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TeleRead on Calibre/Feedbooks: New long articles RSS Feed
February 13, 2009 | 7:31 am

teleread3For those of you who haven’t noticed,  Calibre, the great e-book management program maintained by Kovid Goyal, now contains a option to automatically download TeleRead posts as an ebook. Calibre has been gathering an impressive list of online publications from which you can choose for free automatic download. Calibre lets you add Custom News Source. Creating one is a little tricky. Select Fetch News –> Add a Custom News Source –> (Give a name and Insert URL at the bottom) –> Choose Add Feed –> On the left side choose Add/Update Recipe. Close the dialog and return to the main...

Site status, two kudos and a thank you
January 21, 2009 | 1:01 am

As you can see we have come a long way from a couple of days ago. The site is running much better and, at least for me, is actually faster than it was before. There is still some work yet to do, but we have gotten over the hump and it will get even better from here on. If you see any particular problems please leave a comment here, or feel free to email me. We can't answer you individually, but we will look into anything you report. Two kudos. First, to Brett Fielo, a principal...

Site status – moved to new host but gremlins moved along with us
January 20, 2009 | 1:12 am

We've sucessfully moved to our new hosting service, but it hasn't been as simple as we hoped. The gremlins are still doing their best to slow us down, but we are putting up a good fight and hope to banish them soon. Thanks for sticking with us. This computer stuff isn't as simple as people make it out to be!...

New comments have to be moderated – may be a delay
October 14, 2008 | 6:48 pm

If any of our new commenters have experienced a delay in seeing their comments appear, please accept my apologies.  All first time comments have to be reviewed by the moderators, to be sure to keep spam off the blog, before they can appear. To be honest, I had forgotten about this.  From now on all new comments will be checked at least twice a day, and so delays should be minimized....

David Rothman’s Medical Condition
September 30, 2008 | 8:35 am

David Rothman had a heart attack on the weekend of September 25, 2008.  (Read Paul Biba's initial announcement here).  David will be away indefinitely. This URL  will relay updates about David's condition. (By the way, comments are disabled for this post. If you want to wish David good health, you should make a comment on the initial announcement linked above) (Also, not sure why the sidebar for this page is doing crazy things. Please excuse that for now). Keep in mind that people at TeleRead may not know the latest information or we may not be in a position to disclose it publicly....

TeleRead reading survey: SF, award-winning lit, thrillers, classics among your faves—and fiction in general
March 26, 2008 | 9:18 am

surveygizmo A few weeks ago TeleRead asked readers to take a five-question, muti-choice reading survey using the Survey Gizmo service. 161 anonymous respondents took the survey in the first week of March 2008, and the results suggest that many favor SF, award-winning literature, thrillers and public domain classics---in fact, fiction in general. How many books and e-books have you paid for in the last year? 20+ books/ebooks 40% 11-20 24% 5-10 21% 0-4 15% If you have bought an e-book or digital text before, please indicate which type: (Choose one or more) fiction (75%) business or job-related topic (21%) technical/computer manual (19%) n/a; I have never bought an ebook (17%) something...

New TeleRead sponsor: NAEB Cybook
January 5, 2008 | 7:18 am

cybooknaebYou may have noticed a few days ago that we added a sponsored ad on the right from the NAEB Cybook buyer's club. Both David and I are familiar with the Cybook family of devices and like the company. Regular readers may know that a buyer's club loosely affiliated with BAEN has been trying to arrange a mass order of e-book devices for interested buyers.  It's  a bit cheaper than buying directly from Cybook and includes a few extra accessories as well. Cybook has indicated a commitment to supporting open standards and maintained a balance between that and supporting one...

About the TeleBlog’s ads
November 19, 2007 | 3:59 am

How to keep the TeleBlog sustainable without selling out to advertisers? Until recently, our response has been simple---we haven't tried to woo them. But both the writing and the behind-the-scenes tech work take time, and if we're to maintain our quality, we need to get paid. One solution is for us to use TeleBlog material elsewhere, and, in fact, David Rothman is adapting many of his posts here for Publishers Weekly, the bible of the book trade. But that in itself is not enough. So David and I are experimenting with advertisers. The deal for them will be this. We need...

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