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E-reader roundup: 8 devices compete for the crown

October 14, 2010

Tags: Kindle, Kobo, Sony eReader, eReader, eBook, ePublishing, Alex eReader, Extaco jetBook, Apple, iPad, Libre eBook, Pandigital Novel, Hardware reviews, ComputerWorld

In ancient times, the elite read their sacred writings, histories, philosophical musings and more on materials such as clay tablets, papyrus leaves and vellum scrolls. Somewhere around the first century, the paper-and-ink book appeared, and the invention of the mechanical printing press in the 15th century brought the printed word to the masses. Now, for the first time in centuries, how we read is undergoing a revolutionary transformation..... Read the full roundup of 8 eReaders we reviewed for ComputerWorld.

Review of Calibre: Software to Help Organize Your eBooks

October 14, 2010

Tags: eReader, ePublising, eBook, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, FIle management, Software reviews, PC World, eLibrary

You've finally bought that Kindle or Nook or Kobo that you've been dreaming about, and in a frenzy of future anticipation, you've purchased dozens of e-book bestsellers. Then, delighting in libraries offering more than 1.5 million free, public domain works--plus thousands of magazines and newspapers--you've loaded your e-reader with the literary goodies you have always meant to read. At the end of the day, your e-reader.... Read the full review at PCWorld.