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Create Digital First (Martyn Daniels, Brave New World) Today we are the start of a digital consumer offer but it is in the main based on yesterday's physical cost model, processes and perceptions. Merely taking the finished book and generating a digital rendition that mirrors the physical one is what music did with CDs. Is it logical to merely replicate…

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Open Question: Have You Seen a Kindle in Public?

We pose a few non-scientific questions about device ubiquity.

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Kindle Projections, Roadblocks and Sightings

Theresa Poletti from MarketWatch comments on the relative absence of Kindle sightings, particularly in Silicon Valley: The biggest problem is the fact that the Kindle is only available online, via the Amazon.com Website. For many consumer electronics products, potential buyers need to touch and feel the device, to pick it up and play with it, before making any kind…

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Tech Publisher Asks "Are Ebooks Ready for Technical Content?"

Dave Thomas from the Pragmatic Programmers is mulling whether to make their books available on the Kindle, and encountering many of the same issues we faced here at O'Reilly regarding technical content and the limitations of current ebook devices: In fact, we've had a prototype form of that capability for a while now, but we've always held back. Frankly,…

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News Roundup: Sony Reader Now Supports EPUB, Esquire Using E Ink on September Cover, What Authors Can Learn from Silicon Valley

Sony Reader Now Supports EPUB and Digital Editions The new firmware for the Sony Reader (model PRS-505) supports EPUB and Adobe Digital Editions. From MobileRead: I can now confirm that this particular speculation seems to have proved out: the new firmware (available sometime today, July 24th) will include support for both epub and Adobe's Digital Editions. It will also…

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Sony Reader Now Supports EPUB and Digital Editions

The new firmware for the Sony Reader (model PRS-505) supports EPUB and Adobe Digital Editions. From MobileRead: I can now confirm that this particular speculation seems to have proved out: the new firmware (available sometime today, July 24th) will include support for both epub and Adobe's Digital Editions. It will also include support for PDF reflow, which is something we've…

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Select O'Reilly Books Soon on Kindle, and as DRM-free Digital Bundles (Including EPUB)

Official word on O'Reilly's upcoming ebook initiatives.

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The Pitfalls of Publishing's E-Reader Guessing Game

Hunting for e-reader sales figures is a fun diversion, but the underlying ambiguity threatens to distract businesses from bigger digital issues.

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Iliad Book Edition E-Reader Coming to UK

iRex releases the next version of its iLiad E-Reader, but a high price tag means widespread adoption is unlikely.

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What Would Your Ideal E-Reader Look Like?

Dedicated readers and repurposed laptops provide access to ebooks, but the ideal e-reader is still on the drawing board. So, what would your ideal e-reader look like?

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