It appears that ASUS is seriously entering the hot e-Reader market with a different approach then Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony. The ASUS DR-570 e-Reader uses a full color OLED display which will allow content providers to deliver rich, interactive, magazines in addition to standard e-Books. The DR-570 is also packed full of technology with WiFi and Cellular 3G, and ASUS claims a 122hr battery life on a single charge.
I’ll have to see this in person before I decide if I’m going to buy one. I think I prefer an e-Ink, black and white reader for books and I can always use my Dell Laptop for all the other online magazines and interactive media.
I noticed a section on Karisha Prescott’s blog post titled “Ideal Writing Gear: Science Fiction Office“ that struck some interest. Being a gadget freak myself, I couldn’t resist Google-ing the Microsoft Courier. Will it become the ultimate writer’s journal?
It appears that Microsoft has joined the race for e-reader supremacy with Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Sony’s Readers but Microsoft is definitely trying to raise the ante. Maybe it’s not fair to compare the Courier to e-readers but more appropriate to compare it to the latest tablet-PCs and netbooks. Or maybe, we should really compare it to personal organizers and notebooks (which don’t have a shot against the features that Microsoft is touting). Karisha described it as a “virtual journal” that is reminiscent of the familiar Moleskine journals. I’m not a writer myself but carry around a Moleskine everyday for recording notes during my regular business meetings. It would be amazing to have a digital, customizable journal that also serves as an e-reader!
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Ever since electronic books emerged as a major growth market, New York’s largest publishing houses have worried that big-name authors might sign deals directly with e-book retailers or other new ventures, bypassing traditional publishers entirely.
Now, one well-known author is doing just that.
Stephen R. Covey, one of the most successful business authors of the last two decades, has moved e-book rights to two of his best-selling books from his print publisher, Simon & Schuster, a division of the CBS Corporation, to a digital publisher that will sell the e-books to Amazon.com for one year.
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