PSA: Have You Canceled Your Account at Scribd? You Might Want to Double Check That

With the news coming out earlier this week that Scribd was cutting back its romance catalog (including titles from Harlequin), I’m sure some Scribd subscribers are thinking about cancelling their subscription (or have already done so). And so I wanted to pass along a friendly warning about Scribd’s cancellation process. Many companies have a relatively obvious process to… Read More »

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 »