Tag Archives: Lexcycle

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

Posted in Ebooks, Odd | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Devices, Ebooks | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

And Here’s ScrollMotion!

Y’all might remember, they were onstage when Apple did its summer product launch, so ScrollMotion’s new deal to put textbooks on the Ipad is obviously happening with Apple’s blessing… unlike some other firms that Apple doesn’t like as much lately. … Continue reading

Posted in Ebooks | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Twitter Gasps, Lexcycle Quiet–Stanza: The Missing Timeline

We’ll never know all the details, and it could just be that part of the Lexcycle team was coming off sabbatical from other jobs, and part of it maybe wanted to go forward working with the top player in ebooks.  … Continue reading

Posted in Ebooks, Odd | Tagged , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Where’d That Come From?

Amazon Acquires Stanza. Holy  sh**t. Maybe they wanted a better App experience on mobile devices, or a quicker App experience, or something. Zowie!

Posted in Devices, Ebooks | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

If App Store Formatting for Hire Doesn’t Work Out, They Could Always Sell an IRC Client as an Add-on to Stanza

I hope this is just quoted PR.  But Tech.Blorge, a ranking (in google news search) Ipod/touch/phone blog has this analysis of reading on the Iphone, with words from the gang at BoB and Lexcycle. Gent’s talking about what a hard … Continue reading

Posted in Devices, Ebooks, Odd | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Is This A Price War?

OK, there was some kind of bailout-related-discount thing before, and now BooksonBoard has cut the price of its NY Times Bestsellers to Amazon levels.  Fictionwise follows suit.  It’s sorta clear neither’s been growing of late, though Ereader has billions of … Continue reading

Posted in Devices, Ebooks, Odd | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TX Book Festival Updates

The “Penguin Editor” who hated Pennyworth is in fact a “Holt Editor”–which makes it all more interesting.  But no additionial gossip.  Today was insane, and I didn’t talk to any of my boothmates until the last 20 minutes, when I … Continue reading

Posted in Ebooks, Odd | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Notes from the TX Book Festival

In no particular order.  I was so beat after today’s show that I crashed for four hours, watched the rest of the game from my hotel, and, daylight savings time or no, didn’t go to the bars.  We’re all wondering … Continue reading

Posted in Ebooks, Odd, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Geeze, Downloads Really Don’t Equal Sales

Nah, it’s too easy to rip apart the latest hype.  When stores aren’t giving sales stats anymore, who cares? But speaking of http requests, since the migration and improvements were effected upon Munsey’s, certain odd bugs sorted out, and extreme … Continue reading

Posted in Devices, Ebooks, Odd | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment