Tag Archives: Idiots

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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And Speaking of Epubgen

They are on twitter. This crap is even sillier hype than the nonsense from Nick Bogaty about Kindle licensing Adobe Content Server 4 = Epub Victory! Actually, if you visit the tools site:  there’s no epubgen for word, only something … 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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Raining on an Easter Parade

While I’m normally amused to see success defined downward, and the quick shift from “pressure everybody to demand a universal consumer format from every retailer” to “label Amazon!” send me into fits of laughter, considering that a lone pornographers’ days … Continue reading

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Remember Kids, Twitter Is Eternal

So, I’m goofing off on twitter, waiting for real sports to begin, and one of the things I check is whether any new nonsense is being spewed about Adobe Mobile.  We have a special moment. The Idiot, of late, has … Continue reading

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Err… Problems With Epub Code Display Now?

So I’m scanning and wandering about Twitter, when I come about this little bit of news. My solution to code issue in Prag Prog ePub books on Sony Reader and iPhone is to print out the code samples in colour … Continue reading

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Suppose You Could Alter That Contrived Narrative, But Why Bother?

What’s worse, really?  The fact that some idiot spent 18 months regurgitating BS about a non-existent requirement to use Digital Rights Management in the Kindle Store?  To the point of offering some story about how, try as he might, he … Continue reading

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So, We Took a Break and Redid the Mobi’s. Again.

Slight problem with ;s after em dashes.  Oh, and rare bits of .css.  Only happened 12,000 times.  Those are all uploaded.  Again.  Now the Adobe Mobile and Sony Reader scripts are rerunning. Then I got one more format to do.  … Continue reading

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TOC Ass-rapers: A Semi-Primer

Now, it goes without saying that folks who exhibit at a conference charging 1.5k a head are out for your money.  So, this is an occasional series.  But a special place in hell is reserved for: Assclowns charging $99 a … Continue reading

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I Think We Need More Confirmation There

Galleycat’s got a bit at the bottom of their writeup stating that Ebooks are now 10% of Amazon’s sales. Not that I disbelieve them, but Galleycat was the only semi-reputable site that ever bought into the Idiot’s theories of .epub … Continue reading

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