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Marrakesh Treaty will limit copyright, easing book access for blind and print-disabled worldwide

gettyimages-braillle-blind-528699742 It’s difficult enough already for the visually impaired to read the books and publications sighted people take for granted, but it’s downright impossible when the content isn’t even available in accessible formats. Fortunately, a global agreement aimed at alleviating the problem passed a major milestone today and may take effect before the end of the year. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 1st

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The all-white Kindle is back, and it has double the storage

Kindle 2016 Update
Amazon just made its cheapest Kindle even better. The basic $80 e-reader, aka the one that most people buy, now has double the storage capacity, a "more rounded" design, and Bluetooth audio. Oh, and it also now comes in white. It's a welcome update to a Kindle that's been mostly overlooked in favor of its fancier cousins, the Kindle Paperwhite and the shiny new Oasis. Still, I have to say I'm a little disappointed there's no change in the screen, which is easily the most important part of an e-reader.

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Chris Mills

June 22nd

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Amazon sale knocks $20 off its three most popular Kindle eReaders

Kindle Sale
Amazon is singlehandedly responsible for the shift from paper books to eReaders and after all these years, the company's Kindle lineup is still the best in the business. You get the perfect mix of comfort, performance, affordability and portability with any Kindle eBook reader, and this week Amazon is offering a $20 discount on its three most popular Kindle SKUs.

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Maren Estrada

June 15th

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Huge leak: This is our first look at the Amazon Kindle’s most radical redesign ever

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Last time Amazon tried to build something revolutionary instead of evolutionary, the device failed spectacularly. Of course, we all had a sneaking suspicion the company's Fire phone would flop long before it was ever released thanks to BGR's exclusive reporting on the device ahead of announcement. This time around, Amazon will apparently try to inject some innovation into its Kindle line of eReaders, and a huge leak may have just given us our first look at the new Kindle's radical redesign.

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Zach Epstein

April 12th

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Leak of New Amazon E-Reader Suggests It’s Flipping Cool

E-readers get a bad rap—probably because there are a lot of illiterate assholes out there who hate reading. For the rest of us totally wicked people e-readers are amazing and Amazon’s rumored announcement of a new e-reader is a cause to celebrate.

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Alex Cranz

April 11th

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If You Want To Keep Using Your Kindle, You Need To Updated It Immediately

If you own one of Amazon’s pre-2012 Kindles, listen up: there’s a critical update that you need to install if you want to keep using it, and you must do so before March 22nd.

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Andrew Liptak

March 20th

Gadgets

Opinion: Why the final e-book ruling was right in theory but wrong in practice

Well, the e-book case that began in 2012 when the US government accused Apple of price-fixing finally ended yesterday  when the Supreme Court declined to hear Apple’s appeal. That left the original ruling intact, meaning that Apple is officially guilty of anti-competitive behavior and will have to fork out $450M in compensation.

There’s no doubt in my mind that the correct result was reached in law. Apple did deliberately set out to fix prices, it did strike secret deals, and it did intend to manipulate the e-book market. Emails from Steve Jobs confirmed the government’s claim that Apple struck the deals in the belief that consumers would end up paying more for e-books.

Throw in with Apple and see if we can all make a go of this to create a real mainstream ebooks market at $12.99 and $14.99. [Up from the typical $9.99 at the time.]

So far, so good. If you’d brought that evidence to me at the time Apple did the deals, I’d have agreed with the government that the company’s behavior was both illegal and morally wrong. But I’d argue that by the time the case was finally brought to court, it was already abundantly clear that it was not in the public interest to pursue it …

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Ben Lovejoy

March 8th

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You Don’t Own Your Ebooks

You don’t own your ebooks with DRM. You’re merely licensing the privilege to read them. Some readers overseas have learned this the hard way (yet again) now that Nook is going out of business in the United Kingdom. But don’t worry, they’re working to let you maybe possibly transfer all those books you bought.

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March 7th

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Apple Must Pay $450 Million for ‘Supreme Evil of Antitrust’ Ebook Scheme

This summer, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Apple violated federal antitrust law by conspiring to fix the price of ebooks. The court called Apple’s price fixing the “supreme evil of antitrust.” Today, the Supreme Court has rejected Apple’s appeal.

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Kate Knibbs

March 7th

Apple

Save Websites On Your Kindle to Catch Up on Reading

As entertaining as the internet can be, who has time to read all of it? Even employing the services of a read-it-later app such as Instapaper or Pocket can make catching up on articles difficult. What you need is a dedicated reading device, free from social media pings, email alerts, and other distractions—and that’s where Amazon’s Kindle comes in.

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February 8th

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