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Print Books Are Still Outselling eBooks, Study Finds

According to a study by Statista’s Advertising & Media Outlook, ebook sales are still trailing physical book sales globally, especially during the dog days of the covid-19 pandemic. The study, which asked respondents to describe their book purchases in 2020, found that ebooks still haven’t replaced paper in most…Read more...
Tags: Science, Digital Media, New Media, Information and Communications Technology, Digital Technology, Electronic publishing, Felix Richter, E Book, Web Fiction, Statista 's Advertising Media Outlook

Amazon's Kindle Author Service Dumps Problematic Mobi Files

If you’ve read this far, you’re probably a self-published author who has once struggled with Amazon’s fussy Kindle Direct Publishing platform. The platform, which allows you to upload and sell ebooks and paperbacks, has always been unusually frustrating when it came to ebook layout. If you did it right, you were fine.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Ebooks, Publishing, Science, Kindle, E Books, Computing, Epub, Mobi, World Wide Web Consortium, Electronic publishing, Kindle Direct Publishing, Self Publishing, Computer Files, Technology Internet, Computer File Formats

Books, Sugar and OLPC

Articles and posts like this (and subsequently this) underline the need for a status report about ebook-reading in Sugar and in the XO laptops. For the past few months, apart from my usual duties, I have been working on the book-reading stack for OLPC and Sugar, and this may be viewed as a progress report of the things I have been doing. I have been mostly working on the Read Activity in Sugar, which is supposed to do the most heavy lifting as far as book-reading goes - though there is also ...
Tags: Epub, Sugar, Vlc, OLPC, XO, OPDS, Sayamindu, Electronic publishing, Fbreader, One Laptop per Child, Jim Simmons, Jim Simmon