Monthly Archives: May 2009

And One Word on BeBook

In their defense, they were there to meet folks, like Verizon (partly owned by Vodaphone), and chat about putting serious Internet onto the device, not entertain a punk kid. In mine,  over the past 10 years, while working with some … Continue reading

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My Almost-Name Gaffe

Funny thing, when I saw the Espresso Book Machine demo, finally, I was amused.  The machine was located smack dab in the middle of the Ingram/Lightning Source Area at BEA, and the vendor nearest to me was wearing a badge … Continue reading

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And I’m Back

Let’s see, I guess the first thing is to defend the Cool-ER ebook people (Interead.)  They were actually a row or two over from the New Media Zone at BEA (but much closer than poor Michael Smith.) Yes, Cool-er did … Continue reading

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Free Internet at BEA

Blogger Zone, next to Sony/DNAML. Things that are good to know…

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If anybody was wondering

Yes, Amazon did get out the March kindle money to publishers on the first day of Book Expo America. I’ve checked out the new media booth here, and it looks like Sony, BeBook, Overdrive and that’s about it.  But they’re … Continue reading

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Before I Leave for BEA, a Scribd Sales Update!

Err, I just sold my first two.  The titles were some of my bestest smut, and why I get to be cocky when talking about ebooks.  Two.  Admittedly, Kindle’s not supported yet, but… Two. Also, noted in passing, Scribd might … Continue reading

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Hmm, Maybe That’s Random UK-Only For Now

But The Bookseller is also reporting on the world’s largest English-language publisher’s new book apps. Weirder still, from my US-based Itunes App Store, I’m noting that Fictionwise’s Ereader has dropped all the way down to #9 on the free giveaways … Continue reading

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Random House Develops Its Own Ebook App

There goes the middleman. Or rather, there goes that company that goes with the other company to get your books out there.  Anything to keep Amazon honest. Apparently, all this nonsensical talk about a universal consumer format (w/ DRM from … Continue reading

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Ahhk, Screw It, Contracting for New Toys on Munsey’s

We’ll see how long this takes.

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Something from the Kindle/Iphone Playbook?

Almost unrelated, but tonight was “blogger night” at Camden Yards, so The Orioles, having sent Mark Hendrickson to the bullpen, Lou Montanez to the DL and Adam Eaton to the glue factory*, decided to announce that Matt Wieters will be … Continue reading

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