Saturday, December 6, 2014

Free Whispersync for Voice Audiobook: The Phantom of the Opera

Amazon and Audible are giving away The Phantom of the Opera this month as the free Whispersync for Voice audiobook and Kindle ebook combo. They seem to be stuck on darker stories ever since Halloween for these monthly freebies. Seems kind of like an odd choice given the time of year. I was fully expecting […]

Kobo Adds Reviews to Website and eReaders with Firmware Update 3.12.0

Kobo has started rolling out a new software update for the Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura, Aura HD and H2O. The new firmware is labeled as version 3.12.0. Like usual you can wait for it to automatically download and install over Wi-Fi or you can download it from the direct links to Kobo firmware thread at […]

New Zealand Libraries Loan out 800,000 e-Books in 2013


New Zealand libraries started to invest in digital books in 2011 when 40 locations started to deal with Overdrive in metropolitan areas such as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. At the same time, a local initiative developed by library and educational book supplier Wheelers implemented its own system homegrown e-book lending service with Tauranga and Hamilton library districts. Library patrons have really started to embrace the concept of digital as more than 800,000 e-Books were borrowed from library databases in 2013, up from about 350,000 in 2012

Executive director of Public Libraries New Zealand Tim Antric said despite the popularity of e-Books, a market would always exist for traditional printed books. “There’s a comfort in sitting down and reading a traditional book, even if we look at kids today there’s still a passion for that paper book. Tim also said more people than ever were going to libraries, with more than 37 million visits recorded last year.

New Zealand Libraries Loan out 800,000 e-Books in 2013 is a post from: Good e-Reader