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What is the best way to track ebook price drops?

I have a new Kindle, I have a Goodreads account with dozens of books I'd like to read. There are probably hundreds of books I'd buy for the right price. What is the best way to track ebook temporary sales and price drops? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Feb 11, 2014 - 10 answers

 

Fill my tablet: ebook edition

Because my family is wonderful and great at picking up hints, I got a Nexus 7 for Christmas. I want to fill it with books to read, since this was a huge part of the reason I wanted a tablet. I've already looked through (and pulled into the tablet) the top books on Project Gutenberg, the Baen free library and the Baen CD library; now I want to find the hidden gems and start buying books. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by sailoreagle on Feb 4, 2014 - 15 answers

Authors who sell ebooks in website form?

I have a client who wrote a very unique book. We think the digital version would work best as a website rather than e.g. Kindle or epub or PDF. How do we get people to pay for a book in website form? Are there other authors that do this? [more inside]
posted by circular on Oct 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Good designer to convert PDF to ebook?

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]
posted by mark7570 on Oct 8, 2013 - 5 answers

An eBook reader app for programmers?

I'm wondering if such an animal exists (for Mac): An eBook (PDF or ePub or basically any format that O'Reilly supports) reader that focuses on the needs of computer programmers. Specifically, handles copying code well (removes unwanted characters, spacing, page footers, etc.), inserts syntax coloring, and allows for reading without page breaks/footers.
posted by gwint on Aug 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Unexpected fun things from Project Gutenberg?

I'm setting up an e-reader for my sister. I'll be giving her a gift card to buy books, but am also filling the reader with some selections from Project Gutenberg. Of course, she can use Gutenberg herself if inclined, so I want my choices to be a little fun and quirky. Things I've put on it so far: The Secret Garden and A Little Princess; some books by Ford Madox Ford and Conrad; Edith Wharton's Summer and some of her short stories. My sister is brainy and whimsical and will read anything, so Metafilter is the perfect place to ask: What things have you been tickled to find as epubs on Project Gutenberg? (Or elsewhere in epub form?) Thanks!
posted by BibiRose on Aug 9, 2013 - 44 answers

E-books in Spanish?

Help me find eBooks in Spanish! [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Jun 25, 2013 - 7 answers

I sync I have a problem.

I'm absolutely bumfoozled about how to manage my PC and my iPhone to be able to download library books. Confusion inside. [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse on Jun 20, 2013 - 11 answers

organizing ebooks on Kindle Fire

How do you all organize your ebooks? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Jun 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Best distribution method for a guide

I'm writing a guide to sell to what I think is a pretty small target audience, probably consisting of maybe 25,000 people total with the percentage of potential buyers being very tiny. (Let us not ask why I'm writing for such a niche audience. Let us say that it is primarily because I want to share the information, but I also want to earn something for my work.) I am writing it so that each major section is self-contained and should be able to be sold separately, with the possibility of buying the full guide at a discount compared to buying each section individually. How can I best distribute this electronically? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2013 - 2 answers

Recommend me an app to organise my PDFs.

I'm a PhD student and a typical day involves downloading and reading through lots of journal articles and eBooks. I store these locally on a MacBook. I am looking for something akin to the native Finder app, but which offers separate columns for "Author", "Title", "Year" and so on, as well as tags (very important). I have dabbled with Papers2 and Endnote, and a couple of "Finder"alternatives, but these either (A) duplicate the PDF files and save them elsewhere, or (B) don't offer the author/title/year etc. columns. Is there anything that will do what I'm looking for?
posted by FuckingAwesome on May 1, 2013 - 19 answers

Can You Help Me Find Korean Edition Ebooks?

I live in Korea, but I'm finding it difficult to obtain Korean edition ebooks through Yes24, Aladdin, Kyobo, or even Google Play, because I have a US credit card. Does anyone know of other, hassle-free sources? Thanks in advance.
posted by Chasuk on Apr 21, 2013 - 3 answers

Kindle for the iPad - something's been bugging me for years...

Why hasn't Amazon implemented "collections" or "folders" in the kindle for the ipad application? [more inside]
posted by mscottveach on Mar 30, 2013 - 14 answers

audio ebook for car ride

What audio ebook should I download for this long car ride with my bookish 10 year old, me, and my literate adult friend? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Mar 25, 2013 - 28 answers

Auto-scrolling ebooks

What's my best option for reading ebooks in an auto-scrolling format? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Jan 30, 2013 - 7 answers

Kindle Owner's Lending Library - Any gems?

Kindle owners: Amongst all the bodice-rippers and self-published junk, have you found any gems within the Kindle Owner's Lending Library? [more inside]
posted by schrodycat on Jan 13, 2013 - 12 answers

Since I couldn t find anyone who could help us, I decided

I need to have access to all 16,679 of @Horse_ebooks' tweets. Twitter and most other archives will only give me 3,200. As you can imagine this is a dire need. [more inside]
posted by six-or-six-thirty on Jan 4, 2013 - 13 answers

How can I start a digital publishing company?

Does anyone have an insights into the digital publishing industry? [more inside]
posted by swizzle_stik on Dec 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Seeking to read non-linear books.

I would like to read some non-linear books. Could you recommend titles and authors to me? [more inside]
posted by tnygard on Dec 13, 2012 - 28 answers

Ebooks - deleted or altered after purchase

This is a well-known story: in 2009, Amazon erased unauthorized editions of Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm from Kindle readers. Are there similar cases, where ebooks have been deleted - or their text altered - after purchase? I vaguely remember reading a couple of such stories, but I have trouble finding them.
posted by Termite on Dec 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Cross-platform (Android and iOS/iPad) annotation of ebooks

Do you have a workflow for cross-platform annotation (Android and iOS/iPad) of ebooks? Is there a particular note-taking app that will work with DRMed ebooks AND sync my notes across tablets? [more inside]
posted by lillygog on Nov 20, 2012 - 4 answers

I need a history book!

I need help with a book suggestion! All my particulars found within, within, within.. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Can We Move Kindle Content to a New Account?

My wife would like to de-register her Kindle from my account and move it to her own Amazon account that she has sole control of. Is it possible for us to move some (but not all) of the digital content to her new account? [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Aug 30, 2012 - 8 answers

Why are Amazon eBooks suddenly so expensive, and will the prices go down again?

Alright. Why has the price of ebooks in the Kindle store (suddenly?) risen so dramatically? Will this trend reverse? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Aug 1, 2012 - 23 answers

Self-publishing e-books

I am considering self-publishing an e-book. What are some resources for creating the most professional version of an e-book? I'm talking about design, layout, distribution, etc. I'm looking for both tips and links to the best books/websites on the matter. I'm fortunate enough to have some money to spend, if that affects your answer.
posted by Bookhouse on Jun 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Ok, it's possible I am just grasping at straws to find an excuse to own an iPad.

I'm trying to figure out if a iPad is what I'm looking for to help me reduce my physical books, particularly cookbooks and printed (from the internet) recipes. I want to know first whether iPad is the way to go for my specific needs (details within) and then, if an iPad is what I want, which generation iPad & apps would help me do what I want. Or maybe there is a better solution? [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Jun 9, 2012 - 22 answers

Apple's eBook Agency Agreement in Plain English

Trouble understanding Apple's eBook Agency Agreement for the iBookstore [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on May 25, 2012 - 0 answers

How do I start an ebook publisher?

I'd like to start an ebook publisher. Do I need to incorporate? Is there some other official...designation...I should be seeking? [more inside]
posted by mekanic on May 23, 2012 - 6 answers

So THIS is that nasty DRM thing they talk about...

So, I have an ebook in the epub format. I want to read it on a device that is not the one I downloaded it to. Calibre informs me that this book is locked by DRM. I still want to read it on this device, and I don't want to buy the book twice - how do I make it so? [more inside]
posted by badgermushroomSNAKE on May 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Nook vs. Kindle? Please help me choose.

I am looking to purchase an e-ink reader... Been looking at the Kindle and Nook and I am having trouble deciding. One of my top priorities is that books I purchase not be lost in 3, 5 or 10 years down the road. Which device is most likely to be be future proof? I also have specific uses that I want it to work for such as being able to load PDFs of academic articles/books and access to the library (see extended explanation for more uses). Thanks for your help! [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Mar 20, 2012 - 43 answers

Does anybody have any experiences using Ebooks for graduate level study? In particular Kindle books or books from Coursemart? Making citations?

I'm going to be taking a few graduate courses online while traveling abroad. I need three textbooks. All three are available for the Kindle through Amazon. Only two are available through Coursemart. I bought a tablet with the hopes I could use it for the texts and avoid carrying three more books with me when traveling. I see two potential problems, that being said my question ultimately has two parts: [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Feb 14, 2012 - 3 answers

How Do I Promote an eBook Without an Advertising Budget?

My urban fantasy ebook on Amazon has done well enough to make me really happy, but I'd love to promote it more. Thing is, a pen name was absolutely necessary and I don't have money to do actual advertising. Options? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Jan 10, 2012 - 14 answers

The 5,000 Foot Bookshelf - Curated lists and collections of important texts

When I finally take the plunge on an eBook reader I want an epic collection of public domain classic and/or important and/or utilitarian books to live on it. I'm looking for a particular sort of resource for this quest. [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Jan 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Give Me Your Recs For the Best Free eBooks!

Recommend some free e-books for Kindle? [more inside]
posted by masquesoporfavor on Dec 25, 2011 - 25 answers

You could read my book, maybe?

Is there a non-obnoxious way to promote a book to specific people? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Dec 16, 2011 - 8 answers

iPad or Android tablet to design illustrated books?

I want to make e-books: should I get a Android Tablet or an iPad? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Dec 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for a site that reviews ebooks and not just books.

Could anyone recommend a site that reviews ebooks not just on the merits of their content, but on how well they're presented? [more inside]
posted by dumbland on Nov 7, 2011 - 4 answers

eBook reading via computer help.

Help with viewing eBook on computer. (details inside) [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Nov 3, 2011 - 9 answers

"The life so short, the crafts so long to learn"

I have never read Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, but I would like to. Please recommend to me your ideas for the best way to approach this. Web, Kindle or iOS friendly methods welcome. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Oct 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Why do teh ebooks bad so look?

Why are pirated/cracked ebooks commonly of such low quality? This is for an academic paper. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Oct 11, 2011 - 15 answers

The footnotes!

Is it actually possible or enjoyable to read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell as an ebook? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Oct 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Tablet for Flash E-Books

Will an Android tablet allow me to read eBooks provided through McGraw Hill Connect and Xplana? [more inside]
posted by beyond_pink on Aug 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Everything I've ever highlighted. NOW.

I have a Sony Reader Touch (PR-600). Is there any way to get my highlighted "notes" into one readable file? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Jul 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Looking For Authors

Looking for early 20th century authors similar to Stephen Leacock and Booth Tarkington. My father-in-law enjoys their writings and would like to read similar authors that are in the public domain and are available in ebook format. He would also like to find early downloadable copies of True and Argosy magazines.
posted by Raybun on Jul 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Who are the interesting independent ebook publishers?

Please recommend your favourite independent ebook publishers! [more inside]
posted by Chichibio on Jul 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Ebooks for Charity

Ok so I have asked a similar question recently but I wanted to be more specific to get some feedback from people. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by Monkeyzulu on Jun 30, 2011 - 5 answers

How do you organize your e-books?

Any tips and advice on how to manage your e-book files and library, especially on calibre? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Jun 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Ebooks Writers

Hi I am starting a ebooks community site where people can submit their books and then we will publish and sell the books for the authors. I was wondering if anyone knew a good way to reach independent authors and how to market our site to them? We are looking for writers of self help, recipes, novels, and anything else. We really want to empower writers to get their stuff out their and to help them make some money in the process. Any help on how to find people like that would be much appreciated! Thanks!
posted by Monkeyzulu on Jun 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Ebook reader that does cyrillic?

Seeking recommendations for e-book readers that meet my specifications. Any experience with the BeBook? [more inside]
posted by toesock on Jun 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Metafiction ebooks

I'm looking for fiction about ebooks, specifically where the ebook or the e-reader interface plays an important role in the work. Novels, novellas, short stores are all good. [more inside]
posted by bryghtrose on Jun 1, 2011 - 9 answers

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