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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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You can now rent textbooks from the Amazon Kindle Store

Today Amazon announced the opening of its new Kindle Textbooks store (www.amazon.com/kindletextbooks). Titles will be available to rent for periods from 30 to 360 days, and you can increase the rental period in increments as small as one day, or … Continue reading

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Amazon offering 56 TextVook mini titles for free

Vook, the company that mixes audio and video with ebooks, has just released a new line called TextVook. The titles are short (about 4,000 words) and offer concise overviews of topics from subjects like science, law, and world history. They … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Curious Folks Ask" by Sherry Seethaler

Price: $0.00 Note: This was temporarily free back in July, then the price went up. Now it’s free again for a short time. Summary: Prepare to Be Fascinated! * Why does the flu change every year? * What makes glue … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Curious Folks Ask" by Sherry Seethaler

“Curious Folks Ask” by Sherry Seethaler Price: $0.00 Summary: Prepare to Be Fascinated! * Why does the flu change every year? * What makes glue sticky? * What causes out-of-body experiences? * Are all brands of gas the same? * … Continue reading

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Giant-sized Kindle DX looks awesome, comes at a giant-sized price

Well, I was hoping to see some sort of subsidy announcement today from the newspapers when Amazon announced its big-screen Kindle DX, and while the New York Times did say that they’ll do just that at some point later this … Continue reading

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Update: Amazon's large format Kindle to be tested at universities this fall

The Wall Street Journal has dug up some more details about tomorrow’s Kindle announcement, this time regarding the education and textbook market. Here’s the summary: Select students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland will be given Kindle devices this … Continue reading

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