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Morning Roundup: Google censoring search in Europe. Readmill closing and more
June 26, 2014 | 8:58 am

google logoThe Case for Raising Your Reading Standards (If You’re Like Me and Don’t Have Any) (Book Riot) If the past is any indication, my basic requirements are quite minimal. Books need be little more than available, legible and in English to earn consideration. But with too little reading time and so many bad books out there, maybe it’s time for me to raise the bar just a smidge. *** Google Starts Censoring Search Results in Europe Due to Privacy Ruling (GigaOM) The search provider has started complying with a recent ruling that says it must de-link some personal information, if the data subject asks...

Penguin partners with Readmill for an alternative UK reading app
November 29, 2013 | 6:45 pm

penguinGerman ebook app developer Readmill has announced a partnership with Penguin UK to produce an ereading option that seems to want to sidestep Amazon and other ebook distributors and go direct to the consumer from the Penguin UK website. "Now when you purchase ebooks from Penguin UK, you can send them instantly to your Readmill library. We’re honored to provide a beautiful mobile reading experience for some of the world’s most well-loved books," reads the Readmill blurb. "Look for the Send to Readmill button the next time you purchase an ebook at penguin.co.uk." According to coverage in The Guardian, the deal applies...

Readmill Launches New E-Book Experience for iPhone
February 6, 2013 | 11:00 am

Yesterday, we filled you in on the fact that the Berlin-based digital reading platform known as Readmill was very close to releasing an e-reading app for the iPhone, and as it happens ... the app was officially released today. (Quite a coincidence, no?) According to the company, the newly-released app (appropriately enough, it's called Readmill for iPhone) was designed to create what they're referring to as "a seamless mobile reading experience for users." Readmill, after all, is already available as an app for the iPad. And so Readmill built the new app partially to cater towards the growing number of people wanting to...

A Readmill iPhone app is on the way
February 5, 2013 | 1:00 pm

We've written a bit about the Berlin-based startup Readmill in the past; here's a Q&A-style interview we ran back in August 2012 with Henrik Berggren, the company's über-ambitious founder. As we wrote in the introduction to that interview: The easiest way to understand exactly what Readmill is and what exactly it can do for you is to watch the simple introductory video on the company’s homepage. To put it simply, though, Readmill is something like a social networking site for the sorts of readers who like to share what they’re reading, and who like to discover what their friends are reading, too. The latest news...

Unglue.it to Relaunch on October 15
October 4, 2012 | 3:53 pm

Just yesterday we ran a profile of Unglue.it founder Eric Hellman; it was written by one of our colleagues, Book Business magazine editor-in-chief Brian Howard. It turns out, though, that we probably should have waited at least one more day before running the story, because Unglue.it released a bit of important news earlier today, at around 2:30 p.m. EST: The company will be relaunching on Monday, October 15, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern time. According to an email sent today from the Unglue.it team, "It’s been a blessing in disguise that Amazon Payments forced us to halt our campaigns in August. When we...

A conversation with Readmill founder Henrik Berggren
August 29, 2012 | 11:57 am

Editor's note: Where I come from, we tend to refer to people like Readmill founder Henrik Berggren as "young pioneers." Berggren works incredibly hard on a project he's hugely passionate about, and the result, for those of you who may not be familiar with his online service, is pure fun for book obsessives like myself. The easiest way to understand exactly what Readmill is and what exactly it can do for you is to watch the simple introductory video on the company's homepage. To put it simply, though, Readmill is something like a social networking site for the sorts of readers...

An E-Reader Annotation Mini-Manifesto
August 6, 2012 | 6:04 pm

    I'll admit it: I was surprised when our recent post about the annotation abilities (or lack thereof) of various e-readers attracted so much attention. At the time, I wasn't really sure that anyone cared. Boy, was I wrong. In fact, a Berlin-based reader by the name of Matthew Bostock found the subject of our post so intriguing, he decided to write something of an annotation manifesto in response. We hope you enjoy it, and as always, we hope you'll share your thoughts (pro or con) in the comments.   —D.E., ed.    * * * AN E-READER ANNOTATION MINI-MANIFESTO Three Reasons You Should Give E-Reader...

BookRix achieves 500,000 users and cuts deal with Readmill
June 28, 2012 | 9:24 am

Read free books online com From the press release: The start-up company BookRix, that co-creates the future book market with its eBook-community, celebrates the 500,000th member who registered on the platform, today. "We are very proud to have reached this magic number," says CEO and co-founder Gunnar Siewert. The number obviously stands for the increasing interest in eBooks and possibilities for self-publishing for authors.  It is just a matter of time until eBook and social reading finally arrive in the center of society.   Equally, the BookRix-team is happy about the recently started cooperation with the social reading network Readmill. Since this time, BookRix eBooks can be transferred to the...