader?

Times Online – 2008-09-02

Outside the British Library the slim volume in my hands could mark the beginning of the end for slim volumes. It is the Sony Reader, the electronic book that hits the British market this week – and...

'NY Times' Reader Survey on Content Draws Blog Interest

Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-07

It seems The New York Times can't even conduct a reader survey without it becoming a major Web discussion topic. Both Vanity Fair and The New Republic found a Times online reader survey valuable...

Sony opens up e-book reader

Mail and Guardian – 2008-07-29

The map will replace this text. If any users do not have Flash Player 8 (or above), they'll see this message. With the market for electronic books still relatively sleepy, Sony is trying a new tack:...

Sony opens up e-book Reader to other booksellers

AP – 2008-07-24

AP - With the market for electronic books still relatively sleepy, Sony Corp. is trying a new tack: untethering the latest model of its e-book reading device from its own online bookstore.

Sony Opens Up E-Book Reader To Other Online Stores; Still Limited

CBS News – 2008-07-24

Finally, a competitive move from Sony (NYSE: SNE) worth writing about, though it has its own caveats: it is opening up Sony Reader, its e-book reading device which is a competitor to Amazon (NSDQ:...

Reader's Digest to Moshi Monsters: magazine ABC sales roundup

Guardian – 2012-02-17

Reader's Digest UK struggled with a 13.1 fall in sales, a good score for FourFourTwo, and Moshi Monsters neared the top 50Sales of Top Gear magazine dropped by almost 6% year-on-year in the second...

New series join early reader market

The Bookseller – 2012-03-22

Barrington Stoke is the latest publisher to enter the early reader market. Its new series,...

WAN-IFRA News: World Young Reader Prizes opens for entries

Editors Weblog – 2012-03-26

Newspapers have until 4 May to submit an entry to the World Young Reader Prizes, the annual awards from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) that recognize success in...

World Young Reader Prizes Opens For Entries

Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-26

Newspapers have until 4 May to submit an entry to the World Young Reader Prizes, the annual awards from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) that recognize success in...

Barnes & Noble Releases Glow-in-the-dark Nook E-reader

PC World – 2012-04-13

Barnes & Noble on Thursday released a new Nook Simple Touch e-reader with a screen that lights up so that books can be read in the dark.

Nook e-reader 'glows in the dark'

BBC World – 2012-04-13

E-book users will now be able to read in complete darkness - thanks to the first-ever e-ink reader that glows in the dark.

Barnes & Noble Launches e-Reader Meant for Reading in Dark

Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-13

Barnes & Noble wants you to take your e-reader to bed. The latest iteration of the Nook, revealed by the book retailer Thursday, is a black-and-white device with a softly glowing backlit...

New Kobo sections will support e-reader trials, says WHS

The Bookseller – 2012-04-19

Customers will be encouraged to invest more time in trialling e-readers with WH Smith's new...

'One third' of Britons own e-reader

The Bookseller – 2012-04-26

Nearly a third of people in the UK own an e-reader, with a further 15% planning to buy one in the...

A brief history of Microsoft’s e-reader efforts

GigaOM – 2012-04-30

Although Microsoft invested $300 million in a Barnes & Noble spin-off on Monday, this isn't the first time Microsoft played the e-book game. Typical for the company, it often has great ideas,...

Microsoft buys stake in Barnes and Noble’s Nook e-reader

The Washington Post – 2012-05-01

Microsoft on Monday announced a $300 million investment in Barnes and Noble’se-reader and tablet business, giving the software giant a late entry into the race for digital publishing and online...

Latest Nook e-reader is apt to make customers glow

Boston.com – 2012-05-03

If you can’t be first to market, you may have to settle for making better products. That’s Barnes & Noble Inc.’s strategy for its Nook line of e-book readers, and I’d say...

In E-Reader Age of Writer’s Cramp, a Book a Year Is Slacking

The New York Times – 2012-05-13

Some authors, like the novelist James Patterson, are producing 12 or more books a year to satisfy readers who are increasingly used to on-demand entertainment.

Eason to launch own-brand e-reader

The Bookseller – 2012-05-23

Eason is soon to launch an own-branded e-reader, the Irish Independent reports. A spokesman for...

It’s official: Chicago Reader sold to Sun-Times parent

Poynter. – 2012-05-24

A memo from group publisher Alison Draper and CFO Tammy Bailey to Creative Loafing employees confirms the sale: We would like to inform you of the sale of the Chicago Reader to Wrapports, LLC owner...

Which e-reader should you take to the beach?

The Washington Post – 2012-06-06

Readers who insist on visiting the beach this summer — there is really nothing to see except sand and water, but I digress — need to make some fundamental decisions not just about what they want...

Readability Kills Failed Reader Fees Plan To Compensate Publishers

Fast Company – 2012-06-14

News updates all day from Fast Company.Readability, the web and mobile app that lets users organize and read stripped-down versions of web stories, today announced in a blog post that it will end its...

From the Editor : Know the Reader, Know Thyself

Publishing Executive – 2012-05-02

By James Sturdivant My favorite part of a very good keynote address from Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Bloomburg...

Flipboard finally brings its magazine-like news reader to Android

Betanews – 2012-06-22

Flipboard, the social newsreader with a stylish magazine-like design, has emerged from beta and is now available free for all Android devices, including the Kindle Fire (although it’s optimized for...

What Does Your E-Reader Know About You?; The Book That Disappears

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-06-29

Today in books and publishing: Your e-book is watching you; a book written with disappearing ink; Jezebel's new book club; library jail; Colin Powell reads on planes. If books could talk: Your...

Eason to launch e-reader 'this year'

The Bookseller – 2012-07-10

Eason is to launch its e-reader later this year, the Irish bookseller has revealed, as it...

Reader contributions sought for Hart e-book

The Bookseller – 2012-07-11

Hodder and Stoughton is asking readers to write a companion e-book to its autumn title, Miranda...

Say Goodbye to 'Weekly Reader'

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-07-23

Scholastic has owned Weekly Reader, a magazine aimed at children and what can only be described as a grammar school must-read, for about six months and today they've announced that...

Media Decoder Blog: The Final Bell Rings for Weekly Reader, a Classroom Staple

The New York Times – 2012-07-25

The current-events magazine for children was best known for its popular, and highly accurate, presidential poll.

Rakuten beats Amazon to Japanese e-reader market

The Bookseller – 2012-08-16

Kobo's parent Rakuten claims to have sold 100,000 devices following a launch of the Kobo e-...

Sony Reader gets a new design, Evernote integration and a free Harry Potter book for $129

Engadget – 2012-08-16

In the market for a new e-reader? One could certainly do worse than Sony's Reader line. The company's been packing features onto its devices, and the already leaked latest entry is no different, with...

Barnes & Noble Nook E-Reader Goes International

AllThingsD – 2012-08-20

Barnes & Noble has finally scheduled the long-awaited international debut of its Nook e-reader. The company said Monday that it will begin selling its Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch...

What Kind of Book Reader Are You? A Diagnostics Guide

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-30

The New Yorker's Page-Turner blog includes a book-reader coinage that got us thinking about our own reading styles. There, Mark O'Connell confesses his dirty little reading secret: He...

E-reader numbers 'set to rise 70%' this year

The Bookseller – 2012-09-10

Publishers are readying themselves to respond to an explosion of e-reading devices in the UK in...

German book chains launch new e-reader

The Bookseller – 2012-09-12

German book chains Weltbild and Hugendubel have reacted swiftly to Amazon's announcement...

Reader's Digest increases frequency

Crains New York – 2012-09-15

Reader's Digest is making an unusual move for the magazine industry today: Next year it will increase its annual frequency from 10 to 12 issues. The move undoes a frequency reduction that took effect...

Gardners reveals its colour e-reader

The Bookseller – 2012-09-17

Gardners Books unveiled its 6” colour e-book device GoTab at its annual trade show held...

Press+: Average reader sees 11 articles before hitting paywall

Poynter. – 2012-09-25

Nearly 40 percent of Press+’s 300+ clients allow readers fewer than 10 free articles a month, the metered-paywall company says in a press release. But even with the lowered meters publishers...

Berlin’s Txtr introduces €9.90 e-reader subsidized by mobile carriers

GigaOM – 2012-10-10

At the Frankfurt Book Fair on Tuesday, Berlin-based Txtr announced a tiny e-reader that will cost under €10 when subsidized by mobile carriers. With the Beagle, the company aims to convert the 80...

Kobo Mini review: does the world need a small e-reader?

Engadget – 2012-11-06

More Info Hands-on with Kobo's Glo and Mini e-readers (video) Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review While tablet and...

iPad Mini: A Supercharged E-Reader with A Middling Screen and a High Price

Publishers Weekly – 2012-11-07

Apple's new iPad Mini is the best small tablet on the market and makes an amazing e-reader; the only problems are its not-so-hi-res screen and it's not-quite-low-enough price tag.

Tech Weekly Podcast: can the Nook e-reader take on Amazon and Apple?

Guardian – 2012-11-20

This week in Tech Weekly with Aleks Krotoski we look at the perfect storm of litigation on the horizon for Google, why the BlackBerry might be saved by a boom for the handsets in Africa, will the...

Sony opens German e-reader store

The Bookseller – 2012-12-13

Sony has opened an e-reader store in Germany, selling digital titles in eight different...

Christmas e-reader sales up 45% at John Lewis

The Bookseller – 2013-01-04

John Lewis has reported a 45% increase in sales of e-readers over the Christmas period, compared...

A look at Txtr Beagle, the €10 e-reader

GigaOM – 2013-01-04

Berlin-based ebook company Txtr expects its no-frills e-reader, the Beagle, to retail at €9.90 or less, subsidized by mobile carriers. The five-inch Beagle runs on 2 AA batteries and has no WiFi....

Reader's Digest begins insolvency proceedings and cuts 90 jobs

Guardian – 2013-01-05

Private equity firm makes redundancies as UK direct marketing division faces prospect of restructuringThree-quarters of the British staff of Reader's Digest were made redundant on Friday after its...

Reader’s Digest UK closes its book business

The Bookseller – 2013-01-07

Reader's Digest UK will no longer produce or sell books, following a restructuring of the...

Kobo doubles sales in a crowded e-reader market

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-01-18

Kobo reported that its sales for e-readers doubled from 2011 to 2012, with gains of almost 150 percent in December.

Digital magazine sales still tiny overall, but titles like Reader’s Digest see huge growth

GigaOM – 2013-02-07

Nearly 65 percent of U.S. magazines now have a digital replica edition, but those editions make up just under three percent of overall circulation. For some individual titles, though, digital growth...

Reader's Digest Magazines Canada launches Taste of Home Canada Magazine

CNW – 2013-02-15

Montreal-Based Title Encourages Home Cooks to Share Favourite Recipes with Fellow Canadians MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of its commitment to an expanded presence in the Canadian m...

Reader's Digest parent company files for bankruptcy again

Reuters – 2013-02-19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owner of magazine Reader's Digest, once the staple of doctors' offices and coffee tables, has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in less than four years, citing a...

Reader's Digest files for bankruptcy as iconic magazine falters

Baltimore Sun – 2013-02-19

RDA Holding Co., publisher of the 91-year-old Reader's Digest magazine, has filed for bankruptcy to cut $465 million in debt and focus on North American operations as consumers shift from print to...

Reader's Digest Files for Bankruptcy

The Wall Street Journal – 2013-02-19

Reader's Digest Association and six affiliates filed for Chapter 11 protection, the publisher's second bankruptcy filing in 3½ years.

Google Closes the Book on Reader, Announces July 1 Sunset

Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-14

The day long feared by fans of Google Reader has come: the service will shut down, the company said. "We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and...

The outrage and sadness of Google Reader's demise

Engadget – 2013-03-15

Pope Who? White smoke over the Vatican doesn't stand a chance as a trending topic next to the black cloud over one of Google's most beloved products. Google Reader has landed on the company's sunset...

Sony ends 20p price promotion in its UK Reader Store

GigaOM – 2013-03-18

Sony is ending a price promotion that it had been running in its U.K. store since last July. The promotion sold select ebooks for just 20 pence, and Amazon matched the discounts on Kindle books in...

Google Reader's Loss Is Feedly's Gain--To The Tune Of 500K New Users

Fast Company – 2013-03-18

Not bad for 36 hours' work. It appears Google Reader's loss has been Feedly's gain. Feedly published the news in a blog post at the beginning of the weekend, writing that half a million users had...

Reader's Digest owner files bankruptcy

Crains New York – 2013-03-22

RDA Holding Co., the publisher of Reader's Digest magazine, filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan to shed 80% of its debt by converting $231 million of notes into new equity.The plan, filed late...

IDPF: Tablets eroding e-reader sales

The Bookseller – 2013-03-25

Europe and the rest of the world may trail the United States in the size of their e-book markets...

Digg survey: Two in 10 'check Google Reader many times a day'

Betanews – 2013-04-12

The furor over Google Reader's eminent demise, while quieter, is by no means over. Today, Digg pours gasoline on the fire, by publishing results from a survey about subscription habits. Late last...

'Luxury e-reader' launched by Kobo

The Bookseller – 2013-04-16

Kobo unveiled a new luxury e-reader designed to target "the world's most passionate...

Book Marketing Q&A: Wiley’s Jeanenne Ray on Building Reader Communities

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-06

Jeanenne Ray, Senior Marketing Manager at Wiley, will speak at the Reaching Readers conference about how publishers can build strong readers communities. Here is a sneak preview of her talk.

Adobe offers half-baked Reader app for Windows Phone

Betanews – 2013-06-04

I use Adobe Reader sparingly on any platform. Alternatives abound and mostly those are faster and more secure. Still, the company persists and owns market share for PDF, among other things. That is...

The Quiet Shame of the Half-Book Reader

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-06-05

We've considered types of book readers before, from the hate-reader to the multi-tasking bibliophile, but it's time to analyze another sort. Some people are plagued with guilt...

Amazon launches Kindle tablet and e-reader in China

PC World – 2013-06-07

After remaining quiet on the hardware front for years, Amazon.com's China business has finally brought the company's Kindle tablet and Kindle e-reader to the country. On Friday, both the Kindle...

AOL Reader launches as Google checks out

Stuff – 2013-06-25

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