Kindle app update brings PDF, periodicals to iOS devices

By Chris Meadows
December 24, 2011 // 2 Comments

This past week, the Kindle iOS app received an update. We did mention it when it happened, but I think a couple of the features in that update are important enough to go into in detail. First of all, the software can now read PDF files. I tried it out with a TV manual downloaded from the website of [ on]

Google adds offline reading to Google Books Chrome app

By Chris Meadows
December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Google has just added offline reading to its Google Books app for the Chrome web browser. They tout this as offering the ability to read e-books on a plane, or when the Internet has gone down for some reason. To read your Google eBooks offline, you’ll need to install the Google Books app from our [ on]

Foxit Mobile PDF Reader available in the Android Market

By Paul Biba
November 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Andriod Community points out that Foxit has a mobile PDF reader for Android.  They like it: Unlike the desktop version, only a $2.99 paid app is available, but that’s comparable to the other 3rd-party PDF viewers on the Market. The standard zoom and reflow features are present, as well as [ on]

iStonesoft releases PDF to Epub converter

By Paul Biba
November 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Here’s another one from Planet PDF today: iStonsoft Studio, a developer of multimedia software, has announced its new PDF to ePub Converter, a professional PDF to ePub conversion software for creating ebooks. iStonsoft PDF to ePub Converter features a user-friendly interface and delivers fast [ on]

Foxit upgrades its PDF reader

By Paul Biba
November 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

From Planet PDF: Foxit has released an upgrade to its popular PDF viewer. Foxit Reader 5.1 adds integration with Facebook and Twitter, along with Read Out Loud. Improvements to load time, text rendering, print and reading experience are also included in the upgrade. The social sharing option is a [ on]

PDF readers for iOS

By Paul Biba
October 24, 2011 // 4 Comments

From Planet PDF comes word of Kdan Mobile releasing an updated PDF reader for iOS: Kdan Mobile, a developer of mobile applications, has released version 3.8 of PDF Reader, a major update to its powerful mobile PDF application for iPhone and iPod Touch. The new version includes a new user interface, [ on]

Kindle for PC and Mac updated

By Andrys Basten
September 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

This Kindle for PC update, version 1.7.1 and the update for Kindle for Macs (I see no version #) offer: “Support for Kindle Print Replica content, which look like the corresponding print book with words and images in the position corresponding to the print edition.  See more detail on Print [ on]

New ebook format from Amazon

By Paul Biba
August 28, 2011 // 4 Comments

Received the following email from Paul Durrant of Durrant Publishing in the UK: Along with Kindle for Mac 1.7 and Kindle for PC 1.7, release a few days ago, Amazon have introduced a new ebook format for their Kindle ebook store. Called “Print Replica”, it is Amazon’s solution for [ on]

GenCon Interview: Jason Bulman, lead designer for the Pathfinder RPG

By Chris Meadows
August 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Pathfinder role-playing game was originally developed under the Open Gaming License as a “replacement” for D&D 3.5th edition after Hasbro announced it would no longer be supporting the game. Hasbro was changing over to its new, streamlined D&D 4th Edition rules, which suddenly left [ on]

Txtr updates Android reading app

By Chris Walters
July 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

German ebook software company txtr has updated its Android app with several new features. Some, such as bookmark and note syncing, are familiar to users of the Kindle app, but the update surpasses Amazon’s offering by including cloud storage for personal docs as well as purchased books. The [ on]

iG Publishing brings academic ebooks to Asian countries

By Chris Walters
July 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

The latest issue of ACCESS, a newspaper for librarians in Asia, looks at Singapore-based iG Publishing, which now offers “some 50,000 titles from more than 100 reputable North American, European and Asian academic publishers.” The article doesn’t go into much detail on the [ on]

“PDF from past to present”

By Chris Walters
July 11, 2011 // 2 Comments

Marie Lebert’s review of the past forty years of ebooks continues over at Project Gutenberg News with eBooks: 1993 – PDF, from past to present. Lebert’s post focuses mainly on the timeline of the format’s evolution, so I heartily recommend you supplement it with Nate [ on]

Catch up on the history of Project Gutenberg in 10 minutes

By Chris Walters
July 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

To commemorate its 40th anniversary this week, Marie Lebert wrote a short 15 page history of Project Gutenberg, from its first document on 4 July 1971 (“The United States Declaration of Independence”), to the founding of Distributed Proofreaders in 2000, to the posting of its 30,000th [ on]

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