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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Kobo Wireless eBook Reader $99.99 For 4 Days

Anyone looking to get a decent eBook reader for less than $100 has just had their wish granted! Borders is selling the Kobo eBook reader for $99.99 for the next 4 days. I think this deep discount of the regular $139 price is a sign that Borders is serious about selling more eBooks as talk […]

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Buy It Again: Building Your Digital Bookshelf

Yesterday I gave my wife a Nook Color for her birthday. She had already shown a lot of interest in my Nook, but I also knew that she was very interested in Apple’s iPad as well. In the end, the Nook Color won out because it was the best overall value for the money. I […]

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More Manga For The Nook Please!

When I bought my Nook eBook reader, I already knew that I wasn’t going to find much in the way of comics and manga to read on it. I bought it because I wanted to be able to carry a lot of novels and technical manuals without the enormous weight and bulk of physical books. […]

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I Still Love Bookstores!

My favorite Chicago Borders bookstore is closing this month. After a one year extension, the end of the line is finally here and I’m very sad to see it go. I’ve always spent a lot of money on books, real paper, printed books! I love books, and the physical form of a book is still […]

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eBook Apps for Babies?

One of the exciting things about eBooks is the potential to do things that you simply cannot do with printed paper books. The Nook Color has already started to explore this territory with a growing line up of color kids books. And now for an even younger crowd, Ladybird has adapted its Baby Touch series […]

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Read It Anyway You Like Baby!

One of the most daunting challenges of publishing in eBook format exclusively is choosing which platform to target. Or at least that’s how it was at first. Thankfully, you can read an eBook on pretty much anything that has a video screen! Anyone still on the fence about buying eBooks take note, all of the […]

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Huck Finn and Revisionist Editing

It doesn’t take a time machine to know what Mark Twain would likely think of a publisher’s proposal to release a version of Huckleberry Finn with the word “nigger” edited out. I’m sure he’d have a lot of colorful expressions with which to express his displeasure. Arguments about the hurtfulness of the n-word aside, this […]

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What to Write With: Choose Your Poison

My wife has been planning to write a book about, well about a lot of things actually. After I posted my eBook HTML template yesterday, she asked me whether it was the right starting point for her projects. I explained, that for me, a software developer, using Dreamweaver to edit a collection of chapters in […]

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The Making of Books: An eBook Template

My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. — Ecclesiastes 12:12 Indeed the making of books is endless, even more so now in the age eBooks. That would leave one with much to be wary of indeed, but not […]

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