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Book Review: Yesterday’s Classics E-Book Collection
August 27, 2013 | 8:09 pm

Yesterday's ClassicsIt's my last week of summer vacation, and I'll be spending it planning for the coming school year. I have been delighted to find a growing niche of publishers that are targeting the back-to-school market with specialized e-book collections, and this e-book collection comes from one such publisher. Yesterday's Classics is part of a website called The Baldwin Project, which formats children's classics and offers them in print, via email subscription, or online as a plain-text website or interactive learning portal. The first 225 releases are available in Mobi or ePub, in a bundle that they were kind enough to provide for me to...

Kindle app for Windows 8 does not read user-generated content…yet
July 12, 2013 | 10:14 pm

The Kindle e-reader client for Windows 8 does not support loading user-created MOBI format content. Writer Patricia “Pooks” Burroughs discovered this recently, and when she contacted Amazon to inquire about it she received an email from Amazon support saying simply that Kindle for Windows 8 did not support user-generated content at this time and they are “really sorry about it.” She subsequently posted an open letter to her blog blasting Amazon for removing this ability. In terms of breaking news, this is pretty much a non-story. The sky is not suddenly falling. All indications are that the issue is...

Interview: Piotr Kowalczyk of Ebook Friendly on the development of the e-book market in Central and Eastern Europe
June 10, 2013 | 10:30 am

Piotr KowalczykPoland’s Piotr Kowalczyk is an "iPhone artist, digital storyteller and self-publisher" with a self-reported download count of 150,000 and rising for his "short stories for geeks"—picture stories created on an iPhone or short Twitter fictions. Kowalczyk is also the founder of Ebook Friendly and an occasional TeleRead contributor. I spoke with him recently about the e-book and e-publishing situation in Central and Eastern Europe; what follows is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation. TeleRead: How has the e-book market developed in Central and Eastern Europe, and especially Poland? Kowalczyk: At the beginning, the e-book market was being developed just like in many other countries around the...

Poetry Breaks the Bank, Doesn’t Bring the Book Backlash
May 16, 2013 | 12:25 pm

Much publicity has surrounded the record prices fetched for poetry manuscripts at an auction held by Bonhams in London as part of The Roy Davids Collection of Poetry, Poetical Manuscripts and Portraits of Poets. The sale made a total of £750,000 ($1,141,550). The draft of Christina Rossetti’s ‘Remember me when I am gone’ fetched £33,650 ($51,217), almost ten times its presale estimate and over twenty times the previous record for her drafts. Modern Brit Philip Larkin’s ‘Love’ fetched £7,500 ($11,415) in his first outing at auction. The news aired on Seattlepi.com—the website of what was once the Seattle Post-Intelligencer daily newspaper—under the headline ‘Digital Backlash’: “If we need any...

Should self-published authors use an e-book conversion service?
February 12, 2013 | 1:22 pm

I've written plenty on this site about e-book conversion (most recently here and here), and I almost skipped over the Bowker press release. I'm glad I decided to investigate further. Okay, quick details first. From the release: Once an author has decided to self-publish, the next step of creating an eBook alongside print is obvious – it is too big a market. Not too far in the future I believe we’ll drop the “e” and we’ll just have books,” stated DCL CEO Mark Gross. “We applaud Bowker for recognizing the need for trustworthy conversion services for its customers, and are honored to...

Kindle will support HTML 5 – Kindle Format 8
October 20, 2011 | 7:40 pm

OtterImportant news.  Mobi, which is what Kindle uses now, is a pretty limited format, but HTML 5 opens up the world to the Kindle.  Here's the announcement from their Kindle Format 8 page. Announcing HTML5 Support in Kindle Format 8 CSS3 support Floating elements Fixed layouts Text on background images Embedded fonts Numbered and bulleted lists Drop caps And many more! We’re pleased to announce a wide range of new features and enhancements – including HTML5 support – coming in Kindle Format 8 (KF8). KF8 is the next generation file format for Kindle books – replacing Mobi 7....

Blog claims Amazon will allow Epubs on the Kindle!
May 18, 2011 | 5:42 pm

Download That's, indeed, what the Good E-Reader blog is claiming.  Here's a snippet. Check out the full story at the site: ... It seems many publishers have been told by the company that in the near-future, they should be submitting their books to Amazon in EPUB format and not exclusively MOBI. This news has been confirmed by at least 4 publishing companies we have spoken with during the last few days. ... Four publishers in the last week have confirmed that Amazon has indeed told them they now have an option to submit eBooks to be listed in the Amazon store in ePub format....

Scrivener 2.0 is out and gets good marks from Liza of Threepress Consulting
November 1, 2010 | 6:15 pm

showcase-scrivener_header.pngI'm not personally familiar with this program, but my ears (or should I say eyes) perked up when I saw a tweet from Liza at Threepress Consulting that said: I did some preliminary test[sic] of its EPUB export & was impressed. It costs $45 and is for the Mac and bills itself as a content-generation tool that "... allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents". You can find it here. I note that it can export to ePub and to mobi format, as well as a lot of others. If anyone has any experience with...

Does anybody know: how to read a Gutenberg mobi book on your iPad with Kindle software
October 30, 2010 | 12:41 am

does-anybodyReceived the following question. I certainly don't know the answer. To paraphrase the email: One can read a Gutenberg mobi ebook on the Kindle by simply emailing it to the Kindle's address and having it sent to the machine. However, you can't use this method to email a Gutenberg mobi ebook to the Kindle software on your iPhone or iPad. How can you get the Gutenberg ebook to the Kindle software on the iPhone or iPad - other than by buying the book from Amazon. The reason for this is to be able to keep the book in...