ENTRIES TAGGED "Kindle"
An open question on DRM, a bookstore puts ebooks in the cloud, and unwanted Kindles find new homes.
In this week's edition of Publishing News: We asked an open question about the true purpose of DRM; the ebook discussion shifted from DRM-locked files to URLs; and a bookstore might end up with a truckload of unwanted Kindles that Worldreader.org will happily take off their hands.
A Portland, Ore. bookstore is offering a dollar-for-dollar Kindle trade-in.
A bookstore in Portland, Ore., will exchange unwanted Kindles for paper books. But what to do with all those Kindles? That's where Worldreader.org might provide a solution.
Lots of launches this week Google ebook store, Amazon web-based Kindle, Figment, and Open Bookmarks BMXL and Open Wiki
In the latest Bookish Techy Week in Review: Google ebook store opens; Seth Godin plays with the Domino Project; Kobo launches Reading Life; and IA unveils a new browser-based book reader.
Defending the web; Amazon on course to dominate the world; Cooks Source throws in the towel; Ari Emanuel takes on the publishing industry
In the latest Bookish Techy Week in Review: Berners-Lee defends the web; Amazon launches Kindle book gifting; Cooks Source folds; and Hachette Livre comes to an agreement with Google.
Amazon is everywhere; iBookstore fails to impress; ereader incompetence checklist; and challenges for the ebook industry in Argentina.
This week we noticed lots of good news for Amazon/Kindle; not the greatest review of iBookstore; HP's print-on-demand pilots gain ground; and advice for would-be Android readers.
PDF has competition from EPUB.
We track the ebook formats customers actually download, and from the start PDF has been the dominant choice. But as this post's associated chart shows, there's been a steady shift toward other formats.
Contrarian views on ereading's merits, Google Editions still MIA, and new interactive apps from Lonely Planet and Gourmet.
This week we noticed: the Chronicle of Higher Ed worrying about ereading's effects on youth, while a Harris poll suggested ereaders read more; fall showed up but Google Editions did not; the ECPA doesn't do a lot to protect privacy in the cloud; certain libraries are lending things they probably shouldn't be; and TOC Frankfurt is just around the corner.
Nearly 1,000 additional O'Reilly and Microsoft Press ebooks are now available in the Kindle store, and include a special upgrade offer for access to additional formats and free lifetime updates through oreilly.com for $4.99.
I spend a lot of time talking with companies that want to resell O'Reilly ebooks. Some are large companies you've certainly heard of, others are small startups that haven't yet launched. But what's remarkably consistent is that few of them offer many of the options and features we at O'Reilly consider critical for customers. Because I'm sure these will come…