Tag Archives: Ereader

I Didn’t Know They Were in Their ’40s!

Neat piece by Cal Reid on the Fictionwise brothers. Of course, the vague promise of $50 mil. in “increased IT spending” by BN chair Steve Riggio following their lousy quarter inspires about the same level of confidence as a Treasury … Continue reading

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Apple Talks Ebooks

One thing to take away from the speculation about “ebook developers building in a store.”  Apple likes things that extend the App Store (Classics, ScrollMotion.)  Apple maybe isn’t as hot about things that don’t extend the App Store (Ereader, Kindle, … Continue reading

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Delay, Evade and Lie Badly! That’s the Key to Technology Success

BooksonBoard is no longer letting you know just how many .epub/Adobe Mobile titles are available.  It was 5,100 a couple days ago.  You can still discover that there are 80,000 .lits, maybe.  And presumably other formats as well.  But search … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Tech Journalists

‘Cuz mobi’s uploading slow, and I don’t have time to post this everywhere: To Sir/Madam: I understand that ebooks aren’t your regular niche.  However, when doing articles about publishing, it’s a good idea to talk to, you know, actual publishers. … Continue reading

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Somebody Tell FictionEreaderWiseMind, Opening Up Your API Leads to a Dramatic Increase in Content For Your Format

OK, Disks one-four are now uploaded, with fully justified text and the new Munsey cover on adobe mobile and .lrfs.  I like the new Munsey gal, though fully apart from her shocking for 1897 deshabille, she does remind me of … Continue reading

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.Ereader 1.1 for Iphone Release… not in top 100 free apps

After two days of looking, I note that neither Stanza nor Ereader is any longer in the top 100 free downloads of Apple’s app store.  There’s a new Ereader release which answers some of the questions, and, yes, there is … Continue reading

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Sometimes Ya Can’t Give It Away

So I’m moving all the music from a dead PC, and I note the iTunes App Store is now listing the most popular downloads–both free and commercial.  My other question, namely why Fictionwise would do PR on the Ereader Iphone … Continue reading

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Another Slow Week

On the road again in a bit.  Looks like the Ereader store is up and working fine now… we’ll see if maybe Mobi’s in the Itunes App store by week’s end.

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Still busy

Noticing the Ereader to Iphone thing, I’ll mention in passing that HTML2PML sorta works for English-language books, and in conjunction with Makebook could produce results, but for foreign languages, err: FIXME(Egrave) FIXME(aacute) FIXME(euml) (more steps are needed…)

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Ereader’s Free From Fictionwise

via Palminfocenter. Ereader/Palm/PeantReader/whatever used to cost money. All they need to do now is give away the tools to create books in Ereader. And build/support free libraries of books in Ereader format. And go back in time four years, or … Continue reading

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