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  • October 24, 2010
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OK – now this is going to get interesting. According the Kindle Community Discussion Board, Kindle ebook owners will soon be allowed to lend ebooks to others with Kindle devices or apps for 14 days. Nice! Here’s the official word: We wanted to let you know about two new features coming soon. First, we are…

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  • October 11, 2010
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John Naughton, from the UK’s Guardian and Observer newspapers just posted a piece on their site, and it focussed on a huge advantage ebooks have over print books, weight. I hadn’t really considered ebooks and their benefit to air travellers’ baggage weight allowances, but in retrospect it’s an obvious bonus. Shows you how often I…

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  • October 8, 2010
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Check this out. If this works seamlessly, it’s going to make my life easier, and many other people’s too. A clever-clogs named James Sulak has clearly been bothered by having his Kindle cut off from the web pages he’s filed away in Instapaper – the “read it later” app. So he’s come up with a…

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  • October 7, 2010
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Yesterday Joe Konrath wrote another in his regular series of blog posts about his book sales, broken down by vendor and price. If you’re familiar with his list and more recent titles, it’s easy to see that his self-pubbed ebook are selling both more copies, and making him much more money than those from his…

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  • October 5, 2010
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Australia’s largest telco Testra have launched a page on their site requestion “expressions of interest” into something called a T-Touch Tablet. The T-Touch Tab will be available exclusively on Telstra’s Next G[TM] network. We will contact you so you can be among the first to find out more about the new T-Touch Tab. Expressions of…

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  • October 5, 2010
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Over at cracking ebook site TeleRead (and I’m not just saying that because I have a column), regular contrib and ebook reviewer extraordinaire Joanna has listed six reasons readers hate DRM. Only six? How about 600? These are Joanna’s top gripes. Thesy are doozies, but I think the ebook community should pitch in to compile…

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  • October 4, 2010
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The future of self-publishing looks absolutely radiant, with professional authors and amateur writers now able to access free tools to get their words in front of readers. For more experienced authors, or pros that are taking control of their own e-rights, Amazon is the brand of choice, with their Digital Text Platform service. The Big…

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  • October 2, 2010
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October 1 How to sell e-books – sign on the publishers from Mobile Computing News by Jenny The “diminutive” Sharper Image Literati – NYTimes.com not impressed from Billbo’s Books by billbo On making Kindle ebooks with inDesign from Nate’s Ebook News by Nate the great Ibis Reader updated to include cover images in the library…

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  • October 1, 2010
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Two days ago I had a long exchange with REDgroup Retail’s head of publicity, Malcolm Neil, about the company’s efforts in almost single-handedly dragging the country into the ebook era You can read the post here, but the upshot is that they are currently chasing a deal with Hachette, who are the only publishers in…

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  • September 29, 2010
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Hold onto your hats, folks. We have raw data on the Australian digital book industry. Yes – actual data. Which really means we have data on Borders. Locally, Borders are the only ebookseller that has made decent progress in collecting