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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

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End Coming for Sony Reader?

Jane at Dear Author was first to note: Sony’s selling its Touch Ereader via online closeout specialist Woot. This is the first time Sony’s Reader has been sold via Woot. If you’re unfamiliar with Woot, they have “deals-a-day”–and every now and again start selling stuff rapidly, one thing after … Continue reading

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After Macmillan–yeah, Amazon Considers Apple a Threat

This is getting fun. I have no idea how long the spiel with Macmillan’s gonna last.  It’s of course ridiculous for a Macmillan division like Tor, given its online following, etc., to not be selling most of its ebooks direct … Continue reading

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The Thunder, It Stolen

I know there were a ton of ebook devices “announced” at the CES show.  But, while I’d love to see Pixel Qi succeed, second-tier E-ink licenses are so last-decade. Kindle DX International is coming Jan. 19th.   For those who … Continue reading

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No, Amazon Does NOT Lose $2 Per Kindle Book Sold

Jesus Christ, now we have to refute stupid articles from three weeks ago. Here’s the problem with Maher and Blodget’s “analysis”:  They don’t know a damn thing about how ebooks get into the Kindle store. Let’s go back to tiering, … Continue reading

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Interesting Timing By S&S+Hachette

The same week that Nook “launches”–or at least, gets a few demos into stores, and some glowing reviews that don’t actually experience any of the bragged-about-features–and Sony’s finally got its new format, maybe, Hachette and S&S have turned around and … Continue reading

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That Would Be an Omen

Amid the shocking reports that Nook, finally shipping, doesn’t quite live up to expectations, something might have been missing from the news: We had a death among ebook storefonts, and not much of an epitaph. I guess, last week, Mobileread … Continue reading

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Sony ADE Still Doesn’t Justify Text!

In 2009. Some meh pictures of epub files from me and Hadrien. Sorry for camera quality, my hands were shaking with wrath. If you haven’t followed my every move on Twitter, I took advantage of the trade-in offer on a … Continue reading

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Download Stats From External Catalogs

Oh, somebody was wondering about this one.  Because of the new mobile era, there isn’t as much direct downloading of books from the site.  Maybe 150, 200k.  Thanks to nightly XML updates I am, however, in catalogs from Stanza, FBReader, … Continue reading

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Lulu’s Labors Lost?

So, I saw the bit about Lulu “partnering” with Ingram to “sell mainstream books” in addition to Lulu’s self- and micropress offerings on I think ireaderreview, and it’s been bugging me for a couple of days. See, if you’re adding … Continue reading

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