Category Archives: EBooks

Ebook freebies: Firstborn and Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson (and Robin Hobb) is one of my favorite authors. He writes science fiction and fantasy books. Recently tor.com published the first story he wrote, Firstborn, and it’s freely available as download or online reading (you might have to … Continue reading

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Howto convert between ebook formats

I sometimes have to convert between ebook formats, and that is a common scenario for ebook readers who often experience that ebooks are available as free pdf downloads. The trouble is that the pdf’s usually aren’t displayed nicely on ebook … Continue reading

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Explanation of what an ebook format is

An ebook can be published in multiple formats. An ebook (file) format is a predefined data representation of how a digital book is to be stored and displayed on a computer/device. Ebooks today are published using multiple formats like Mobipocket, … Continue reading

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Book suggestion sites for dry periods

Every book addict have come across periods where one doesn’t know what to read next. I have gone several years where I didn’t read books. I was tired of reading only mediocre books, and had lost the drive. When a … Continue reading

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Norwegian digital library without norwegian ebooks

The norwegian library central is ready to lend ebooks, the only problem is that there is no books to lend. The Norwegian publishers have no ebooks to deliver, even though all books are delivered as digital books when they go … Continue reading

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Top Ebook Stores

There’s a multitude of stores where one can buy ebooks. The list below contains the most common ones. DRM free ebook stores: PanMacmillan offers ebooks of any sjangre. Webscription contains a multitude of science fiction & fantasy books. One can … Continue reading

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iRex have released a new book reader

iRex Technologies released today iRex Digital Reader serie which offers three products: the DR 1000 basic reader version, the DR 1000 S equipped with a stylus for writing which can serve as an unending notepad, and the DR 1000 SW … Continue reading

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Free ebooks: Journey to unknown india

Walther Eidlitz was an Austrian, compelled by a yearning to visit and explore the religious aspect of India, he left his familiy in the end of 1930 and travelled a long way to India. Since he and his family was … Continue reading

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Norwegian ebooks in the making

Norway have one ebook store, digitalbok.no. Unfortunately, so far it hasn’t had norwegian ebooks in its repertoire. That seems to change now. On digi.no there’s an article called “Snart kommer norske e-b?ker” (Norwegian ebooks are coming soon). There it’s stated … Continue reading

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Free Audio books

There are several places where one can get free audio books. It’s great to listen to on the road, waiting on the bus etc. It’s also a great tip for people with insomnia problems. I sometimes aren’t able to sleep … Continue reading

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How to remove DRM from ebooks

I buy books. A lot of them, and I like to own the books I purchase. By that statement I mean that I want to be able to read the book on whatever device I want. To be able to … Continue reading

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How to decrypt encrypted Adobe pdf’s in MacOSX

A sample encrypted pdf file can be downloaded from Adobe’s site: Sample NB. The encrypted file must have printing permissions. 1. Open the file with Preview One can verify that it is encrypted by going to Tools -> Inspector -> … Continue reading

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US Ebook Sales Statistics

Would you like to know how much the revenue for ebooks in the US the first quarter of 2008 is? I can tell you: 2008 Q1 – over 10 million USD. 2006 Q1 – 4 million USD 2004 Q1 – … Continue reading

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How to use dictionaries on iRex

When reading books there usually are some words one don’t know the meaning of, or maybe just have an inkling of the meaning and would like to know the full meaning. Fortunately, with the iliads operating system 2.12, the support … Continue reading

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Is it time to embrace the e-book?

BBC have an article about the ebook where they ask the question wether it’s time to embrace the ebook. Now, there is some regular quotation about “it’s like reading an ordinary paperbook” and “tech savvy people are still critical”, the … Continue reading

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Why should publishers take ebooks seriously?

When thinking about ebooks, it’s easy to see that it’s the direction the world is moving towards. With the release of Kindle the world of electronic books took a big step forward as americans embraced this new book development. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Waking the book publishers (by other means than piracy)

As a devout ebook reader I find that many of the titles I want to read simply isn’t available as ebooks. There are more than enough ebooks around that it haven’t become a problem yet, but it will happen. In … Continue reading

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Progress for ereaders in norway

This is very good news

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Resources for deciding which E-Book device to buy

What E-Book device to buy is a matter of personal preference. Taking the time to read up on what devices that are available and the functionality they provide is worth it. There are some links that are essential in that … Continue reading

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Iliad book stand

While on shopping yesterday, I found the stand displayed in the pictures below. It was a stand used for displaying dishes in the stores and it´s perfect for reading while eating – and easy to travel with (very light). Price: … Continue reading

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