128 posts tagged with ebooks.
Displaying 51 through 100 of 128. Subscribe:

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

E-books for work?

What e-book vendor offers the widest selection of technical titles with reasonable DRM that I can suggest to my employer? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on May 31, 2011 - 7 answers

Reseller Rights for Ebooks

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?
posted by Monkeyzulu on May 30, 2011 - 11 answers

What is the best Kindle Spanish-English dictionary?

What is the best Kindle Spanish-English dictionary? [more inside]
posted by jeb on May 27, 2011 - 1 answer

Personal librarians -- do they exist yet?

Hire someone to help organize my digital library metadata? [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on May 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Orbus sensualim pictus for the modern language learner

I'm trying to find public domain e-books of English language teaching material that I can adapt into online courses. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on May 13, 2011 - 3 answers

What should I get paid as an editor for an ebook company?

What should I get paid as a senior editor of a new ebook company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Readable public domain books translated to English

Can you recommend any books in translation I might want to read that are public domain? [more inside]
posted by calico on Mar 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Canadian wanting to self-publish on Amazon, what tax issues must I keep in mind?

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]
posted by JoannaC on Mar 16, 2011 - 3 answers

A $50 history of everything?

Give me an entertaining history of the world for $50! [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Feb 28, 2011 - 16 answers

Pre-ordering Kindle books

A book that I want to read on my Kindle will be released soon. Is there any advantage in pre-ordering it? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable on Feb 11, 2011 - 11 answers

There can only be one ring to rule them all. Or not.

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]
posted by sio42 on Jan 16, 2011 - 19 answers

The Novel Network site--any good?

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.
posted by sandra194 on Nov 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Where can I find free/cheap travel guides in ebook or pdf format?

Where can I find free e-book (pdf or any e-book format) travel guides? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Nov 7, 2010 - 8 answers

confused by ebooks

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]
posted by alkupe on Nov 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Am I going to have to return my brand new Kindle?

Am I going to have to return my brand new Kindle? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Oct 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Batch PDF to Kindle conversion?

What's the easiest way to batch convert PDF files to the Kindle format on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Oct 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Need 20 books scanned, OCRed and proofed. Robots need not apply.

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]
posted by mumkin on Sep 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Kindling Abroad

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]
posted by muckster on Sep 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Checking availability of titles on eBooks

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]
posted by divabat on Aug 5, 2010 - 9 answers

All The eBooks in the Universe in One Place

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]
posted by Xurando on Jul 18, 2010 - 6 answers

The digital book worm.

eBooks: In what ways have they impacted the incomes and/or business models of professional writers and novelists? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Jul 7, 2010 - 7 answers

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?
posted by refractal on May 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Ebooks as physical objects

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]
posted by stbalbach on Apr 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Mobi, the golden calf

How can I use ruby/shell scripts to edit a .mobi file for my Kindle? [more inside]
posted by jacob on Mar 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Share the kindle love?

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]
posted by cgg on Feb 24, 2010 - 29 answers

What are the best short novels available from Project Gutenberg?

What are some great books - especially shorter ones - that are available on Project Gutenberg? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Page: 1 2 3