Morning Links 29 June 2010

A collection of interesting stories for Tuesday, 29 June.

Kulcs-Soft launches first Hungarian e-book reader for iPad

Hungarian software company Kulcs-Soft on Friday said an e-book reader application it developed for the Apple iPad was available for download, free of charge, from the Apple Store.


The Nitty Gritty: The E-Reading Experience

About a year ago, I won a Sony PRS-505 eReader in a contest sponsored by Unbridled Books and NetGalley. I was gung-ho at first, but realized quickly that my Mac-exclusive home presented a challenge. I needed to delve into software and hardware and compatibility before I could read any books. I discovered an open source software called Calibre, which helped a little bit. Or I could use a PC at work. But I still had to try pretty hard to get content I wanted onto my eReader.

Solar-only ereader works on dull days

Sharp and Arrow have made a one-off solar-powered ereader called Solar Reader from off-the-shelf components.

Key components are a 'memory LCD' and two thin solar panels from Sharp, and an ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller from NXP.

When anyone can be a published author

How do you find something good to read in a brave new self-published world?

About Nate Hoffelder (10614 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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