Duolir Lets You Read a Dual-Language eBook With Instant Translations

Many readers challenge themselves with books in other languages. Usually they have to install a translation dictionary in order to catch the nuances, but there are other options. Yesterday a friend on Twitter pointed me at Duolir, an iOS app which offers an instantaneous translation feature. While instant translation is nothing new, most current examples involve mechanical… Read More »

Love Bad Book Covers? Here Are Five Blogs Where You Can Get Your Fill

Who’s up for some bad book covers? Yesterday The Guardian featured a blog called Kindle Cover Disasters. This site trolls the Kindle Store, looking for simply awesome examples of absolutely terrible cover design and then sharing them with a horrified  and frightened public. Some examples include: That is a great blog, and The Guardian’s article is a… Read More »

How to Read Borrowed OverDrive Library eBooks on Your Kindle, Android, iDevice or Windows Phone

There are a hundred and one places to get free ebooks, including free ebook sites, through the Kindle Store and other ebookstores, and (last but not least) your local public library. Many public libraries on the US and around the world lend ebooks through OverDrive, 3M Cloud Library, and other services. When it comes to… Read More »

How to Upload eBooks and Documents to Your Kindle Account

For over three years now, Amazon has offered Kindle users free cloud storage for their ebooks. This Kindle Cloud supports many of the same reading features that you get with ebooks bought from Amazon, including highlights, notes, bookmarks, dictionary lookup, and syncing your reading position across all of Amazon’s Kindle apps and ereaders. It’s pretty useful, and… Read More »