The Morning Coffee – 12 November 2012

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

About Nate Hoffelder (11381 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."

1 Comment on The Morning Coffee – 12 November 2012

  1. I’m not surprised that so many people don’t use their ereader’s. They generally suck.

    Last year my wife bought a gobii ereader (last years white model) on promotion from kalahari.com. It had terrible battery life (you put it to sleep and most of the time when you came back it was dead). Worst of all it didn’t try to read the ebook metadata, it just listed the file name. So no organising by author or title, unless you renamed the ebook files on your PC. I tried using it twice. My wife a few times more. It’s now collecting dust.

    We both now own iPad’s, but even there it’s not perfect. My epub books are separate from my pdf books (although both are in iBooks). And my mobi books are in a separate app (Kindle). Magazines aren’t any better, most are in Newsstand, but some aren’t. I’ve almost given up trying to read magazines on my iPad. A rare few download fine (the-magazine.org) and others such as MacFormat take 6 days to download only to crash near the end (no downloading in the background and I suspect the file size is huge, probable half of which is ads).

    Having to leave your iPad plugged into the mains and open to the magazine app, so it can take all night or worst days to download is absurd.

    I look forward to the day when I can get everything in one place, sorted the way I want too.

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