I was playing around with a textbook search engine today and I kept seeing one of my theories about digital textbooks being proved over and over.
I’m sure Book.ly has been around for a while, but I only just heard about it when they spammed my old college email address. Normally I delete spam like this and forget about it, but the email mentioned that book.ly also covered ebooks. I couldn’t see where anyone had posted on this part of book.ly before so I thought it worth looking into. Continue reading
Imagine that this evening I follow a friend’s link to a new Harry Potter book, one that essentially replaces “The Sorcerer’s Stone” in the canon with a Year 1 adventure that’s darker and closer in tone to the final few books, but that wasn’t written or authorized by J. K. Rowling. The link I follow leads to a description that never mentions Potter or Rowling–it’s just a generic fantasy plot, and the author is described as an amateur writer whose previous fanfic has been highly rated by readers. I buy it for a couple of dollars. Continue reading
There’s a new reading app in iTunes that was released a couple weeks ago. It’s being sold for $1.99 and it offers access to 1.8m titles.
If you buy it then you have wasted your money. You can get all the same titles for free through Stanza. Basically this is just a for pay version of Stanza. Don’t waste your time getting this app.
Yes, I did buy a copy. It’s not worth 2 bucks.
Update: Mike Cane tipped me to a video on Youtube. Continue reading
by Neil Marr of BeWrite Books