Quick Note: eReader, Wattpad, Kobo iPhone apps updated

By libertyc
August 3, 2010 // 1 Comment

According to iTunes: Wattpad: IOS4, enhanced part navigation, add My Profile tab eReader: fixed a book deletion problem for the on-device bookshelf. Changed the background on the iPad for the Find and Color Picker dialogs so that the controls can be seen easeir Kobo: choose from left or fully [...]

iPad e-book app review: Fictionwise eReader for iPad

By libertyc
July 31, 2010 // 6 Comments

Well, right now it’s snowing down below and the devil is skiing to work. I was convinced that there was no way a version of Fictionwise’s eReader would come out for iPad, now that Barnes & Noble was busy trying to push the Nook and its own tied-in eReader at all costs. In April, [...]

A secret weapon for authors

By libertyc
July 26, 2010 // 4 Comments

The real secret weapon for authors these days has nothing to do with self-publishing versus Big Publishing, or posting the book here versus posting it there. The real secret weapon? Treat your book like any other product and provide superior customer service! Here is a brief example of an author [...]

Quick Notes: Verizon e-book tablets, HP Slate, Android eReader, Barnes & Noble ‘freebies’

By libertyc
July 21, 2010 // 1 Comment

Engadget reports that Verizon is getting a pair of e-book reading devices—one 7”, one 10”—in September, and the name “Entourage” has been thrown around in connection with them. Are they going to be made by the company Entourage, currently known for the dual-screened Edge? Are they going [...]

Quick Note: eReader updated

By libertyc
July 20, 2010 // 3 Comments

eReader has been updated to 2.1.2. According to the App Store it has been updated for iOS 4 and now natively supports the [...]

Finding an ebook to buy

By libertyc
July 5, 2010 // 1 Comment

How many hours do you spend sitting at your computer for work and pleasure? How many hours are you willing to spend reading an ebook on your work computer? How many additional hours are you willing to spend to search through ebook websites to find an ebook to read? I find these latter two questions [...]

Fictionwise ends Micropay rebate program

By libertyc
June 29, 2010 // 8 Comments

It looks like another chapter in Fictionwise’s existence has come to a close. Fictionwise is ending its Micropay e-book rebate program. Until June 2010 Fictionwise had a Micropay System that allowed deposits by members and supported micropay rebate promotions on some ebooks. Rebates and deposits [...]

Finding the needle in a haystack of needles (2): ebooksellers

By libertyc
June 17, 2010 // 3 Comments

I have “bought” more than 400 ebooks since I received my Sony Reader as a gift 2.5 years ago. I put “bought” in quotes because about half of the ebooks I “bought” were free ebooks; the other half I paid for. But I’ve noticed a significant downward trend in my buying of ebooks in the [...]

Star Trek books no longer on

By libertyc
May 24, 2010 // 10 Comments

Received the following email from reader John Hagewood. Anyone got any insight into this? I purchased many many books from from 2000 until 2009, going way back to the palm digital media and peanut press days. For years, they were my favorite seller…loved the format, the reader, [...]

Lexcycle’s Stanza: One year under Amazon

By libertyc
April 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

It’s been just over a year since Amazon bought Lexcycle, makers of Stanza, and as I reviewed Stanza the other day I glanced back over some of the old blog entries TeleRead writers made back then. I thought it would be interesting to look at a couple of those predictions or opinions in light of [...]

iPad/iPhone e-book app review: Stanza

By libertyc
April 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’ve already looked at the other two of the original “big three” iPhone e-book apps. The third of these apps is Stanza, the EPUB reader from Lexcycle. Stanza has a lot in common with eReader. They’re both great apps for the iPhone, their reading models are similar, and Stanza even shares [...]

The Editor’s pick of the week’s top posts

By libertyc
April 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Every Friday I’ll post a listing of my favorite articles for the preceding week. Purely a subjective judgment. iPad Review: Getting started by Chris Meadows iPhone/iPad e-book app review: Fictionwise/Barnes & Noble eReader, by Chris Meadows iPhone/iPad e-book app review: Amazon Kindle Reader [...]

Barnes & Noble to release ‘redesigned’ iPad eReader app

By libertyc
April 23, 2010 // 3 Comments

In an article mainly covering the new features of the Nook’s firmware update (which we already mentioned here), CNet lets slip this interesting tidbit about a forthcoming iPad version of its eReader app, which could be available as soon as May: Barnes & Noble reps said the new iPad app is [...]

Are Fictionwise and eReader on the way out?

By libertyc
April 19, 2010 // 27 Comments

I began writing this as part of the review of eReader that I posted earlier, brought on by thinking about eReader and Stanza’s failure to get high-resolution iPad versions, but I thought that it deserved its own separate post. Make no mistake, there has been a certain amount of anti-corporate [...]

iPhone/iPad e-book app review: Fictionwise/Barnes & Noble eReader

By libertyc
April 19, 2010 // 14 Comments

This review represents an update to the review I posted looking at version 1.3 of the reader back in December, 2008. For the most part, I am copying the text of the eReader portion of that review and changing the parts of it that are no longer true. In this, as in future reviews in this series, I [...]

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