Tag Archives: Bill McCoy

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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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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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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Only 15% of Kindle Rejectees Cite Format

Virtually none as the first choice.  That’s out of people who know the Kindle but won’t buy one. I mention this in reference to the actual Sony PR which–I mean, have you read this thing? “Our intention is to lead … Continue reading

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So, Who’s To Blame?

Though busy of late, I’ve noticed that, in a week where Star Trek comics kicked the only epub book out of the top 10 at Apple’s App Store, where Readius ran out of dough, where Fictionwise lost some indie cred … Continue reading

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Twittering on Epub and Lit

So there’s been twitter chatter mentioning that .lit, unlike Adobe Mobile/Epub, actually does what it’s supposed to and looks like.  Regrets are expressed.  And people are wondering if maybe .lit files, which is little more than a wrapper for XHTML … Continue reading

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