As we enter the last month of 2023, let's take a quick recap of some of the best books of the year. Here are some incredible reads that you should not miss, as per New York Times: The Bee Sting (Paul Murray)Sourced right from the author of Skippy Dies, the Bee Sting is an incredibly funny yet wise story of an Irish family that faces a financial crisis after the 2008 … [Read more...] about Best Books of 2023: As Per New York Times
Paul Lynch's Prophet Song has won the Booker Prize for this year. The outstanding novel covers the struggles of an Irish family involving Eilish Stack, a mother of four, who's trying to protect her family as Ireland goes into totalitarianism. Prophet Song is uniquely narrated with no paragraph breaks, giving it an unconventional touch.Booker Prize chair Esi Edugyan spoke … [Read more...] about Paul Lynch’s Prophet Song Wins Brooker Prize for 2023
Bookwire is soon to launch its WAY - We Audiobook You - suite of audiobook services is launching in new markets. In late November, Bookwire announced that the company is expanding the offerings of its first suite into English-language, Spanish-language, and Portuguese-language Brazilian markets, with WAY available to French publishers early in 2024.The WAY audiobook … [Read more...] about Bookwire’s Audiobook Service Now Available in Brazilin, English, Spanish Markets
Founded in 2013 by Okechukwu Ofili, OkadaBooks – a leading Nigerian digital publishing and bookselling platform – shut down on November 30. Started by Okechukwu Ofili, the platform has helped more than 8,000 authors for free. It has more than 20,000 books available for users to download.The closure is attributed to “insurmountable challenges” OkadaBooks has been facing. As … [Read more...] about OkadaBooks Discontinues After 10 Years. Is Nigerian Literary Scene Struggling?
Kobo is the global number two player in the e-reader space, behind the Amazon Kindle. Kobo is sold in over one hundred countries all over the world, through authorized retailers, electronics chains and bookstores. The company has been involved in this space since 2009 and continuously releases at least one or two different models every single year. The e-readers do have some … [Read more...] about What don’t you like about Rakuten Kobo E-Readers?
While most others have wrapped up their Black Friday and even Cyber Monday sale offers, the fun continues at Remarkable. The company has announced that they are still offering the Remarkable 2 writing tablet at discounted rates as part of the Cyber Week offer. Remarkable mentions that its latest writing tablet can be purchased for up to $70 less as part of this offer. Buyers … [Read more...] about Remarkable offering exciting bundle discounts as part of Cyber Week offer
In a surprising turn of events, Crunchyroll has officially declared the impending demise of the web and mobile applications of 'Crunchyroll Manga' digital manga distribution service, AnimeNewsNetwork reported. The company said the apps are going to become inaccessible after December 11. Renowned for its status as a go-to platform for anime enthusiasts, Crunchyroll has also … [Read more...] about Crunchyroll pulls the plug on manga app for mobile and web, effective December 11
The London-based art collective C-LAB and Italian student Giacomo Erba have been declared winners of the PPDS Muse Digital Art Award, Invidis reported. The accolade was presented during the 'Zero Power' art exhibition, where artworks were showcased on Philips Tableaux E-Paper Displays. PPDS organized the Muse Awards for the first time this year to promote its E-Paper Display in … [Read more...] about Winners of the MUSE Digital Art Award featuring Philips Tableaux e-paper announced
In a briefing held yesterday, Zhenyao, the global leader in e-book manufacturing, shared its optimistic outlook for 2024, heralding it as the first year of colorful e-books, the site money.udn reported. Despite ongoing global economic challenges, the company envisions sustained growth, driven by a strategic focus on e-books, smart transportation, and outdoor … [Read more...] about Zhenyao predicts a colorful era in e-books will begin in 2024
Several high value awards were given out on Monday November 21st at CBC's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. The Atwood Gibson Prize Named in honor of Writers' Trust co-founders and literary couple Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, The Atwood Gibson Prize recognizes writers of exceptional talent for the best novel or short story collection of the year. Atwood and Graeme, … [Read more...] about $322,000 Given Out in Literary Prizes
e-Reader devices will let you carry hundreds and thousands of e-books without getting overwhelmed by the size or weight of the collection. That is almost an entire library that you have at your disposal at all times. Unfortunately, things weren't that easy for book lovers a couple of centuries ago. They either had to keep a select few or make special arrangements - of the likes … [Read more...] about The Napolean ‘Kindle’ comprised of print books that formed his mobile library
In the ever-evolving realm of E Ink devices, Onyx made waves in June with the launch of the Tab Mini C, a captivating color E Ink device that impressed with its performance, looks, and features. Initially priced at $449, Onyx later slashed it to $399. Now, in a Year-End Special offering, Onyx has lowered the price further so that it now costs $349. The caveat is that there … [Read more...] about Onyx Boox Tab Mini C price slashed as part of Year End Special offering
In order to tackle growing concerns over AI generated books and AI's being trained using authors' materials, the Author Guild has created a Public Survey to garner feedback.In a statement they said, "Companies have scraped millions of copyrighted books/articles and copied them without permission to train generative AI. We are conducting a survey and would like to hear from … [Read more...] about Authors Guild creates Generative AI Survey