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This should be boom time for the e-reader.

The end of 2012 saw a glut of new 'front-lit' e-readers Kindle Paperwhite, Nook Glowlight and the Kobo Glo. All of these devices offer touch screens, Wifi (some even 3G) and a new  technology that projects light from the side or top of the screen, avoiding backlighting to simulate a less obtrusive ambient light.

Yet in his outlook on 2013, Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) mentions in passing that tablets are "gradually replacing another device: the dedicated e-reader".

And Pew research supports this: while e-book or e-reader sales continue to grow, moving from 10% to 19% market penetration in the US between December 2011 and November 2012, tablet penetration increased from 10% to 25% in the same period.

So is Mossberg's statement true? Just as the e-reader evolves, the tablet has usurped it?

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Nick Tjaardstra

Date

2013-01-02 12:00

When the name of The Huffington Post is evoked, many people's first thought is of unpaid bloggers and aggregated content - which makes many journalists slightly unsettled.

Yet The Huffington Post has made a move which not only reasserts its reputation as a publication which pushes the established model of a news organisation, but which also does more than a little to silence some of its critics.

Say hello to the HuffPo e-book.

The book, entitled 'A People's History of the Great Recession', was penned by HuffPo writer Arthur Delany, a young reporter based in Washington DC. The book fleshes out the drama and hardship of life in a severe period of recession, a topic that has been Delany's specialty since 2009, using material from stories the writer had previously published on the news site with the addition of some new information.

Author

Katherine Travers

Date

2011-09-08 17:23

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