Monthly Archives: July 2009

Gawronski Sues!

Commenters on Engadget are wondering about how the notes might have disappeared.  See, if you yourself delete a book on Kindle, any notes would be saved under “My Clippings”… ***Update, the complaint itself states the notes were not deleted, but … Continue reading

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I Admire Justin Gawronski

I mean, what an amazing kid.  And I don’t just mean ‘cuz he’s apparently the only one to have seen all his notes and annotations from a purchased, unauthorized edition of Orwell’s 1984 disappear. Think about it: 17.  Summer before … Continue reading

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Now, There’s a Game For Using Google Books Search

You “win” if you, err, search for the desired phrase or whatever in google book search to identify the book.  First 20k people get a sticker, and you’re entered in a drawing for a Sony Reader, maybe a 700? I … Continue reading

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Something Doesn’t Jibe from BN’s Conference Call

Here, and elsewhere. —The e-book doesn’t work with Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Kindle and Sony Reader. They will add more devices for support in the next month. And —The book format: the industry standard is ePub, and that’s what they will … Continue reading

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Err, Anybody Counting Those ebooks?

I got 106 in Barnes & Nobles’ Erotica category, of which four are Dracula.  Seems… light. They’re also going to miss Christmas this year. And, it’s not clear that asking a publisher to wait 6-8 months for a device to … Continue reading

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Bad Reporting Wins the Day!

Amazon must have a post #amazonfial policy: Keep staffers on hand, late at night, even on weekends, to put out fires. You’ll never again have a purchased pirated book removed from your kindle.  Way to go, Pogue-ster!  Correction really helped … Continue reading

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David Pogue: It’s called the DMCA

I understand never letting the facts get in the way of a story, but geeze: How can anyone who writes for the NY Times not know about the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and the common carrier provisions contained therein? To … Continue reading

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My Push For Ebook Equality at RWA

So yesterday I dropped into Woodley Park for a book signing by the ladies of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.  My copy has a sticker. It was fun to meet them, along with Angela James and others, at the Romance Writers … Continue reading

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Yes, Those Are Valid Free Daisy DTB Files You’re Seeing at Munsey’s

30k of ‘em, to be precise.  I’ve tested ‘em.  They do convert to audio via the pipeline.  A second ‘n third ‘n fourth pass’ll be needed, of course, with perhaps better image alts, but 97+% isn’t bad from me for … Continue reading

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Kindle As Diamond-Age Primer?

Heh, Ireaderreview links to a NY Times story ’bout a Democratic proposal to put the Kindle into every school.  It’s the device-in-education theme we all know from Stephenson’s Diamond Age. For those not up on post-Cyberpunk, Stephenson’s novel, first published … Continue reading

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