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How to find e-books on the cheap now that Oyster is gone

First Entitle, now Oyster. What's a fan of the Netflix-for-e-books model to do? Thankfully, there are a few other options.

By September 23, 2015


Seven essential mobile apps for students

Get the new school year off on the right foot with apps and services

By August 24, 2015


Apes who drink: Study finds chimps use leaves to chug, chug, chug

Some West African chimps enjoy taking a sip of grandma's cough medicine by sucking alcoholic sap from leaves and even drinking enough to get visibly intoxicated.

By June 10, 2015


Look, it's a book! Dr. Seuss manuscript found, to be published in July

New tales from the beloved children's author were found, which means the world will now be treated to more wonderful silliness.

By February 19, 2015


Where to buy used textbooks

Back to school seasons means expensive books are on the horizon. But you don't have to break the bank just because a professor picks the most expensive book available. Shop around.

By July 23, 2014


How to find the best price on the e-book you want

Price-comparison site Luzme will show you the prices from every e-book seller that carries the book and notify you if there's a price change.

By November 15, 2013


Acer LumiRead ebook reader starts new chapter with 3G and ISBN scanner

The Acer LumiRead packs in shelves full of features, from 3G to an ISBN scanner, helping you pick books from shops and friends without resorting to theft

By May 28, 2010


Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know

Considering self-publishing a book? CNET's David Carnoy discusses the ins and outs of what it's all about.

By June 13, 2012


Convert MS Word docs to e-books for free

The Smashwords e-book-publishing service transforms Word's DOC files into the EPUB, MOBI, and other e-book formats, but only if you shun text boxes, tables, and other common formatting elements in the file, as the handy Smashwords guide explains.

By July 3, 2012


How to self-publish an ebook

Interested in self-publishing an e-book? CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy offers some basic tips for e-book publishing and lays out your best options for publishing quickly and easily.

By June 1, 2012