Cory Doctorow about HarperCollins’ attempt to ensure ebooks in libraries can only be loaned out 26 times.
The eBook User’s Bill of Rights is a statement of the basic freedoms that should be granted to all eBook users.
Traumgedanken (Thoughts on Dreams) by Maria Fischer
This book is designed by Maria Fischer as her final year project at University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. It contains “a collection of literary, philosophical, psychological and scientifical texts which provide an insight into different dream theories”.
What makes this book special is how she uses threads that are pierced through the pages to make physical hyperlinks. According to Fischer she used the threads to connect the different texts in the book, thus creating a model of a dream similar to how pieces of reality are connected in actual dreams. The book also contains illustrations made out of threat [via BoingBoing].
As more people do their reading on e-readers and smartphones, some publishers are specializing in works that are longer than a typical magazine article, but shorter than the usual novel.
How to remove DRM from your ebooks using the Calibre conversion tools. I am a great fan of Calibre. I think it is one of the best tools around for ebook conversions. I mostly use it to convert HTML files to ebooks and to convert from one format to the other.
Publishers are capitalizing on the iPad and the Nook Color by producing illustrated e-books, particularly for children.
The Google eBookstore may be a boon to independent bookstores that have signed on to sell e-books on their Web sites through Google.
Our pioneering work with WIRED and The New Yorker has enabled Adobe to deliver a set of workflows and tools that will leverage emerging hardware platforms and make our magazines stand out in the digital format that will attract advertisers and keep readers engaged in new ways.
Joe Simon, Chief Technology Officer of Condé Nast
Barnes & Noble introduced a color e-reader that uses a 7-inch LCD touchscreen. The $249 device is called the Color Nook.