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Google Play Books now makes it easier to read non-fiction

While fiction reading through digital means have really taken up these past few years, some people would still prefer to read non-fiction material the old school way because it's easier to skim through it, refer to notes they've made, etc. The latest update to Google Play Books now makes it easier to do the same in your non-fiction ebooks as it will allow users to browse through, make notes, highlight and other features just like you would a real book.

Amazon accidentally leaks unlimited ebook subscription

Amazon might once again be preparing to upset the fragile balance in the ebook publishing and distribution realm. An Amazon Kindle Unlimited web page was mistakenly published and promptly taken down, but not before it was saved for posterity by Google's almighty cache, giving us a sneak peek at what could be the retailer's "read all you can" service, for only $9.99 a month.

Samsung shuts down Video and Music Hub, Music, Books

In the latest in a series of changes that Samsung is making to its multimedia apps, they announced today that they are shutting down their Music and Video Hub, effective August 1, 2014. Just a few weeks ago, they also let users know that Samsung Music and Samsung Books will no longer be around by July 1. Instead, they are offering alternative apps courtesy of new partnerships that Samsung has entered into.

Oyster book subscription app now available in Android

Subscription services for movies and TV shows have been on a roll in the US market, with the advent of Netflix, Hulu and even networks like HBO. Oyster is paving the way for this kind of book acquisition and finally, it has made its way to the Android platform, with a 30-day free trial that is sure to get bookworms’ hearts racing.

Amazon snatches up Comixology

It might seem like something long over due but also something that might worry a few. Amazon has just acquired popular digital comics distributor Comixology to expand its dominion even further into the realm of digital comics.
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