Category Archives: ebooks

Quora offering free “Best of Quora 2010-2012″ ebook

Quora, the question and answer site that’s been praised for its engaging writing, just sent its top writers a hardcover collection of 100 or so of the best answers published over the past two years, and it’s released the text … Continue reading

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Social DRM company BooXtream to offer Mobi version soon

When Pottermore started selling official Harry Potter ebooks earlier this year, the big news (for ebook geeks) was that the site was using social DRM — digital watermarking — instead of the commonly used Adobe DRM. Social DRM is great … Continue reading

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Jim Thompson’s The Grifters $2 on Amazon

I just noticed pulp crime writer Jim Thompson’s 1963 noir novel The Grifters is only $1.99 over at Amazon. I’m guessing the low price is because Amazon is using it to push the new “buy the audiobook at the same … Continue reading

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Hugo-nominated sf novel Blindsight available for free

Blindsight by Peter Watts is a hard sci-fi novel about first contact, aliens, autism spectrum disorder, the nature of human consciousness, and a formerly extinct offshoot of Homo sapiens that gave rise to our vampire legends. It’s free on the … Continue reading

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TED offers iOS customers 15 titles for $1 each

If you’re looking for some light, but still thoughtful, nonfiction to read, TED is temporarily offering its back-catalog — 15 short ebooks — for a flat $15 through its newly launched iOS store (link opens iTunes). TED is a technology/entertainment/design … Continue reading

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Frankenstein app includes original handwritten manuscript, plus 1,300 other things

The New York Public Library just released Frankenstein, its second free Biblion installment, and like last year’s World Fair app this one comes loaded with enough primary source material and new content to keep you occupied for a month. Mary … Continue reading

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I’m at BookExpo America this week

I’m not posting much here this week because I’m attending BookExpo America through Thursday. (All those other weeks I didn’t post, I was obviously in training for BookExpo America.) I’m not a big lover of trade shows, but it’s interesting … Continue reading

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Harry Potter series finally available as (legit) ebooks

Katniss might be the biggest teenager in fiction this year, but never underestimate the lasting influence of The Boy Who Refuses To Die, who is making news once again today. Starting immediately, you can visit shop.pottermore.com and buy all seven … Continue reading

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