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Today’s Bargain Book: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

In Maguire’s detailed Oz re-imagining, the Wicked Witch of the West is more than just a villain; she’s also an intelligent, headstrong opponent of Oz’s establishment class, one whose inflexible demands for justice make her a prime political target as she grows in power. Continue reading

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Here’s how a local bookseller tried to get my future business

In my recent counter-tirade against the emotional outbursts that booksellers are frequently guilty of when they should be discussing retail strategies, I mentioned that the last time I contacted a local bookstore to offer feedback on what I want as … Continue reading

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The biggest threat to local bookstores? Crazy booksellers and their fanboys

Last week, Amazon tried to train consumers to openly treat local retail stores as showrooms for Amazon merchandise. It was a ballsy but ethically shaky move; I believe customers who participated helped Amazon steal resources and sales from competitors for … Continue reading

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eReaderIQ improves Kindle deal alert service with new filters and categories

Two days ago I noticed something new in the daily email I get from eReaderIQ. Actually, I noticed a couple of new things. The first was that suddenly the books were being organized according to genre, which makes it a … Continue reading

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How to convert the entire Skyrim canon into a single ebook

If you’ve ever spent any time in the game Skyrim—or its predecessors Oblivion or Morrowind—you’ve probably noticed how insanely detailed the legends, histories, and religious traditions can be, and not just for a game but for any sort of fantasy … Continue reading

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Stanza updated! Now works on iOS 5

Clearly I was too pessimistic last week when I wrote about the death of Stanza, the ebook reader app that stopped working on Apple devices with the release of iOS 5. Earlier today an updated version of Stanza was released, … Continue reading

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Learn write more better from book teachings without money

Oh man, I really should have read these free writing guides before I tried to craft my own headline. Now I just feel stupid. Actually, I feel like an SEO rebel, because from what I hear, writing a nonsensical headline … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Stanza on iOS

Update: Forget all of this! Stanza delivered a surprise update to the Apple app store on November 10th, 2011, that restored functionality on iOS 5. But only update if you need to: this latest version breaks the app if you’re … Continue reading

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