Monthly Archives: January 2009

You Know, That’s an Interesting Point

AlleyInsider mentioned that the Amazon meeting, set for Feb. 9th in a library, takes place… in a library.  Why would Mr. Bezos do that?  There was a nervous quality to some of that recent vend-to-libraries PR, wasn’t there?  Hmmm… Elsewhere, … Continue reading

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Actually, I Was Thinking that Somebody Was Missing from the TOC List of Speakers

Via everwhere, Amazon announces a special event in Midtown at 10: a.m on Feb. 9th.  Kindle 2.0 expected. Err, what might be missed if you slip away can be found here.

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OMG, That Was Wade Roush!

He’s the dude who ran the very first ebook news site.  Evar.  That got bought, he ends up as the last person at Gemstar, turns off the lights, briefly runs ebooknet.info or something (the domain never resolved), before splitting over … Continue reading

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Personally, I Liked Red Cliff

Makes more sense, now that I know it was based on history… ish… and not the book.  Chinese opinion of the film is pretty low, something about Japanese actors, epics not being a John Woo strength, other stuff. Sadly, took … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know If The Site Crashed Or Not

If it did…… sorry. Looks OK now.

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Somewhere on the Internets, an Under-Employed 50-Something Is Droaning

Just pointing out that if Follett is guilty of employing proprietary! technologies to bring its product to market, then equally to be vilified are Ingram, Amazon, Mobipocket, Sony, Ereader, and pretty much everyone out there who actually sells ebooks.  There … Continue reading

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Sony’s Loss: $3 Billion

Three times the expected number. Things may get ugly, but people have been saying that for a while now.

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Ooh Spit! Here Comes Follett

From a site launched in conjunction with academic powerhouse Follett’s forthcoming, proprietary ebook software: Adobe’s latest eBook reader software reduces functionality that is important to Follett’s customers. Developing our own Reader allows Follett to guarantee our library customers will continue … Continue reading

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Ye-Hah! 60% Micropay Rebates At Fictionwise

Actually, we have no idea what this means, but will not snark about desperation. Anyway, Smart Phone thoughts is reporting: Some offers are just too good to pass up. Fictionwise.com is having a huge rebate sale. It is basically 60% … Continue reading

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Playing With MS-Reader on Calibre

OK, there’s a new feature in calibre, any2lit, which looks promising.  Second revision, I got it to put in cover pages, and it runs off almost the exact same script as the Epub batches I have. Problems are: right now … Continue reading

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