Toronto Public Library launches eReading campaign

Toronto Public Library eReading ad

The Toronto Public Library (TPL) this week kicked off a new advertising campaign to tell people about its ebook and emagazine offerings. The ads appear on subways (including the one below I saw yesterday), streetcars and outdoor shelters. The objective is simple: Increase awareness of e-content. “Libraries have always connected people to information and there is now increasing demand for e-content,” said […]

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle now available in Canada

When Amazon launched Kindle book sales in Canada last December, the move was widely seen as a sign that Amazon’s e-readers were not far behind. And that’s exactly what happened with Amazon yesterday announcing that the Kindle Paperwhite (3G or Wi-Fi-only) as well as the Kindle are now available directly from “We’re excited to make the best-selling and most […]

Kobo refreshes eReader device lineup

Just hours ahead of Amazon’s expected new Kindle announcement, Kobo announced that it has refreshed its Kobo family of devices with the new Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini, and the Kobo Arc, a 7-inch Android tablet. “Our focus has remained firmly on delivering a superior experience for booklovers around the world. With 11,000 booksellers and leading retail partners across five continents, […]

Amazon to hold press conference on September 6th

Early September is shaping up to be quite busy for press conferences! Following the September 5th Nokia and Microsoft and Motorola and Verizon events, you can now add one for Amazon on September 6th. The invitation reveals little about what Amazon has planned but the expectation is that it will refresh it Kindle device lineup, including a follow-up to its […]

Sony launches new PRS-T2 eReader

Sony today announced the Reader (Model: PRS-T2), its latest 6-inch eReader. It includes both Facebook and Evernote features that let you post short passages to Facebook or save them to Evernote. It also includes a stylus and improved controls allowing finger swipes to turn pages, finger pinches to zoom in or out, and more. The upgraded display promises “more paper-like […]

Rumour: Microsoft and Barnes & Noble to announce tablet on June 18th

Microsoft has shed little light on its scheduled event on June 18th. Rumours have been suggesting that it will unveil a Microsoft-branded Windows RT tablet (like Google does with its Nexus smartphones). According to TechCrunch sources, they are “somewhat right but mostly wrong.” TechCrunch has learned that the announcement will be made with Barnes & Noble and will focus instead […]