Coming just in time for the holidays, Amazon is now letting you gift Kindle e-books. Starting today you can send anyone with an email address an e-book as a gift instead of sending them an Amazon gift card.
With traditional print publishing suffering the slings and arrows of internet-aided content delivery these past few years, magazine, book and newspaper publishers have been struggling to find an efficient, cost-effective method to transfer their wares into the digital realm. In answer to the publishing industry's frantic calls for help, Adobe has announced their latest offering: The Adobe Digital Publishing Solution.
As the iPad begins to slowly but surely creep into the hands of more and more users, a recent survey is showing that the device is starting to become the unit of choice for many consumers when it comes to reading. That includes reading newspapers, magazines, and books.
Here's some beautiful news to our ears: tests taken among a 24-person sample group suggest that reading an e-book takes more time than reading a regular ole' book, and the iPad is actually easier to read than a Kindle device.
Jakob Nielsen of the Nielsen Norman Group studied the differences between the three book mediums and found that reading a short Hemingway story on the iPad took 6.2 percent more time to read than a book. The Kindle 2, on the other hand, took 10.7 percent more time to read. Test subjects gave the iPad a score of 5.8, the Kindle a 5.7 and the book a 5.6.