Any tips and advice on how to manage your e-book files and library, especially on calibre? [more inside]
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!
Seeking recommendations for e-book readers that meet my specifications. Any experience with the BeBook? [more inside]
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]
What e-book vendor offers the widest selection of technical titles with reasonable DRM that I can suggest to my employer? [more inside]
There are numerous web sites reselling ebooks or even offering memberships for unlimited downloads (generally for a seemingly nominal fee). One example of a site like this is http://www.thereadingsite.com/join.html So assuming any of these sites are legally doing this, how do they get the rites to resell the ebooks? How would someone go about getting similar rights?
What is the best Kindle Spanish-English dictionary? [more inside]
Hire someone to help organize my digital library metadata? [more inside]
I'm trying to find public domain e-books of English language teaching material that I can adapt into online courses. [more inside]
What should I get paid as a senior editor of a new ebook company? [more inside]
Can you recommend any books in translation I might want to read that are public domain? [more inside]
I want to self-publish my books on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble etc. I am a Canadian (Ontario). What do I need to know about this, for tax purposes, before I start? [more inside]
Give me an entertaining history of the world for $50! [more inside]
A book that I want to read on my Kindle will be released soon. Is there any advantage in pre-ordering it? [more inside]
Kindle3 or Color Nook or Samsung Tab or just sticking with dead trees? I've been reading so many reviews, forums, tech support, askme posts, that my head is spinning and I don't know what to think. The new Kindle and Nook are supposedly vastly better than their predecessors, so I'm hoping mefites with new holiday toys might be able to shed some light. [more inside]
Has anyone ever used "The Novel Network"? There is a one time fee of $49 to download as many eBooks, news papers, etc. in any eReader format. I have the Kindle 3 and I download a lot of free eBooks. This site looks like it might be worth it to get access to many publications for a small-ish fee.
Where can I find free e-book (pdf or any e-book format) travel guides? [more inside]
bunch of questions/confirmations about getting a reading device., mainly about formats and what is possible on the different devices. Despite reading a number of articles about the different devices, i still can't figure it out. [more inside]
Am I going to have to return my brand new Kindle? [more inside]
What's the easiest way to batch convert PDF files to the Kindle format on a Mac? [more inside]
I need to have about 20 novels scanned, OCRed and professionally proofed for conversion to ebooks. Destructive scanning is acceptable. Have you had recent experiences with a company that provides such a service? What did it cost, and how was their proofing? [more inside]
Kindle 3 abroad? I'm looking to buy a Kindle and take it to Germany with me -- will I be able to download books from Amazon US without difficulties? Should I get the wifi or 3G version? [more inside]
I'm starting to consider getting an e-reader, mainly because the books I'm really keen on are unavailable in my local library system and are hardly available in Australian bookstores (and are too expensive otherwise). However, I'm not sure if the books I'm after are actually available in any eBook format. Is there a way to find this out? [more inside]
Looking for a site like clicker, only for eBooks. Specifically, I am trying to find somewhere where I can (free or pay) download "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" by LeCarre. [more inside]
eBooks: In what ways have they impacted the incomes and/or business models of professional writers and novelists? [more inside]
PDF Filter: How can I split a 100 page PDF document, where each PDF page has two book pages, into a 200 page PDF document?
I have many scans of books in PDF format. The problem is that each PDF page has two side-by-side book pages and I want to optimize them for reading on a kindle. Because the scans are pretty regular, I am hoping it would be easy to automate the slicing of one page into two and then recompiling the halfpages into a single document. Does anyone know of any open source programs to do this? Perhaps a python library? A feature of Adobe Acrobat?
I like e-books, but miss the physical object, collecting and displaying. For my ebooks, what could I cheaply and easily make to stand in as a book on the shelf, to physically browse through my collection? [more inside]
How can I use ruby/shell scripts to edit a .mobi file for my Kindle? [more inside]
How do you like your kindle? Knowing what you know now, would you buy it again? How can I make a kindle/ebook experience better? [more inside]
What are some great books - especially shorter ones - that are available on Project Gutenberg? [more inside]
Options besides PDF for digitizing dual-language books? [more inside]
What are some good places to get information about digital publishing? [more inside]
I'm drastically downsizing and cannot take my beloved books with me. I think the best solution for my new living arrangement would be to find a way to buy and store ebooks. But how and with what? [more inside]
Whats is/are the best programs to create simple online tutorials (w/ captioned pics, mainly)? A CHM maker or something else? What do you use? [more inside]
I live in Romania and I'm considering a Kindle DX. (Sony Reader is a crappy competitor and the iRex products are expensive). What features will I miss if I bring the Kindle to Romania? Does it still worth it? [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs about new non-fiction books on the Kindle. [more inside]
Recommend an eBook Reader for purchase by an Australian? [more inside]
Those of you who own a kindle, what are your thoughts? Is it worth making the jump to digital? Staring at a computer screen for hours on end isn't my forte but i am looking for a different solution to going to the library and checking out a book every week [more inside]
Whats the lowdown on selling ebooks? [more inside]
Kindle Filter: If you own a Kindle - how has it changed the way you read? Do you read more? Less? More books? Fewer books? More/fewer publications and blogs? I never dreamed I would fall in love with something like this as I've always been a physical book lover, yet I can honestly say its changed the way I read. I find myself reading more books and find it easier to focus on one book versus juggling several with a stack next to me. If you're a Kindle owner - tips or tricks for a new Kindler?
Amazon Kindle question: does anyone know if the documents you email to Amazon's 10¢ conversion service are stored in your account cloud forever, as with books you purchase?
Looking to find clients who need help with technology in the publishing industry (especially in academic reference and journals). [more inside]
I am looking at different methods of digital delivery/download/payment. (I have an ebook I will soon be offering.) PayPal offers this directly, I am somewhat familiar with e-junkie and I know there are others. Do we have any Mefites who have used any of these services, or knows of someone who has, and can share their experience? Suggestions? In advance, as always -- thank you!
Can you point me to studies/stats or bona fide case studies on the use of money-back guarantees with information products? [more inside]
I have a web site. I want to write a book based on the topic. I have publishers/agents asking to talk to me, but I don't know if I'm ready. For one thing, I'm not convinced traditional publication is best — I'm intrigued by self-publishing and e-books. I'm looking for general advice: What are the pros and cons of each method? It seems that unless I'm lucky, traditional publishing offers the lowest dollar return. But are there other, intangible benefits I'm missing? Exposure? Having somebody who knows what they're doing guide me along? And how do I approach a discussion with agents/publishers so as to get the best deal? [more inside]
Am I killing my laptop by holding it sideways (like a book)? [more inside]
I've been lusting after the iRex iLiad for a year... and I'm starting law school in the fall. I'm trying to convince myself that I can use it for my reading for class (as well as my recreational reading). Anyone have one and want to share experiences? [more inside]
Is there a multi-track audio format suitable for chorus practice? That and [more inside]
I care enough about getting all my physical media into digital form that I'm ready to hand-scan my remaining books where necessary. Before I do this, what are all the ways I should search to be sure a given book doesn't exist as an ebook I could buy (or in any other digital form)? Also: any hints for efficiently doing the scanning & OCR?
I am working with a client who is convinced this e-book web site is awesome. I am trying to convince him that a long page of text (not to mention the annoying popup) is boring, unprofessional, and no potential customer would bother reading it all. In his defense, he points to the Alexa rankings, which are indeed impressive. Does anyone have any examples, preferably with a better Alexa ranking than that site, of a web site selling an ebook that has a few short convincing paragraphs that sum up why the book is worthy of purchase and has a professional design that doesn't look so awful?