Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Other eBook readers

Apparently a new eBook reader has been tossed into the fray (and there are quite a few already). This one, called the ECTACO jetbook, seems to be specifically geared toward users in Poland and Russia, and supports the basic formats that most of the readers do, such as text, Word, and MobiPocket. The jetbook joins the iRex iLiad and the Bookeen Cybook Gen3 in the category of overpriced devices with no really stand-out features. I think the options offered by the Kindle are much better than those of any of these other devices.

What about you? Do you think these other devices will actually give the Kindle a run for its money? Do you see features that would make them more appealing than Amazon's device?

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Kindle Saves You Time

Here is a nice interview with a Kindle user (on the indispensable Lifehacker), with some examples of how the Kindle can make life a little easier. Be sure to check out the YouTube video, which is a great introduction to the Kindle. I have even added it to the sidebar here.

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Kindle Publishing Guide

April Harrison over at Indie Author has created a great introductory guide to publishing books on the Kindle. She covers everything, from looking into copyright issues to formatting and actually hitting the Publish button. This is important information for any Kindle publisher or author, and I highly recommend it.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Safari Pad in the making?

Is Steve Jobs going to make the jump into the eBook market? Who knows... but this guy has some interesting speculation on the topic. (Hat tip Kindleville).

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

HCSB on the Kindle

Thom Rainer, CEO of LifeWay, the publishers of the HCSB Bible translation, has written an article about his use of the Kindle. I am posting the article here because he has a unique perspective on using the Kindle in religious services, and also because I created the Kindle version of the HCSB as part of my day job. Download it, or any of the other Kindle books I have worked on (see the sidebar for a list), for a sample of the work I can do for you!

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