Monthly Archives: August 2009

Kindle UK Sept. 9th?

From the Ireader Review, originally posted a couple days ago. Well placed sources have told Stuff.tv that Amazon is working to launch the Amazon Kindle ereader in Europe as soon as the end of the IFA conference next week. If … Continue reading

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No, I Like the Smashwords Deal Too

Nah, it doesn’t give Amazon “competition.”  Please, Barnes & Noble lost $300 million last time trying to compete on printed books with Amazon, despite clear brick & mortar advantages. And I didn’t need the confirmation that Ereader-through-LSI will still be … Continue reading

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Replying To Slate on Kindle

Dear Mr. Manjoo, read your recent piece in Slate about the need for Amazon to become more “open” the way Sony is. Apart from the rather laughable concept of Sony somehow rootkitting its way into geek dominance, there’s a couple … Continue reading

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Money Grafs from the Booklocker Ruling

They get to discovery, sorta. Although these cases are hardly enthusiastic support for BookLocker, they do not mandate dismissal, nor foreclose the possibility that BookLocker has the makings of a cognizable claim. In the face of such uncertainty, the Court … Continue reading

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Did Google Just Give a Million Reasons for Publishers to Opt Out?

In a way, it worked to say there were 500k free books out there for users of the BN Store or the Sony devices.  Both are hard to use and sort through, and the idea never met the reality. Err, … Continue reading

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Why So Lonely Sony? An Idea

I think I know why there were no major publishers speaking at the latest Sony event.  Rabbis, sure.  Librarians with 500 Adobe Epub titles that anyone can download free and wirelessly–no wait, maybe not?  Absolutely!  Random House guy? Err… not … Continue reading

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Actual Epub Library Numbers: With Screen Captures! #SonyReader

From Zdnet: 10:32 AM: LeClerc: “The free content of this great library is going to be available to those who have Sony Readers, without question whatsoever.” That’s 40,000 downloadable titles, he says. NYPL is one of five founders of the … Continue reading

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Questions For Sony viz Kindle

I was thinking of going to the Sony event tomorrow, but I ended up getting Ravens tickets again, so I’ll be maximizing my utility in Crabtown this evening. Anyway, if someone at the event actually wants to commit journalism, to … Continue reading

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Working on a Couple Things Here

Please, read normally. … sorts w/ easier downloads coming back should be next.  Err, maybe

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The Mystery is… Why So Class-Conscious in 1920?

But, there it is for you. Goodloe’s abilities have motivated me to finish the series.  At least, the PD portions of the Lupin series.  Sadly, The Eyes of Innocence doesn’t have any Lupin in it.  On the plus side, source … Continue reading

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