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Amazon Kindle Scribe review: supersized e-reader aims to replace paper
Monochrome device offers reading and handwriting on a big e-ink screen with very long battery life

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

20, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Magic bookmark’ revealed as key to augmented reality books
Scientists have revealed their latest work on hardware that can supply the kind of background information, familiar with ebooks, for paper volumes

David Barnett

08, Aug, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Murdering the competition: Richard Osman thriller tops UK library loans
Stats from 2020-21 reveal that the Pointless presenter’s The Thursday Murder Club is the biggest hit in UK libraries

Sarah Shaffi

09, Jun, 2022 @1:22 PM

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Book readers have realised that you can’t replace the feel of turning a real page | Tim Adams
Record sales show that even the ability to carry thousands of books in one portable electronic device is not enough

Tim Adams

15, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Amazon.com and 'Big Five' publishers accused of ebook price-fixing
Class action lawsuit filed in US claims the houses have colluded with the online giant to keep prices artificially high

Sian Cain

15, Jan, 2021 @1:04 PM

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Pandemic drives ebook and audiobook sales by UK publishers to all-time high
Printed book sales plunge in first six months of 2020 on back of shop and school closures

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

14, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Library ebook lending surges as UK turns to fiction during lockdown
Charity says ebooks borrowing up 146% from March to August, with crime thrillers popular

Caroline Davies

23, Oct, 2020 @11:48 AM

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‘George Eliot’ joins 24 female authors making debuts under their real names
The Reclaim Her Name project, marking 25 years of the Women’s prize for fiction, will introduce titles including Middlemarch by Mary Ann Evans

Alison Flood

12, Aug, 2020 @4:19 PM

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Amazon to cut price of its ebooks to reflect removal of VAT
Chancellor drops 20% levy on online news subscriptions and books as industry struggles

Jim Waterson Media editor

30, Apr, 2020 @6:11 PM

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Government will abolish the 20% 'reading tax'
Rishi Sunak confirmed ebooks and online newspapers will no longer be subjected to sales tax

Jim Waterson Media editor

11, Mar, 2020 @7:46 PM

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Konnie Huq and 90 MPs call for end to 'reading tax' in UK
TV star joins delegation to the chancellor of the exchequer demanding an end to VAT on digital books, which traditional publications escape

Alison Flood

31, Oct, 2019 @3:01 PM

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Amazon launches Kindle e-reader aimed at children
New 6in Kindle Kids Edition comes with 1,000 books, word-building tools and parental controls

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

07, Oct, 2019 @1:00 PM

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