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Google™ Acquires eBook Technologies to Rival Amazon and Barnes & Noble

As Google sets out to challenge Amazon.com or the likes, it feels the need to streamline itself. This is in consideration of competition from Amazon and Apple in the e-book market. According to eBook Technologies, working with Google will further commitments in providing a first class experience from emerging tablets and other portable devices.

When Google opened its online book store, it went up another step to compete with Amazon.com by acquiring eBook technologies that has become famous for establishing digital projects.

A part of 14-15 million printed books have been digitized by Google by scanning which the Internet bookstore has put up on the net in the last 6 years. There are about 4,000 publishers, which include MacMillan, Random House, CBS Corp., Simon & Schuster Inc., and so on who are letting Google carry quite a lot of titles of the recent books released.

The purchase of eBook Technologies has been to give mobile owners access to their eBooks online. Google offered 3 million titles acquired by them in December. Amazon.com, their rivals offers readers a dedicated service with reader devices like Kindle. Google has taken up an approach which does away the reader device. They provide for a web reader application which distributes copies of the book via applications on Android smart phones and tablets as well as Apple devices like iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Google, however, refuses to provide any info on the acquisitions or even an update and how it is faring. However, it is apparent Google is in an endeavor to improve its book title delivery on all computing devices. An online bookshelf provides a list of titles and eBook Technologies has a complete service with content conversion and publishing tools. Key among these features is the ready access of titles online from anywhere and anytime. The impetus behind picking up eBook in its shopping cart is the reading service available at eBook. The purpose has been to make the e-books available to its clients at a hire charge or free as the case may be. So, from the list of titles available at Google, there are many available right away to the users at a nominal cost while many e-books are provided free and browsing is made available with eBook Technologies

PubIt launched by Barnes & Noble to Rival Amazon’s DTP

Barnes & Noble recently launched a publishing tool called PubIt! which is used to publish work in their website. This is primarily used for the digital distribution of work and a very useful tool for independent authors and publishers who wants an online audience for their work.

The PubIt tool was launched in competition with the similar tool, DTP (Digital Text Platform), designed and maintained by Amazon. There are a large amount of user groups who prefer online books and articles. Tools such as PubIt and DTP have been developed to cater a large database of published content which is easy to maintain.

Booksellers have found that PubIt has started to generate tens of thousands of book titles from various authors and publishers from all over the world. The tool is used by writers who publish their own work if they are already registered with the services.

PubIt is an online tool through which users can upload eBooks, set up account, list the price of their work and also can track the sale of eBooks and the total amount and payments. Publishers are allowed to quote the price between $0.99 from $199.99 and they will receive the royalty amount depending the prices and sale.

The royalty income is also decided and any publisher can get 65 percent of list priced between $2.98 from $9.99 and get 40 percent royalty for the price between $2.98 from $10.00.

On the other hand Amazon provides 70 percent royalty for its publishers and independent authors but there are some hidden terms and fees involved in their payment model.

All the files can be uploaded in various file formats like Microsoft Word, TXT, HTML and RTF file and any company’s title can be added including NOOK book.

Acer Launches LumiRead eReader, Revo Living-Room Family

As the old saying goes – “Reading makes a man perfect”. In this digital world of ours people find different devices to help them read. Among them, the latest is the eBook reader. Small in size, they are easily portable and the battery life is expressed in days instead of the usual hours! Kindle by Amazon, Nook by Barnes & Noble and Sony’s EBook Reader have already hit the market. These are all dedicated devices for reading eBooks.  There is another set of eBook readers which are just applications that could run on tablet PCs and iPhones to read eBooks

Their little monitors will not harm your eyes. You do not need to take any other precautions except for the fact that you need to take your eyes off them for some time, just to give them a little rest. As such, digital reading devices such as the eBook readers are going to be runaway success stories in the near future.

Some time back there was a school of thought who believed that dedicated eBook readers will not be able to compete with eBook reader applications as nobody will spend a pots of money to buy a dedicated eBook reader, while he could do that on an iPhone or a tablet PC! Early this year there were talks that Acer had plans to release their eBook reader but they recently shelved it. Despite all that, Acer launched its eBook reader just a few days ago!

When you look at what Acer’s eBook reader called the LumiRead has on offer, there is little doubt about its success. It has two gigabytes of memory which could be expanded with a MicroSD card, with which you have the possibility to store content of 1500 books (of average size). It is only a few millimeters in thickness and has a 6 inch display which is employing the new technology – e-Ink display, to give non glare high contrast paper like appearance to text. Weighing only a few grams, it will easily fit in your pocket.

Among its features, LumiRead has 3G connectivity to browse the Internet and looking for material to read. Its QWERTY keyboard makes it even better for Internet surfing. It also has an auto format feature to display the content in the best format for reading. Browsing through the content you have in your library is very simple with the Lumiread.

If you are a reader, the best option for you when you are on the move is an eBook reader. It eliminates the hassle of having to think which book you are going to take with you. No matter where you are, these eBooks will give you the opportunity to read, in daylight or in the darkness. You may be on a mountain peak or on a sea beach but still you can enjoy reading your favorite eBook without any issues. Out of all eBooks, Acer LumiRead comes with the edge over others, which can be attributed to its innovative features. It is definitely going to be a success in the years to come.

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