'''Though not entirely ebook news, there's good news amid the continued "decline of books" woe. A survey by the University of Southern California and the LA Times revealed two out of three Californians like reading "a lot".
Though that's pretty subjective, 40 per cent of respondents said they read three or more books a month and 18 per cent read on a Book, Kindle, iPad or other ereading device.'''
''Book retailer Dymocks is making another push into ebook territory by selling the latest range of Acer tablets through its outlets and releasing an Android app to purchase and download ebooks.
Cast your mind back a few years and the chain offered the iRex Iliad ereader, one of the first Australian businesses in the field to dip a toe in the ebook waters while everyone else still seems to swing between floundering and panicking.''
'''A fascinating business model possibility emerged from the recent London Book Fair along the lines of Spotify, a cloud-based music streaming service that lets users stream and play any of millions of tracks without having to own them outright for a subscription fee.
Could the same model work for ebooks, much like digital libraries, except you don't download anything to your computer or ereader?
Text is easier to stream over the Internet than music or video, so why not? Read more at http://bit.ly/mpJYDe.'''