My DRM-Free Year, Month 5: Summer Stockpiling

By libertyc
May 31, 2013 // 1 Comment

Read all the installments of “My DRM-Free Year” Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov-Dec * * * It’s been a busy month for me—school is winding down, so I had class plays, field trips, report cards and other wrap-ups to do. I haven’t [...]

Kindle for iOS Updated with More Accessibility Features

By libertyc
May 2, 2013 // 2 Comments

Kindle for iOS received a major update yesterday, allowing it to work with the VoiceOver features of the iPhone and iPad. This is a good thing for the blind and visually impaired. It also has application for sighted readers who don’t mind computer text-to-speech voices and want to listen to [...]

Hachette to Offer Full Catalog, Including New Releases, To Libraries

By libertyc
May 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

This is kind of a good news/bad news story. The good news is that Hachette is going to be offering its full catalog to libraries, including new releases. No windowing! The other piece of good news is that the books won’t expire, unlike library books from HarperCollins, Penguin and Macmillan. [...]

First-Ever Website Brought Back to Life

By libertyc
April 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today marks an important day in Internet history. April 30, 1993, was the day the World Wide Web entered the public domain, which allowed the rest of us to use it on a royalty-free basis. Want to see the first ever web page? Not much to look at by today’s standards, but still very cool. Apart [...]

Perdrix TXT e-reading app (review)

By libertyc
March 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Have you ever run across a solution looking for a problem? Unfortunately, that’s my reaction to Perdrix TXT, a new e-reading app for iPhone and iPad. The developer contacted me over the weekend and gave me a promo code for a free review copy, and I gave it a look. Here’s what they say [...]

Check out my first-ever e-book reader!

By libertyc
March 14, 2013 // 10 Comments

I mentioned earlier that it’s been spring cleaning week here. Well, in amongst one of those random boxes of this and that, I unearthed this gem: my first-ever e-book reader! Back when I purchased this puppy for $50 plus shipping off eBay (a fortune!), it was 2005 and I was living in New [...]

Don't upgrade your Kindle for iOS app!

By libertyc
February 27, 2013 // 3 Comments

If you’re like me, you keep a close eye on your app updates on your iDevice. This morning, as I was leaving the house for an early morning meeting, I noticed an app update available. Good thing I always check what’s new before updating. This was the first time I’ve ever seen this [...]

Moon+ Reader (app review)

By libertyc
February 13, 2013 // 7 Comments

Remember how I wrote that Whispersync was so important that I’d put up with a less feature-full app to have syncing between my Touch and Nexus 7? Oh, how things change. After Moon+ Reader was reinstated in the app store, I bought a copy to play around with. I figured it would be like other [...]

Read An E-Book Week Is Gearing Up

By Dan Eldridge
February 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Author Rita Toews reached out to me recently and mentioned that Read an E-Book Week—that would be March 3-9—is currently in the process of gearing up for its 2013 festivities. This will be the event’s 11th consecutive year, by the way. And Toews tells me that any author, publisher or [...]

Readmill Launches New E-Book Experience for iPhone

By Dan Eldridge
February 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, we filled you in on the fact that the Berlin-based digital reading platform known as Readmill was very close to releasing an e-reading app for the iPhone, and as it happens … the app was officially released today. (Quite a coincidence, no?) According to the company, the [...]

App Review: Marvin e-reader app for iPad

By libertyc
February 4, 2013 // 8 Comments

Move over iBooks, there’s a new e-reader for iPad in town: Marvin. I heard about it from a KindleKorner reader, and it’s almost enough to make me wish I’d bought an iPad Mini instead of a Nexus 7. First, the basic information. Marvin is free, for now, but their website indicates [...]

How Many Americans Are Regular Readers?

By Dan Eldridge
February 3, 2013 // 5 Comments

The infographic embedded below isn’t new; I’m pretty sure it was created about six months ago, in fact. But aside from its fantastic art, it always shares a truly important message: The vast majority of Americans don’t read. Check out the graphic’s first three stats, for [...]

Why the Google Nexus 7 is my new favorite e-reader

By libertyc
January 26, 2013 // 25 Comments

No, this doesn’t mean I’ve given up on my Kindle Touch. It still has its uses, but I am really liking the Google Nexus 7 as a e-reader. For all my complaints in my earlier post about the Kindle app for Android, reading on it is a beautiful thing. The screen is gorgeous, and the text is [...]

SkyMall E-Reading Gadgets

By libertyc
January 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

So I was sitting on the worst part of the plane flight, right after they told me to shut off all electronic devices. Being a good traveler, I stowed my Kindle and looked around for something to do. Ah! SkyMall magazine. Always a good way to waste a few minutes. In and around the usual silliness, I [...]

TeleRead Calls Bullshit On All These Meaningless Publishing Industry Reports

By libertyc
December 29, 2012 // 3 Comments

"One of the biggest mistakes we as a society in general, and industry in specific make is that we mistake medium for the message. Those who can keep their eye on the message—Amazon and Netflix for example—profit handsomely. On the flip-side you have Flickr." —Om Malik This particular time of [...]

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