Paul Biba

Amazon, Authors United, and anti-trust issues

By Chris Meadows
July 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

Here we have a few articles about putative Amazon malfeasance. The subject seems to be getting a lot of attention lately, and it’s probably going to get more. The snowballs have begun rolling down the hill, and they’re only going to pick up more momentum as they go. First, here’s a piece from [...]

E-reading still quite feasible without steady power supply, Paul Biba reports

By Chris Meadows
November 13, 2012 // 4 Comments

One of the most common complaints about e-books is that you can’t do as much with them when the power goes out. Well, our former editor Paul Biba has been caught without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and has found that, within limits, e-reading can work just fine without a steady [...]

TeleRead Editor-in-Chief Paul Biba resigns

By Paul Biba
July 23, 2012 // 46 Comments

Well, it’s been a good run, but it’s also time to move on.  According to the WordPress back end I’ve done 6,092 posts,  My first post was on July 9, 2007  and my first comment was on September 9, 2006.  The post was a review of the new, industry-changing Sony Reader and the [...]

Nook GlowLight praised by Macworld

By Paul Biba
April 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

The reviews keep on getting better and better. From Macworld: Barnes & Noble has made the best e-reader currently available even better by integrating a light source into it. Priced at $139, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight E Ink-based e-reader sets the standard for silky-smooth reading [...]

Power outage continues – may be out all week

By Paul Biba
October 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

Still without power and may be in this condition for the rest of the week. It’s interesting how WiFi is of little help in this situation. The local Starbucks, and other WiFi hotspots, are jammed and one simply can’t get in. The local library is also packed and the WiFi is completely [...]

Caught in NJ power outage

By Paul Biba
October 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’m caught in the major New Jersey power outage which resulted from Saturday’s snowstorm.  Power has been out since Saturday afternoon and no projections as to when it will be restored. Postings will probably be limited until the problem is [...]

Hurricane Irene may force us into a new horror of interaction!

By Paul Biba
August 26, 2011 // 2 Comments

Sitting here in New Jersey, 40 miles due west of New York City, on a couple of acres of ground with a lot of trees and nature stuff, I’ve brought in my summer outdoor plants, secured the barbeque, filled the washing machine and bathtub with water, and done all sorts of other arcane things to [...]

I’m back – 7,473 solo motorcycle miles later

By Paul Biba
August 8, 2011 // 6 Comments

Hello, I’m back.  Many thanks to Chris Walters for taking the laboring oar while I was away.  And where was I while I was away?  I was traveling cross country on my BMW K1200LTC.  It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I figured that I better do it soon, because I’m [...]

I’ll not be posting for a while

By Paul Biba
July 1, 2011 // 3 Comments

You won’t be seeing too much of me here for the next 4 to 6 weeks.  I will return to regular posting after that time. In the meantime, we’ve arranged for Chris Walters to take over the daily posting duties, along with Chris Meadows of course.  Chris Walters runs the excellent [...]

Thoughts on my iPad 2

By Paul Biba
April 17, 2011 // 6 Comments

Finally got ahold of an iPad 2 – 16G, AT&T 3G model.  Compared to my original iPad it is a huge improvement and I think it was well worth spending the money. Here are some of my thoughts on the unit: I got the AT&T version because I have a Verizon iPhone and can tether the iPad to [...]

Editor’s Pick of the Week

By Paul Biba
April 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Booked! Libraries, eBooks and Their Collections!, by Tony Bandy Eminem royalty ruling has broader implications for digital media sales, by Chris Meadows Publishing industry efforts for Japan relief Browser extension allows scribbling in margins of e-books, by Chris Meadows Book reviews & [...]

Editor’s pick of the week

By Paul Biba
March 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Why Penguin and Diane Duane just lost a sale, by Chris Meadows Flip book publisher joins the digital age The annual ebook spring cleaning: what I learned this year, by Joanna Georgia (US) history ebook project, by Gary Price Publishers in danger of losing hearts and minds of readers, by Chris [...]

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