Electronic Publishing

Amazon Kindle Fire

I haven't looked at Amazon's Kindle series of e-readers for a while, but when the YP editor, Susan, asked me for advice on e-readers, I decided it was time I got up to speed with the latest Kindle Fire.

Sunday, 15 January, 2012, 12:00am

Bedtime stories coming to life

When was the last time a story leaped off the page at you? Until now, reading books on the Kindle or iPad has been a change in medium, not message, but new animated and media-rich publications could be about to make story time a lot more interactive.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Age of digital reading

Jessie Kung used to buy books at airport bookshops, but that was last year. The 32-year-old still visits those stores - but only to check out the titles of books that interest her. Then she takes out her iPad, taps its touch screen for a while and nails down her target. She pays a fraction of the regular price or sometimes nothing at all and her book is ready to read in seconds.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

E-readers turn a new page

One perk of owning a smartphone or a tablet computer is the chance to read your favourite book in electronic form.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

How I Sold 1 Million E-books in 5 Months!

How I Sold 1 Million E-books in 5 Months! by John Locke Telemachus Press (e-book)

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Enjoy real words in the real world

We are swamped by the vast amount of entertainment around us, but isn't it time we started thinking about reading again, instead of wandering around in the virtual world all the time?

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

A feast for book lovers

E-books have found a special spot in this year's book fair. The annual event kicks off next Wednesday. It will run until July 27 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The fair will highlight multimedia - e-books will be introduced.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Do electronic books make reading more enjoyable?

Matthew Murchie, 15, St Joseph's College

There is no doubt that e-books have many advantages over printed books - they have a huge memory capacity and don't waste paper or ink. But do these qualities make e-books more satisfying to read than regular books?

5 May 2010 - 12:00am

Amazon Kindle International

You must have heard about the Amazon Kindle by now, but you probably couldn't get one unless you travelled to the US and then you can only download books while you were there.

That all changed this week, with Amazon announcing it will ship the Kindle overseas, including Hong Kong, where it will be available later this month. You even get free shipping.

9 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Sony PRS-300 Reader

The only form of media that hasn't really gone digital - at least in Hong Kong - is books. While you can download music, films and TV shows from the internet, you still need to buy your books at the store.

With Sony's latest Reader, the PRS-300, you get a pocket-size electronic gadget with a 5-inch display that lets you download, and read, your favourite titles.

9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Help your shelf

If you're a voracious reader who ploughs through several books each week, it doesn't take long before they pile up. That is a predicament PR consultant and entertainment business veteran Anders Nelsson found himself in earlier this year.

16 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Digital age saps readers, adverts from newspapers

Young people are flocking to the Web for information and news making traditional print media like newspapers and magazines wring their hands over plummeting readership and ad revenue.

The constant reports of layoffs and retrenchments at big news corporations point to a gloomy future for traditional media.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Challenging regional sales role

A charismatic person with good interpersonal skills is needed for this position at an international publisher in science, technology and medicine.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Books will always have their value

Books play a very important role in our lives. They are actually a part of us, providing knowledge and enjoyment.

Sometimes students carry schoolbags packed with textbooks. Despite the heavy burden, they know that books are essential for their studies.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Chinese readership gets electronic option

A new selection of easy-to-use palm-sized Chinese electronic books will be launched in Hong Kong in November.

Using an eBook and a mini eCard, readers will be able to choose from more than 110 titles, ranging from kung fu, love and educational novels to scripts written in the 1980s.

20 Jul 2001 - 12:00am