Tag Archives: edition

Adobe Updates Digital Edition, Stops Sharing User Info With the Internet

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Adobe rolled out a new update for their Digital Editions Epub app today, and I have good news, bad news, and okay news. This is a relatively minor update to the month-old Epub app, and the good news is that it adds a full text search option as well as a new display window for search results. The bad ...

How Not to Respond to Negative Reviews: The Kathleen Hale Edition

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Do you want to hear some absolutely crazy shit? (This cannot be described in lesser terms, sorry.) There's a story that is burning up twitter today. Writing for The Guardian, author Kathleen Hale describes how she chose to respond to a negative review of her first novel. No One Else Can Have You is a book with ...

Amazon Just Conquered the Kids Tablet Market with the $150 Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet

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With Kindle Freetime, Kindle Freetime Unlimited, and an investment in an ed tech startup, Amazon has long shown an interest in the footie pajama customer base. On Wednesday they targeted those customers with a new kid's tablet option. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition is not so much a new tablet as it is a customized ...

The Morning Coffee – 10 September 2014 (the Apple-Free Edition)

Your reading list this morning includes a set of apps for writers, a chart of the rise and fall of B&N's digital revenues, Cory Doctorow's latest editorial, and more. 6 Great Apps to Help You Write (Mediashift) Charting Nook’s Decline (DBW) Cory Doctorow: Audible, Comixology, Amazon, and Doctorow’s First Law  (Locus Online Perspectives) Reading insecurity: The crippling fear that the ...

Free Android App: Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition

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Sally's Salon Luxury Edition Join Sally in this dazzling makeover of the hit time management game. Help her wash, dye, cut, style and much more on her way to superstar status. Enjoy new features, including 5 additional locations, upgraded graphics and enhanced visual effects. Serve more customer types, earn new trophies and score new ranks. Hire helpful employees, purchase salon ...

Textbook Publisher Claims License on New Edition, Demands Students Return the Paper Textbook

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No publisher hates the first sale doctrine more than textbook publishers. Over the years they have tried numerous tricks to stop students from reselling their books, including releasing new editions containing minimal revisions, bundling licensed digital content, and convincing professors to create custom editions. Wolters Kluwer, via their law publisher subsidiary Aspen, has come up with ...

How Not to Respond to Negative Reviews: The Anne Rice Edition

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I don't mention book reviews much on this blog but a particular review caught my attention today. The review itself was a good read, but the fallout when fans of the author responded to the review is another story. The comments were so entertaining and so incendiary that I could not help but share them. Last week, Kayleigh ...

Across the Pond, E-readers are not Library Equivalents Edition

Leo Benedictus writes in Prospect Magazine about the closing of libraries in England and the rise of e-reading. Salient quote: The talk of a future in which children cannot access books is also not just wrong, but backwards. E-readers—already available for £52 ($83), and falling—offer an incomparably more convenient way for anyone to ...