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Sometimes in business you just have to take a step back, realise where the market’s at and make a tough decision in order to, well… not die. That’s the sort of position that Waterstones must have found itself in, as it’s just decided to invite the enemy into its HQ: the UK’s biggest book seller is set to start selling the Amazon Kindle. Read more

Everybody loves them some eBooks. Cramming a whole library in one device with easy access to yet more tomes is the kind of convenience that’s pushed the digital reading to the fore, but there are still drawbacks that you don’t get with a real book. Navigation is one such failing, but that could be set to change with a prototype technology making flicking through books and gesture-based page-turning possible and intuitive. Read more

Google eBookstore is live!

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The Google eBookstore is open for business. The good news: Google eBooks are available on pretty much every device except the Kindle, and it includes iOS support for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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James Bond eBooks are on the way. Ian Fleming’s classic spy thrillers are hitting the UK tomorrow in handy eBook form. The 14 titles from Casino Royale to more recent creations will be sold through major retailers including Amazon for the Kindle and Waterstone’s and will set you back the same as the cheapest James Bond paperback. But what we’re really interested in is…what’s the best James Bond eBook pun you can come up with? Click through for the ones we’ve come up with so far…

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Amazon claims Kindle eBooks are trouncing traditional print books on the sales front, at least where the bestseller lists are concerned. The online retail giant says that, over the past 30 days, Kindle eBooks have outsold print books (both hardback and paperback) by a ratio of 2 to 1 on its top 10, 25, 100 and 1,000 lists.

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Stephen Fry has invaded the App Store with two pricey digital add-ons for the second volume of his autobiography The Fry Chronicles. The question is, will you shell out for the Stephen Fry app? Read on for more details…

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The UK Kindle is now up for pre-order, so it only makes sense for Amazon to open a Kindle book store for Britain to go with it. Today Amazon flung open the digital doors, offering more than 400,000 books for download, including most bestsellers.

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The Asus Eee Tablet is the slightly odd name for Asus’s new ebook reader. While the Windows 7-packing Eee Pad is aiming to unseat the iPad, the Asus Eee Tablet wants to take on the Amazon Kindle and, according to Asus, neutralise your old school paper notepads too.

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