Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The first eBooks Podcast

Well, it is official, there is now a podcast devoted solely to eBooks, and yours truly is one of the fearless hosts. eBook Ninjas promises to be a great combination of news, commentary, and even debate about every aspect of the eBook world. The shows may be a bit sporadic, but they are bound to be informative. The first podcast was only 10 minutes long, but the second one is about 30 minutes. That will probably be the normal length of future shows depending on how much we have to say.

Speaking of which, if you have a suggestion or a question you would like answered on the podcast, please drop by the site and send us an e-mail. We would love to have some listener input!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

ArmadilloCon!

Itching to meet me in person? I will be attending ArmadilloCon here in Austin, Texas, our own little SciFi convention. It will be my first time at a convention like this, so I am very excited to meet new people and hopefully help some authors get their books onto the Kindle. I'll be running a table on Friday afternoon and all day Sunday, so please stop by and say hello!

Update: Looks like I spoke too soon. There were still tables available when I wrote this post, but apparently they went quickly. I am on a waiting list for now, and I may still attend the conference on Sunday.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cheap, open source web tablet with ebook capabilities?

The guys over at TechCrunch have decided that it is high time we had a small, lightweight web tablet that does not cost an arm, a leg, and a firstborn child. The idea they came up with is to design a whole system from the ground up, including developing the operating from Linux or BSD with an integrated Firefox browser and other software, and designing the hardware, and then to open source the whole thing so that anyone can build it.

They are looking for ideas, investors, and help in the design, so if you are interested in making it happen, go sign up! I sent the main developer an e-mail with the suggestion that they integrate some sort of eBook reader into the mix, preferably Mobipocket (though that would have to run in Wine). This type of device would be perfect for reading eBooks, including school textbooks, etc.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

FAQ page

I have just added a new Frequently Asked Questions page to the website! I tried to fill it in with some of the questions I have heard most from my clients and from others looking to publish on the Kindle, but if you have a question that I have not answered, please drop me a line!

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kindle 2.0?

The Kindle world is abuzz with rumors that Amazon will be releasing a new version of the Kindle by October. CrunchGear has the full story. What do you think? Have you been holding out on purchasing a Kindle with the hope that they will come out with a re-designed version? Do you think they will have the same fulfillment issues they had the first time around? Any guesses on the new features that will come with the device? Personally, I hope some firmware changes are on the way, as well as native support for PDF and ePUB standards.

Update: Oops... Forgot to link to CrunchGear.

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