Articles by Paul Biba

calibre 0.8.61

July 20, 2012 // 1 Comment

New Features E-book viewer: Add a paged mode that splits up the text into pages, like in a paper book instead of presenting it as a single column. To activate click the [...]

Zola to take over from Google Books

July 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

A really great article by Jeremy Greenfield in Digital Book World today.  It discusses, among other things, the economics of Google Books and why it failed.  Zola looks [...]

Hey Japan, we’re here!

July 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the Kobo blog: We’re thrilled to let you know the Kobo Touch has made its way to Japan. Since we first announced our plans and began pre-orders online, Kobo has had [...]

Penguin India launches ebooks

July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

From Best Media Info: Penguin Books India has launched its first tranche of eBooks. This will be the first extensive list of Indian ebooks to be published internationally by [...]

Q&A with Mark Coker

July 19, 2012 // 1 Comment

Indies Unlimited has a good Q&A with Mark Coker.  As usual he answers questions honestly.  Here’s one of them: 2. Smashwords has come a long way very quickly. How [...]

The end of ebook development

July 18, 2012 // 2 Comments

Baldur Bjarnason has an article with this title on his blog.  He makes a lot of sense.  Here’s the beginning: A bit of an utopian fantasy but, I think, an essential [...]

The real truth about ebook purchasing

July 18, 2012 // 6 Comments

That’s the title of an article by Christopher Harris in American Libraries magazine: How many books are on your “to read” list right now? 10? 20? More? The real [...]

Publishers Weekly on digital imprints

July 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

An excellent article today from PW.  Here’s a snippet: Traditional trade publishers have been testing the digital-first/digital-only publishing waters for more than [...]
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