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The Top High-Quality e-Reader Apps

Even if you own and use a device that serves as an exclusively dedicated e-reader, you may still want the added convenience and portability of reading e-books on devices like iPads, tablets, and smart phones. There are many smartly designed e-book reader apps to help make that happen, including some offered through major industry leaders like Google, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Here are some of the top contenders in terms of popularity, reliability, flexibility, functionality, and features.

The Amazon Kindle App

Amazon’s multi-platform app (Android, iOS, and Windows Phone) includes a customizable display and syncs across multiple

Today is a big day in the tech world … were you watching?

I know this is an eBook blog and that our tech talk is limited primarily to eBook related tech, but today is one of the biggest days in the year from a geek standpoint. And being one of the biggest geeks here at Free-eBooks.net, I wanted to talk for just a few minutes about today’s excitement. I ask for your indulgence, please – whilst I wax geek.

Today is the launch of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in California. Traditionally, this conference was directed at developers who are interested in the new offerings from Apple from a development

Big news in the eBook industry

You may have noticed that there is a lot going on in the eBook industry lately.

For one, back in April, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a suit against Apple and five of the top U.S. publishing houses for what they term “colluding to set eBook prices and sales models”. This was in response to an agreement formed between Apple and those 5 publishers to set eBook prices as per what is known as “the agency model”. This enabled the publishers to set their prices at the level they wanted to set, and dictate to the eBook

The new iPad and the Free-eBooks.net experience

I was one of the lucky ones, week before last, and probably one of the last lucky ones too. When I ordered my engraved iPad (3rd generation) from the apple.com store on the 8th of March, my invoice told me I’d receive it on March 16th – the first day it became available in stores. Within hours, I had heard of the shipping times slipping 2 – 4 days to deliver on the 18th and 20th.

I won’t deny that I was excited to see what the all the hype was about. There had been talk of the

Discussing the real issue with the agency model of eBook pricing

There has been a lot of buzz lately with the US Department of Justice probing the agreement between Apple and five top US book publishers as to whether there are anti-trust issues at play.

The history of this situation, is that Apple signed an agreement with Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Harper Collins, Penguin, and Hachette Books for an “agency style” model which would enable them to set their eBook prices and not leave that to Apple. So long as Apple could get their 30% of the proceeds. Amazon buys books from publishers on a the wholesale model, which