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Now that we have more eReaders options … which one should I get?

Just last week, an old friend asked me a question that boiled down to which eReader I would choose if I were buying anew. To sum it up best, I coined a new poetic mantra for myself:

“When I read, it is all I want to do … no distractions, no fanfare; just me and the words”

For me, that is enough.

various e-book readers. From right to left iPad (Apple、2010) kindle DX (Amazon、2009) kindle 2 (Amazon、2009) kindle 1 (Amazon、2007) PRS-505 (Sony、2007) PRS-500 (Sony、2006). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I wish I had the wherewithal, however, to explore all the

Best practice tips for formatting your eBook

As an editor at Free-eBooks.net, one of the things I do is to make sure that our eBooks meet certain standards. I have come across a few customer complaints and reviews that criticised the way the eBook looked in a particular format. And as we work to continually improve our services to our community, I wanted to research this thoroughly so that we can be confident that we offer the best quality to our readers as possible.

Publishing houses normally have a style guide that has explicit instructions on how to format a book for publication. One of

Big news in the eBook industry

You may have noticed that there is a lot going on in the eBook industry lately.

For one, back in April, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a suit against Apple and five of the top U.S. publishing houses for what they term “colluding to set eBook prices and sales models”. This was in response to an agreement formed between Apple and those 5 publishers to set eBook prices as per what is known as “the agency model”. This enabled the publishers to set their prices at the level they wanted to set, and dictate to the eBook

Uploading to your eReader via USB

I have been spending some time with our helpdesk issues and noticed that one of the most often asked for advice is how to upload our eBooks to eReaders – from Kindle to [insert no-name reader here] – and today I thought I’d connect up a Nook SimpleTouch and write some step-by-step instructions.

The first thing I did was to plug the Nook into the computer. Our generic steps say that the eReader should be recognized as a separate removable drive; that didn’t happen for me. I got a device driver failure notification. A quick web search determined

Transferring eBooks to your eReader – one more time with feeling (and images).

Having just received our “office” Nook, I am still in geek-mode noting the differences between the two devices.

One of the things that struck me when I first connected the Nook to the computer was the directory structure is completely different from the Kindle’s structure.

The Kindle’s folder structure looks like this on my iMac:

Kindle Directory Structure

For me, as a long-time Kindle user, the directory structure is intuitive. The “audible” directory is where audio-books are, the “documents” directory is the main directory for eBooks, the “music” directory is where we can put music to listen to