Tag Archives: Stanza

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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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

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Hmm, 250k ebook downloads

That’s not quite the same thing as sales.  But it’s great that Apple had Project Gutenberg in the system at launch.  I’ve been of the opinion that Ipad will really shine come fall, when it starts to penetrate education markets … Continue reading

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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

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A Vexing Question Amid Anti-Kindle Hype

Here’s one I’m puzzling over.  In addition to the earlier announcements by Sony that there’s going to be a bigger announcement on Aug. 24th, we’ve got this new announcement of things that are going to happen to the store by … Continue reading

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Hmm, Maybe That’s Random UK-Only For Now

But The Bookseller is also reporting on the world’s largest English-language publisher’s new book apps. Weirder still, from my US-based Itunes App Store, I’m noting that Fictionwise’s Ereader has dropped all the way down to #9 on the free giveaways … Continue reading

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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

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Actually, Neelan told Me He Was at the London Book Fair

I guess that’s where the sale was talked about. /Maybe I should go sometime…

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And Nothing Against Lexcyle

To go from a summer of code to a payday makes tons o’ sense.  They had obvious difficulties monetizing the platform in any notable way but shook up the market, obviously. Affiliate sales through Fictionwise/BoB/ et al weren’t going to … 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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