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Kobo Mini on sale for $39.99 until July 18
June 23, 2013 | 1:09 pm

Want to do a “little” reading? Kobo has just put its Kobo Mini 5” e-ink reader on sale for 50% off until July 18th—$39.99 rather than $79.99. Light, touch-sensitive, Wi-FI capable, and 2 GB of on-board storage. It even has a built-in very basic web browser akin to the Kindle’s. Of course, it’s tied to the Kobo store for book buying, but Kobo readers work great for unencrypted EPUB (such as everything Baen sells), as well Adobe DRM including Barnes & Noble’s. So if you’re the sort of person who keeps your e-books from everywhere in your Calibre library, and doesn’t...

How to Deter Piracy of E-Books
January 28, 2013 | 9:15 am

Why Do People Pirate E-Books?In my last post, I discussed what I've observed to be the three biggest reasons people pirate e-books. Now that we understand the reasons, how do we actually deter piracy of e-books? Let me answer that question for each of the three reasons. 1. I Like To Collect stuff Here's the bad news: There's not much you can do about this one. Collectors like to collect in quantity. They are unlikely to spend much money, if any, on the books. You can deter piracy by offering free books for download, but that will only solve the problem for people who are willing...

How to add all the free Baen CD e-books to your iTunes library
October 25, 2010 | 8:15 am

clawsthatcatchcd-small[1] There are at least two dozen Baen free e-book CDs on Joe Buckley’s Fifth Imperium Baen CD repository, which represents a wealth of free SF and fantasy e-books available for reading in iBooks (or your other EPUB-reading app or device of choice). The problem is, they’re each located in their own separate directories on each disk, and dragging them individually into iTunes could be quite an undertaking. Plus, there are so many duplicates, and a lot of the CDs don’t even have the books in EPUB format yet! How do you deal with that? Here’s how I did...

Two weeks with a Sony PRS-700: Getting started
May 28, 2009 | 2:11 pm

100_3052 I have just spent a day trying various different types of e-books with the PRS-700 that Sony has loaned me for the next two weeks. By and large, it has been an interesting experience, and I’m starting to see a lot about the advantages and disadvantages of e-ink. It’s been interesting. In this post, I will cover the installation process, and take a brief look at two conduits—the included Library and the open-source Calibre. Future posts will include some photographic comparisons between the 700 and other readers I have been using. Quick Start I guess that someone at Sony had the...