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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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Rumor: Amazon to offer EPUB format on Kindle “soon”

Citing off-the-record statements by four different publishers, the blog Good E-Reader today announced that Amazon will soon offer EPUB format books on the Kindle platform: Four publishers in the last week have confirmed that Amazon has indeed told them they … Continue reading

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Run-KindleGen workflow updated

Last October I posted about an Automator workflow for KindleGen. (Warning: Mac geek speak forthcoming.) I was pretty proud of it, but it had a bug, which is that it couldn’t handle spaces in the file’s path. For example, if … Continue reading

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Figuring out sideloading on the updated Kindle for iOS app

Updated 12 Jan 2010 with corrections. It turns out that the best new feature of the updated Kindle app… After hearing back from others as well as from an Amazon developer, I re-tested all of my files on both an … Continue reading

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How to automate KindleGen on OS X

Update – 16 March 2011: With the help of a reader named Ivo who left some advice in the comments, I’ve updated the suggested code so that it works better. If you tried this before and had errors, please try … Continue reading

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Author holds virtual book signing event

One of the puzzles of ebooks is how to hold good old-fashioned book signings when you don’t have a printed product to pass back and forth. Sure, you could let an author Sharpie your Kindle, but that’s not really the … Continue reading

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Convert your old LIT ebooks so you can read them on your Kindle

Yesterday’s “Help File” column at the Washington Post illustrates a common problem when it comes to digital content: how do you deal with old formats that aren’t properly supported anymore? For instance, Microsoft’s LIT ebook format was a popular choice … Continue reading

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Free site lets you create Kindle files from other documents

Italian website Simplicissimus will let you convert files into PDF, ePub, or Kindle-friendly Mobi formats, for free. Continue reading

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