Good e-Reader Radio covers the latest occurrences in the audiobook, e-Reader, e-paper and digital publishing industry.
What is next for e-readers in 2024?
1:27:17Welcome to another exciting edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show. Michael and Peter will be with you for a good hour, discussing what is next for the e-reader and e-note industry in 2024. What will Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Remarkable do? They will all release new hardware; this show covers what you can expect. There are some trends for 2024. Smaller regional players will continue to grow, targeting one country or a few different ones. Examples include HyRead and Kyobo. E INK will play a role in new hardware, such as E INK Kaleido 3 and E INK Carta 1300. Want to know about the upcoming Kaleido 4 and when we can expect it to launch? What is the future of Gallery 3 and DES Slurry e-paper? Are they complete flops?
Good e-Reader Radio – Kindle Updates, Onyx convoluted products and Kobo News
28:10Welcome to the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today, Michael and Peter discuss why Amazon did not release any new hardware in 2023 and their plans for 2024. Barnes and Noble are suspending services for older Nook e-readers, and Kobo has plans for at least one new e-reader for 2024. Onyx Boox has one of the most confusing product lines, and we can't keep track of their new hardware. Should they change this philosophy or monetize their devices with paid software? Supernote will release three new products in the next couple of months.
Good e-Reader Radio – Best e-readers you should buy right now
28:38In this edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show, Michael and Peter discuss new e-readers and e-notes that have come out in the past month or two and what will be released in the next few months. They discuss the new Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight Plus 2023 edition, Sony DPT-RP3 Digital Paper, and Fujitsu Quaderno Gen 3. Will Amazon release a new Kindle this year? With so many new products released in 2023, what is worth your time and money? You will get a sense of the best ones you should buy for the summer of 2023.
Good e-Reader Radio – 2022 Year in Review
1:31:15Welcome to an exciting New Year's edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show. Michael and Peter break down all of the major occurrences in the e-paper, e-reader and e-note industry in 2022. You will learn about all of the major new products that came out and and their thoughts on them. Most of the time perspective changes from the day the products are first reviewed, to how they perform later in the year with a couple of firmware updates. Michael and Peter break down the new products from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo. These are the largest companies in the world that release a number of new devices every single year. The Kindle Scribe was a bright spot, and makes a deadly e-reader, but their note taking functionality and editing books is pretty abysmal. There were over 120 new e-readers and e-notes released in 2022 and although there was no time to talk about every single one, the show was devoted towards the products that made the hosts excited, and also the few products that really sucked.
Good e-Reader Radio – Kindle Rewards, New Onyx E-notes
1:01:48In this edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show, Michael and Peter break down all of the top stories from October. Many new e-readers and e-notes have been released in this past month. The 11th Generation Amazon Kindle is the most notable, it has been upgraded with a 300 PPI display and 16GB of storage, which houses 4x the number of digital books. Onyx announced a new lineup of products that are on pre-order now and will be shipping out at the beginning of November. The Tab Ultra is the most notable, it is as fast as a typical Android tablet, however it has an E INK screen. The Leaf 2 has manual page turn buttons built into it and feels like a more refined Kindle Oasis. There are 2 variants, one with a flush screen and bezel and one with a sunken screen, it is great to have options. The Nova Air seems like a deadly note taker with great hardware. Additionally, Kobo Clara 2e has been taking the world by storm and the Tolino Shine 4 went on sale in Germany. One of the biggest stories of the month was the advent of the Bigme Galy, which is the first Android tablet using the latest generation E INK Gallery 3. The most compelling aspect about this tech is that it can display 50,000 colors with 300 PPI in an 8-inch Android 11 tablet with Google Play. This device will be a co-brand between Bigme and Good e-Reader. We are really excited about being the first to market with a Gallery 3 device and it will start shipping in January 2023.
Good e-Reader Radio – Lots of new e-readers have come out lately
27:51Welcome back to another utterly compelling edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show and Podcast. Lots of new E INK related products have come out lately, some are dedicated e-readers such as the new Kindle, Tolino Shine 4, Hanvon N10 Mini and a bunch of new Onyx readers that are only available in China. There are also have been a few Fire tablets that have come out like the Fire 8 HD and also some cool monitors with an e-paper screen on one side and a full color LCD on the other. In this show we cover everything new that has come out lately, in addition to my thoughts on the new Kindle Scribe, and why I am going to buy it. There has been upheaval at Amazon. The original developer of the Kindle and oversaw the entire division for the past 15 years has left the company and ditto with the guy who made Alexa. This is due to the new CEO, Jassy. Lots of the old guard are leaving and new executives are taking their place. This has resulted in many old Kindle legacy services being shut down, such as loaning out Kindle books to your friends.
Good e-Reader Radio – Rising ebook costs and Kindle News
1:30:34Welcome to the Good e-Reader Radio Show with Michael Kozlowski and Peter Carotenuto. Once a month, the boys give you a sense of all of the latest news in the audiobook, ebook, e-reader and e-note industry. Today, you will understand why audiobooks and digital books are so expensive and some of the reasons why this has occurred. Audiobooks have always cost more, even going back to cassette and CD days. Engineers, well known voices and billable hours is what drives costs up and audiobook sales are the fastest growing segment in digital publishing for the past five years. Kobo is going to be announcing a brand new Clara HD 2 sometime in the next few weeks. It will be similar to previous generation, except it will be waterproof, have a USB-C cable and Bluetooth compatibility for listening of audiobooks. It will be the first e-reader that is made of 100% recycled plastic, which will be one of the big marketing messages to customers. Why has Good e-Reader been reporting on lots of Kindle news lately? People have been sending emails and leaving comments on our news articles and even our new Forum. One of the reasons why, is that it is the most popular e-reader in the world and lots of new readers have been checking out the website and are turning into regular readers. Most of the Kindle news online is either buying guides, or reviews. We try and provide new information or a series of tutorials that are not available anywhere else. Kindle drives views and this is how a niche website like Good e-Reader can continue to pay all of our staff and our growing expenses. Recently we gravitated from a dedicated server to Amazon AWS and EC2, so we are 100% in the cloud now. You might have noticed that our website speed has dramatically increased in the past two months, this why. Lots of tech blogs have been reviewing our InkNote Color that we designed, in conjunction with Bigme. The ratings are generally 4/5 which is really solid and we are proud.
Good e-Reader Radio – Kaleido 3, Gallery 3 and InkNote Color
1:37:43Good e-Reader Radio is back with Michael and Peter. Today on the show the boys discuss the co-branded color e-reader with Bigme and Good e-Reader. You will get a sense on why Kickstarter was selected as the crowdfunding platform of choice and when it is going to be shipped out. Why did we create it and what went into the hardware and software decisions? Your questions will be answered. What in the world is happening with E INK Kaleido 3 and Gallery 3 color e-paper? Why hasn't anyone included it in their products yet? The short answer is the panels aren't ready yet for anyone to make a consumer product, they might not only be delayed in 2022, but we might not see anything until summer of 2023. You will also get an idea on the limitations of Gallery 3, such as the various speed modes. Michael and Peter also talk about their new partnership with HyRead and some of the more interesting e-readers and e-notes that we have reviewed in the past two weeks, it is a riveting show.
Good e-Reader Radio – Top e-Readers of 2022 – Did you grow up reading?
51:58Good e-Reader Radio is back with Michael Kozlowski! Today, you will learn why so many e-readers are suddenly embracing English on their devices. Xiaomi just released their first one, Hiread another and now Hanvon?! Are you going to buy a new e-reader in the next couple of months? You will get a sense on what new e-readers have just come out and what ones are worth buying. Did you grow up reading? What was your first introduction to books? Mine was Star Wars read along records that came with these little books. I think I might have been 3 at the time and started to build word correlation. This built a lifelong passion for reading which continues to this day, even in a world with more distractions. I might have gone overboard in this segment, talking about Hardy Boys novels. Hope you enjoy the non-scripted show!
Good e-Reader Radio – Send to Kindle EPUB, Old Kindles drop support for buying books, new e-readers
1:01:12In this edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show, your host Michael Kozlowski talks about all of the latest Amazon Kindle News. The lead story focuses on why Kindle for Android from Google Play has dropped support for the purchasing of ebooks in the app. Older Kindle e-readers will also have the store disabled in August, 2022. Send to Kindle, which not a lot of people use, will have support for EPUB books later this year and also cease supporting older formats. There are going to be more e-readers released in 2022, than any other year in the history of e-readers. I surmise, that over 130 e-readers, smartphones and e-notes with e-paper displays will be released this year. You will get a sense of some of the big ones that have come out already, such as the Nook Glowlight 4e, the upcoming Pocketbook Era, Onyx Boox Note Air 2 Plus and numerous models from Hisense, and this is just in the past two weeks. Is Onyx Boox ever going to have competition in the e-note space? They are one of the few brands that always release new products, with Google Play and the latest version of Android, they also drop many firmware updates every couple of months. There is one emerging brand, Bigme, that will soon give them a run for their money, however they are a year behind.