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  • May 4, 2011
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I purchased a Borders-discounted Kobo Reader for my father at his request and set it up for him a few weeks ago. Now he has contributed a review of his experience with the device. –CM I have been using my new Kobo electronic book reader for a month now, so it is time for me…

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  • April 28, 2011
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I’ve talked about scan-induced typo problems in e-books before. For whatever reason, a lot of publishers don’t seem to have the manpower to devote to making sure their scanned e-books properly mirror the quality of their printed books. But they could take a lesson from on-line retailer Zappos, who determined that having higher-quality reviews of…

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  • April 20, 2011
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Random House sent me a promo code for their new Pat the Bunny app. Anyone with kids knows this book and now Random House has done an adaptation for the iPad/iPhone. This is clearly an app to be used by very young children and will need parent supervision. This is good, because one of the…

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  • April 15, 2011
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Lately I’ve been pondering reimmersing myself in Tolkien: I’ve been rereading The Hobbit in e-book form, and am considering going on to Lord of the Rings—it’s been a while. Perhaps after that I’ll watch the twelve-hour extended-length movie adaptations again, by way of getting ready for Peter Jackson’s prequel, which just recently began filming in…

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  • April 14, 2011
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I have been fielding a lot of author queries lately, and I have some suggestions for all you authors who want to ensure a smooth review. I’m going to explain my review process; of course, not all review bloggers work this way, but even so, I think many of them will relate to some of…

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  • April 11, 2011
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I’ve been using my Kobo reader for a while now, and will get into my own experiences with it soon. But for this review I’m going to concentrate on the experience of getting my Dad set up with his Kobo today. I went down to visit over the weekend, and took the opportunity to get…

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  • April 10, 2011
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Here’s a review of a fun little series I got into back when Fictionwise was selling it in eReader format (well, they were selling most of it. Due to publisher confusion, they never got ahold of the first book in the series, so I had to read it by other means), and just recently finished…

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  • February 1, 2011
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I couldn’t make it to the Big Apple for Digital Book World 2011 last week but TeleRead‘s Paul Biba was all over it, sending back all sorts of tasty reportage. If I’d been there, I would have made a beeline for Liz Daley’s presentatino on the EPUB3 enhanced ebook standard. Liz is a hyper-brainy ebook…

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  • January 24, 2011
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Melbourne’s indie bookstore chain Readings debuted its ebookstore today – offering 120 titles through the unfortunately named Small Press Underground Networking Community (SPUNC). As far as I can tell all 120 titles are Australian and published through s who’s-who of indie publishers, including larger indies Text Publishing, Spinifex and Wakefield Press. Obviously, the catalogue is…

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  • January 20, 2011
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Joanna, regular contributor at uber-ebook site TeleRead, also reads and reviews digital publications. A lot. She’s just launched an indie ebook review site, as well as her regular e-finds blog. So who better to give we mere mortals her take on the state of Zinio’s digital magazine offering thus far … By Joanna One of…