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Set public domain content free from locked PDF files

Lately I’ve been digging around online to find old genre short stories written in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In many cases it’s clear that the works have passed into the public domain, at least here in the U.S., … Continue reading

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Pottermore delayed; no Harry Potter ebooks until 2012

The team behind Pottermore—the official Harry Potter website and online community—made a few announcements this morning that will disappoint those die hard fans who have been waiting expectantly for access to the site and the official ebooks. Phased access starting … Continue reading

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Kindle subscribers to the New York Times can ignore the new paywall

Update 7 April 2011: Barnes & Noble has announced a similar perk for Times subscribers on the Nook and Nook Color. Original post: If you subscribe to the New York Times on your Kindle, you can ignore the new paywall … Continue reading

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Why cloud-based ebooks bring out the Luddite in me

As I wrote previously, my current position on the books-in-the-cloud business model is that it’s deeply anti-consumer, because it takes away all concepts of ownership and passes the control upstream to the retailer and/or publisher. I’ve been surprised (but happy) … Continue reading

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Now you can access your notes and highlights online

Amazon just quietly introduced a handy new web portal, kindle.amazon.com, where you can log in and view your list of books. What really makes it useful, however, is each book automatically lists any notes or highlights you’ve added while reading … Continue reading

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