eBook Evangelist News

Aug 27

Daily Links: Calibre

From The Digital Reader, E-book management program Calibre gets an update. 

Hewlett Packad is recalling power cords that pose a fire risk, from Ars Technica.

From Make Use Of, A comparison of 4 top ebook subscription services.

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news.

 

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Aug 19

Daily Links: Heirs get digital access to accounts

Daily Links: Heirs get digital access to accounts

From Ars Technica, Heirs get digital access in Delaware 

Tom Hanks’ typewriter app a hit, from Techcrunch.

From Lifehacker, Paranoid Paul monitors terms of service and alerts you to changes

Apple promote free magazines for UK Bank holidays, from Talking New Media

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The noPhone, Because Smartphone Separation Anxiety Is Real

Smartphone Separation Anxiety. I still have a landline, and even I tend to carry my phone with me from room to room.

The noPhone, Because Smartphone Separation Anxiety Is Real

Smartphone Separation Anxiety. I still have a landline, and even I tend to carry my phone with me from room to room.

Aug 18

Daily Links : A new Harry Potter story

Daily Links : A new Harry Potter story

From Lifehacker, Spot a boring Kindle Book by looking at popular highlights.

JK Rowling post a new Harry Potter background story on Pottermore, from The Digital Reader

From Teleread, Almost a year with Scribd. Has anything changed with my reading?

Whispersync comes to the UK with 10 freebies, from The Ebook Reader.

From ReadWrite, In exposing followers, Medium fails readers.

As part of Amazon’s…

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Aug 14

Daily Links: Free Photography e-books

Daily Links: Free Photography e-books

Amazon Fire TVFrom Lifehacker: Over 40 free photography e-books (Note: many of these are in a PDF format and require giving your email address)

Do you know what your rights are if customs wants to search your laptop or smartphone? via MakeUseOf

From the Leftsetz Letter: An interesting article on book availability

The Amazon Fire TV is currently on sale for $84.00. That’s $15 off its regular price of $99.

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Aug 04

Managing your Google Play Books Library

Managing your Google Play Books Library

Screenshot_2014-08-04-20-02-16Here’s a nice tutorial with screenshots from the folks at Android Central on how to manage your Google Play Books library on your Android device.

The article shows two methods for removing books: one from the Play Books home screen and the other for removing from “My Library.”

Note that this article refers to removing books from your phone or your tablet. The procedure is slightly different for…

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Aug 01

$100 worth of Android Apps for free via Amazon App store

Amazon is giving away over $100 worth of Android apps in their app store. The apps, which Amazon dubs “Essential,”  are free Thursday, July 31, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014.

$100 worth of Android Apps for free via Amazon App store

Amazon is giving away over $100 worth of Android apps in their app store. The apps, which Amazon dubs “Essential,”  are free Thursday, July 31, 2014 and Friday, August 1, 2014.

Jul 31

Daily Links: 50 Shades is back and more

Daily Links: 50 Shades is back and more

First, some movie news: Fifty Shades of Grey is back on top of the bestseller lists again because of the movie trailer.  From Publisher’s Weekly

Also movie related, from Variety, Anne McCaffrey’s The Dragonriders of Pern series has been optioned for film.  (I am not holding my breath; I am still waiting for a film version of Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land.)

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Jul 26

How To Save Books

This is an interesting piece that advocates the concept of paying for a book just AFTER you’ve read it.

How To Save Books

This is an interesting piece that advocates the concept of paying for a book just AFTER you’ve read it.

Jul 24

Daily Links: 90% of Public Libraries now lend e-books

Daily Links: 90% of Public Libraries now lend e-books

From Digital Book World, American Library Association announces 90% of Public Libraries now lend e-books.

From a story in Publishers Weekly, Comixolgy to offer  DRM-free backup copies.

And a couple of e-book finds of the day from my TBR list in the Daily Deals: one of John Brunner’s fascinating SF titles, The Shockwave Rider, and, Midsummer Moon, a humoruous romance by Laura Kinsale (one with a…

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