Monthly Archives: October 2009

Alpha Testers Wanted

It’s Friday night in Austin, but I’m being good this evening. The first day of the Texas Book Festival is as busy as these things get, and though I did hit 6th St. again tonight, it was just to walk … Continue reading

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Is Nook the End of BoB?

Reading through this press release, about how Barnes & Noble, whose Nook reader will only interact wirelessly with one store, is a paragon of “openness” for all retailers, I’m struck by the following passage: Barnes & Noble is adopting Adobe® … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Call this: Things BN Got Right

All from the BN Buzz Twitter feed. Personalize your #nook by creating a screen saver using your own photos (dumb, Amazon, for not letting us do this). Malcolm Gladwell appears, reading The Tipping Point (bit.ly/3bIYuM) on #nook #nook is first … Continue reading

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Still Around

Nashville, despite the weather, was a very good show, and handsold a few copies of new book by new author.  We’ll see if anyone buys that one online; it’s traditionally discounted ‘n stuff, so at least I can get BAM, … Continue reading

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Do These Look Similar to You?

To Kiss, Or Kill–Day Keene: You never can tell what a big, tough Polish boy will do when he finds a nude blonde in his bathroom. Especially if he is a heavyweight fighter who was born back of the yards, … Continue reading

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After Kindle International, Time to Evaluate Ebook Conferences

For the record, if anyone actually wants to “attend” the TOC online conference, as a paid-up customer of the Ingram family, I’ve received the following email: To save 25%, use discount code tocfall09ing when you register at: http://www.toccon.com/go/online09 I will … Continue reading

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Amazon Ships Kindle Overseas Oct. 19th!

Price is dropping too.  100 Markets!!!  Shipping date Oct. 19th. Oh, and over 200,000 titles available to ebook readers worldwide, compared to, like 8k or so from Waterstones. If you’re still after the Sony market, there’s Mark! Coker! of Smashwords! … Continue reading

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Hey, MobileReference Is Back!

In the Kindle store. So, all’s forgiven, apparently (via KindleKorner.) Weirdly, despite the freezes put on new PG-type titles being added to Kindle via the DTP route (and the Mobi route), seems the Kindle store now holds 350k titles, up … Continue reading

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My Question, Does the FTC Have Swat Teams?

The Fish & Wildlife Service does, and lord knows they’re putting their armed troops to good use.  “Never Intended” events like that one are worth remembering when you hear that they don’t “plan” to start fining bloggers $11k each time … Continue reading

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Munsey’s Sorts Are Back–Almost!

They need to fix “popular,” then we’ll see about speeding up downloads again without disaster. Part of the slow pace for this is I’m, as they say, “keeping it local,” with a firm that kinda works on things for me … Continue reading

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