Occasional TeleRead contributor Robert Nagle passed me a link to a review he lately posted of our founder David Rothman’s self-published novel, The Solomon Scandals, which recounts a journalist’s investigation of a scandal in 1970s Washington. Nagle quite liked the book, giving it four stars, though noting that the tone could get a little preachy at times.
Ars Technica reports that Google will release the first e-ink reader optimized for Google Books in about a week. The iRiver Story HD, apparently a revision of iRiver’s 2009 Story e-reader, will include wifi and a qwerty keyboard, and cost $139.99 suggested retail when it hits the street July 17th. I’m not so sure I like the look of the page-turning button being in the middle of the device, with no apparent turning buttons to left and right. Still, we’ll see how it goes.