Monthly Archives: March 2009

One More Day of Heavy Printing

Then… less printing. Price to print stuff is really, really right ’til April 1. Then it’s just very right. I don’t think it’ll ever again be not-right. /Sleepy.

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Err… Problems With Epub Code Display Now?

So I’m scanning and wandering about Twitter, when I come about this little bit of news. My solution to code issue in Prag Prog ePub books on Sony Reader and iPhone is to print out the code samples in colour … Continue reading

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PG’s Doing Mobi Now

Better way to serve Kindle users–either owners of the device or of the #1 Free Iphone Ebook Reading App.  Also, Mobipocket/Kindle properly and fully supports the OEBPS 1.2 standard, unlike DigitalEditions for the Sony, which requires too many “features” not … Continue reading

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Data Improvements!!!

Now with better, more reliable info! … didn’t even know they’d started

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Oh, Come On!

Apple’s genius ebook strategy, that will dwarf Amazon, is now, apparently, that they don’t have an ebook strategy!!! Has it ever occurred to anyone that the reason why Apple isn’t devoting a great deal of resources to ebooks on the … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Know They Were in Their ’40s!

Neat piece by Cal Reid on the Fictionwise brothers. Of course, the vague promise of $50 mil. in “increased IT spending” by BN chair Steve Riggio following their lousy quarter inspires about the same level of confidence as a Treasury … Continue reading

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You Know, I Almost Think My Work Here Is Done

Take away one newbie from a very thin mag, and you realize people are seeing through the Sony/Google hype.  I mean, even InformationWeek got that “Open!!!”… with Adobe DRM… is really “Proprietary!” unless you’re an idiot. And there ain’t a … Continue reading

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My Nephew Turned 6 Today

Tomorrow’s books won’t be until, well, tomorrow.  One last week of heavy printing, then more pulps.  I ended up buying another thousand ISBNs from the bastards, so I probably will make use of my 200-something free setups with Createspace. Seems … Continue reading

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Just to Clear up a Bit of Confusion

There are no errors in the Project Gutenberg .epub files. I’ve done a random sampling, from PG’s history  to quite recent.  English and foreign.  Every single PG text I’ve seen validates. I’m assuming that’s a custom in-house converter they’re using … Continue reading

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Off to NY

Don’t Wait Up.

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