Join 3,574 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

50 posts tagged with kindle and ebook. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 50 of 50. Subscribe:

As a Kindle eBook author, how terrified should I be of Kindle Unlimited?

A few months ago I started selling kinky eBooks for the Kindle, and it's been great. I'm paying my rent doing something I enjoy! But tonight I read this Salon.com article, and it's scary as hell. Amazon is reportedly testing Kindle Unlimited, a service allowing readers to download unlimited books for a flat monthly fee. I've spent hours tonight trying to determine how this will affect self-publishers. Can anybody walk me through the likely scenarios, and talk me down from this panic attack? [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Jul 16, 2014 - 12 answers

Where to buy ebooks other than Amazon?

I often find, when I go to buy ebooks for my kindle, that Amazon does not carry the ebook title I am looking for. What are good sites to buy the ebooks that Amazon *doesn't* carry?
posted by The locked room sockpuppet on May 24, 2014 - 10 answers

How difficult is it to create an ebook for kindle?

I'd like a quality ebook with hypertext and art. Assuming good computer skills and time, can I do it myself or should I hire someone?
posted by larry_darrell on Feb 19, 2014 - 6 answers

Does buying the Kindle Edition count towards bestseller lists?

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"?
posted by tintexas on Feb 15, 2014 - 3 answers

Publishing adult/erotic pulp fiction on Amazon KDP?

I'm looking for warnings or limitations for publishing adult/mature erotic fiction through Kindle Direct Publishing, and I'm worried about pitfalls and I haven't yet found any direct language about content or rated content or the like. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on May 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Is upgrading from a Kindle Keyboard to a Paperwhite worth it?

I've had a Kindle Keyboard with lighted case that I've been pretty happy with for a couple of years. However, I'm thinking of upgrading to the Paperwhite for the improved display. Is it worth the price, and is there any trade-off in battery life? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on May 10, 2013 - 17 answers

I want to read public domain books on an Android smartphone

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]
posted by vogon_poet on Jan 10, 2013 - 6 answers

International eReader Dilemma

Which is the best eReader for a Canadian who wants access to lots of free reading material? [more inside]
posted by snorkmaiden on Jan 1, 2013 - 16 answers

Yeah it's new, but is it good?

I'm looking for an e-book reader. I've been pretty wow-ed by the Kindle Paperwhite, but I have some reservations as to whether I should get that (or even get an e-book reader at all) [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Nov 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Do used Kindles with cell modems still get service?

Do used Kindles with cell modems still get service? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Sep 10, 2012 - 15 answers

Serif or Sans Serif on Ebook Readers?

Is there any consensus as to whether serif on sans-serif fonts are easier on the eyes when using e-ink based readers?
posted by Yakuman on Sep 6, 2012 - 7 answers

How to make my Kindle work good?

How do I get my Kindle 4 to recognize files I've put on it? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Jun 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Where to find an ebook or pdf of "Harris and Me" by Gary Paulsen

Where can I find an ebook or pdf of "Harris and Me" by Gary Paulsen? [more inside]
posted by jamesdtj on Jun 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies

Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Does it make sense to consider the iRiver Story HD for an eBook reader purchase?

Is it foolish to consider buying an iRiver Story HD as my first eBook reader? [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Mar 5, 2012 - 8 answers

What should I know about buying a Kindle DX?

I'm considering purchasing a Kindle DX, but the current version is two years old and two hardware generations behind the regular Kindle. Is there functionality in the newer versions of the regular Kindle that I would miss when using the Kindle DX? Is it likely to be replaced or discontinued in the near future? Is there anything else that I should know about before buying a Kindle DX?
posted by theclaw on Feb 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Online Book Publishing Workflow?

Online Book publishing: ebook, kindle, epub, ibook - can this be done without a million different programs and converters? [more inside]
posted by artlung on Feb 23, 2012 - 13 answers

How do libraries acquire and manage ebooks?

How do public libraries select, purchase and manage ebooks? [more inside]
posted by burnfirewalls on Jan 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Free Kindle Book book

When I had the first generation Kindle I had an e-book that was basically an index of free e-books that were in the public domain, and the title of each book was actually a hyper-link that would let you download a copy of said book right to the home screen of the Kindle. Does anyone know where I could get another copy of that book? [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank on Dec 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Save money or save trees?

Magazine subscriptions on Kindle: Save money or save trees? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Publishing a 50 page summary of a textbook?

Does producing and publishing a free "Cliffnotes" type document sound legal? [more inside]
posted by Buckt on Nov 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Popup footnotes in an e-book app

Are there any iPad e-book reading apps that implement footnotes as a popup? [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Nov 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Why is my Kindle formatting weird?

Kindle formatting gone wild. I've been working on converting a .PDF to a Kindle File (.mobi) and I'm almost there . . .except for one pesky problem. [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on Oct 3, 2011 - 3 answers

More Rumpole, Please!

More books like Mortiner's Rumpole of the Bailey? [more inside]
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto on Sep 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Either way, it's got 2.5 stars!

What are textbooks actually like on the Kindle? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Aug 7, 2011 - 19 answers

"My Kindle can't play Angry Birds, but here's a handy list of bird species"

Where's the best place online to gather simple reference lists and charts to transfer to my Kindle 2, likely as PDFs or monospaced text? Stuff like US presidents and World Series winners, with enough basic info on each line to fit the screen's width. Is there a site that specifically has stuff like this for the Kindle? Google searches for "Kindle reference "and "Kindle lists" don't really help. Thanks.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Aug 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Can I re-download a fresh copy of an eBook on Kindle?

I found errors on my self-published book on Kindle. Now that I have fixed them, how can I (and my customers) re-load the corrected version? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Jun 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Opinions on Kindles with "special offers"?

Can anyone tell me about their experience with a "special offers" Kindle? [more inside]
posted by littlecatfeet on Jun 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Creating an ebook from a wiki

How would one go about exporting a whole MediaWiki installation as an ebook? [more inside]
posted by dmit on May 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Protect Kindle DX from drops?

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?
posted by shivohum on Feb 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Moving a truckload of eBooks

I have a Kindle 3 (WiFi and 3G model) that's been replaced. The replacement Kindle has all of my Amazon books shown in the "Archived Items" section. How can I get all of these transferred to my new device without downloading them one at a time? The kicker: I have over a hundred free Kindle books that are apparently encrypted, so just copying from the old Kindle to the new Kindle returns an error when I try to read them.
posted by fireoyster on Jan 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Why won't iBooks let me give it my money?

Why isn't Dan Simmons' The Fall of Hyperion available as an ebook? [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Oct 26, 2010 - 7 answers

What ebook reader should I lend from my small school library?

I run an elementary school library in an economically diverse urban neighborhood. I want to buy a couple ebook readers so that my kids can see what using them is like (and so I can learn about the issues around lending and using these devices.) Various questions inside. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Oct 24, 2010 - 11 answers

It's on the web, but I want it in my pocket. Sort of as a book.

What's the best / easiest way to process / format material I've downloaded or copied from the web to read on Apple's Books app? On a Kindle? If I format for the Kindle, would the material be synced on both devices if I use the Kindle iPhone app as my reader? I've been using Calibre to rip ePubs, but there has to be an easier way than what I'm doing, which takes forever. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Oct 12, 2010 - 15 answers

What are good apps for converting PDFs and other text files to non-PDF files?

What are good apps for converting PDFs and other text files to non-PDF text files? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Sep 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Easily moving web content offline to a n ebook.

I'm considering purchasing a Kindle (or other ebook reader depending on advice) primarily to read links sent it via Read It Later or Instapaper. Which is the best device for this type application, and what is the workflow like to get articles routinely routed to the ebook reader. I prefer a device that makes it as seamless and easy as possible. Any tips?
posted by Keith Talent on Sep 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Kindle or Nook: Does it matter which files they support?

I'm considering getting an ebook reader, and I'm trying to decide between the Kindle and the Nook. If I get a Kindle, am I leashing myself to the Amazon store? If I get a Nook, could I buy books from other stores or borrow ebooks from my library? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2 on Jun 6, 2010 - 33 answers

On Publishing an eBook

Questions regarding publishing my (already published) book as an e-book. [more inside]
posted by sively on Jun 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Is my iPad protecting me from the non-commercial use of my own content?

Can I use an iPad for something I haven't purchased? Specifically, do the ebook apps only work on content I've bought or obtained through either Amazon or the iBookstore? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 5, 2010 - 10 answers

US MeFite moving to London asks the eternal question: Kindle or Nook?

I am in the process of preparing to move to London for the next four years to attend college. As I have sold off a large portion of my beloved library, I don't want to find myself doing the same exercise in 4.5 years time when I return to the US. Coming late to the ebook reader dance, I ask you which of these two will be the better choice in light of current capabilities (and in addition to the fact that I want a reader to buy and read books, extras do not figure into the equation) - the Kindle or the Nook?
posted by caveat empress on Apr 29, 2010 - 23 answers

Putting dead tree books on a Kindle.

Considering a Kindle, but I have one big hang-up: all the books I already own. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Apr 7, 2010 - 13 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

Kindle for cookbooks?

Anyone using an Amazon Kindle e-book reader primarily for cookbooks? [more inside]
posted by kindall on Dec 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Which E-Book Reader is most natural at highlighting books and documents?

I'm looking for the best E-Book Reader that will easily highlight the text. I'm in grad school and am an inveterate highlighter. I can't seem to find a review discussing which reader is best at this feature - Amazon Kindle, Sony Daily, or B&N nook?
posted by roundrock on Nov 30, 2009 - 10 answers

ebook or ubook

Looking for the best e-book reader. (depends on how you define best) [more inside]
posted by esemay on Nov 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Ebook vendor for pulp scifi?

Does anyone sell Ace Doubles and other similar pulp scifi in ebook format? [more inside]
posted by rr on May 23, 2009 - 4 answers

I want to put a web site on my Kindle.

Is there a simple way to convert a multi-page website to a mobi-format book for reading on a Kindle? The site contains html-text plus graphics, but no interactivity. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Apr 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Skindle

I bought a Kindle 2. Amazon lists a paltry selection of covers and skins. I want a good one. [more inside]
posted by dbgrady on Feb 16, 2009 - 6 answers

How to get Kindle books into Amazon Kindle while outside United States?

Can I get Amazon Kindle books into my Kindle even while I am not in the United States? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Apr 12, 2008 - 2 answers

A cheap bastard's e-book reader.

I'm interested in getting an e-book reader. The only two readers that seem to have a following are the Sony e-reader and the Kindle. Problem is, I don't want to spend anywhere near the price of those two. Is there anything you can recommend for a lot less money, say under $100 US? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Feb 23, 2008 - 19 answers

Page: 1