Category Archives: EBooks

The dying breed of libraries

I used to think that libraries were dying. In a world slowly governed by ebooks, physical books are a dying breed (exception being cookbooks and specialist literature). Now I’m sitting in a library. Not because of the books, but because … Continue reading

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Day 2: Have a hearty breakfast

When I started reading “The lean” I googled if others had tried to follow this book – more importantly, did it work? Did people loose weight, feel more energetic, happier? I only found one blog by Jenni Dunning who wrote … Continue reading

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Day 1: Drink water

So what to do when you’re not motivated to loose weight and can’t really stand the thought of dieting? You google, of course! As a vegetarian I then googled for vegetarian weight loss books, and sure enough – Kathy Freston … Continue reading

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What can the future hold for publishing houses?

Branding doesn’t seem to be a term publishing houses are aware of, but they should be. Walking into a book store today you see a lot of merchandise that isn’t connected to books, and one can question whether bookstores as … Continue reading

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Will Kindle DX be discontinued?

I have been wanting Kindle DX since spring this year which is a long time. I expected a release of new Kindles this fall, and lo and behold, Kindle 4 and Kindle Fire was released as I expected. I was … Continue reading

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Uplifting, joyous books

I read a lot when I was young, biographies, fiction, you name it. I even read “Lord of the Rings” two or three times. I have tried to read the books several times again, but now I’m unable to read … Continue reading

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Waiting for christmas

I’ve developed a new habit when I get to work. Within 30 minutes of my arrival at work, I check komplett.no to see if there has been any change in the release date of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Then I … Continue reading

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Slik kan du omgå DRM’en i Bokskya

Bokskya bli nylig lansert, og jeg har endelig våget meg på å kjøpe en bok. Etter jeg hadde kjøpt en bok, så registrerte og logget jeg meg inn på m.bokskya.no med Google Chrome (som har HTML5 støtte). Boken jeg hadde … Continue reading

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Norwegian ebook stores

The slow effort on getting norwegian ebooks out to the public is starting to get somewhere. There has been a myriad of discussions, back and forth regarding prices, slow progress, taxes, book selection, where publishers will provide ebooks etc. You … Continue reading

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A different breed of books

I have come across a different breed of books I’ve taken a liking too. It’s not books that are to be read for hours or even from cover to cover. The one I like best is “Teany book”, a book … Continue reading

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How to remove the DRM from kindle ebooks on Windows

This information is only provided for reading your purchased ebooks on whatever device you want, NEVER distribute ebooks. Amazon is doing a great job at allowing one to read the ebooks purchased from them on most devices (mac, ipad, iphone, … Continue reading

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Doctorow’s First Law

“Any time someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you, and won’t give you a key, they’re not doing it for your benefit.” Cory Doctorow This is an interesting article about Cory Doctorow’s struggle to remove DRM from … Continue reading

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Ja til moms på ebøker!

Norske bøker har vært fritatt for moms, så når regjeringspartiene avviste forslag om fritak fra moms på ebøker kom dette som en overraskelse på mange. Momsfritaket har vært knyttet til fysiske bøker, lydbøker og tidsskrifter som har et politisk, litterært … Continue reading

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DRM on iPad

I’m really looking forward to when the DRM on the iPad epub is broken, so it’s worthwhile purchasing books there.

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Ebooks exceeds sale of hardcover books on Amazon

The New York times reports that the sale of ebooks have exceeded the sale of hardcover books for three months now. For every 100 hardcover book that are sold, it sold 143 kindle books. Good news, good news 😀 The … Continue reading

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iRex let’s users decide what DRM to use

iRex Technologies is the company behind a line of ebook devices/readers like the iliad and the digital reader series. In a recent blog entry iRex announces that in the fourth quarter of 2009 they will provide support for Adobe PDF … Continue reading

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Norwegian ebooks finally available

The long awaited release of norwegian ebooks is here, available at digitalbok.no. Not only have they released ebooks, the ebooks are without DRM as well. They have instead watermarked the ebooks, which entails that customer information is added to the … Continue reading

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How to remove pdf borders in macosx

Many pdf’s comes with big white borders. This becomes a problem when reading pdf’s on ebook readers since the borders takes up a lot of space on an already small and challenged reading area. Or when one wants to save … Continue reading

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Overdrive creating (DRM) hassle on Fictionwise ebooks

Fictionwise have issued a statement saying that Overdrive will cease serving (DRM’ed) files to Fictionwise customers. All customers that have previously purchased books from Fictionwise served by Overdrive have to download them before 31st January. After that date, the books … Continue reading

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Ebook freebie: God’s Debris by Scott Adams

Scott Adams published in 2005 a book named God’s debris that can be downloaded. Some of you may recognize the authors name – Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert and he also have a blog that I subscribe to. … Continue reading

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