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Itunes Producer 2.1.2 Released!

Some fixes, some things for faster import of content for the big firms.  Apple deserves much credit for jumping on the issues, particularly given Epubcheck 1.0.5 only certifies (in the words of Dr. Kovid Goyal, Ph.D., CalTech) that a banyan … Continue reading

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OK, Ebook Sales Are Down 3% in April

… make that, self-reported ebook sales.  And… that’s a month when the Agency 5 vanished from the Kindle store (and everywhere else) for a while… returning with higher prices… and Apple couldn’t meet demand for the iPad… and some Kindle … Continue reading

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Kindle Update Achieved!

OK, I like the faster page turns.  I suppose I could do something with the folders thing, but, really, I only read from the first 10 books. Social Networking integration is completely moronic.  I mean, they don’t even ask you to … Continue reading

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Ahh, Ebook Hubris

Somebody sent this link to a tweet by Hadrien, founder of Feedbooks. We’ve had more downloads than Project Gutenberg for the last 6 months. Can we claim the title of “most popular website for public domain” ? The short answer … Continue reading

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One Thought About Why Stanza-for-iPad Happened

Sitting here, noticing the usual surge in Stanza-related downloads whenever a new version is released, one thing I guess nobody’s pointed out about why Amazon (acquirer of Stanza-maker Lexcycle) allowed Stanza-for-iPad to be released, when the Stanza platform appeared to … Continue reading

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How Many Apple Products Can You Spot in This Press Release Lead?

I’m counting four. And, it gets more interesting. Free Android app for reading allows customers to enjoy over 540,000 Kindle books on Android phones; Amazon offers Kindle apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and, soon, Android These … Continue reading

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Hmm, 250k ebook downloads

That’s not quite the same thing as sales.  But it’s great that Apple had Project Gutenberg in the system at launch.  I’ve been of the opinion that Ipad will really shine come fall, when it starts to penetrate education markets … Continue reading

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Perseus Ipad Deal Is Bigger Than You Think

The Perseus Book Group deal with Apple is extraordinary.   Bet on most publishers distributed by Perseus opting in.  Stunning. Amazon in the past year has laughingly blown away ebook pioneers like Sony and Overdrive.  Jeff and Co. watched as Borders … Continue reading

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New Ipad Ebook Store Already Shows More Book Insight Than Amazon

Something really interesting to take away from the Forbes story about Apple’s new Ipad store.  It’s a little subtle, but bear with: There are also two sections for “Erotica” books; one under “Fiction & Literature” and one under “Romance.” The … Continue reading

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Ehh, Next Week For Steve Fisher

Book’s the Giveaway.  Nobody got shot. I’m in South Carolina this weekend, and then the Small Press Show in NY next week, so… been up to stuff. The one interesting bit of news out of Tools for Change is that … Continue reading

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