Monthly Archives: February 2009

I’m Also Not As Enthusiastic About Fighting Over Things Which Don’t Make Money

Amazon, while not conceding the underlying legalities, says they’ll let rights-holders decide whether or not to enable Text-To-Speech.  Cue the DRM cacophony on how no publisher should ever, ever, ever deny the right to hear a voice aloud.  And, seriously, … Continue reading

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The Returns Business Is Just Getting Weirder

Hachette’s been fighting with another of the big shops.  I wonder if Pennyworth will be in COLA tomorrow. /Probably not.

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So That’s What He’s Doing

Nick Bogaty, former head of the IDPF, is the poor slob responsbile for explaining to publishers that the Adobe Epub exploit (the hacking thingie) will be addressed in April. Sad part is, given interest among publishers in .epub, almost certain … Continue reading

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I’m Right Next to the Columbia Convention Center

I thought I was a few blocks up the street at the other Marriott. Thankfully, it’s approximately the same distance to the bars of Vista. Where I will go, in just a moment!

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Done, Done Done with the Kindle/Mobi’s

Pretty much how I like them.  No more errs.  Epub uploads did go, they’re fine, but a few in diskone (ok, a few thousand… all right, maybe more than 5,000), have a stray line of .css or two that didn’t … Continue reading

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OK, pictures

Kindle from a distance.  Yes, actually, that is clean for the part of my office nearest the wastebasket. The two devices are sitting atop an El Salvadorean totebag, made and sold by Catholic women who themselves are served by nuns … Continue reading

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You Know, My Interest in Ebooks First Started When I Had To Carry Three Months Worth of Paperbacks on the Bus from Vancouver to Anchorage

Luckily, I was stronger then.  But apart from all the benefits–cost, weight, resized fonts, free public domain titles, there is that other faint attraction to electronic books in general, and the Kindle in particular, from our ancestral memory. XKCD, needless … Continue reading

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Ohh, and Redoing all the Mobi’s

At the moment, we’re uploading them almost as fast as Calibre creates them.  Disks 7, 5, 4, 3 and 2 are complete.  This adds the Munsey cover, removes the tricksy first table of contents that mussed up so many people, … Continue reading

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Got My Kindle–Even Better, Fixed Munsey’s Mobile

For you website owners out there, trying to get the right mime type, easiest thing is to open up the .htaccess file (usually in your home website directory), and add: AddType application/x-mobipocket-ebook      .prc For Kindle 2, to use Munsey’s Mobile, … Continue reading

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Hey, She’s in the Sony Store Too!

So, there’s that from Danielle Steele. Funny, driving home last night I realized, when a 60-something Catholic nun just in from her El Salvadorean microfinance venture among the ladies of a small village there, knows about the Kindle but doesn’t … Continue reading

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