Wednesday, September 29, 2010

K-NFB Launches Free E-Reader Software

K-NFB Reading Technology, creator and developer of the Blio[TM] e-reading software, announced this week the launch of Blio, an e-reading application available to consumers. The free application can be downloaded immediately to all Windows-based devices at the newly designed, with applications for iOS, Android and Silverlight platforms available soon.

Through its partnership with Baker & Taylor, Blio will offer today’s bestsellers as well as other enhanced content from more than 100 publishers, including Random House, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Penguin Group, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kobo Desktop Application Now Available For Windows & Mac

Kobo, a global eReading service, today announced the Kobo Desktop Application, a free, downloadable application now available from that enables users to read, build a digital library, and shop for eBooks directly from their computer or laptop. The new application also allows Kobo customers with 3rd party eReaders, such as the Sony Reader, to easily connect to the Kobo service to download or purchase content.

Kobo currently offers dedicated applications for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android, Android Tablets, as well as the Kobo eReader. Now with the Kobo Desktop Application users can sync their entire library between their mobile devices and the desktop. Customers with popular eReaders can now manage their digital library in one place, connect to the Kobo store to buy or download free content from over 2.2 million titles, and benefit from Kobo’s range of free applications for mobile devices. The free application also comes preloaded on every Kobo eReader making it easy for users to organize their library right out of the box.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Borders Drops E-Book Readers Prices

Borders has dropped the price of its Kobo and Libre e-readers to $129 and $99.99, respectively.
The Kobo was previously priced at $149.99, while the smaller Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro sold for $119.

The new prices took effect on Sept. 1. The Libre is available on and will be in Borders stores this week; the Kobo is currently available online and in stores. "We're committed to making it as easy as possible for all Borders customers to enjoy eReading," Mike Edwards, chief executive of Borders, said in a statement. "As the demand for e-readers grows, we believe it is important to provide accessibility to a variety of devices. By reducing the price of our best-selling digital devices, we're enabling even more Borders customers to purchase eReaders at a great value."