An old friend put out her first book, and I want to pre-order it, but I also want to help it "pop." If I buy the Kindle Edition instead of the hardcover, will it still maximally count for the popularity trackers like NYTimes bestsellers and Amazon Best Of, or whatever? Or is that too "new media"?
I have a PDF that I'd like to convert to ebook format. It's straightforward - body text with just a handful of images - but the ebook needs to have the same font and style of the PDF. (I also have it in InDesign, if that helps.) I'm looking for a designer, or design agency, who has worked on ebooks before, who can take this on. Any recommendations? [more inside]
I want to read public domain books (especially Shakespeare) on my Galaxy S3. But all of the apps I can find are giving me trouble. What's the best-designed and most convenient solution? [more inside]
I want a version of Joyce's Ulysses with footnotes at the bottom of the page. Paper or e-book. [more inside]
I need advice choosing electronic device/s to perform 2 different tasks (e-books and streaming music from an external HD to Surround sound receiver) [more inside]
I need to take an already-printed book and scan it into a format appropriate for e-book publishing on say the Amazon Kindle store and similar. I do not have the original book proofs in digital format. If I simply took the book to Kinko's and had it scanned as images or a PDF, would that be likely to work well or is there a better option? What resolution and format would be best?
cstross! jscalzi! Other fiction authors! What's the most efficient or author-preferred way to spend a given amount of money on his/her books? [more inside]
How can I best use ebooks (and ebook readers) to learn German and Spanish? I live in Canada. [more inside]
More books like Mortiner's Rumpole of the Bailey? [more inside]
I've downloaded the Project Gutenberg CD, which contains 600 or so classic books on an ISO. I'm wanting to put those books on my Nook via Calibre, and need some help. [more inside]
How can I get from paper to e-books for free on a Mac? [more inside]
What's the best bet to protect my Kindle DX from my accidentally dropping it? A hard-shell case? Some kind of case with wrist straps? Any particular recommendations?
Considering a Kindle, but I have one big hang-up: all the books I already own. Any ideas? [more inside]
What are the great foundational essays about the web? Big picture essays that can help Normal Humans understand the profound impact that the web is having on community, commerce, communications and so many other parts of our lives. [more inside]
Does anyone sell Ace Doubles and other similar pulp scifi in ebook format? [more inside]
I scanned a book. I want to take the images of individual pages and turn them into a pdf ebook. How? [more inside]
How do I convert my blog entries and comments into a book-type format (digital or analogue) without paying too much money? [more inside]
How can I scan a book that is precious to me? The book is a couple hundred pages and I just want to produce high-quality pdfs. [more inside]