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"Marilynn, that what I thought. :) I just can't figure out what they think the incentive is for the customer to buy from them is. "

Glinda Harrison on "HarperCollins UK goes direct-to-consumer: Is Amazon worried yet? - Posted on September 2, 2014


"Unless HC is willing to pull their ebooks off the Kindle store and sell exclusively through their own this is doomed to failure on many fronts. Including Amazon being able to point to HC's website and say "See there is competition. We just provide better service than they do." "

BOB on "HarperCollins UK goes direct-to-consumer: Is Amazon worried yet? - Posted on September 2, 2014


"Glinda, probably not since Amazon's contract says that no one can underprice them. If the HC site lowers the price, then Amazon will automatically drop theirs below that. "

Marilynn Byerly on "HarperCollins UK goes direct-to-consumer: Is Amazon worried yet? - Posted on September 2, 2014


"Does anyone know if there is a price savings by buying through HC Reader? "

Glinda Harrison on "HarperCollins UK goes direct-to-consumer: Is Amazon worried yet? - Posted on September 1, 2014


"Quote: " But only the very gullible still believe that publishers are somehow bookstores’ allies against the ebook/Amazon threat." Hardly. Any publishing company executive worth his expense account know his company must be the ally of anyone (here bookstores) that'll keep one outsized retailer from dominating the retail book market. Direct-to-consumer is intended to give publishers an alternative when I Amazon's treats their books badly. Having a common foe in Amazon is enough to make publishers ..."

Michael W. Perry on "HarperCollins UK goes direct-to-consumer: Is Amazon worried yet? - Posted on September 1, 2014


"HarperCollins used to have a UK ebook store but closed it in 2010. Not a way to inspire confidence in consumers. The only way I'd buy ebooks directly from HarperCollins would be if they offered them without applying encryption-based DRM to them. From the sound of their "dedicated HC Reader app" they're not even going to be selling ebooks with the de-facto standard Adept ePub DRM from Adobe. I don't expect that this will be a success. My ..."

Paul Durrant on "HarperCollins UK goes direct-to-consumer: Is Amazon worried yet? - Posted on September 1, 2014


"Mine (an early model) has gone reeeeeally slow too. Have done a few factory resets which helped a bit for a while. It's certainly worse (like 20 minutes to boot) if you don't have several GB free so definitely NAND/TRIM related. "

Jon on "Are Google Nexus 7 Tablets Deteriorating Over Time? - Posted on September 1, 2014


"Paul, if you are going to spew your typical vitriol about big publishing, the least you can do is make sense. The "news" in the article has nothing to do with your comments. "

Marilynn Byerly on "No fault in Penguin Random House stars as Bertelsmann books a big win - Posted on September 1, 2014


"Wow, this brings back memories. I remember reading your Robotech fan fic when I was in university, spent many hours pressing spacebar on my Unix dumb terminal. "

morituri on "E-Book Review: Rand Unwrapped: Confessions of a Robotech Warrior - Posted on September 1, 2014


"I didn't know about the connection between Ruskin and Turner, who is a great favorite. Wish I could be in Scotland to see those paintings, but since I can't, thanks for writing this informative article. "

Bridget McKenna on "John Ruskin: Pedant or pioneer? - Posted on August 30, 2014


"Thank you so much, Steve, for your quick response. I use the LAPL, Los Angeles Public Library system. I have been using Overdrive with them for quite a while now and am enjoying it a lot. Hard to get out these days to go to the library so this is a godsend. I am like you. I check my emails daily and never miss a notice from the LAPL. ..."

Norm on "Overdrive adds "auto checkout" feature - Posted on August 30, 2014


"Hi, I am not getting the option to backup OR to load zip files from the external sd card. The nook HD boots into the 6.0.4.6 OK but the only options I get are to back and load zip's from the internal sd card...?? Any suggestions? "

Derek on "How to upgrade the Nook HD to Kit Kat with Cyanogenmod - Posted on August 30, 2014


"Norm, it may be risky to tell you exactly how to check this because, I believe, different libraries may customize the Overdrive interface differnetly. For me, when I put a book on Hold, there is a checkbox to "automatically borrow this title when it becomes available". When I list books that I already have on Hold, there is a line stating whether I have this on or not, and an "edit" link allowing me to ..."

Steve on "Overdrive adds "auto checkout" feature - Posted on August 30, 2014


"Amazon won't load when I click watch now. It simply stays blank/black. All instructions followed. Can anyone help with this? Thanks "

KEITH on "Watching Amazon Instant Video on Android KitKat Devices - Posted on August 30, 2014


"Reading the comments solved my issue! Nexus 7 Gen 2! Easy instructions but kept giving me the Silverlight Install and no Flash option! Go online to Amazon.com and enter your username/password. Go to Browse Prime. Look on Amazon Menu bar above the movie and TV titles. Find and go to Settings. Scroll down to where you see Web Player Preferences. Change from Silverlight to Flash Player! "

Tyegurl on "Watching Amazon Instant Video on Android KitKat Devices - Posted on August 29, 2014


"You're welcome to Kickstart one yourself! "

Chris Meadows on "Designers & Dragons vol. 3 now available to Kickstarter backers - Posted on August 29, 2014