Tag Archives: IDPF

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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Remembering Amazon.you

My God, it’s been 10 years. February 26, 1999, back when you could still smoke in a bar, Tom Friedman did an op-ed piece about his good buddy Lyle Bowlin.  Gist: Bowlin was taking advantage of the drop-shipping deals offered … 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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When Did Adobe Digital Editions Become the “Industry Standard?”

From here, and everywhere: “Sony is also committed to working with local libraries throughout the country as they make the move to digital books,” the company said in a statement. “Sony Readers are compatible with the industry-standard formats that libraries … Continue reading

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Poor Michael Smith

The IDPF head isn’t part of the New Media Area at BookExpoAmerica.  Worse still, he’s across from an uplifting, life-affirming publisher. That’ll be a fun three days… you thought being next to Overdrive (the only company absolutely confirmed to be … Continue reading

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Oh, and Speaking of Backlists

Let’s state the obvious: the fact that Amazon offers best-sellers as a loss-leader in the Kindle store doesn’t mean they’re losing money on other ebooks sold, or even ebooks in general.  For example, on The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, … Continue reading

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The Last Interesting Story

Apparently, Will Manis, of the .lit team, is there at the IDPF show.  From Roger Sperberg, who’s blogging with his Kindle but is no longer as irritating on XML issues. #idpf09 Will Manis of Microsoft is here. Perhaps an intimaton … Continue reading

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TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Dark Side of eBooks -publishers not involved- not proofing-epub not really a standard

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