Monday, February 18, 2019

Kindle Firmware Update 5.10.3 is Now Available

Just two months ago, Amazon had released 5.10.2 Kindle firmware. However, in such a short time, Amazon has started rolling out 5.10.3 firmware update. The update is available for all current Kindles and older Kindles dating back to the Kindle Paperwhite 2.
It appears to be a relatively minor and mysterious update, because the download page doesn't have any information on what has changed. The What's New screen on the device shows "Performance improvements and other general enhancements."
As you may noticed, Amazon has made some change with the KFX DRM encryption scheme. But the good news is that there’s still an alternative way to help you remove KFX DRM smoothly. If you are interested, you can read this guide about how to convert KFX to PDF
You just need to downgrade the latest Kindle app to an older version Kindle app, then all of your problems regarding KFX DRM will be resolved.

Monday, February 11, 2019

2019 Audie Awards Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association has announced its 2019 Audie Awards finalists. Each year it honors the best titles in audio publishing for the previous year at a gala awards ceremony. Awards will be given in twenty-four categories including Audiobook of the Year. Below are the finalists for 2019 Audie Awards.

Science Fiction
§       The Hitchhiker’s Guide tothe Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase, Eoin Colfer & Douglas Adams, read by John Lloyd, Simon Jones, Geoff McGivern, and a full cast (Penguin Random House UK Audio)
§       Planetside, Michael Mammay, read by R.C. Bray (HarperAudio)
§       Black Star Renegades, Michael Moreci, read by Dan Bittner (Macmillan Audio)
§       Head On, John Scalzi, read by Wil Wheaton (Audible)
§       Artemis, Andy Weir, read by Rosario Dawson (Audible)
§       European Travel for the Monstrous Gentle woman, Theodora Goss, read by Kate Reading (Simon & Schuster Audio)
§       Second Hand Curses, Drew Hayes, read by Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor & Tavia Gilbert (Audible)
§       Kill the Farm Boy, Kevin Hearne & Delilah S. Dawson, read by Luke Daniels (Penguin Random House Audio)
§       Jade City, Fonda Lee, read by Andrew Kishino (Hachette Audio)
§       Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik, read by Lisa Flanagan (Penguin Random House Audio)
Audiobook of the Year
§       Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi, read by Bahni Turpin (Macmillan Audio)
Audio Drama
§       Alien: Sea of Sorrows, James A. Moore & Dirk Maggs, read by John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Tony Gardner, Lorelei King, Laurel Lefkow & a full cast (Audible)
§       Steal the Stars, Mac Rogers, read by a full cast (Macmillan Audio)
§      The Martian Invasion of Earth, H.G. Wells & Nicholas Briggs, read by Richard Armitage & Lucy Briggs-Owen (Big Finish)
Best Female Narrator
§        The Mermaid and Mrs.Hancock, Imogen Hermes Gowar, read by Juliet Stevenson (HarperAudio)
Best Male Narrator
§       Pet Sematary, Stephen King, read by Michael C. Hall (Simon & Schuster Audio)
§       Watchers, Dean Koontz, read by Edoardo Ballerini (Brilliance)
Faith-Based Fiction & Non-Fiction
§        The Rogue, Lee W. Brainard, read by Therese Plummer (Podium)
§       An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Hank Green, read by Kristen Sieh & Hank Green (Penguin Random House Audio)
§       Life of Pi, Yann Martel, read by Vikas Adam (Audible)
§        Noir, Christopher Moore, read by Johnny Heller (HarperAudio)
Literary Fiction & Classics
§        Split Tooth, Tanya Tagaq, read by the author (Penguin Random House Canada)
Middle Grade
§        Louisiana’s Way Home, Kate DiCamillo, read by Cassandra Morris (Penguin Random House Audio)
§        The Secret of Nightingale Wood, Lucy Strange, read by the author (Scholastic Audio)
Multi-Voiced Performance
§        Hans Christian Andersen’sFairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen, read by F. Murray Abraham and an ensemble cast (Listening Library)
Narration by the Author or Authors
§       The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo, read by the author (HarperAudio)
§       The Secret of Nightingale Wood, Lucy Strange, read by the author (Scholastic Audio)
Original Work
§        Loki Ragnarok, Mark Binder, read by the author (Light)
§        Spin, Harvey Edelman, Neil Fishman & David B. Coe, read by Jim Dale, Barrett Leddy, Lisa Livesay, Nicola Barber, Khristine Hvam, Nick Sullivan, John Brady & Johnny Heller (HarperAudio)
§        Magus Elgar, Kennedy Phillips, read by Ricardo Cabral, William Violenus, Christopher Moore, and a full cast (Kennedy Phillips, MelodyGun)
§       Shadow and Ice, Gena Showalter, read by Melissa Moran & Leo Barnabas (HarperAudio)
§       The Outsider, Stephen King, read by Will Patton (Simon & Schuster Audio)
Young Adult
§        The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo, read by the author (HarperAudio)
§       Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi, read by Bahni Turpin (Macmillan Audio)
§       The Lady’s Guide toPetticoats and Piracy, Mackenzi Lee, read by Moira Quirk (HarperAudio)
Young Listeners
§       Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist, Susan Wood, read by Brian Amador (Live Oak)

In 2019, the Twenty-Fourth Annual Audie Awards ceremony will be held at Guastavino’s in Manhattan on March 4th. And the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 4. 

By the way, if you want to back up your purchased Audible books, you can read the guide about how to decrypt Audible books

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Google Play Books App Gets a Redesign

Google has finally updated the Google Play Books app with the new Material Theme design. This means plenty more white, rounded corners and more. The app now features a uniform white color theme across the screen, with a redesigned tab bar, smaller thumbnails with rounded corners, new typography and an overall cleaner look. Google Play Books has only rolled out in Russia for now, so below screenshot of the updated design is in Russian, so a direct comparison requires a bit more imagination.

The reading experience on the app hasn’t changed much, although the small tweaks aren’t good for those who want better accessibility to the app. Some of the text on the page have shrinked and some of the interactive elements are also smaller. Of course, you can always adjust the font sizes since this is an ebook reader.
Do you like this new interface at first sight? By the way, if you want to decrypt Google Play Books, you can read this tutorial guide about how to get rid of Adept DRM and take the full control of your purchased Google Play Books

Friday, January 25, 2019

Amazon is running their first big campaign of the year -- Spend $20 and Get $5

Amazon has kicked off a new promotion for bookworms from Jan 22 to Jan 28, 2019, offering a free $5 Kindle credit when you spend $20 or more on eBooks. In order to take advantage of the offer, you’ll need to head over to this landing page and activate the coupon. Then you’ll have through January 28th to purchase various titles and expand your digital library. The $5 credit will be applicable on your next Kindle purchase. Read the full terms and conditions below and have a check of Amazon’s entire selection of Kindle eBooks right here.

Before you start expanding your digital library, please read the TERMS & CONDITIONS:
1. This is a limited time offer.
2. Offer applies to all Kindle eBooks made available through and, including eBook gift purchases and bulk eBook orders that are redeemed within the offer period.
3. Offer does not apply to eBook pre-orders, physical goods, digital magazines, audiobooks (including Audible companions for your Kindle eBook purchase), print books, or digital subscriptions such as Kindle Unlimited.
4. To receive a promotional credit, you must (1) activate the offer and (2) purchase the specified amount on any Kindle eBooks by 11:59 PM (PST) on January 28, 2019. You will then receive a promotional credit, and this credit will be automatically applied to your next Kindle eBook purchase. Any Kindle eBook sold on is eligible for this credit.
5. Offer limited to one per customer and account.
6. Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
7. Digital content and services may only be available to customers located in the U.S. and are subject to the terms and conditions of Amazon Digital Services LLC.
8. Within 4 days of activating the offer and spending the specified amount on Kindle eBooks, you will receive an e-mail from Amazon that indicates that the promotional credit has been applied to your customer account. The e-mail will also provide instructions on how to redeem the promotional credit. You can view your available eBook credit balance on any Kindle eBook detail page.
9. Promotional credit expires 30 days after it is applied to your account.
10. Taxes and add-on purchases to the qualifying purchase (like an Audible companion) do not apply when determining minimum purchase amount.
11. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
12. If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.
13. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Ultimate Way to Remove NOOK DRM with 100% Success

Barnes & Noble, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, is the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States and a retailer of content, digital media, and educational products. Unfortunately, Barnes & Noble no longer support updates to NOOK for PC or NOOK for Mac, which makes it even hard for users to back up their purchased NOOK books. Since many of you complain that you fail to get rid of NOOK DRM, so here we are going to show you how to remove NOOK DRM with 100% success.

Before getting ready to decrypt NOOK books, you should be aware of the fact that NOOK for PC is no longer available on both Win and Mac computers.
So as far as I’m concerned, now you can only get rid of NOOK DRM on Windows computers with the help of downloading NOOK books via NOOK Study.
How to Remove NOOK DRM with 100% Success
Step 1, install NOOK Study to your Win OS computer.
Step 2, download Nook books via NOOK Study.
VIP Tips: There is a trick to logging in to NOOK Study -- put in your NOOK account info, but close it before the login times out. Then reopen NOOK Study and you should be logged in successfully.
Here’s the detailed steps to help you successfully log in NOOK Study. If you failed, please try this process one more time.
First, launch NOOK Study and put in NOOK account info to sign in. Then close it before the login times out. And click Yes in the pop-up reminding window.
Next reopen NOOK Study, wait a few sec, then you will be signed in.
Last, double click the book cover to start downloading NOOK books.
Step 3, install NOOK DRM Removal -- Epubor Ultimate to your computer.
Install Epubor Ultimate and run it, click Nook tab in the left side-bar to load all downloaded NOOK books to the software, next add the books to the right main window to remove DRM.
Tips: Epubor Ultimate can automatically calculate the decryption key if the NOOK books are downloaded via NOOK Study.

As long as you follow the above decrypt NOOK books’ guide step by step, you will definitely remove NOOK DRM smoothly. If you have encountered any problem while decrypting NOOK DRM, you are welcomed to contact to get professional help or start a chat session on Skype:

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Top audiobooks and ebooks of 2018

2018 has come to an end. Usually, there are plenty of top lists for ebooks and audiobooks that are coming out this time of year. No exception, we worked extra hard to bring you these top best-selling and Kindle books and Audible audiobooks of 2018. Hope you can find what you love to read and hear.
Top ten ebooks of 2018
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
The Outsider by Stephen King
Fear by Bob Woodward
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni
If you want to know more best-selling Kindle books, you can go to Amazon website to view the Best Sellers of 2018 in Kindle eBooks

Top ten audiobooks of 2018

12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Fear by Bob Woodward
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Outsider by Stephen King
Circe by Madeline Miller
You Are a Badness by Jen Sincero
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
The Hobbit by GJ. R. R. Tolkien
Educated by Tara Westover

If you want to know more best-selling Audible audiobooks, you can go to Audible website to view the Audible Best Sellers.

One terrific good news we want to share with you is that you can easily decrypt Kindle books with DRM Removal tool – Epubor Ultimate. If you are interested, you can check this post about how to decrypt Kindle and Audiblebooks.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

What’s the new features of the latest firmware update for Kobo eReaders

Kobo firmware 4.12.12111 has been released. And the Kobo firmware 4.12.12111 is compatible with the Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, Kobo Glo HD, Kobo Touch 2.0, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Aura H2O, Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2, Kobo Aura ONE, Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition, Kobo Aura Edition 2, Kobo Clara HD, and the Kobo Forma. So let’s take a look of all of the new features found in this update.

1. Hide book title or footer:
·         Keep your book title private, or just give yourself space for words on the screen
·         Go to Settings > Reading settings > Page appearance
2. Reading PDF documents:
·         While reading a PDF, double-tap to zoom in, then swipe to move between sections of the page
·         Double-tap to zoom out, or use a page-turn button to move to the next page
3. Reading Comics (.CBR, .CBZ):
·         Performance has improved when reading .CBR or .CBZ comics, especially when zooming in
·         You can now press and hold to flip through pages quickly in .CBR and .CBZ comics
4. More enhancements:
·         Fast page flip is now up to 50% faster
·         Several Wi Fi issues have been addressed
·         Enabling and disabling Wi Fi is faster

Are you looking forward to these new improvements? The firmware update should be sent out automatically. You can also download the latest firmware on MobileRead.