e-books

  • author Aug 11, 2019

    J.D. Salinger’s Books Are Finally Going Digital

    You’ll finally be able to catch the late J.D. Salinger’s books in digital format. Longtime Salinger publisher Little, Brown and Company said all four of his works, including “The Catcher in the Rye,” will be made available as e-books Tuesday, marking the first time that the entirety of his published work will be available in digital format. His son, Matt...

  • San Francisco Jan 16, 2019

    San Francisco Library Commission to Consider Eliminating Overdue Fines

    After library systems in Contra Costa and San Mateo counties eliminated fines for overdue returns, San Francisco is proposing to be the latest local jurisdiction to get rid of the fines in an effort to increase access to libraries.

  • Facebook Sep 18, 2018

    Apple, Google Roll Out New Screen Time Controls for Adults and Kids

    Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on your phone — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don’t lie. Their new tools for managing screen time will let you see how often you picked up the phone after bedtime or how long you’re on Instagram at work (shame on you). Apple’s tools...

  • president Jan 24, 2018

    ‘Fire and Fury’ Sales Exceed 1.7 Million

    Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” is well on its way to becoming one of the fastest selling nonfiction books in recent years. “Fire and Fury” has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-books and audio, publisher Henry Holt & Co. told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Published less than three weeks ago, Wolff’s tell-all...

  • Asher Klein Apr 12, 2017

    Amazon Tool Aims to Help Parents Monitor, Talk to Kids

    Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company’s Fire tablets. As a bonus, the e-commerce giant says its service will also help spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos they watch. Parents first have to sign up with Amazon’s FreeTime service, a set of tools for pre-approving how...

  • Google Mar 29, 2017

    Windows Update Will Bring 3-D, Game Tools, Doodling

    A major update to Microsoft’s Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing. This “Creators Update” also aims to make future updates less disruptive. There’s no set schedule, devices that came with Windows 10 installed will likely get the update first. That...

  • New York Mar 20, 2017

    Meet Julia: Muppet With Autism to Be Part of ‘Sesame Street’ Gang Next Month

    Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang.

  • China Feb 10, 2017

    How Google Chromebooks Conquered Schools

    The Google Chromebook, a type of stripped-down laptop, isn’t a practical mobile device for many people — mostly because it basically turns into an expensive paperweight whenever it can’t find a Wi-Fi connection. Yet Chromebooks have defied expectations and made major inroads in an unexpected environment — U.S. schools. In retrospect, that shouldn’t be too surprising. Chromebooks are cheap and...

  • author Aug 18, 2016

    J.K Rowling’s New E-Books Reveal Hogwarts Secrets

    J.K. Rowling has so much more to say about Hogwarts.The “Harry Potter” author has completed a series of short digital works, Pottermore Presents, centered on the school where Potter and friends honed their magic.

  • disney May 3, 2015

    “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Memorabilia to Hit Stores on Sept. 4

    “Star Wars” fans will finally be able to get their hands on merchandise tied to the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at a global event on Sept. 4, Walt Disney Company announced.

  • San Francisco Apr 30, 2015

    Obama: Publishers to Provide $250M in Free E-Books to Low-Income Students

    President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students.

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