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Sat November 22 2014

MobileRead Week in Review: 11/15 - 11/22

07:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

Been so busy reading e-books that you haven't had time to keep up on the week's news? Here's some of what you've been missing:

E-Book General - News

E-Book General - General Discussions

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Thu November 20 2014

Scheduled Server Migration Nov 23 (Sunday) @ 3:00am EST

04:11 PM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Announcements

Ladies and Gentlemen,

MobileRead will be offline for server migration work this coming Sunday at 3:00am EST for approximately one to two hours.

We'll be moving our equipment to a new location somewhere scenic very close to New York City. That's right, au revoir Canada, you served us well in the past. Yet time has come to embrace new opportunities with more competitive and better hosting options.

In preparation, we've lowered the time-to-live values of our DNS entries to a minimum, hoping for the best that your local ISP will quickly pick up our new IP address.

Until then... keep calm and fingers crossed!

Yours faithfully,
Alex


[image credit: Keith Allison/Wikipedia]

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Kobo Now Listing File Type and DRM

05:26 AM by Cosimo in E-Book General | General Discussions

I noticed tonight that under Product Information is an item titled Download Options where it lists the file type and if it is DRM protected.

I believe this is new, I haven't noticed it before and I visit the site several times a day.

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December 2014 Book Club Nominations

01:07 AM by WT Sharpe in Reading Recommendations | Book Clubs

MobileRead Book Club
December 2014 Nominations

Help us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for December, 2014.

The nominations will run through midnight EST November 30 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days.

Book selection category for December is:

Short Stories

In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third).

How Does This Work?
The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by polling. On the last week of that month a discussion thread is started for the book. If you want to participate feel free. There is no need to "join" or sign up. All are welcome.

How Does a Book Get Selected?
Each book that is nominated will be listed in a poll at the end of the nomination period. The book that polls the most votes will be the official selection.

How Many Nominations Can I Make?
Each participant has 3 nominations. You can nominate a new book for consideration or nominate (second, third) one that has already been nominated by another person.

How Do I Nominate a Book?
Please just post a message with your nomination. If you are the FIRST to nominate a book, please try to provide an abstract to the book so others may consider their level of interest.

How Do I Know What Has Been Nominated?
Just follow the thread. This message will be updated with the status of the nominations as often as I can. If one is missed, please just post a message with a multi-quote of the 3 nominations and it will be added to the list ASAP.

When is the Poll?
The poll thread will open at the end of the nomination period, or once there have been 10 books with 3 nominations each. At that time a link to the initial poll thread will be posted here and this thread will be closed.

The floor is open to nominations. Please comment if you discover a nomination is not available as an ebook in your area.


Official choices with three nominations each:

(1) The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
Patricia Clark Memorial Library: ePub (Complete Works) / LibriVox (Audiobook) / Project Gutenberg (Various Formats)

Spoiler:
From LibriVox:

The American Minister and his family have bought the English stately home Canterville Chase, complete with the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville - blood-stains, clanking chains and all. But these modern Americans will have no truck with ghostly goings-on, and set out to beat the spectre at his own game. (Summary by David Barnes)

(2) The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
Patricia Clark Memorial Library: ePub (Complete Works) | Kindle / LibriVox (Audiobook) / Project Gutenberg (Various Formats)

Spoiler:
From Wikipedia

"The Altar of the Dead" is a short story by Henry James, first published in his collection Terminations in 1895. A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them. Although James was not religious in any conventional sense, the story shows a deep spirituality in its treatment of mortality and the transcendent power of unselfish love.

(3) Mistletoe in Manhattan: A Christmas Story by Talli Roland
Amazon Ca / Amazon UK / Amazon US

Spoiler:
Holly may never be able to forget this Christmas . . . even if she wants to.

As Little Missington's first Christmas baby in fifty years and the daughter of Christmas When You Like It party-planners, Holly West has been surrounded by the holiday spirit since birth. Trouble is, she's not exactly filled with festive cheer. In fact, Holly can't wait to ditch the tinsel and Santa suits for champagne and celebs, and become a party-planner to the stars.

When British TV star Dean Layton hires her parents' company to throw his holiday bash in Manhattan, Holly jumps at the chance to help, confident she can handle a little Christmas in exchange for access to Dean's exclusive world.

But New York and Dean's over-the-top demands are more than Holly bargained for. Can Holly deck the halls and make it a party to be proud of, or will this Christmas be one she'll never forget . . . even if she wants to?

(4) The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
Patricia Clark Memorial Library: ePub | Kindle

Spoiler:
"I have read that this (and not A Christmas Carol) was Dickens' most popular Christmas story during his lifetime."

— GA Russell

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Tue November 18 2014

Nokia enters the Tablet market

09:05 AM by Dopedangel in E-Book General | News


Now that Nokia is free of microsoft they are coming out with a tablet. Always liked the hardware was disappointed they went windows for their OS instead of Android the main reason I feel that they got destroyed in smartphones.

http://www.androidcentral.com/nokia-...llipop-out-box

Not a bad device for $249

[ 40 replies ]


Sat November 15 2014

MobileRead Week in Review: 11/08 - 11/15

07:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time for our weekly roundup of what's new and interesting in the world of e-books.

E-Book General - News


Family Library now available for Kindle eReaders

05:35 AM by tubemonkey in E-Book General | News

New Features for Kindle E-Readers Now Available

New features including Word Wise and Family Library coming to Kindle e-readers as part of a free, over-the-air software update

Amazon today announced a software update for Kindle e-readers that includes exclusive features such as Word Wise and Family Library. This free, over-the-air software update will be delivered automatically in the coming weeks to the newly announced $79 Kindle and Kindle Voyage, as well as the most recent version of Kindle Paperwhite, or you can visit www.amazon.com/kindlesoftwareupdates to download the software update starting today.

Family Library—For the first time, you can access not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the Amazon account of a spouse or partner. See a screenshot: www.amazon.com/family-library.

[ 16 replies ]


Amazon and Hachette Resolve Dispute

05:35 AM by tagboy in E-Book General | News

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/te...1&pgtype=Blogs


or


http://tinyurl.com/oc9yolv

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