The Kindle family has already completed 10 years in the ereader market. In conjunction with the Kindle Store and Kindle apps, it has boosted the ebook and ereader industry, helping millions of people read without having to carry physical books. Ebook Friendly has created a great infographic in order to celebrate the anniversary. You can […]
Spoiler alert: It’s the same reason you couldn’t in 2017 or previous years for that matter. Apple users: Did you know that you can’t buy Kindle books from the Kindle app on your iOS device? In fact, you can’t purchase them from the Amazon app either. Even if you’re an Amazon Prime member and you […]
As an author, I spend more money than I would like to admit on ebooks, books and audio books. I enjoy reading them and they help me hone my skills as a writer too. But recently I discovered a couple ways in which you can legally download free kindle books, including how you can get […]
Every solopreneur has a story hidden within. It may be the story of their struggle to launch into solopreneurism, or perhaps a plan to help others do the same by learning from their mistakes. If you have ever thought about writing a book for your business, the task can seem overwhelming. But, with some guidelines […]
Amazon’s Kindle line of devices are some of the most popular E Ink gadgets for reading eBooks, and for good reason. They’re relatively inexpensive, have good displays, offer long battery life, and make reading books from Amazon’s Kindle store super easy. But what about books you didn’t buy from Amazon? Kindles can support books that […]
The data shows that blocking pirate sites causes more harm than good, but that hasn’t stopped Canadian media companies from demanding that their government implement a website blacklist. A coalition of movie industry companies and ISPs, including Bell, Rogers, and Cineplex, announced this effort back in December, and they formally launched it last week as FairPlay Canada. Their plan calls for an extra-judicial blocklist that would bypass any legal proceedings and would instead empower a private organization to decide which sites are blocked. The Canadian blocklist would be maintained by a new non-profit organization called “Internet Piracy Review Agency” (IPRA) and enforced through the CTRC, Canadaland reports. The plan doesn’t come as a total surprise as Bell alluded to a nationwide blocking mechanism during a recent Government hearing. What becomes clear from the new plans, however, is that the telco is not alone. Canadian telecom regulator CTRC would be tasked with making sure ISPs obeyed the block, and it has already indicated that it is opposed to the idea. That is a good sign that this effort will go nowhere, but even if this block list is put into place, Michael Geist believes it will face multiple legal challenges: The limitations of blocking technologies, […]
You just finished reading FairPlay Canada’s Proposed Website-Blocking System Faces Fierce Opposition which was published on The Digital Reader.
Here are a few stories to read this morning.
Cloudflare Terminates Service to Sci-Hub Domain Names (TorrentFreak)
Google’s Forgotten Service: How FeedBurner Became a Zombie (Motherboard)
So You Want To Be A Writer… (Evie Gaughan)
Publishers call on M…
Amazon started rolling out a new update today for late model Kindles. The changelong suggests it is a relatively minor update with only a couple new features, but at 212 MB it is also a rather sizable one.
Install this update and you will be able to se…