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New Kobo eReaders released…including a glowing Kobo!

Leading eReader manufacturer and eBook distributor Kobo has unveiled a new range of exciting eReaders.

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The new eReaders include one which can fit in your pocket, as well as an eReader which has an adjustable soft glow to enable reading at night.

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Kobo joins independents

When Google closed its eBook delivery network to bricks and mortar booksellers earlier this year, it sent news-waves throughout the bookselling and publishing industry that eBook’s weren’t taking off in line with expectations.

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eBook Deal mishap no threat to publishers…eReading is here to stay. The evolution of eReading.

Earlier last week, the Sydney Morning Herald reported “E-book deal’s the steal of the century” (Feb 29, 2011), reporting on a deal published on Cudo’s website. What was it?  An e-Reader selling for $99 including 4000 ebooks, many of them under copyright, and had actually been pirated. It included popular books such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

It was indeed a deal too good to be true.  The deal was soon pulled off the site, with purchasers offered an alternative e-Reader.  But what does this incident show, and how might publishers respond?  2012 is indeed the National Year of Reading, what impact will this have?

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