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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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Appetites cookbook app is how enhanced ebooks should work

The cookbook app Appetites is one of the best examples of what an ebook app can deliver, and it’s free for a short time. Continue reading

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Do printed library books really fall apart after 26 uses? (No, they don’t.)

Yeah, I’m still posting about HarperCollins’ new ebook library policy. It’s not just that it’s such a damned greedy, destructive move to make against libraries, the publishing equivalent of clubbing a highly literate seal. It’s that HarperCollins is using this … Continue reading

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New Kindle commercial is possibly also a tampon commercial

The Kindle is so light and carefree that when you’re using one, you can run and jump and hold hands and collapse into a laugh-ball with your other literate friends. The Kindle can absorb far more words than your grandmother’s … Continue reading

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Is a Kindle bullet proof? There’s one quick way to find out.

“Can a book save your life?” That’s what Tom Shillue of the literary journal Electric Literature asks in the clip above, and you can tell he should be taken very seriously because he does that TV news journalist walk toward … Continue reading

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A reminder that not everyone likes to receive a book for a gift

That Kindle holiday ad now running on U.S. television warms me like a cup of hot chocolate, but I suspect it’s something of a Christmas miracle. For contrast: Once, while I was working at a mortgage company back in college … Continue reading

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Amazon's new Kindle ad makes me feel weird about owning a Kindle

Have you seen the new Kindle spot yet? At first I thought it was made by a fan, or that it was one of the entries submitted for Amazon’s “create a Kindle ad” contest that ran last month. Not because … Continue reading

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Review: Guardian waterproof case from M-Edge

Summary This well-built, premium priced case promises to keep your Kindle 2 dry in up to 3 feet of water. It does its job well, but might seem like overkill for many Kindle owners. Pros It works! Very sturdy construction … Continue reading

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