Week In Review: Kobo, Amazon, The Book Futurists

Happy weekend! Here is a roundup of this week’s eBook news:

BlackBerry-maker RIM announced its new PlayBook tablet.

A social reading Kobo app will come installed on the PlayBook.

We launched a new video series called The Book Futurists, beginning with an interview with Andrew Malkin of Zinio.

Kobo announced a $139 eReader.

Amazon launched Kindle for the Web.

Scholastic finds that kids have a growing interest in eBooks.

Ray Kurzweil’s eBook software Blio launched with glitches.

Google released an SEO Guide eBook.

Amazon released a plugin to make Kindle books in InDesign.

Lit agent Sharlene Martin released a book exclusively through Amazon’s CreateSpace.

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