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  • May 29, 2013
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There’s still no formal announcement from Amazon, but it looks like they managed to score another exclusive. Earlier today Amazon tweeted the news that they now had a new version of the Reading Rainbow Android app which had been customized for the Kindle Fire hardware: The @readingrainbow app now avail for #KindleFire, hosted by @levarburton:…

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BEA 2013 kicks off tomorrow, so Kobo sent out a press release today reminding us how wonderful they are. Kobo is following up a record 143% growth in revenue in 2012 with a still impressive 98% increase in the first quarter of this year. They’re also reporting that they now have 14.5 million registered users,…

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Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now that Amazon was about to launch the Kindle Paperwhite in China, and if this new photo is real then that launch is going to happen fairly soon. Mike Cane has turned up a photo of what is reportedly an endcap in a Suning Tesco store.  There’s…

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  • May 28, 2013
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Researchers at Engage Labs have developed a new type of book that creates a new type of print/digital interaction that I have not seen before. The Bridging Book combines a paper book and an iPad in such a way that turning the page of the paper book changes what is displayed on the iPad, only it…

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The Author Solutions front company (link) self-pub service Lulu is going to be showing off a new service later this week at the uPublishU conference on Saturday. It’s called Helix, and it’s designed to give authors an objective analysis of how their book matches up against similar titles. Helix, which has been in beta since…

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  • May 28, 2013
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Joe sez: Robert Swartwood wrote this for me at my request a few weeks ago, and time got away from me (finishing Haunted House and Hit.)Here’s Rob:The term “bestselling author” is bandied around a lot these days. I’ve seen a large portion of writers online call themselves bestselling authors. Many of them are self-published. Their…

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  • May 28, 2013
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It’s been just under a year since Macmillan announced plans to launch an ebookstore at Tor.com, and what a year it’s been. This ebookstore, which was one of Macmillan’s two major DRM-free effort of 2012, got a lot of attention last year. The Tor.com ebookstore broke with the publishing industry and had a novel goal…

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  • May 27, 2013
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The cutting edge screen tech may have come out of Vancouver this past week but the second most interesting ereader news happened in China. Charbax caught up with Jawei Technology Int. a while ago (earlier this week?) at the China Sourcing Fair. He got the first peek at several ereaders that even I have not…

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  • May 27, 2013
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Last week U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter ruled that all unused Borders gift cards were worthless, wiping out some $210 million owed to some 17.7 million people. Seventeen plus million cards at 5g each comes to about 273 thousand pounds of plastic. That’s a lot of material, and it should be more than enough to…

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  • May 27, 2013
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Good news. The crisis of 2 days go appears to have been resolved. I’ve found and removed several possible culprits that was causing this site to overload and return “site not available” messages. I didn’t get into specifics when I last posted on this a couple days ago, but that was mainly because I was…