A BookTok challenge has upset authors and prompted Amazon to change how eBook/Kindle refunds work.
I can think of a few reasons why sitting down with a grimoire is more appropriate than bringing a Kindle to the table.
One of the most significant license buyer of anime in the states is Funimation. They’ve an online streaming service in FunimationNow which just released a mobile version to support smartphones and tablets; iOS, Android, Kindle and even Windows 10 devices. There’s a three tier model; Free – limited library with ads Subpass ($4.99 a month) […]
This LEGO bot combats DRM. Designed by Peter Purgathofer the Mindstorms bot holds a Kindle, flips through pages and takes pictures. He stresses this was a private project, not part of the Vienna University of Technology, not an invitation or instruction on how to get around digital rights management. Instead, Purgathofer explains this is a […]
The book-selling powerhouse Amazon has announced Kindle Matchbook. The program means anyone who buys a paperbook unlocks access to a cheap Kindle version of that book. Cheap or free. Of course, the Kindle book needs to be available in the first place. Amazon says there are thousands of qualifying books and that your past and […]
The bookshop Waterstones will release two exclusive Terry Pratchett Kindle cases on the 9th of September including a special edition signed case. The designs feature work from Josh Kirby and are available in-store as well as via an online store. The limited edition Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite case are signed by Terry Pratchett on the […]
A coalition of American Attorneys Generals has made significant progress in an antitrust lawsuit brought against publishers and retailers. The claim was that the price of ebooks had been rigged unfairly. Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon and Schuster have come to a settlement with the coalition. Amazon Kindle customers, in the States, received an email with […]
Now and then people email me .mobi attachments. This is a popular format for eBooks, .mobi files are quite small so they’re a popular alternative than shipping paper books around. My eBook reader is my Nexus 7 Android tablet. I have Amazon’s Kindle app on it which lets me resize text, sync across devices and, […]
This blog took part in the Pottermore speculation. It was fun. When the news was finally announced it felt, at first blush, a bit of an anti-climax. JK would let Harry Potter eBooks be sold from the site. She had some extra Potter mythos to share with the world. We might be able to do […]
Can you imagine the soul destroying horror of working on a huge project, making the results available for free only then to discover that someone’s ripped off your work and has started to sell it at a profit? That’s exactly what happened to Cthulhu Chick, a library student know for her excellent tiny crocheted Cthulhus. […]