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Barnes & Noble’s digital stumbling block: customer service

In the past few years that I’ve been writing about digital publishing, I’ve always been able to count on the blog An American Editor to be pro-Sony or pro-Nook — or at the very least to always present a non-Kindle … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble offering free Nook Touch if you subscribe to New York Times for a year

For a couple of years now, people have suggested that if ereaders got cheap enough, they could be used by newspapers as promotional swag—sign up for a subscription and get an ereader for free. Newspapers haven’t warmed to this idea … Continue reading

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ReadBeam makes it easy to read newspapers and blogs on your ereader

If you don’t want to use Calibre, or can’t be bothered to figure out how to use it to subscribe to news feeds and send them to your ereader, you might want to give ReadBeam a try. The service offers … 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 Kindle magazines leave out images: it’s too expensive

The U.K. magazine PC Pro this week published a blog post explaining why the Kindle edition doesn’t include photos. The problem is that Amazon charges publishers a variable fee based on how much 3G wireless bandwidth it takes to deliver … Continue reading

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Apple pretty much confirms all ebook apps must offer In App Purchasing

The blog FutureBook writes that it has received direct confirmation from Apple that its new rules about mandatory In App Purchases (IAP) will indeed apply to ebook apps as well, contrary to my interpretation of their vague press release yesterday. … Continue reading

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Here’s how Apple’s 30% commission might affect ebook apps

Update: It seems Apple has somewhat confirmed that ebook apps are included in the new requirements. My two predicted changes below remain fairly accurate, but now you can add two more potential changes: either the apps will go away completely, … Continue reading

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Today’s bargain novella: “Crime Beat” by Scott Nicholson

“Crime Beat (a novella)” by Scott Nicholson Price: $0.99 Amazon Summary: “When John Moretz takes a job as a reporter in the Appalachian town of Sycamore Shade, a crime wave erupts that boosts circulation and leaves people uneasy. Then a … Continue reading

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